With a myriad of therapeutic benefits for the skin, shea butter has been used for thousands of years. In addition to being an exceptional moisturizer, this all-natural ingredient has antioxidant, pro-aging and anti-inflammatory properties that help soothe and heal the skin. Karité only uses raw, unrefined shea butter to preserve its naturally high concentration of essential fatty acids, vitamin A and vitamin E, which are essential for maintaining the skin’s elasticity and softness. The therapeutic nature of shea butter makes it effective for repairing the skin's barrier, which in turn provides relief for those suffering from dry skin, eczema and other conditions.
Palm oil is an exceptional moisturizer that helps soften the skin while maintaining (or restoring) its elasticity. It also has high levels of potent antioxidants that have been proven to bolster pro-aging efforts. Karité’s palm oil is sustainably sourced from our family’s palm oil factory in Ghana, without harming the environment or wildlife.
Coconut oil, like shea butter, has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that offer reparative and rejuvenating benefits for the skin. In addition to intense hydration, coconut oil has natural anti-bacterial properties that provide an extra layer of defense when applied to skin. Karité only uses unrefined organic coconut oil to preserve the compounds that have been proven to increase moisture levels and repair the skin’s barrier.