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Karité Shea Butter

Baume à Lèvres Nourishing Lip Balm

Regular price
$25.00
Regular price
$25.00
Sale price
$25.00

Karité is all about giving your skin a pure, natural source of comforting, smoothing, radiance-enhancing moisture—and now we have the perfect clean formula for your lips! Designed to leave your pout feeling soft, plump and hydrated for hours, we’ve combined the highest-quality raw, unrefined shea butter sustainably-sourced from Ghana along with organic jojoba oil, rosehip oil, murumuru butter and a bevy of other antioxidant-rich plant-based botanicals. This lip balm is perfect to wear alone, as a primer for lipstick or under gloss all year around—and it’s great for men, too. Think of it as wellness for your lips in a simple swipe...

  • Dermatologist-created and approved
  • Vegan, hypoallergenic formula
  • Sustainably sourced ingredients support the livelihood of women-run co-ops and their communities in northern Ghana
  • Provides long-lasting moisture to smooth and soothe the lips
  • Size: 0.45 oz
DETAILS

What does it do?
This hydrating lip balm soothes dry skin and helps protect against environmental damage.

Skin types
Normal, dry, oily, combination and sensitive

Skincare concerns
Dryness, aging, fine lines and wrinkles

HOW TO USE

Apply to lips as often as needed.

THE BENEFITS

It’s full of antioxidants thanks to the tocopherol and catechins.

It prevents signs of aging. Shea butter also contains lupeol, which inhibits the enzymes that degrade the skin's supportive proteins.

It reduces inflammation. The triterpene alcohols found in shea butter have anti-inflammatory properties. Shea butter has been shown to help with skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis, as well as arthritis.

It has antimicrobial properties. People in West Africa have used shea butter as a natural remedy to treat wounds and other ailments for centuries.

It has UV protection. Seriously! The cinnamic acid esters in shea butter have been shown to absorb a limited amount of UV rays. Unrefined shea butter has the equivalent of an SPF between 3 or 4.

It's incredibly hydrating and moisturizing without the greasiness that comes from other moisturizing ingredients.

INGREDIENTS

Featured ingredients
Raw, unrefined shea butter: Sustainably sourced from women-run farming co-ops in Ghana. Naturally high concentration of essential fatty acids and vitamins A and E.

Organic jojoba oil: This gentle, non-irritating oil is naturally rich in essential fatty acids and antioxidants as well as vitamins A, E and D.

Rosehip oil: A natural source of vitamin C, this oil’s blend of fatty acids helps soothe and repair dry skin.

Murumuru butter: Derived from the seeds of a palm tree native to the Amazon, this intensely hydrating butter helps seal in moisture.

Other botanicals: Olive oil and rosemary leaf extract

Free from synthetic fragrances and dyes, parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals, sulfates and gluten.

Not tested on animals.

All ingredients
Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Astrocaryum Murumuru (Murumuru) Seed Butter, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Fruit Oil, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Polyglycerol-3 Beeswax, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Tocopherol. *Certified Organic Ingredient

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Why Shop Karité

Natural Ingredients

Naturally derived ingredients direclty sourced from Ghana.

Commitment to Sustainability

100% recyclable packaging, sustainable energy use, and carbon-neutral shipping.

Impact with Every Purchase

Each purchase goes towards our goal of providing 100 pairs of shoes to women in Ghana.

Supporting BIPOC

By shopping Karité you are supporting Black, women led businesses and artisans.

SHEA BUTTER THE WAY IT SHOULD BE - UNREFINED & UNPROCSSED.

INFO

FAQS

How often should I moisturize?

We recommend moisturizing as often as needed since the skin loses moisture around the clock. Hydrating in the morning and at night keeps skin soft and supple.

I have oily skin. Do I still need to moisturize?

Oily skin needs nourishment, too. We still recommend moisturizing twice a day, as our products quickly and easily absorb into the skin.

Which skin types will benefit most from Karité products?

Our products are ideal for all skin types, and are especially beneficial for those who have dry skin. Karité products are also great for those with eczema, psoriasis and other conditions that cause dry skin, including diabetes and thyroid disease.

I have eczema. Are your products suitable for me?

Our products were developed by a dermatologist who made sure they were free of harsh chemicals or ingredients that could irritate sensitive skin. Shea butter has soothing, healing and anti-inflammatory benefits for the skin, so it’s suitable for eczema. If you have extremely sensitive skin, we recommend testing a small amount on a patch of skin before applying more generally. Please talk to your physician regarding any concerns.

Can men use your products?

Of course… Men need to hydrate their skin, too! Male skin tends to be thicker than female skin, but shea butter’s intense moisture is ideal for everyone and can soften even the roughest, toughest elbows, knees and feet.

I am allergic to nuts. Can I use shea butter?

The Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) organization states that the risk of an allergic reaction to shea nuts is unknown. The FDA considers shea nuts to be a tree nut, but they do not include shea nuts as part of their food labeling laws. However, we have yet to find any reports of allergic reactions to shea nuts, or the shea butter that is derived from those nuts, by those who have a tree nut or even a peanut allergy. Although a reaction to the shea butter in our products is highly unlikely, please consult your physician or allergist to discuss.  

Are Karité products cruelty free?

All Karité products are certified as cruelty-free by the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics' Leaping Bunny Program. We never test on animals and neither do our suppliers or manufacturers. You can find us listed in Leaping Bunny's Compassionate Shopping Guide.

SHIPPING & RETURNS

How can I return a product?

We hope you love what you ordered from Karité! Due to the nature of our products and the current Covid environment, we cannot accept returns during this time. We appreciate your understanding.

How much does shipping cost?

Shipping rates are calculated at checkout depending on your geographic location.


Does Karité ship internationally?

Yes, we now ship internationally! The customer is responsible for any shipping, import duties, taxes or any other government charges. Please place your order directly on our website.