shea butter


ˈshē- How to pronounce shea butter (audio)
: a pale solid fat from the seeds of the shea tree used in food, soap, and candles

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The secret sauce lies in the brand's proprietary Ceretin Complex, a unique mix of retinol, lactic acid, shea butter, and ceramides to even out skin tone, fill in fine lines and wrinkles, and decrease the look of redness and dark circles. Michelle Rostamian, Allure, 10 Dec. 2022 Ingredients like hyaluronic acid, shea butter, oat kernel oil and glycerin further moisturize to counteract dryness, while calming the sensitive and delicate skin around the eyes. Dallas News, 30 Nov. 2022 Prettily packaged and perfectly sized for a stocking, this tin of three miniature hand creams comes in seven different scents and is formulated with organic shea butter, argan oil, and vitamin E for a nourishing treat for dry winter hands. Molly Miller, Better Homes & Gardens, 7 Nov. 2022 This cream is packed with ceramides, hyaluronic acid, and shea butter which help firm and hydrate the skin. Tatjana Freund, ELLE, 20 Sep. 2022 Perfect Way To Unwind After A Day Made with shea butter and aloe vera, these sugar cubes exfoliate and moisturize skin when mixed with water and massaged over skin. Annie O’sullivan, Good Housekeeping, 9 Sep. 2022 Nourishing ingredients like hyaluronic acid and shea butter leave your skin feeling ultra hydrated. Samantha Crompton, Condé Nast Traveler, 25 Aug. 2022 The shave cream is stacked with shea butter, aloe vera, and comfrey extract to take care of irritation, razor bumps, nicks, or cuts. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 26 May 2022 Make your hair smell like a sweet tropical holiday courtesy of Coco & Eve’s deeply nourishing formula, complete with raw virgin coconuts from Bali for strength, shea butter for moisture, and argan oil for shine and manageability. Sam Peters, ELLE, 14 Jan. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1847, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of shea butter was in 1847

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Cite this Entry

“Shea butter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

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