shea butter

\ ˈshē- How to pronounce shea butter (audio) , ˈshā- \

Definition of shea butter

: a pale solid fat from the seeds of the shea tree used in food, soap, and candles

Examples of shea butter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Instead, douse skin in moisture-attracting buddies like glycerin, hyaluronic acid, and shea butter, as well as lipid-replenishing ceramides and fatty acids. Allure Editors, Allure, 15 Sep. 2021 Hanahana Beauty, which launched its first facial skin-care product this week, empowers Black women globally by creating sustainable access to income and healthcare for shea butter producers in Ghana. Rachel Krause,, 18 Aug. 2021 Packed with hyaluronic acid, shea butter, active lipids and peptides, this award-winning cream plumps skin cells with moisture, brightens the complexion and protects the skin from free radical damage. Noma Nazish, Forbes, 27 June 2021 For example, the Nourishing Body Balm features a silky combination of coconut oil and shea butter, meanwhile, jojoba oil gives the Soothing Bath & Shower Oil its moisturizing feel. Nicola Dall'asen, Allure, 9 June 2021 Best-sellers include shea butter, black soap, and Sheba Locks hair pomade. Michella Oré, Vogue, 9 Aug. 2021 For example, her body butters, which come in a variety of scents,have a shea butter base to ensure moisture. Gabrielle Bunton, The Courier-Journal, 1 July 2021 Pumice and jojoba seed powder remove dead skin cells, while cocoa butter and shea butter work together to protect the skin's barrier and also reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation. Akili King, Vogue, 12 Apr. 2021 This buttery styling cream is made with sweet almond and coconut oil, shea butter, and beeswax to define, add shine, and moisturize dry curls and coils. Sha Ravine Spencer,, 5 July 2021

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First Known Use of shea butter

1847, in the meaning defined above

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19 Sep 2021

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“Shea butter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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