shea butter

\ˈshē-, ˈshā-\

Definition of shea butter 

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

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Another great sunscreen brand, this SPF 30 face sunscreen is formulated with organic ingredients like shea butter and vitamin A to hydrate and soothe skin while also delivering SPF protection. Kathleen Mulpeter,, "All Your Favorite Sunscreen Brands Are on Sale Right Now," 28 Mar. 2018 The shea butter in this line kept my hair super hydrated. Noel Cymone Walker, SELF, "7 Lessons I Learned the Hard Way Wearing My Hair Natural at the Beach," 25 Sep. 2018 Fit for your body and your face, this organic, naturally derived staple revitalizes skin with a blend of coconut oil, shea butter, and extra-virgin olive oil for a heavenly evening ritual that guarantees softer skin by morning. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "6 Supercharged Body Lotions for a Complete Skin Overhaul," 15 Aug. 2018 This skin protectant, which is made with oatmeal, shea butter and eucalyptus oil, literally hydrated my hands like no other. Crystal Tate, Woman's Day, "Miracle in a Jar," 18 Feb. 2011 It’s made of cornstarch and kaolin clay, among a few moisturizing ingredients like shea butter, and is scented with jasmine. Louise Green, SELF, "5 Tips for Avoiding Inner-Thigh Chafing This Summer," 5 July 2018 Plus, it's infused with some heavy-duty hydrating ingredients — like vitamin E, shea butter, and jojoba oil — so your lips will feel refreshed and supple when you're done, too. Tanisha Pina, Allure, "Yes, E.L.F. Makeup Is Under $1 — But Only for a Limited Time," 13 June 2018 In a double boiler, melt shea butter and beeswax together. Allison Young, Good Housekeeping, "How To Make A DIY Face Cream With Skin-Protecting Essential Oils," 15 Nov. 2017 From there, Omari started massaging shea butter into my face with long, careful strokes. Rachel Nussbaum, Glamour, "I Tried the Weird Mouth Massage Meghan Markle Swears By," 18 May 2018

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1847, in the meaning defined above

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