Shea Butter

A True Story

Wherever you look in Bobo Dioulasso, your eyes fall on majestic Shea trees that have always supplied the precious butter used in this part of West Africa. Because the trees are sacred, it is forbidden to pick the fruit, so it can only be collected from the ground. The secret for preparing Shea Butter is strictly reserved for the women. They are also the only ones to benefit from its trade, which is why it is called “Women’s Gold”. Shea Butter protects the skin against the sun as well as the hot winds carrying dust and fine sand that dry the skin. Thanks to precious Shea Butter, the women of this region protect, nourish and moisturize* their skin.

L’OCCITANE’s Shea Butter range brings these same benefits to the face, hair and body in products that contain a high percentage of Shea Butter, which is particularly recommended for dry and very dry skin. The women of Burkina Faso harvest the Shea fruit, extract and dry the nuts, grind them to make a fine paste and transform the paste into Shea Butter – a universal and irreplaceable beauty care product.