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Definitely a refined shea butter.

Posted by Leione on March 27 2014 | Verified Purchase

It may be pure and organic, but it's white, grainy and odorless, which means that it's refined and bleached. It doesn't have the texture, composition, properties or smell of pure raw unrefined shea butter. Even though refined shea butter retains some of the moisturizing properties, it's stripped of almost all the nutrients, vitamins and antioxidants that unrefined shea butter is valued for. It may even have been chemically treated during the refining process, which would make it even dangerous. Hexane, which is a known carcinogen and considered a hazardous substance by the EPA, might have been used. Sodium hydroxide and sodium carbonate altering the natural integrity and composition of raw shea butter might have been added. Its grainy texture is the result of it having been exposed to extreme temperatures during the refining process which destroys the naturally occurring essential saturated and unsaturated fatty acids and proteins that are so beneficial in unrefined shea butter. It's no longer hypoallergenic and safe for all skin types, it's no longer rich in the naturally occurring in raw shea butter vitamins A and E, powerful antioxidants, as well as linoleic, linolenic and arachidonic fatty acids, it no longer contains lupeol protecting against premature aging by inhibiting enzymes damaging skin proteins, it's stripped of cinnamic acid absorbing ultraviolet lights and acting as a natural sunscreen, it no longer possesses the nourishing, protective, soothing, healing, anti-inflammatory and regenerative properties of raw shea butter. I'm really disappointed in this product. Won't buy it again.

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good but..

Posted by iHerb Customer on December 4 2013 | Verified Purchase

the texture is grainy and the color of this product is white. Usually , colour white means this product has been purified and grainy texture means it has been warmed up so this product lost in term of quality. that s why this product is not expensive. I wont buy it again cause of that

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Skin protection!

Posted by iHerb Customer on April 25 2014 | Verified Purchase

I have super sensitive skin and even landed myself in the hospital once for five days after enjoying a luxuriant bath and failing to properly moisturize afterward. Maybe it's the combo of lupus an living in arid Siberia, but Shea Butter is my secret to sanity. EVERY time I shower, I take the time to apply shea butter. I also apply extra to any problem areas. Sometimes it arrives as a silky cream, sometimes it is grainy or super hard. If you receive a grainy or super hard version, just rub some in your hands to warm it up, and then smooth it over your body. Absorbs quickly and does oil stain clothing or bedding If this review has helped you make a more informed choice, please hit "yes" below!

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If you want a real Shea Butter - DON'T buy this product!

Posted by iHerb Customer on December 11 2016 | Verified Purchase

It may be pure and organic, but still refined, lacking the true virtues of a real Shea Butter. It is a shame (and misleading) that this crucial information is not written on it.

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Nothing like shea butter

Posted by iHerb Customer on September 28 2015 | Verified Purchase

Very disappointed, it is white, hard and grainy - not like shea butter should be. Not nice.

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Posted by iHerb Customer on January 9 2017 | Verified Purchase

Use This As My Moisturizer N Homemade Cream..

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Great Product

Posted by iHerb Customer on June 14 2016 | Verified Purchase

This shea butter is great. I use it as a deep moisturizer on dry patches. I also use it to make a natural moisturizer mixed with other oils. It makes your skin feel hydrated without being greasy.

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Posted by iHerb Customer on March 19 2014 | Verified Purchase

I got this as a present and my friend loves me for it :)

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Me encanta, no noto la diferencia con respecto a otras marcas

Posted by MLandCOMPANY on April 16 2014 | Verified Purchase

La manteca de Karité que suelo usar es la de olor a vainilla de la marca Out of África y le gana a ésta en textura y olor, pero en cuanto a hidratación, que para mi es lo importante, noto los mismos efectos. La única pega que le encuentro, es que la textura es muy granulosa y dificulta su aplicación, a veces se me caen pegotes de la mano si no la fundo bien antes pero la diferencia de precio merece la pena y más si la gastas todos los días como yo.

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Good moisturizer

Posted by iHerb Customer on March 29 2014 | Verified Purchase

shea butter is great for skin moisture this one is white in color but very concentrated label says its organic which i believe but i think it has been purified or something , any way its a great product and it last a lot as a small piece can moisture the whole face.

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