Shea Butter is a moisturizing ingredient that skin care companies have been using for years. It comes from the fruit of Shea trees, which are found in central Africa. Many major beauty companies have made claims that shea butter is a natural moisturizing agent and contains other beneficial skin care elements. We agreed that the difference between products with and without shea butter was obvious, but up until recently, no scientific studies had actually confirmed these statements. The first scientific study on shea butter was recently completed by AAK, the world's largest producer of shea butter. Their studies confirmed that in fact shea butter is indeed a very effective moisturizing ingredient. Great news for us considering that we carry many different products that contain the ingredient. Some of our favorites include Burt's Bees Shea Butter Hand Cream, Queen Helene Mango and Shea Butter Hand and Body Lotion, and Jergens Shea Butter Lotion.