100% Pure Raw Shea Butter

 100% Pure Raw Shea Butter

4.3

21 reviews

85% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.4

Price: $$

Package Quality: 3.4

Price: $$

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on 2/14/2018 8:20:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

Love love love it!
I had very dehydrated facial skin; it looked very red all the time, it always felt like it was being pulled when I moved my face, it was very oily, my makeup wouldn't stay on, etc. It took me a while to figure out the problem - all the harsh cleansing and scrubbing left my skin broken. To repair my skin I stopped scrubbing and switched to another cleanser and I started with shea butter and the original Nivea creme, and it all worked wonders!

Shea butter has such a rich, heavy feeling on my skin. It feels so soothing, it really relaxes me. I really feel like the shea butter helped my skin the most. It's now more of a combination skin, with dry cheeks and normal/oily t-zone. It finally doesn't feel like my skin is tight and itchy all the time anymore!
I would 100% recommend this to people with dry or damaged skin, but also to any person with any kind of skin, since this is also non comedogenic. It never broke me out, like coconut oil did, for example.
My experience with shea underneath makeup is that it works okay, if you don't use a very thick layer. Your mascara may come off a bit as it can touch your face though.

The only thing I don't like about it is how sticky/shiny it is. But that probably has to do with the thickness of the layers I put on. It isn't that big of a deal, really, only if you have pets like me. My cat loses an awful lot of hair and it just sticks to my face if I don't pay attention. I also took some lippies off the packaging, since a big tub can be very unhygienic.

Overall: would definitely recommend.

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Age: 25-29

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

If you have a serious scar that may possibly leave a mark..Then use shea butter immediately on it. I'm prone to scarring and hyperpigmentation. So trust me this works. I was heading to NYC I was wearing a mini dress some how I scraped my leg and a deep cut appeared on my front leg right under the knee mid way. It started bleeding and I stopped it with a cotton ball. I still had to go to the event but I was worried all night about the scar especially since it's on the front of my leg. I knew it was going to leave a bad scar. So I went home and did some research about healing scars. All of my options seemed expensive like silicone sheets plus there's no real research claiming they work at the time. So I read about shea butter and blah blah blah you can figure the rest... So I put it on faithfully under my jeans with a band-aid for 3 months yes that's a long time ,but guess what I'm scar free it's as if I never cut my leg just a tiny little undetectable mark.


on 10/23/2015 3:35:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Brown, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This has really helped my skin a lot... No more ashy skin and it also brightens the skin. I use it every night

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on 9/26/2015 9:13:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

Shea butter is super rich and thick and I feel luxurious smearing it on. I largely use it on my body and especially in the winter. Shea butter is best for me to RETAIN moisture; I DO NOT use it to REPLENISH moisture, but rather lock it in.

The brand I've found that I like best so far is Out of Africa. The butter is thick and creamy, smells raw and nutrient rich, is a slightly darker color, and rubs in well, as opposed to some other brands I've tried which are too hard and take a while to rub out between my hands.

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Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

Oh did I ever want to like this! I ordered pure organic unrefined Shea butter and had high hopes for the stuff but its not for me.I am very prone to blackheads and breakouts and this gave me both.I tried in on my dry heels and while I obviously didn't break out there I didn't find it very moisturizing just sort of sat there and did nothing.Ditto for the lips.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

At best, shea butter dries out my skin (even when used over a regular moisturizer) and lips, and at worst it contributes to eczema flare ups.

A friend of mine has lovely skin and uses shea butter regularly, so I gave it a shot in a vain attempt at replicating her results. At that point, I had only heard good things. Unfortunately, shea butter makes my lips peel like nothing else. It seems to reduce the efficacy of any lotion I apply underneath it. The two times (years apart) in my life where I have used shea butter on my skin resulted in me waking up to large eczema patches the next day. The first time I thought it may have been a coincidence, but after the second time I'm convinced I need to stay away.

I do use products with shea butter in them without any adverse reactions. I believe it is in particular the unrefined shea butter that I am sensitive to. I have heard that people with latex allergies may have sensitivities to shea butter (unrefined, in particular). I personally don't have any sensitivity to latex though.

Overall, my skin had a very poor reaction to shea butter. I suspect these results are unusual as the majority of the people I know do love shea butter as a moisturizer.

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on 11/23/2014 9:03:00 AM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

This review is for "Out Of Africa" 100 percent raw, wildcrafted shea butter.


In my continuing quest to go natural, after years of being a die hard beauty sl/ut and product junkie, I picked up a jar of this, because I love shea products, but have only used the processed commercial ones.

Wow. What a find. Extraordinary. Used alone, I can warm it between my fingers, it's much more supple and easy to warm than many other healthy butters, for example, coco butter. At room temp even during the winter (but my place is at 68 degrees), very easy to apply.

Been applying to my eye area, cheeks, and all over my neck and chest. My neck hasn't looked this good in a long time.

Smells a little nasty, but the smell goes away quickly, and you want that smell. From my little bit of research, the raw shea butter has collagen building properties. Don't get the stuff that smells good, get the stuff looks and smells a little off --- that's exactly where the magic and moisture are.

I've whipped up a batch of homemade body slather to go with this: coconut oil, shea butter, some L'Occitane shea butter lotion to help emulsify the whole thing, and some melted coconut butter. Everything's organic -- raw -- natural but the L"Occitane, because I need to use it up.

It's not the smoothest concoction, but OMGoodesses, talk about results. This is the first winter in several years my hands haven't looked like parchment because of the radiator heat.

I cannot believe the money I've wasted on packaging and marketing during my life, when the best things are really pretty simple.

I am now a life convert. This is the way to go.

Get rid of the chemicals, feed your skin and body with healthy options, and watch the glow grow.


Highest recommendations.

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Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Dark, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

I have been moisturizing my face with raw shea butter for several years (since I was 19 years old). I was certain that this would be the key to maintaining a youthful face. At the age of 33 years I have a noticeable frown line (noticeable:() running down the center of my forehead. The claims on the lid promise to keep skin firm and and prevent lines and aging, so there goes that claim. Despite the lines I continue to use it every few days in my moisturizing routine, but I have ventured out to trying other less natural products.

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on 10/19/2013 12:19:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Other, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

My favorite facial moisturizer has shea butter as a main ingredient which lead to me discovering all this propaganda online about how shea butter is such an amazing cure all for anything from scars to pimples to wrinkles--I was like sign me up!!! I ordered raw unrefined ivory shea butter off of amazon and it came in a giant sticky slab which was wrapped in a plastic bag and enclosed in a bubble envelope. Over time i have learned to use it under my eyes, on my lips, and occasionally, on the back of my hands ONLY. Don't get me wrong, I actually really love this stuff as an eye cream but now I'm stuck with a bunch of broken dreams and a giant slab of eye cream...

On it's own---which is the only way I use it bc I really don't care to read any more propaganda for recipes or instructions on how to mix it--it Is INCREDIBLY occlusive and sticky! I don't even use it as a body moisturizer (like I said it's sticky!) because it'd get all over my clothes, and I would never in a million years suggest putting this stuff on your face! I couldn't even use this on my face during a 6 month course of accutane. I don't believe the people suggesting that are using straight shea butter....either that or I would guess they maybe used it for a week or two and never bothered to update about the breakouts they subsequently suffered... I mean, sure there's ARE occasional people who are exceptions to the rule but this stuff is not exactly conducive to clear skin because while it may be good for it, it doesn't let it breathe (the texture is similar to petroleum only stickier).

UPDATE: I raised my rating a stick bc I recently found an acceptable way (for me anyway) to use this in the shower: I keep a small chunk of it in the shower and break off a little bit of it and mash it onto my shower puff before adding olay shower soap (the liquid kind) and lathering up. It moisturizes me this way without making me feel all greasy and nasty afterwards.

Also, if you're thinking about ordering shea butter consider getting it certified organic bc "unrefined," all natural," and "raw" products still contain pesticides and chemicals...I mean, personally I wish I'd just skipped this one but if you're going to order it you might as well get the kind that hasn't been sprayed with chemicals.

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Age: 25-29

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Green

This stuff is incredible! Always on the hunt for a moisturizer for my dry, sensitive, acne prone skin and I will now never use anything else but raw shea butter. I tried the Nubian Heritage brand b/c I wanted to try something before sending off an order in case I didn't like it. I picked this up from Walmart in the ethnic hair care section. After standing there forever reading ingredient lists I knew I picked the right one. Ingredients: Raw shea butter, extracts of frankincense and myrrh, vitamin e & essential oil blend. Nothing that causes breakouts or irritation. The scent is highly comforting and not strong, just pleasant. I was gonna order raw, unrefined shea butter online b/c you can get a better price for more quantity but I thought if it didn't work out I didn't want all this shea butter sitting around. So I bought this to try for under $7 for 4oz. Plus can reuse the container when I'm done. Since I started using this in the height of summer my face was slightly oily at first. I have dry skin so I wasn't use to that. After several days I learned to apply just a little, let it melt then apply a little more if I needed to. It's easy to overdo. Now after 2 months of use I have 3/4 of the jar left. Mostly I use on my face but sometimes after showers I take the extra time to put all over my body. Most nights before bed I apply on my feet and hands for really soft skin in the morning. I wash my face with a few drops of Bronner's liquid castile soap on a microfiber cloth, rinse, spray on homemade toner of chamomile and green tea, let it dry then apply this butter. My skin hasn't looked this good ever! Even before I started getting acne in early adolescence. My stubborn nose blackheads are gone, my acne scars are mostly faded and my wrinkles (yes, I have them) are softening. I have a really deep, stubborn one on my forehead that is less noticeable everyday. My skin is not perfect and I still have the occasional breakout (mostly along my jaw line, but not on my face anymore) which I do believe comes from stress and it hasn't cleared up all hyperpigmentation and scars but it is better. First 2 weeks I didn't notice much just that my skin felt good and properly moisturized and then one day BAM! My face was more luminous and clear and not irritated. Like I said not immediate results but pretty damn close. I don't have to wear any foundation any more which is something I never thought would happen. Hot days I will put on a little loose powder or maybe some concealer under my eyes but it's not necessary. Bye Bye Colorstay! (just kidding I will keep it around for special occasions). Everyone should get some raw shea butter. This has essential oils which are good for the skin and also I think some are put off from the actual smell of shea butter but if it works so good I guess nobody should be complaining. I have used NH blacksoap before and while it didn't clear my acne it didn't make it worse but I really enjoyed using it on my body. I will always have a jar of this around but also will be ordering more from Amazon b/c it's cheaper and you get more and I want to use this on my entire body and 4 oz won't last long if I used it like that. I also started putting this on a spider vein I was developing on my inner leg next to my knee just to see what happened and it really is getting smaller. I didn't even think that would work. PLEASE understand I have never had good skin and unfortunately I had just kind of accepted it and then this happened. Give it some time, don't over apply and give it a few seconds to melt so you don't drag it across your face. Great on eyelashes at night, on scalp as a treatment before washing (my hair and scalp were freaky soft), after wash as a leave in conditoner, on cuticles and nails etc. Get some!

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