Shea butter is typically used for its moisturizing effects. These benefits are tied to its acid content, including linoleic, oleic, stearic, and palmitic acids. When you apply our shea butter topically, these oils are rapidly absorbed into your skin. They act as a refatting agent, restoring lipids and rapidly creating moisture. This restores the barrier between your skin and the outside environment, holding moisture in and reducing your risk of dryness.