The American Shea butter Institute (ASBI) states that "Vitamin A in Shea Butter is important for improving a number of skins conditions, including blemishes wrinkles, eczema, and dermatitis". This is good news! Many lotions on the market today are cheaply priced and may claim to include "Shea butter", but buyer beware! There are many ways that Shea butter is processed so that it loses the crucial vitamins and nutrients, often times the cheaper processed Shea butter find's it's way into the mass produced lotions available today.
Sheabase uses unrefined, raw shea butter from a source that is "Certified Grade A", typically from Ghana or Burkina Faso. Each order that we receive is shipped with the Certification of "Grade A", the country of origin, and the ASBI lot number.