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  • n. A tree (Vitellaria paradoxa) indigenous to Africa, occurring in Mali, Cameroon, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Togo, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan, Burkina Faso and Uganda.
  • n. The fruit of this tree, having a thin, tart, nutritious pulp that surrounds a relatively large, oil-rich seed.


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  • The oil is left to cool down to form a solid fat, called shea butter.

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  • Before bed, you can use a heavier moisturizer such as shea butter or natural oils, which will have a chance to seep into the skin overnight, repairing any damage done by dehydration.

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  • You can use natural products such as shea butter for even skin tone, rosemary oil for acne, tea tree oil for inflamed acne, and by adding more veggies and fruit to your diet.

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  • Apply an extra-thick moisturizer, such as shea butter or petroleum jelly.


  • Pre de Provence soapwith shea butter, natural herbs and scents.

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  • Pre de Provence After Shave Balmis enriched with shea butter, grape seed oil and the following skin healthy ingredients: Aloe Vera - to sooth dry and irritated skin, Allantoin - healing, moisturizing and soothing to relieve the skin irritation caused by soaps and detergents, Alpha bisabolol - Chamomile extract that forms an anti-irritant shield on the surface of your skin.

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  • Her eye cream is a solid, based on organic unrefined shea butter.

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  • Her periods were an eggtimer after the first four years living together, and Tanya was not conceiving, so we struggled through bad rented dvd thrillers, harp concerts in Gold Rush country, the whale-watching vigil, we fought over the types of dental floss and shea butter and if it's all right to catch fish and throw them back in the ocean.

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  • Dr. LESKEY: Well, originally, when the populations were first detected, really most of the injury and most of the detections were made on things like shea trees, like white ash or empress trees, Polonia.

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  • Unfortunately these devils are slicker than shea butter, usually quite intelligent and are capable of having numerous IP addresses which are most times untraceable.

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