Shea Olein, also known as shea oil, liquid shea, or fractionated shea butter is extracted naturally from the fruit of the shea nut, from the shea tree. It’s semi-liquid at room temperature with a golden appearance and mild aroma. During the filtration process, the nourishing actives in shea butter are drawn out into a concentrated oil, while the compounds that make the butter solid and waxy are left behind. You can think of Shea Olein as black coffee, and shea butter is akin to a whole-milk latte.
Shea Olein contains a high level of vitamins A, E, F and oleic fatty acids that help soothe dry or irritated skin. It easily absorbs into skin, promoting elasticity without leaving an oily or greasy residue typical of many heavier and more processed oils. This oil is especially beneficial to skin, primarily because of its high fatty acid content and its fast absorption rate. This type absorption keeps skin soft and hydrated much longer than other oils.
Shea Olein is known for its anti-inflammatory properties and is suitable for sensitive or weakened skin. It reduces the transepidermal water loss by forming a protective film; the skin is deeply moisturized and protected from external aggressions.
The lightweight quality of Shea Olein makes it well-suited for all hair types. It’s effective in repairing and hydrating even the driest mane and won’t leave fine locks lifeless. It moisturizes, restores shine, protects, and adds vibrancy to natural, colored or chemically treated hair. Best of all, this oil has UV absorbing properties and protects against harsh weather conditions such as extreme heat or cold.