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Shea Terra Organics Powerful Indigenous Ingredients. Shea Terra Organics sources the most potent, organic and wild harvested ingredients from across Africa. This pristine environment, little tainted by modern pollution, grows some of the safest, unchanged botanical ingredients on earth. Unwilling to compromise, Shea Terra Organics uses whole herbs for its potent, synergistic benefits.

» Africa’s Gold Tree Butter: Even more healing than shea butter, this rare butter is high in stigmasterol and ingredients that take away inflammation fast. It is particularly beneficial in healing cracks of the feet when nothing else will do the job.

» African Potato: Used by traditional healers for thousands of years, this tuber is considered a miracle drug by many natives. Delivering anti-inflammatory properties from its naturally occurring sterols and sterolins, African potato is effective in reducing inflammation due to sun exposure, rashes, eczema, and other inflammatory conditions.

» Argan Oil: One of the rarest, most exotic oils in the world, the golden oil of argan is found only in a small region of Morocco. A close relative to the shea tree, the argan fruit kernel produces rich, anti-aging oil high in anti-oxidant vitamin E, polyunsaturates and fatty acids.

» Baobab: Referred to as the Tree of Life and growing over a thousand years old, there is no wonder why natives travel at length to gather the sacred fruits of the baobab tree. Rich in the amino acid lysine, this amazing oil improves collagen production and tissue repair. Saturated with vitamins and omegas six and nine, baobab oil magically transforms skin in just weeks. This is the must have oil for dry, aging skin.

» African Black Seed: Revered by ancient Egyptians, black seed oil is used extensively for its curative powers. Although mostly taken internally, studies have shown that on the skin black seed oil kills tumors and is an effective anti-bacterial and anti-fungal treatment.

» Cape Aloe: Although there are over two hundred aloe species in the world, only a handful have medicinal properties. Studies have proven aloe ferox to be the most effective of all aloes, containing five times the amount of polysaccarides as aloe vera. Synergistically, aloin, enzymes, vitamins, minerals and amino acids work to repair sun damaged skin, help to combat aging and even encourage cell renewal.

» Cape Chamomile: Not only does this beautiful, blue oil smell divine, its high azulene content actually relieves tension. This the perfect essential oil for massage and bath drops.

» Carrot Seed Oil: Just what the doctor ordered for aging skin. A few drops of carrot seed oil a day could just keep the plastic surgeon away. High in vitamins A and beta carotene, this cold pressed oil (as opposed to distilled essential carrot seed oil) is the ultimate complexion repair serum as it works to reverse sun damage, promote cell renewal and provide deep moisturization.

» Ghassool: We like to call it Moroccan Lava Clay, for a lack of a better description. This purifying clay not only purifies and detoxifies skin, it softens it while healing cracks, acne and more. Honeybush- Although often referred to as a tea, honeybush is actually an herb endemic to only a small region of South Africa. High in mangiferin, honeybush contains anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antiviral properties.

» Goat’s Milk: Creamy goat’s milk not only leaves skin luxuriously soft, it also delivers calcium beneath the epidermis. Lactic acid effectively softens skin while it breaks down dead cells.

» Kigelli: Kigellia Africana is a potent fruit extract building new path ways in the skin care industry. Kigelli is known to have anti-melanoma properties and is revered as a treatment for sun damage. Applied directly, the fruit pulp is used as a skin tightening agent. It is highly anti-inflammatory thus working to calm flare ups caused by eczema and rashes.

» Marula: Marula oil is valued for its nutritive, skin restoring properties. Rich in oleic acid and antioxidants, this oil helps to repair sun damaged, aging skin while forming a moisture loss barrier.

» Pomegranate: With such phenomenal skin care properties, what is amazing is that the beauty enhancing powers of pomegranate took so long to be rediscovered. The polyphenol ellagic acid helps the body secrete glutathione which helps to protect DNA from free radical damage. It also inhibits enzymes that assist in the formation of cancer cells. Pomegranate oil also effectively tightens skin and surrounds cell membranes visually improving cellulite.

» Rooibos: Not only should you drink your rooibos, but you should rub it on your body, too. This South African herb is packed with minerals (calcium, zinc, magnesium and iron), flavonoids, and antioxidants. Rooibos is a potent anti-aging remedy, soothes inflammation and works wonders on eczema.

» Shea Nilotica: A rare spa quality butter, East African shea butter provides almost the same benefits of its Western counterpart, only with an improved, easy to apply texture. Found only in a small section of Eastern Africa, this unique butter provides optimum moisture loss protection while it provides anti-inflammatory most inflammatory conditions.

» Tamanu: Medicine cabinet in a bottle, this potent oil from Madagascar works wonders for facial care. Highly anti-inflammatory, tamanu soothes skin affected by rashes and sun damage. Tamanu’s germicidal properties make it an effective treatment for acne, cuts and eczema. This along with its cell regenerating properties makes tamanu the perfect anti-blemish, anti-aging oil.

» Tsamma Oil: Many of the world’s most beneficial ingredients come from harsh, arid deserts like the Kalahari. Extracted from bitter melons, Kalahari seed oil is high in hydroxyl acids making it highly antioxidant. The oil is also high in essential fatty acids, protein and vitamin C. It is non-greasy and quickly absorbs making it an ideal oil for oily skin. West African

» West African Shea Butter: Who knew that Africa’s gold actually grew on trees? Travel annuls dating back hundreds of years told of this miracle butter, but it wasn’t until the twenty-first century that Africa’s best kept beauty secret finally caught the world by storm. Growing only across the dry savannah belt, this nutritive healer penetrates skin to deliver its high vitamin A content. Higher in unsaponifiables than any other known oil, shea butter works under the skin to decrease scarring, reverse stretch marks, soften and eliminate wrinkles, and stimulate hair growth, just to name a few. Combined with cinnimic acid, the high vitamin A and unsaponifiable content work together to provide a level of relief against eczema and psoriasis found only in prescription steroids. Shea butter works to enhance the effectiveness of other active ingredients.

» Ximenia Seed Oil: Ximenia is extracted from wild harvested “plums”. This thick oil has amazing humectants and emollient properties. It works wonder to soften the hair and to keep nails from chipping.