Shea butter is a creamy fat found in nuts growing on shea trees in African countries. The butter is high in Vitamin E in which majority of it is alpha-tocopherol. The highest antioxidant among 8 forms of vitamin E. When our skin doesn’t have enough fatty acid, it causes itchy, redness, swelling and dryness. One of the reasons is due to the lack of fatty acids in our skin so our skin isn’t strong enough to ward off irritants and germs. Shea Butter is high in Linoleic Acid that is vital to increase the skin’s ability to repair barrier damage and prevent trans-epidermal water loss, thus slowly repair the barrier function.