Pure Shea Butter - Aviela Skincare UK

Pure Shea Butter

Regular price £12.00

Raw Unrefined Pure Shea Butter is one of nature’s finest gifts for beautiful skin and hair, it is a unique multipurpose skincare balm for the entire body. It has no fragrance, colour, additives, preservatives, animal extracts or artificial ingredients and is suitable for vegans. We only use top quality, 100% ethically sourced Ghanaian Shea butter.

Shea Butter is one of the most naturally moisturising things you can put on your skin. Aviela Shea Butter is renowned for it’s high content of fatty acids and it’s naturally occurring content of vitamins A and E. Vitamin A is perfect for relieving dry skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis while Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant known to protect the skin from environmental pollution helping prevent signs of ageing while being deeply moisturising.

Shea Butter nourishes, smoothes and protects skin and helps to improve chapped skin while promoting an even skin tone.

Although a balm, our pure shea butter is soft and easy to apply.  It is non-irritating and suitable for all skin type including a newborn baby’s sensitive skin.


Net Wt. 3.3oz / 100g


Butyrospemum Parkii (Unrefined Shea butter)


Natural earthy smell of unrefined shea butter (This product has no added fragrance)

Usage and Storage:

For external use only.  Use as often as required.  Shea butter can be used on your hair, face and body.

  • Hair:  Use on damp hair to seal in moisture, to prevent dryness 
  • Face: Use a tiny amount (peanut size) massaging on the face and underneath the eyes
  • Body: Massage all over the body.  Absorbs best into the skin when skin is slightly damp
  • Traditionally used as a “cure-all” balm by women in Africa who use it on everything from stretch marks and scars to babies skin.
  • It also works wonders on dry skin conditions such as acne, eczema and psoriasis.
  • Apply as required anytime day or night.

Store in a cool dry place, away from direct sunlight or heat

*Not tested on animals.  Suitable for vegans

Also see our mini pure shea butter.

Shea butter also called the woman’s gold is a natural face, body and hair moisturiser and natural skin emollient from the nut of the Shea tree found in  Africa. To us the goodness of unrefined Shea butter is one of nature’s finest gifts for the skin and hair.

Historically, Shea butter has been used in Africa to protect the skin especially that of a newly born baby as it purity makes it gentle and non-drying to their sensitive skin.

Shea butter also called the woman’s gold is a natural face, body and hair moisturiser and a natural skin emollient. It is gotten from the nut of the Shea tree which is mainly found in Sub-Sahara Africa and for many centuries has been the secret of the African woman.

Types of Shea Butter

There are a number of different types of Shea butter. Shea butter differs in the method of extraction used to get the butter from the nut.Unrefined Shea Butter is often used in creams and moisturisers for its moisturising properties and thought to be useful to soothe irritations, sunburn and insect stings. The two most common types of Shea butter are:

Raw or Unrefined Shea Butter 

This is the original form of Shea butter. It is extracted through traditional means without the use of chemicals and has a distinct nutty aroma. Scientific studies show that this type of Shea butter has softening, anti-drying, anti-inflammatory, anti-irritant, anti-aging and protective properties and contains an abundance of therapeutic benefits to the skin. Aviela Shea butter beauty products are made with only unrefined Shea butter directly sourced from a woman cooperative group of Gurugu in the Northern part of Ghana (West Africa).  Find out more about the women who make our Shea butter here.

Refined or Processed Shea Butter The Shea butter in this process is extracted using a chemical solvent like hexane. It has no aroma and the colour of the butter is pure white. The problem with this type of Shea butter is that, all the natural skin benefit of Shea butter is lost and it produces new chemicals that are not natural in origin.

Some Skin benefits of Shea butter


Shea butter is a natural moisturising agent and emollient. Various Scientific studies show that when Shea butter is applied to the skin, it is immediately absorbed into the skin to increase the moisture level and at the same time it creates a protective barrier on the skin.  This prevents any water loss from the skin and leaves the skin feeling pleasantly soft, smooth and naturally radiant.

Soothes and Smoothens

Shea butter has a soothing action on sensitive and irritable skin and helps smoothen and soften skin's texture.

Anti aging 

Shea butter proves to be a valuable active ingredient to help diminish various aging signs. It eliminates dull- grayish complexion giving way to smoother and clearer skin and combats skin thinning for better skin texture. Wrinkles due to prolonged sun exposure are visibly diminished from the continuous use of Shea butter.

Healthy Skin

Shea butter is well known for its high content of vitamin A and E.  Vitamin A is absolutely necessary for development of skin cells and healthy skin while vitamin E with anti-oxidant properties, helps protects the skin from environmental stresses like free radicals.


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