Shea butter is extracted from the nuts of the African shea tree. Some of the traditional uses of unrefined shea butter include treatment of skin diseases such as psoriasis and eczema, elimination of sunburns, and reduction of the appearance of scars and fine lines. In other words, shea butter has been valued for many years in the cosmetic world because of its richness in healing properties. Shea butter is associated with anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, anti- proliferative, antioxidant, therapeutic, antiprotozoal, and anti-angiogenic properties. It is also rich in vitamins A and E. Lastly, it contains a component known as catechin which is dominant in green tea. Shea butter protects the skin form harsh environmental conditions. Its properties alleviate the effects of environmental agents such as pathogens, harsh climatic conditions, UV ray and chemical irritants. UV rays lead to premature skin aging. Shea butter has age defying properties that allow its users to maintain a youthful glowing skin.