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Our Philosophy. 
Nature Meets Science.

For centuries, African people have used powerful botanicals as traditional healing elixirs. Terres d’Afrique has studied how people use these relatively unknown ingredients. The curative and restorative power of many African plants is legendary for a reason. They work. In crafting our products, we have combined these ingredients in potent formulations that maximise their skin care benefits; the culmination of years of exploration, field research and laboratory development.

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Organic Shea Butter

With 100% Pure Shea Butter

100% pure and unrefined Shea butter, rich in essential fatty acids, vitamins E, F and K, provitamin A and allantoin. This handmade Shea butter from West Africa can justifiably be described as a superfood for skin. It has a lovely nutty woody smell and is absorbed quickly with no greasy residue. Suitable for all skin types, particularly sensitive skin.

Shea butter is a natural fat extracted from the nut of the Shea tree, also known as the Mangifolia tree, found in West and Central Africa. Collecting the nuts and extracting the butter is hard work for African women who can take up to 20 hours to produce 1kg of shea butter. Shea butter has been used in Africa for centuries for its rich skin protection properties.

Nourishing and Sun Protection

100% pure Shea butter is a superior moisturizer, containing remarkable healing properties for various skin ailments. The presence of fatty acids and vitamins favor quick skin healing and sun protection.

Shea butter contains cinnamic acid, which protects the skin against the harmful UV rays of the sun. Shea butter has been known to restore skin elasticity. It penetrates deep into the skin, absorbs quickly with no greasy residue, heals blemishes and does not clog pores.


The high vitamins A and E concentration found in Shea butter help in keeping the skin supple and healthy. It also prevents premature wrinkles. Vitamin F works as a rejuvenator, revitalising the epidermis.


This intensive moisture massage covers the body in luxurious layers of organic African Shea Butter. The salve is melted into a warm golden oil and massaged liberally into the skin, and drains the lymph nodes. The skin reconditions and moisturises with every coating of the Shea. The Shea butter continues to melt into the skin after the treatment.

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Organic Shea Butter

1 kg (Professional only)