We love shea butter! Extracted from the fruit of the African shea tree, Butyrosperum parkii syn. Vitellaria paradoxa, this emollient is a giant among skin moisturizers. It is easily absorbed and rich in antioxidants. We use both refined and unrefined shea butter. As thick as it is, we were surprised to learn that it is noncomedogenic, that is, it does not clog pores.