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Nigerian Shea butter is the ultimate African beauty secret. Used for centuries by women to protect and regenerate the skin, its potency lies in its naturally high concentration of A and E.
A multi-purpose moisturiser for all skin types, it can be used on dry areas, stretch marks, scars, as a nappy balm, or as a base for making your own natural cosmetics.
Our Nigerian Gold Shea comes from Abi’s dad’s town and is waxy in texture. With a little more moisturising power than the Ivory, this is a favourite among our customers who suffer from eczema. The natural fragrance is more earthy and has notes of clean soil.
Shea Butter is known for its high content of fatty acids and its naturally occurring content of Vitamins A and E. Traditionally used as a “cure-all” balm, with women in Africa using it on everything from stretch marks and scars to babies' bums. An excellent natural alternative to petroleum jelly.
Face: Shea butter is rich so use it on dry patches on your face or has a 10-15mins face mask or a DIY overnight mask depending on your skin type. Use to treat chapped lips and an aftersun treatment.
Body: All over body butter - great for really dry areas especially hands, feet, elbow. Has been known to help skin conditions like eczema. Also, use it as a base to make your own creations.
Baby: Made from one natural vegan ingredient so it’s great for babies and kids. 100% safe. Use for nappy rash, moisturiser, belly balm.
We use top quality, ethically sourced Ghanaian, and Nigerian Shea butter.
Visit our FAQ page to learn more about Shea butter.
How To Use
All you need is a small amount, let it melt between your hands and apply everywhere - body, face, feet, and hands.
Psoriasis suffers are advised to patch test before use as Shea butter encourages the regeneration of skin cells. People with psoriasis have an increased production of skin cells resulting in the build-up which is what is associated with psoriasis.
Shea butter contains natural latex, although reactions to Shea butter are quite rare please be aware of possible allergic reaction.
Ingredients: Butyrospermum Parkii ( Shea Butter)
I just finished my Ivory Shea Butter (also loved it) and decided to try the Gold too to see if there was one I preferred. It is so smooth, absorbs so well and (crucial for my eczema) I have developed absolutely no reaction to either! I expect this is because it is pure and simple Shea butter. I could not recommend more to anyone with sensitive and dry skin.
GOLD SHEA BUTTER
I've tried a lot of different varieties of Shea Butter and LIHA's is a gorgeous texture and you only need a small amount compared to other shea butters - hoping that it'll last long enough to justify the price tag
I suffer from eczema and I tried a couple of Shea butters that I noticed were ivory in colour. They were moisturising but I never felt like they enough, as my skin always seemed to drink it all up in a second and dry up again. I came across LIHA and read up on the differences between the gold and the ivory Shea butters, and decided to go for the gold as it seemed to target my kind of skin type. I don't regret it at all, and will definitely be purchasing again. My skin loves this stuff.
So amazing ! Especially just after coming out of the bath. Love it !
We create beauty products that are, like us, a mixture of natural African roots and a quintessentially British attitude. The duality of our community is rooted in African diaspora and travels throughout the world to share the power of wellness, slow living and self-care.
LIHA was born from the desire to create an innovative, luxe natural, organic and vegan skincare brand that blends the rich botanical life of West Africa with traditional English aromatherapy and folk remedies.
All our packaging and materials are made, designed and produced in the UK by other family run businesses. All our packaging is recyclable and reusable.