Extracted from the nuts of the shea tree native to West Africa, shea butter has been used as a cosmetic ingredient for centuries. With high moisturising properties (packed with fatty acids such as linoleic, oleic, stearic, and palmitic acids), and loaded with vitamins A, E, and F, it is used to soften and nourish dry skin and even treat extreme dry skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis. It acts as a natural SPF, protecting skin from free radical damage caused due to sun exposure and with its anti-inflammatory and healing properties, it is ideal for soothing sunburns. Here are some of the best shea infused soap bars we recommend that are sure to prevent dryness while cleansing and leave your skin ultra-soft and silky smooth.
For Intense Moisturisation
L'Occitane Shea Milk Extra-Gentle Soap
Soothing and gentle, it instantly moisturises dry, parched skin and calms down any irritation like itchiness and redness.
Enveloping your skin with its creamy, luxurious lather, this soap has been formulated with a 100% vegetable-derived base. It has been created with premium shea from women's collectives in western Africa, and by supporting their economic recovery and heritage of natural harvesting traditions.
For Organic Skincare
Mirah Belle Goat Milk Honey Shea Nourishing Soap
Effective in treating acne and blemishes, it is a PETA-certified, 100% organic soap, free from toxic chemicals like parabens and sulphates.
Made with kaolin clay, which provides a complete skin detox and soaks up excessive sebum, this cleansing bar balances the natural pH level of the skin and makes it soft and supple. With the goodness of honey and shea butter, this soap is packed with nutrients like Vitamins B1, B6, B12, C, and E.
For Better Skin Tone and Texture
Nyassa Shea Butter Handmade Soap
Cruelty-free, with a unique base comprising of cold pressed sweet almond and wheat germ oils, along with grapeseed and aloe vera extracts, this soap effectively prevents skin cell damage.
Removing impurities without stripping skin of its natural oils, this handcrafted soap bar is enriched with saffron and honey, known for their antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. This formula enhances skin’s natural radiance and improves its elasticity, which helps in reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, blemishes, and scars.
For Complete Relaxation
Dove Purely Pampering Shea Butter Beauty Cream Bar
Elevating your mundane bathing into a soothing, sensorial experience with its luxurious lather that moisturises your skin while cleansing it and leaves no traces of impurities or fatigue behind.
Induce a sense of total well-being with this rich, moisturising soap bar with the warm, comforting notes of vanilla. Sinking effortlessly into the deeper layers of the epidermis, this formula contains shea butter that plumps up dehydrated skin with moisture, leaving it soft and dewy fresh.