Moisturizing the superficial layers of your skin, 100% Shea Butter is an excellent moisturizer for skin and hair. The butter will penetrate deep into your skin, leaving a satin finish to your skin. The protection is real and will last a long time. Shea Butter softens the lips and gives them a protective film against the cold. It also helps irritated noses due to allergies or colds. Use sparingly and often to remove stretch marks, control psoriasis, keep away "ashy" dry skin and keep skin and hair supple and moist. Similar to cocoa butter in effect with many times the power.