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does shea butter lighten skin?

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Dr. Sheila Calderon
40 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Shea butter is a triglyceride (fat) derived mainly from stearic acid and oleic acid. It is widely used in cosmetics as a moisturizer, salve or lotion. Shea butter is edible and is used in food preparation in africa. It will not help with lightening.
Answered on Aug 7, 2020

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