A 38-year-old member asked:
does shea butter lighten the skin?
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Dr. Sheila Calderon answered
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 does not lighten skin.
Answered on May 19, 2018
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