Butyrospermum parkii (shea butter) is used in a lot of cosmetic products such as body lotion, facial moisturizer, hair balm, lipstick, bar soap, eye cream, shampoo, conditioner, leave-in conditioner, sunscreen and hand cream. The FDA requires all food containing this ingredient to be properly labeled because although it is very safe to use, It is not recommended for people who are allergic to tree nuts. I learned that the hard way. I used it on my daughter - who is allergic to to peanuts - after reading reviews about it being very good for eczema. Her skin became very irritated right away, and a few days later her skin color changed to a very dark color.
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