Brands to Love (And Respect): Shea Moisture

Manuka Honey Collection

As a young widow of 19, Sofi Tucker sold her shea butter and skin salves to support her family in the Sierra Leone countryside. Years later, her grandchildren founded Shea Moisture — with a promise to ethically produce natural, organic products that love both people and communities.

In that vein, Shea Moisture founded Community Commerce, to support the people that source key brand ingredients — including training and infrastructure to ensure high quality goods and a fair price. In fact, 10% of Community Commerce sales give back to women-led businesses, the broader community and the Sofi Tucker Foundation.

The product line extends to moms, men, kids and babies. They offer skincare, haircare and cosmetics — all paraben free.  We like.

BTW, their products are also available at Ulta — if you’d prefer to touch & feel them, first hand. They also have an entire back-to school line. Just in time.

Here are a few of our favorites.

Shea Moisture’s Coffee Scrub: https://www.sheamoisture.com/raw-shea-butter-ground-coffee-scrub-restoring.html


The Rich Earth Palette (The colors are simply beautiful): https://www.sheamoisture.com/sheamoisture-cosmetics-rich-earth-palette.html


Shea Moisture Lipsticks: https://www.sheamoisture.com/products/cosmetics/lip.html


Men’s Shave Line: https://www.sheamoisture.com/products/men.html?product_collection=405&cat=102



The Manuka & Honey Collection: https://www.sheamoisture.com/products.html/?product_collection=251

Manuka Honey Collection

Are you fan of Shea Moisture? Share your favorite products in comments.

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