Shea butter is able to be absorbed quickly into the skin and is excellent for dry skin, stretch marks, cracked heels and peeling. Also helps evening out the skin tone. Shea butter has been proven clinically to prevent not only stretch marks, and having anti-aging properties and is able to promote the healing of burns while minimizing any scarring. Shea butter is also used to relieve aching muscles and to treat rheumatism. Shea butter has a one to two-year shelf life if stored in a dark room temperature environment. Locally made in Tehachapi, CA.