Like an umbrella, damaged skin eschews moisture and is turned inside out by a strong wind. Rejuvenate arid extremities with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of shea-butter products from Nature’s Shea Butter.
Since 1998, Nature’s Shea Butter has helped treat dry skin, wrinkles, blemishes, and brittle hair by importing fair-trade, animal-friendly shea-butter products from Africa. Soothe sunburned or comet-clipped shoulders with a dab of East African shea butter ($16), or replenish epidermal deserts with the creamy whipped shea butter ($16.50). The traditional Dudu-Osun African black soap, made with entirely natural ingredients and herbs ($4), leaves skin silky, and the soft perfume of the chamomile neroli shea butter ($12) calms nearby coworkers and close-talking mailpersons. Mend mouths with the mango lip balm, a sensuous blend of almond, coconut, and avocado oils; mango-seed butter; and vitamin E ($3).