Announcing the new Cosmetics Research Fund

December 16, 2016

Nearly 2 billion shea trees grow naturally on farmlands across 21 African countries and provide a critical source of nutrition and income to 16,000,000 rural women and their families.  The trees produce 1,200,000 tons of kernels annually and half are consumed in domestic and export markets.

While shea butter is widely known as a skin moisturizer due to a rich fatty acid content, there is minimal public information about it’s functional levels and variety of other benefits.  

The Cosmetics Research Fund will pool member contributions to sponsor initiatives that explore and strengthen the shea value proposition in cosmetic products. The findings will increase shea utilization, expand markets, and create jobs and income in shea communities. Download our one-pager to learn more about the fund and the benefits of being a sponsor

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