Shea butter is an anti-inflammatory and has anti-bacterial components. Shea butter is loaded with vitamins that are great for your skin including vitamins A, E, and F. It helps smooth skin and is easier on the skin than most soaps. Shea butter is known as the "superfood" to the skin; it nourishes the skin to helping to heal dryness, blemishes, stretch marks, and wrinkles. The tea tree oil in this soap carries a calming smell. It helps treat acne, calms redness, swelling, and inflammation. Both these ingredients are generally safe for hypoallergenic skin and can be used on the face as well. For those with sensitive skin, please patch test first.