Frequently Asked Questions

Are your products vegan?

Yes, all of our products are vegan unless indicated otherwise.

Do you test on animals?


Is your Shea butter refined or unrefined?

We use unrefined Shea butter.

What is the difference between refined and unrefined Shea butter? Which one is better?

Refined Shea butter is extracted from the nut of the Shea tree using high heat and sometimes, hexane. Using high heat causes the Shea butter to lose some of its healing properties and vitamins such as A and E. It is white in color and has no smell. 

Unrefined (or raw) Shea butter is extracted from the nut of the Shea tree using traditional West African methods or using mechanical extraction. It is rich in antioxidants, vitamins A and E, as well as fatty acids and other skin-loving ingredients. It can range in color from ivory to yellow, and has an earthy smell.

We here at Gangsta Grease like it raw (cue Shimmy Shimmy Ya). There are some pros to using refined Shea butter such as being easier to spread and having no smell, but for us, nothing beats the nutritional punch raw Shea butter packs. 

Do your products contain parabens?

No. Our products do not contain parabens or phthalates. Our mission is to use ingredients that both benefit our skin and reduce harm to the environment.

Do you offer other products besides moisturizers?

Currently, we sell moisturizers for the body and the face. We plan on expanding to other personal care products soon, such as: Soaps, scrubs, serums, deodorants, and wipes. We have been asked about stuff for the home such as: candles and pillow/room sprays. So those are in the works as well. Make sure to stay up with us and our expanding product line by following us on social media! 

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Will it cause acne?

Shea butter on its own is non-comedogenic, meaning it won’t clog pores. We sell a pure, raw Shea butter (Facial Shea butter) that doesn't have anything else added to it. However, we do have products for the face that contain oils in them in small amounts such as "Glo Up" which contains coconut oil (from the carrot oil) and rosehip oil.

Why did my package arrive in an Amazon (or other unrelated) box?

We at Gangsta Grease are working to become as eco-friendly and sustainable as possible. We use recycled packaging materials where we can.