Shea Terra Organics' founder has been working with indigenous groups throughout Africa for nearly two decades to reveal their skin care secrets to the rest of the world. By using ingredients found in remote regions of the continent, Tammie Umbel works to give monetary value to habitats, plants and tribal ways that are rapidly becoming extinct. She has formulated concentrated skin care solutions which are not only natural but often times better than prescribed treatments. A pioneer in her field, Tammie Umbel has played a large role in making many of the indigenous ingredients she uses into common household names. Ingredients like argan oil, tamanu oil and shea butter are now found in lots of products. "The difference is in the formulas, however," states Umbel who uses ingredients in concentration and purity.