Shea butter is obtained from the nuts of the African Karite tree Butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter. Our product is refined and the process is based mainly on steam stripping, using no solvents. The product is approved by Ecocert.
It contains allantoin, vitamin A & vitamin E. Also the high level of fatty acids (dominated by oleic, stearic and linoleic acids) and the unsaponifiable fraction contribute to moisturise the epidermis and to retain the elasticity of the skin.
It is an excellent moisturiser and emollient providing effective skin protection against environmental stress factors. It has been shown to have anti-irritant and soothing properties and improves the appearance of aging skin.
Generally it is warmed to melt it before use and is added to the oil phase of formula. Typical use levels 3 - 100 %, as it can be used on its own.
It can be used in many different applications: Lotions, creams, sun care & after sun products, facial moisturizers, body butter, ointments.
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