Butyrospermum Parkii Oil

Sensory Modifier
Skin conditioning
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Butyrospermum Parkii Oil is a liquid shea oil that is completely clear at 20°C. Originating from the African savannah, it is optimally processed to deliver beautiful clarity while maintaining a high level (6-8%) of functional unsaponifiables. The physical and sensory attributes of Shea oil make it an ideal ingredient for skin, hair, and face oils where absolute clarity and low color are desired. Due to the low melting point, it is also suitable for cold-processed emulsions.

Butyrospermum Parkii Oil provides the skin-softening benefits of shea butter in a clear liquid form. It is easy to use in all types of clear oil formulations, presenting no adverse crystallization effects or settling over time. It can be used in high-end cosmetic formulations as the main emollient and in combination with other oils and esters to customize the sensory properties.

The unsaponifiables found in Butyrospermum Parkii Oil can help to revitalize the skin by increasing the epidermal thickness and reducing the effect of environmental stress that can lead to premature skin aging.

Due to its high functionality as a stable clear shea oil, it is extremely well suited for clear face, body, cleansing, or hair oils that are to be transparent or translucent in typical use temperatures (15-25 °C). Butyrospermum Parkii Oil can also be used as an emollient in cold processed skincare creams and lotions and as a moisturizing and gloss-enhancing ingredient in shampoos and hair conditioners. Shea oil is recommended for all skin and hair types at a usage level of 1-80% depending on the application.
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