Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter

What is Butyrospermum Parkii Butter?

Butyrospermum Parkii Butter is actually the INCI term for Shea butter. This is a vegetable fat extracted from the seed of the Shea tree. It has super moisturizing and soothing properties. Butters like this are used in hair, skin, and cosmetic products making it is a versatile ingredient. Off white/ ivory in color with a mild odor it makes for a great additive in product. Other benefits include it is naturally rich in vitamins A, E and F.

How Can Shea Butter Be Used In Cosmetics?

Butyrospermum Parkii also known as Shea butter makes for a fantastic additive in scrubs, lotions, soaps, and hair products. Shea butter can be added ¬†into product anywhere from 1% to 99%. Finally, Shea butter is known to have is according by various studies and sources to offer UV protection (up to SPF ~6) and provides the skin with essential fatty acids and the nutrients necessary for collagen production. However we don’t recommend you make any claims for UV protection.

Sources

wellnessmama.com/27324/shea-butter-benefits/

livestrong.com/article/324195-what-are-the-benefits-of-raw-shea-butter/

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