Butyrospermum parkii, is a Sapotacea that grows spontaneously in the internal part of West Africa and it is obtained with cold press extraction. Palmitic, stearic, oleic and linoleic acids are derived through hydrolysis of the triglycerides.
What best characterizes this butter is its large fraction (compared to other plant derivatives) of what is generally called “shea unsaponifiable”. The amount of unsaponifiable varies, depending on the geographical origin of the plant and degree of ripeness of its fruit which ranges from 2.5% to 15%.
Shea butter contains triterpenoid alcohols (lupeol, low-alcohol, butyrospermol, amyrin and parkeol), Karitene and phytosterols. Thanks to these active components, shea butter is very beneficial for the skin.
Our products contain shea butter: