SHEA BUTTER (ECOCERT)
INCI: Butyrospermum Parkii Butter
CAS No. 194043-92-0
EINECS Nº: 293-515-7
It is 100% pure, natural and unadulterated. It is free of GMOs, parabens, preservatives, and formaldehyde.
Not tested on animals. Not treated with ionizing radiation. Without SVHC substances. Without CRM substances. Free of BST/TSE substances. No nanomaterials. No pesticides.
OBTAINING METHOD: Refined
NATURE OF THE PRODUCT: 100% Pure and Natural Vegetable Oil.
PLANT PART: Seed
ORIGIN: Central Africa
Appearance, 25º C Soft solid
Color White to Ivory
Color, Yellow/Red ≤20.0Y/2.0R
Characteristic weak odor
Melting point, ºC 28.0-34.0
FFA (as oleic), % 1.0 max.
Iodine heat, gl2/100g 55.0- 72.0
Saponification value, mgKOH/g 178.0 - 195.0
Peroxide value, meqO2/kg 10.0 max.
Unsaponifiable matter, % 4.0- 9.0
Solubility: Insoluble in water, slightly soluble in ethanol, soluble in chloroform.
Our Shea Butter (ECOCERT) acts as a moisturizing and anti-inflammatory agent. It is an anti-irritant triglyceride of vegetable origin. Moisturizes the skin and restores the flexibility and elasticity of the skin. It can be used in facial, body and hair care products.
What is Shea Butter (ECOCERT)?
Shea Butter (ECOCERT) is a fat extracted from the seeds of the shea tree, a species that grows mainly in Central Africa. This butter, rich in triglycerides, is known for its ability to hydrate the skin and restore its suppleness and elasticity. In addition, it is a powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-irritant of plant origin. Undoubtedly, one of the pillars of natural cosmetics.
Its composition is 100% pure, natural and unadulterated. Free of GMOs, parabens, preservatives and formaldehyde, it has not been tested on animals and has not been treated with ionizing radiation. This product fully respects your health and the environment, which is reflected in its ECOCERT certification, a guarantee of its ecological and sustainable origin.
How is Shea Butter (ECOCERT) produced and what is it used for in cosmetics?
Shea Butter (ECOCERT) is obtained through an extraction and refining process. First, the dried fruit is pressed to extract the butter. This is then refined with the help of bleaching earth and deodorized steam, which gives it its white to ivory color and its mild, characteristic odor.
Regarding its use in cosmetics, Shea Butter (ECOCERT) is a fundamental ingredient in facial, body and hair care products, especially for dry and allergy-prone skin. Thanks to its ability to deeply hydrate, accelerate the healing of superficial wounds and soothe irritations, it offers a complete solution for skin and hair care.
Properties of Shea Butter (ECOCERT) for skin and hair
In natural cosmetics, Shea Butter (ECOCERT) is a real treasure due to its moisturizing, nourishing and repairing properties. When used topically, shea butter has the following effects:
For the skin:
- Intensive hydration: Shea Butter (ECOCERT) deeply nourishes the skin, helping to maintain its natural hydration and preventing dryness. Perfect for dry skin, it provides softness and prevents the formation of wrinkles and stretch marks.
- Cell regeneration: Being rich in vitamin A, it helps regenerate skin cells, preventing aging and providing elasticity and firmness.
- Sun protection: Thanks to its cinnamate content, it has a protective effect against UVB and UVA rays, making it ideal for use before and after tanning. Although it is not a substitute for a sunscreen, it is a good complement to protect the skin from the sun and cold.
- Healing: Its allantoin content favors the healing of superficial wounds and soothes skin irritations, making it very useful in case of eczema, burns, cuts, etc.
For the hair:
- Nutrition and shine: Shea Butter (ECOCERT) deeply nourishes dry and damaged hair, restoring its natural shine and softness. Ideal for dry, fragile and brittle hair, it is the perfect ally to restore hair vitality.
- Hair protector: Protects hair from external aggressions, such as sun, wind or cold, and prevents dry scalp.
- Hair regenerator: Stimulates cellular regeneration of the scalp, favoring the growth of stronger and healthier hair.
Who can benefit from using Shea Butter (ECOCERT)?
Shea Butter (ECOCERT) is very versatile and can be adapted to different types of skin and hair. Let's see how it can help you:
Benefits according to skin type:
- Dry skin: Shea butter deeply hydrates, combats dryness and improves skin elasticity, preventing the appearance of wrinkles and stretch marks.
- Sensitive skin: Thanks to its anti-inflammatory and soothing properties, shea butter relieves irritation, redness and itching, being very suitable for sensitive or allergy-prone skin.
- Oily or acne-prone skin: Although it may seem contradictory, shea butter can be beneficial for oily or acne-prone skin due to its ability to regulate sebum production, as long as it is used in small amounts.
- Mature skin: Its regenerative and anti-aging effect helps prevent and reduce wrinkles and expression lines, providing firmness and elasticity to the skin.
Benefits according to hair type:
- Dry and damaged hair: Provides hydration and nutrition, restoring shine and softness to the hair, and helping to prevent and repair split ends.
- Curly hair: Defines and maintains curls, providing hydration and reducing frizz.
- Dyed or bleached hair: Protects hair from chemical aggressions and helps maintain color for longer.
What products can I make using Shea Butter (ECOCERT)?
Shea Butter (ECOCERT) is very versatile and can be part of various cosmetic products. Some product ideas you can make are:
- Creams and body lotions: In these preparations, Shea Butter (ECOCERT) can be used in a dose of 3 to 5% per 100 grams of product.
- Lip balms: In these products, Shea Butter (ECOCERT) can represent up to 5 to 10% of the total formulation.
- Masks and hair conditioners: In this case, a dose of 2 to 5% per 100 grams of product is recommended.
Always remember to perform a skin tolerance test in the crease of the elbow before using any cosmetic product based on Shea Butter (ECOCERT).
What other vegetable oils combine with Shea Butter (ECOCERT)?
Shea Butter (ECOCERT) combines well with a wide range of vegetable oils. Here are three examples:
- Black Cumin Oil: This oil is known for its high content of vitamins A, D, E and F, which gives it antioxidant, moisturizing and regenerative properties. The combination of both products creates an intensive treatment for dry and mature skin.
- Calendula Oil: This oil has soothing and healing properties, so when combined with shea butter it helps to treat sensitive skin with redness, burns or eczema.
- Coconut Oil: It is a great moisturizer and softener, ideal for dry skin and damaged hair. The combination of both products provides intense and deep hydration.
Where to buy Shea Butter (ECOCERT)?
Shea Butter (ECOCERT) can be purchased in our online store "La despensa del soap". We offer you a 100% pure and natural product, of cosmetic quality, without GMOs, parabens, preservatives, formaldehyde and without having been tested on animals. Discover all the benefits of Shea Butter (ECOCERT) and start taking care of your skin and hair in the most natural way!
Warning: Although Shea Butter (ECOCERT) is generally well tolerated, it is always recommended to perform a skin tolerance test in the crease of the elbow before application. In case of allergic reaction, discontinue use and consult a health professional.
We hope this guide has helped you better understand the multiple properties and uses of Shea Butter (ECOCERT). If you have any doubts or questions, do not hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to help you on your way to a more natural and sustainable beauty.