Emollients - Liquid butters

INCI NAME: Butyrospermum Parkii Butter

LIPEX® 205


A versatile, low-spreading, liquid butter, Lipex 205 can be used in formulations at higher levels than standard refined shea butter without the risk of crystallization. It offers good stability and is suitable for low energy processing.


A controlled laboratory-scale trial showed that liquid shea saves up to 50% energy and takes 30% less time in production compared to solid shea butter.


The study compared hot processing of a body lotion made with 6% solid shea butter and low-temperature processing of the same formulation using 6% liquid shea. A sensory evaluation triangle test confirmed there were no significant differences between the two final formulations.

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Fact file

Appearance: slightly yellow, cloudy liquid
Unsaponifiables: 8%
Linoleic acid: 8–10%
Slip melting point: 16°C
Cloud point: 8
Recommended applications: all cosmetic applications
Typical use concentrations: 1–5% for skin care lotions and creams, 2–10% for lip care and lipsticks, 0.5–4% for hair care
Recommended partner products: LIPEX® SheaTris, LIPEX® Bassol C™, LIPEX® SheaSolve™

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Features and benefits

  • Lipex 205 requires less heating in the manufacturing step, saving both time and energy compared to solid shea butter.

  • The triterpene content in the unsaponifiables and linoleic acid deliver skin moisturizing and soothing benefits.

  • The liquid, pumpable format means Lipex 205 can be incorporated easily into formulations.
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Study showing time and energy saving benefits


Graph 1 caption: Breakdown of energy consumption (kW/kg) in production stages –hot vs low temperature processing.


Graph 2 caption: Breakdown of processing times (minutes) for lotions made in
laboratory conditions – hot vs low temperature processing.


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Example formulation

Body lotion with liquid shea butter

A light, moisturizing body lotion that is as easy to formulate as it is to use.

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Regulatory Documents
downloadAAK Allergen Statement
downloadR0002 REACH Statement
downloadR0004 Statement on EU Cosmetic Regulation
downloadR0012 General Statement for AAK Ingredients.
downloadR0014 Turkey-KKDIK and SEA Statement
downloadR0015 AAK PC Products and TGA status
downloadR0016 China NMPA Statement
downloadR0017 UK REACH Statements
downloadStatement of Contaminants
downloadT0004-AAK Personal Care Position on Impurities
downloadT0008 General Statement
Product Data Sheet
downloadLIPEX® 205™ PDS
Safety Data Sheet
downloadLIPEX® 205™ SDS
downloadFood Safety Certificate. FSCC 2200
downloadHalal Certificate
downloadISO 16128 Statement
downloadKosher Certificate
downloadQuality Certificate. ISO 9001_2015
downloadT0010 Vegan Statement AAK
Other Documents
downloadAAK Statement Non GMO
downloadTSE/BSE statement

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