Emollients - Emollient esters

INCI NAME: Shea Butter Cetyl Esters

LIPEX® Shea W™


Lipex Shea W combines the skincare benefits of shea butter with the dry skin feel of esters. It delivers better emollience and gives a softer skin feel compared to traditional esters. It has a simple crystallization pattern and offers good compatibility with waxes frequently used in anhydrous and stick formulations. Lipex Shea W can also help improve the sensory profile of emulsions by adding body to the formulation consistency.

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Fact file

Appearance: Yellow-white waxy solid in a pastille format
Recommended applications: skin care, hair care and color cosmetics
Typical use concentrations: 2–5%

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Features and benefits

Low-spreading with an intermediate melting point, Lipex Shea W delivers a dry skin feel, making it particularly suitable for delicate, non-oily formulations, such as eye care. The shea butter origin combined with the ester functionality enables the formulation of light-textured creams and lotions with rich, nourishing skin care benefits.

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Regulatory Documents
downloadAAK Allergen Statement
downloadAAK China Compliance Statement
downloadR0004 EU Cosmetic Regulation
downloadR0013 Regulatory Statement for AAK Ingredients.
downloadR0015 AAK PC Products and TGA status
downloadR0016 NMPA Statement
downloadR0017 UK REACH Statements
downloadR002 REACH Statement
downloadT0004-AAK Personal Care Position on Impurities
downloadT0008 General Statement
Product Data Sheet
downloadLipex Shea W™ PDS
Safety Data Sheet
downloadLipex Shea W™ SDS
downloadEcocert Statement
downloadISO 16128 Statement
downloadKosher Certificate
downloadT0010 Vegan Statement AAK

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