Emollients - Solid and semi-solid butters

INCI NAME: Butyrospermum Parkii Butter



Lipex Shea is a climate-compensated, optimized pure shea butter with a superior crystallization profile and high oxidative stability. It is suitable for use in a wide range of skincare applications.

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Fact file

Appearance: off-white solid butter
Unsaponifiables: 7%
Slip melting point: 33°C
Solid fat content at 35°C: 20%
OSI: 45h, 110°C
Recommended applications: skin care, lip care
Typical use concentrations: 1–10% for lotions and creams, 2–4% for lip care
Recommended partner products: LIPEX® PreAct™, LIPEX® Bassol C™, LIPEX® SheaLiquid TR™, LIPEX® SheaSolve™, LIPEX® SheaSoft TR™, LIPEX® L’sens™

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Features and benefits

  • The unique fatty acid composition of Lipex Shea gives high oxidative stability compared with standard refined shea butter.

  • The stable and rapid crystallization pattern enables almost unlimited levels of use in formulations without the signs of bloom formation typically associated with standard refined shea butter.

  • Rapid crystallization reduces the possibility of formulation instability and delivers smooth, soft formulation textures across a wide range of skin care applications.

  • Moisturizing and conditioning properties deliver softening and smoothing benefits to cosmetic formulations.

  • The high standards governing AAK raw materials guarantee a longer shelf-life than standard refined shea butter.

  • Lipex Shea is one of our climate-compensated shea products, which means we have calculated and offset emissions with Gold Standard and Fairtrade carbon credits generated by a FairClimate Fund cookstove project in Burkina Faso that funds climate action in the shea supply base and directly improves the lives of local communities.

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Graph showing faster transition to stable crystal form

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Optimized crystallization video explanation

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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® Shea™ PDS
Safety Data Sheet
downloadLIPEX® Shea™ SDS
downloadClimate-compensated shea statement
downloadCosmos Statement
downloadEcocert Statement
downloadFood Safety Certificate. FSCC 2200
downloadHalal Certificate
downloadISO 16128 Statement
downloadKosher Certificate
downloadLIPEX® Shea Natrue
downloadQuality Certificate. ISO 9001_2015
downloadT0010 Vegan Statement AAK
Other Documents
downloadAAK Statement Non GMO
downloadTSE/BSE statement

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