Emollients - Solid and semi-solid butters

INCI NAME: Butyrospermum Parkii Butter

LIPEX® SheaSoft TR™


A climate-compensated, fully traceable, creamy-textured semi-solid shea butter offering improved heat stability and crystallization properties compared to standard refined shea butter. It opens new possibilities for creating superior body butter formulations that deliver all the nourishing benefits of shea with enhanced aesthetics and a premium skin feel.


You can also use Lipex SheaSoft TR as a texturizer and moisturizer in lip balms and anhydrous formulations. Added to light formulations, it acts as a sensory enhancer, improving consistency and delivering a rich, luxurious skin feel.

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Fact file

Appearance: Off-white butter
Solid fat content at 35°C: 20%
Unsaponifiable content: 7%
Slip melting point: 51°C

OSI: 20 hrs at 110°C
Recommended applications: skin care, dermo-cosmetics, lip care
Typical use concentrations: 1–5% for lotions and creams, 3–30% for body butters, 2–4% for lip balms and glosses
Recommended partner products: LIPEX® PreAct™, LIPEX® SheaSolve™, LIPEX® Bassol C™, LIPEX® SheaLiquid TR™ 

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Features and benefits

  • Produced using only shea kernels from a segregated supply chain, fully traceable to the AAK Kolo Nafaso direct sourcing program in West Africa, Lipex SheaSoft TR meets consumer demand for ingredients that positively contribute to social, economic, and environmental well-being.

  • The high melting point and rapid crystallization pattern ensure smooth, rich, homogenous formulations with excellent thermal stability and long shelf life.

  • The slow, smooth melting profile gives a unique creamy texture and enhanced sensory benefits.

  • The soft, pliable texture delivers long playtime and forms a protective lipid barrier on the skin to reduce trans-epidermal water loss (TEWL) and improve moisture content.

  • An in-vivo study measuring TEWL over 24 hours confirms long-lasting moisturizing and barrier-protecting benefits.

  • Lipex SheaSoft TR 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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Trans-epidermal water loss in-vivo study results

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Melting profile graph



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Melting profile video explanation

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

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