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Shea Butter

Butyrospermum Parkii butter

What makes Shea butter so special?

Shea butter is a true all-rounder when it comes to body care and health. 

The precious shea butter is now an integral part of the cosmetics sector. It is versatile, easy to work with and suitable as a remedy for various ailments. 

The yellowish-white fat is obtained from the fruit of the shea tree. Therefore, the butter is also called karité butter. Native to tropical Central Africa, the tree can grow up to 20 meters tall. The shea nuts ripen on its branches in grape-like formations - despite their name, they belong to the berry family.

Shea nuts are 50 percent fat. To obtain the fat, the nuts are freed from their pulp and chopped up in a complex process. The ground kernels are then mixed with warm water and kneaded into a mushy mass. The fat that separates out gradually settles on the water surface and can be sieved off. When cooled, it hardens and takes the final form of pure shea butter.

The active ingredient shea butter can also be found in our creams due to its caring properties.
Check out below our products including shea butter as an active ingredient.

Butyrospermum Parkii Butter: Ingredients

  • Allantoin : A breakdown product of uric acid, which has anti-inflammatory and wound-healing properties. Allantoin regenerates skin cells and is a proven ingredient to treat skin irritations and wounds. Allantoin is added to numerous skin creams.

  • Vitamin E : As an important antioxidant, it ensures that harmful substances are transported out of the body. It can also slow down cell aging processes. The body cannot produce vitamin E itself. 

  • Beta carotene: As a   phytochemical   controls cell growth and also acts as a radical scavenger. 

  • Omega 3 fatty acids : Essential fats that regulate hormone levels and can reduce inflammation levels.

  • Linoleic Acid : Vegetable fatty acid that has skin-soothing properties and improves your skin's moisture balance.

Shea Butter im Rohzustand

A special feature that makes unrefined shea butter so valuable is its high concentration of so-called unsaponifiable components. This means that these molecules cannot be dissolved, i.e. “saponified”, through contact with water. These unsaponifiable components in butter are substances such as oleic acid, hydrocarbons, tocopherols or phytosterols. 

The latter in particular are of great benefit for your skin care: Phytosterols are a natural component of the skin's own fat layer and ensure that nutrients from the outside can be better absorbed. They also keep your skin elastic and compensate for lack of moisture. In addition to these components, unrefined shea butter has a number of other valuable ingredients. 

Butyrospermum Parkii Butter can help with various skin problems due to its positive properties:

  • Dry skin

  • Prevention for fresh scars and stretch marks

  • Skin irritation

  • Neurodermatitis

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The active ingredient shea butter can also be found in our creams due to its caring properties:

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