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INCI Name: Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter
Product Code: JD18
CAS #: 194043-92-0
Brand: Biochemica®

Hallstar’s commitment to sustainability is one of the most important priorities in the sourcing of natural products. Shea nuts needed for Biochemica® Craft Shea Butter are collected by local women of Ghana. Over 600,000 women rely on the commercial business to support their families and put food on the table.

How is Biochemica® Craft Shea Butter produced? Shea fruit is gathered and boiled, after which the fruit is husked and sun-dried. The sun-dried kernels are crushed, dry-roasted and then milled into powder which is then kneaded in a water slurry until light in color. Cool water is introduced into the aerated slurry to initiate phase separation. Crude shea butter is skimmed off the surface and then boiled to remove any remaining water. After boiling, the crude shea butter is filtered. Biochemica® Craft Shea Butter is typically refined before packaging for use in the cosmetics marketplace.

Shea butter is well known to assist with the resolution of cutaneous dryness, dermatitis, dermatoses, eczema, solar erythema and superficial burns, and Biochemica® Craft Shea Butter has a smooth creamy texture that is suitable for cosmetics. Its recommended use level is application dependent: balms: 5-100%, bar soaps: 3-6%, lotions and creams: 3-5%, hair conditioners: 2-5%.

Features & Benefits:

  • Biodegradable
  • Bodying Agent
  • Dermal Barrier Function Restoration
  • Dermal Moisture Content Balancing
  • Emollient
  • Moisturizing Agent
  • Natural Product
  • Plant Derived / Vegetal Based
Appearance Soft white fat
Color (Lovibond Red) 2 Maximum
Color (Lovibond Yellow) 20 Maximum
Peroxide Value, meq/kg 10.0 Maximum
Iodine Value, cgI/g 55.0 - 72.0
Acid Value, mgKOH/g 1.0 Maximum
Free Fatty Acid, % 0.5 Maximum
Insoluble In
  • Water
Soluble In
  • Cosmetic Esters (hot)
  • Vegetable Oil (hot)
  • Carton - 25kgs

Regional Approvals:

  • Canada
  • China
  • EU
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Philippines
  • US


  • After Sun Skin Care
  • Bar Soaps
  • Facial Skin Care
  • Foot Care
  • Hair Conditioners
  • Hand & Body Care
  • Lip Care
  • Styling Aids

The information presented herein is believed to be accurate and reliable, but no warranty or guarantee, expressed or implied, is made regarding the information or the performance of any product. Further, nothing contained herein shall be taken as any inducement or recommendation to use, manufacture or sell that may infringe any patents or any other proprietary rights now or hereafter in existence, nor to imply compliance with any regulatory requirements

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