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INCI Name: Theobroma Grandiflorum Seed Butter
Product Code: CU01
CAS #: 394236-97-6
EINECS: 609-676-7
Brand: Biochemica®

Biochemica® Cupuaçu Butter Ref is obtained from the fruit seed of the cupuaçu tree (Theobroma grandiflorum) found growing wild in the eastern subregion of the Brazilian Amazonia. Cupuaçu fruit is used to produce juices and sorbets in its native South America. The seeds contain approximately 48% of a sweet-smelling “butter” which is stable and has a high capacity for water absorption, often being compared functionally with Lanolin. Biochemica® Cupuaçu Butter Ref is an excellent emollient for cosmetic formulations and may be used to prevent drying of the skin and development of wrinkles, to reduce degeneration of skin cells, and to restore flexibility, moisture retention ability and elasticity to the skin.

Suggested uses for Biochemica® Cupuaçu Butter Ref include creams, lotions, balms, make-up foundations, bar soaps and massage creams. Suggested use levels: balms: 5 – 100%, bar soaps: 3 – 6%, lotions & creams: 3 – 5%,and hair conditioners: 2 – 5%.

Features & Benefits:

  • Biodegradable
  • Bodying Agent
  • Dermal Moisture Content Balancing
  • Emollient
  • Intermediate
  • Lubricant
  • Moisturizing Agent
  • Natural Product
  • Plant Derived / Vegetal Based
  • Skin Hydration Agent
Appearance Light tan fat
Odor Mild sweet odor
Saponification Value (mg KOH/g) 188 - 198
Iodine Value (gI2/100g) 33 - 42
Melting Range (°C) 32 - 36
Insoluble In
  • Water
Soluble In
  • Cosmetic Esters (hot)
  • Vegetable Oil (hot)
  • Pail - 16, 18, 30kgs

Regional Approvals:

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • EU
  • US


  • After Sun Skin Care
  • Bar Soaps
  • Daily Wear Sun Care
  • Facial Color Cosmetics
  • Facial Skin Care
  • Foot Care
  • Hair Conditioners
  • Hand & Body Care
  • Lip Care
  • Massage Products


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