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INCI Name: Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter
Product Code: SHEA
CAS #: 194043-92-0
EINECS: 293-515-7
Brand: Biochemica®

Biochemica® Shea Butter HMP is a special grade of shea butter which exhibits a higher than normal melting point. This is achieved via a proprietary fractionation process. Regular shea butter has a typical melting point range of 31º-38º C; Biochemica® Shea Butter HMP has a melting point range of 40º-48º C, making it ideal for applications where a high percentage of shea butter is used in a finished formulation, or simply when packaging shea butter in its pure form. In such formulations, use of Biochemica® Shea Butter HMP will prevent melting at high ambient temperatures (i.e., when shipping in hot summer months).

Shea Butter is well known to assist cutaneous dryness, dermatitis, dermatoses, eczema, solar erythema and superficial burns.

Features & Benefits:

  • Anti-inflammatory Agent
  • Biodegradable
  • Bodying Agent
  • Dermal Moisture Content Balancing
  • Feel Modification/Enhancement
  • Film Former
  • Hair Conditioning Agent
  • Healing Promotion
  • Natural Product
  • Nonocclusive
  • Plant Derived / Vegetal Based
  • Skin Hydration Agent
  • Thickener (nonaqueous)
Acid Value (mg KOH/g) 0 - 1
Appearance Firm white to light yellow fat
Color (LOVIBOND) 0 - 3
Free Fatty Acids (%) 0.0 - 0.5
Iodine Value (gI2/100g) 50 - 65
Melting Point (°C) 40 - 48
Peroxide Limit (mEq/kg) 10
Insoluble In
  • Water
Soluble In
  • Cosmetic Esters
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Carton - 25kgs

Regional Approvals:

  • Canada
  • China
  • EU
  • US


  • After Sun Skin Care
  • Bar Soaps
  • Bath Additives
  • Cleansing Wipes
  • Deodorants
  • Facial Skin Care
  • Foot Care
  • Hair Conditioners
  • Hand & Body Care
  • Lip Care
  • Liquid Handsoaps
  • Massage Products
  • Shampoos
  • Shaving Products
  • Shower Gels/Body Washes
  • Styling Aids


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Name Regional Acceptance  Formula Number
100% Natural Shea Butter SPF 50 StickGlobalJZ11-145E
Butter Lovin' Zinc-Only Shea and Lemon Sunscreen SPF 50ASEAN, Australia, Canada, EU, Japan, Korea, MERCOSUR, New Zealand, Philippines, Taiwan, USJZ11-119

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