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INCI Name: Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter
Product Code: JD03
CAS #: 194043-92-0
EINECS: 293-515-7
Brand: Biochemica®

Biochemica® Shea Butter Natural is a natural butter expeller pressed from the fruit seeds of the karite tree grown on the African continent. From these seeds a yellow butter is obtained which must be further processed and refined for use on the skin, creating a smooth, creamy texture which is suitable for cosmetics. Due to its high content of unsaponifiables (up to 17%), unrefined shea butter has an inherent SPF of 4.  This is where shea butter draws its traditional properties: protection of the skin against weather, sun and photo-aging and elimination of superficial irritations. Shea butter is well known to address cutaneous dryness, dermatitis, dermatoses, eczema, solar erythema and burns. The toxicity of shea butter is such that it is used in Europe in foods and confections to replace fats to enhance food texture and flavor. Suggested applications for Biochemica® Shea Butter Natural: creams, lotions, balms. Use from 3% to 100% pure (as a balm).

Features & Benefits:

  • Anti-inflammatory Agent
  • Biodegradable
  • Bodying Agent
  • Dermal Moisture Content Balancing
  • Feel Modification/Enhancement
  • Film Former
  • Hair Conditioning Agent
  • Healing Promotion
  • Moisturizing Agent
  • Natural Product
  • Nonocclusive
  • Skin Hydration Agent
  • Skin Protectant (anti-radical properties)
  • Superfatting Agent
  • Thickener (nonaqueous)
Appearance Soft yellow fat
Free Fatty Acids (%) 0 - 10
Iodine Value (gI2/100g) 48 - 72
Melting Point (°C) 31 - 38
Peroxide Value (mEq/kg) 0 - 15
Saponification Value (mg KOH/g) 170 - 185
Unsaponifiables 0 - 6
Insoluble In
  • Water
Soluble In
  • Cosmetic Esters
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Carton - 25kgs

Regional Approvals:

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


  • After Sun Skin Care
  • Bar Soaps
  • Bath Additives
  • Cleansing Wipes
  • Daily Wear Sun Care
  • Deodorants
  • Facial Skin Care
  • Foot Care
  • Hair Conditioners
  • Hand & Body Care
  • Lip Care
  • Shampoos
  • Shaving Products
  • Shower Gels/Body Washes


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Name Regional Acceptance  Formula Number
Broad Spectrum Oil-in-Water Mineral SPF 50 Sunscreen CreamASEAN, Australia, Japan, MERCOSUR, USJZ8-160
Broad Spectrum Water-in-Oil Mineral SPF 50 Sunscreen LotionASEAN, Australia, Japan, MERCOSUR, USJZ8-145
My 60s CreamGlobalCS18-094-02A
Natural sunscreen lotion SPF 50ASEAN, Australia, Japan, MERCOSUR, USJZ7-210B
Oh Wow! 50 Cream – Broad Spectrum O-W SPF 50 Mineral SunscreenGlobalJZ8-197C
Oil-in-Water Mineral Sunscreen Lotion SPF 45ASEAN, Canada, Japan, Korea, MERCOSUR, New Zealand, Philippines, Taiwan, USJZ10-186
Oil-in-Water Zinc Oxide-Based SPF 40 Sunscreen CreamASEAN, EU, Japan, Korea, MERCOSUR, New Zealand, Philippines, Taiwan, USJZ10-227

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