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INCI Name: Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter
Product Code: JD01
CAS #: 194043-92-0
Brand: Biochemica®

Biochemica® shea butters are derived from expeller pressed fruit seeds of karite trees on the African continent, yielding a slightly green butter. From its high content of unsaponifiables (up to 17%), unrefined shea butter derives its traditional properties: protection of the skin against weather, sun, and photoaging, and elimination of superficial irritations. Shea butter is well known to assist with the resolution of cutaneous dryness, dermatitis, dermatoses, eczema, solar erythema and superficial burns. The toxicity of shea butter is such that it is used in Europe in foods and confections to replace fats for enhanced food texture and flavor.

Biochemica® Shea Butter Refined has been processed and refined to yield a white butter with low odor and 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 Yellow) 20 maximum
Color (Lovibond Red) 2 maximum
Odor Mild fatty odor
Melting Range (°C) 31 - 38
Saponification Value (mg KOH/g) 177 typical
Iodine Value (gI2/100g) 55.0 - 72.0
Specific Gravity (25°C/25°C) 0.89 typical
Peroxide Value (meq/kg) 10.0 maximum
Free Fatty Acids (%) 0.5 maximum (as Oleic)
Acid Value (mg KOH/g) 1.0 maximum
Flash Point (°C) 230 typical
Insoluble In
  • Water
Soluble In
  • Cosmetic Esters (hot)
  • Vegetable Oil (hot)
  • Carton - 25kgs
  • Drum - 190kgs
  • Pail - 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


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Name Regional Acceptance  Formula Number
8 Hour CreamGlobalCPD060-09-07
A-Little-Something-Extra Cleansing ConditionerGlobal139-20-04D
Baby Skin BarrierGlobalCS17-107-09E
Citrus Essence Body CrèmeUSBCI1001
Cream Lip Balm in PotGlobalNAD025-08-06A
Crystal Foot MassageASEAN, Australia, EU, Japan, MERCOSUR, USCS15-034-12B
DermaCalm Soothing CreamGlobalNAD080-12-11B
Hand CreamAustralia, EU, Japan, MERCOSUR, USNAD025-08-09
Happy Hair Leave-in Conditioner - OriginalGlobal139-20-05A
Intensive Moisturize BalanceGlobalCPD069-10-08
Lightweight Non-nano ZnO Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30GlobalJZ12-154B
Mango Madness Body BalmGlobalBCI0604
Mineral Only SPF 100, PFA 25 O/W Sunscreen LotionASEAN, Canada, Japan, Korea, MERCOSUR, New Zealand, Philippines, Taiwan, USJZ11-160
Minerals Only SPF 70, PFA 20 O/W Sunscreen LotionASEAN, Canada, Japan, Korea, MERCOSUR, New Zealand, Philippines, Taiwan, USJZ11-159
Natural SPF 15 Sunscreen LotionGlobalCS15-029-01O
Natural SPF 30 Sunscreen CreamGlobalCS15-029-02B
Oil-in-Water Mineral Sunscreen Cream SPF 50ASEAN, Australia, Canada, EU, Japan, Korea, MERCOSUR, New Zealand, Philippines, Taiwan, USJZ8-204
Oil-in-Water Mineral Sunscreen Cream SPF 50GlobalJZ10-135
Oil-in-Water Mineral Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50 +GlobalJZ10-145
Peach Body ButterGlobalCPD052-09-01E
Raspberry Body ButterGlobalNAD021-08-05A
Restorative CreamGlobalCPD069-10-07
Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30US, Canada, China, Japan, Philippines, Korea, ASEAN, MERCOSURJZ7-63
Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30ASEAN, Japan, USJZ7-201C
Ultimate Hydration CreamGlobalNAD086-13-24B
Zinc Oxide-Based SPF 30, PFA 10 O/W Sunscreen LotionASEAN, Australia, Canada, EU, Japan, Korea, MERCOSUR, New Zealand, Philippines, Taiwan, USJZ11-151B

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