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INCI Name: Astrocaryum Tucuma Seed Butter
Product Code: TU01
CAS #: 356065-49-1
EINECS: 310-127-6 (naturally occurring substances)
Brand: Biochemica®

Biochemica® Tucuma Butter Refined is obtained from the fruit of the Brazilian Amazon tree, Astrocaryum tucuma. Its large fruits are edible and valued in South America for their flavor. From its seeds, a light colored butter is obtained which has a unique, characteristic odor and silicone-like behavior, similar to that of murumuru butter. It is solid at room temperature, but melts immediately on contact with the skin. The butter’s natural gloss brings a desirable shine to dry, damaged hair and can act as a wonderful skin moisturizer, exhibiting great skin lubricity. Its emolliency and skin feel come from its high lauric, myristic, and oleic content.

Suggested uses for Biochemica® Tucuma Butter Refine include creams, lotions, balms, make-up foundations and bar soaps, for the prevention of drying of the skin due to its moisture binding properties. Recommended use levels are from 3% to 100% pure (as a butter-like balm).

Features & Benefits:

  • Biodegradable
  • Bodying Agent
  • Dermal Moisture Content Balancing
  • Emollient
  • Feel Modification/Enhancement
  • Lubricant
  • Moisturizing Agent
  • Natural Product
  • Plant Derived / Vegetal Based
Appearance White to yellow solid fat
Odor Characteristic (soap-like)
Saponification Value (mg KOH/g) 225 - 250
Iodine Value (gI2/100g) 8 - 16
Free Fatty Acids (%) 6.00 maximum
Peroxide Value (meq/kg) 10.0 maximum
Melting Range (°C) 28 - 38
Specific Gravity 0.89 (50°C)
Flash Point (°C) 230
Insoluble In
  • Water
Soluble In
  • Cosmetic Esters (hot)
  • Vegetable Oil (hot)
  • Pail - 15kgs

Regional Approvals:

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • EU
  • US


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


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Name Regional Acceptance  Formula Number
Hallstar Naturals Body ButterCrèmeGlobalBCI0112
Honey Body LotionGlobalNAD064-11-15A

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