Butyrospermum Parkii Butter



Butyrospermum Parkii Butter description

_Butyrospermum parkii_ butter (also known as shea butter) is a plant lipid extracted from the karite tree. It is used as an emollient in cosmetics and has smoothing properties for dry skin. _Butyrospermum parkii butter_ doesn’t just have a rich texture; it’s also a rich source of antioxidants, including quercetin, epicatechin gallate, gallocatechin, epigallocatechin, as well as skin-replenishing fatty acids (stearic and linoleic). It is an excellent ingredient to see in products designed to improve dry skin.

Butyrospermum Parkii Butter references

  • Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology, June 2011, pages 45-55
  • Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, October 2003, pages 6,268-6,273
  • Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, February 2009, page S41

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Ingredient ratings


Proven and supported by independent studies. Outstanding active ingredient for most skin types or concerns.


Necessary to improve a formula's texture, stability, or penetration.


Generally non-irritating but may have aesthetic, stability, or other issues that limit its usefulness.


There is a likelihood of irritation. Risk increases when combined with other problematic ingredients.


May cause irritation, inflammation, dryness, etc. May offer benefit in some capability but overall, proven to do more harm than good.


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