Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter

INCI Name
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter
Ingredient origins
Shea Nut
Role
Emollient
Common name
Shea Butter
EWG score
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Ingredient details
Shea butter is a slightly yellowish or ivory-colored fat extracted from the nut of the African shea tree (Vitellaria paradoxa). Shea butter is a triglyceride (fat) derived mainly from stearic acid and oleic acid. It is widely used in cosmetics as a moisturiser, salve or lotion. Shea butter is edible and is used in food preparation in Africa. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shea_butter