Refined Shea Butter NZ
Shea Butter Refined
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Butyrospermum parkii, or the Shea tree grows in Africa and produces Shea nuts, from which a natural shea butter is extracted. Shea Butter melts immediately on contact with your skin and is absorbed quickly giving long lasting skin moisturising and healing properties.
Shea butter is very rich in oleic acid and stearic acid. Stearic acid gives shea butter its texture and its melting characteristics. Oleic acid is an excellent emollient. This butter moisturizes the skin and hair, making them softer and more supple.
Shea butter has high levels of tocopherols, phytosterols, triterpens and karitens, which give it a number of important cosmetic properties. Shea butter protects the skin from free radicals and oxidation and speeds skin regeneration elasticity. It has anti-inflammatory properties and is safe for all types of skin, even very sensitive skin.
It is used in a number hair care, skin care as well as in many lip balms and lipsticks. It also enhances the Sun Protecting Factor (SPF) of sunscreens.
After shea butter is extracted from the Shea nut the natural butter is filtered to remove any impurities, resulting in a creamy off-white colour and an ultra high quality pure product. The refined shea butter also has less odour, making it the shea butter of choice for the soap making and personal care industry.
If you are making your own, pure products at home, this is the perfect base for skincare products.