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Ingredient:

Butyrospermum parkii (Shea butter)

Butyrospermum parkii (Shea butter). Shea butter is a fat obtained from the fruit of the Karite tree, Butyrospermum parkii. It is used in cosmetics and personal care products as a skin conditioning agent 1. One of its actions is to slow the loss of water from the skin by forming a barrier on the skin’s surface. Botanical and botanically derived ingredients used in the formulation of cosmetics are generally mild and safe.

References

  1. International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook. Washington, D.C.: The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association, 2006.