Butyrospermum Parkii Butter

Also-called-like-this: Shea Butter
What-it-does: emollient


Unless you live under a rock you must have heard about shea butter. It's probably the most hyped up natural butter in skincare today. It comes from the seeds of African Shea or Karite Trees and used as a magic moisturizer and emollient.

But it's not only a simple emollient, it's considered to be an NMF (Natural Moisturizing Factor) that regenerates and soothes the skin and also protects it from external factors (such as UV rays or wind). If that would not be enough it's also rich in antioxidants (among others vitamin A, E, F, quercetin and epigallocatechin gallate). If you are looking for rich emollient benefits + more, shea is hard to beat. 

Show me some proof

  • Leslie Baumann, MD, Cosmetic Dermatology, 2nd edition, Shea Butter - pages 277

Products with Butyrospermum Parkii Butter

Angela Caglia Power Cleansing Balm Anointment Natural Skin Care Shea Butter Cream Bybi Babe Balm Holika Holika Good Cera Super Ceramide Lip Oil Stick Hustle Butter Hustle Butter Deluxe KARMAMEJU Calm / Balm 2 LXMI Pure Nilotica Melt Nourishing Balm-To-Oil NOW Solutions Organic Shea Butter Pure Bath + Body Body Butter The Physic Garden Winter Lips Lip Balm eve lom Gel Balm Cleanser 10 Degrees Cooler 02 Cleansing Balm - Overnight Mask Alaffia Skin Recover Face Cream (Neem & Shea) Antipodes Grapeseed Butter Cleanser Base Everyday Lip Solve Tube Darphin 8-Flower Oil Cream Dr Botanicals Ulta-Repair Overnight Regenerating Treatment Dr Organic Manuka Honey Rescue Cream Dr. Brandt Skincare Needles No More® 3-D Filler Mask Dr. Sam Bunting Skincare Flawless Moisturiser Garnier Skinactive Botanical Day Cream With Rose Water Happy Skincare 'Cloud 9' Deep Cleansing Balm I'm From Honey Cream Joelle Ciocco Sensitive Skin Cream Khiels Creamy Eye Treatment With Avocado Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment With Avocado LXMI Crème Du Nil Pore-Refining Moisture Veil LXMI Nilotica Goddess Glow La Roche-Posay Lipikar Baume Ap+ Lyonsleaf Beauty Balm Lyonsleaf Calendula Cream L´Occitane Ultra Rich Body Cream MZ Skin Soothe & Smooth Collagen Activating Eye Complex May Lindstrom The Blue Cocoon Mesoestetic Melan Recovery Nuxe Ultra-Nourishing Lip Balm Rêve De Miel Olivarrier Emollient Extra Comfort Cream Paula's Choice Clinical Ultra-Rich Moisturizer Paula's Choice Resist Anti-Aging Eye Cream R10 Labs Ultimate Recovery Body Moisturiser Shea Moisture Mongongo & Hemp Seed Oils High Porosity Moisture-Seal Co-Wash Shea Moisture Shea Masque Sisley Black Rose Cream Mask Sisley Sisleya L’Integral Anti-Age Sisley Supremya Skinfix Ultra Rich Body Butter Too Cool For School Rules Of Mastic Ix Enhancer Zelens Marine Complex Deep Restorative Cream Atopiclair Non Steroidal Cream Base Everyday Lip Solve Bullet