Ultra Refined (also known as liquid shea butter) is obtained by
cold pressing of the fruit seeds of the karite tree,
followed by a full refining
process. At ambient temperature, shea butter presents itself in the form of a
of a crystallized, high melting point fraction (stearine) and of
a liquid low melting point fraction (olein). During the
fractionation process we
separate the liquid oleins from the crystallised stearines. The result is Shea
Olein. Because of its
high content of unsaponifiables, it is mostly used
for facial, hand and body care products, giving a very pleasant
to the skin. Also recommended for lipstick, make-up, sunscreen formulations and
preparations for sensitive skins,
due to his anti-inflammatory qualities.
Suggested Use Levels: Use from 3% to 20% in creams and lotions, soaps and balms,
or 100% pure as a moisturizing serum or massage oil.