Butyrospermum Parkii Butter

Our database has 1544 products that contain Butyrospermum Parkii Butter.

Community rating: Mixed


Butyrospermum Parkii Butter is a plant lipid from the fruit of the Shea Tree. It is an effective skin hydrator and emollient.

Emollients help soothe and soften your skin. It does this by creating a protective film on your skin. This barrier helps trap moisture and keeps your skin hydrated. Emollients may be effective at treating dry or itchy skin.

Shea butter is rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants help fight free-radicals, or molecules that may harm the body. It is also full of fatty acids including stearic acid and linoleic acid. These acids help replenish the skin and keep skin moisturized.

While Shea Butter has an SPF rating of about 3-4, it is not a sunscreen replacement.

Butyrospermum Parkii Butter is a somewhat common cosmetic ingredient, with about 12.05% of the products in our database containing it.

Also known as: Shea Butter and Karite Butter

What it does:

Skin Conditioning

Where it's used

Butyrospermum Parkii Butter is most often found as ingredient number 9 within an ingredient list.

Of the 4 products in our database that have a known concentration of Butyrospermum Parkii Butter, we've seen concentrations from 0.5% to 10% specified within their ingredient lists.

It is currently used 9323 times inside of skincare routines on SkinSort.

These are the categories of products that use Butyrospermum Parkii Butter the most:

CosIng Data

  • CosIng ID: 84401
  • EC #:  293-515-7
  • All Functions: Skin Conditioning, Viscosity Controlling
What is CosIng?

CosIng is the European Commission database for information on cosmetic substances and ingredients.

SkinSort uses CosIng to source some of it's data on ingredient names and functions.