GENERAL INFORMATION FANCOL SHEA BUTTER is a natural fat obtained from the fruit of the Shea tree. The Shea tree (also known as the Karite tree) grows wild in the drier regions of the equatorial zone of Central Africa. Shea Butter is an excellent ointment base. It has an unusually high content of oil unsaponifiable matter far exceeding that of Cocoa Butter. It is from this that FANCOL SHEA BUTTER shows its ability to protect the skin from sun and helps to ease superficial skin irritation. Its oily qualities improve skin softness. FANCOL SHEA BUTTER is an excellent skin conditioning agent, which melts at body temperature, giving it good spreadibility. FANCOL SHEA BUTTER enhances shine and has excellent superfatting qualities.
INGREDIENTS INCI name: Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter
CTFA name: Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter
APPLICATIONS - Suntan Preparations - Body Lotions - Hand Care Products - Winter Sports Products - Day Creams - Night Creams - Wrinkle Products - Hair Dressing - Lip Care - Soaps - Shave Foams - After-Shave Products - Hair Shampoo - Hair Conditioner - Balsam
KEY PROPERTIES FANCOL SHEA BUTTER skin and haircare additive Typical properties • Excellent ointment base • High content of oil unsaponifiables • Protects the skin and eases irritation • Improves skin softness • Imparts good spreadability • Enhances shine • Has excellent superfatting qualities
CHEMICAL AND PHYSICAL DATA Appearance Off white soft solid Melting Point 32-45°C Iodine Value (Hanus) 50-70 Saponification Value 165-195 INCORPORATION FANCOL SHEA BUTTER can be added at any convenient stage in the manufacturing cycle with heating and mixing.
LEVELS OF USE The level of use of the FANCOL SHEA BUTTER will depend on the formulation. Typical addition levels are 1-20%.
COMPATIBILITY FANCOL SHEA BUTTER is compatible with most raw materials used in cosmetics and toiletries.
TOXICITY Care is taken to ensure that the ingredients used in the FANCOL SHEA BUTTER additive are not known to be injurious to health in any way and have been toxicologically tested to ensure their safety. However, the FANCOL SHEA BUTTER additive has not been subjected to testing involving the use of animals within the last 10 years.
STORAGE TEMPERATURES Keep container sealed and store at room temperature
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