shea butter

Plant Extracts , Emollients

Plant lipid, extracted from the karite tree, that is used as an emollient in cosmetics. Shea butter is a rich source of antioxidants, including epicatechin gallate, gallocatechin, epigallocatechin, gallocatechin gallate, and epigallocatechin gallate, as well as quercetin.

Reference for this information:

Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, October 2003, pages 6,268-6,273

Related Ingredients:
natural moisturizing factor (NMF)