COSMETIC SHEA BUTTER

COSMETIC SHEA BUTTER

Shea butter is a natural product from West Africa; it comes from a specific tree, Butyrospermum Parkii.

The nuts produced by this tree and harvested between June and September are freed of their pulp; the kernels are extracted and allowed to dry, then crushed, roasted and ground to obtain a thick paste of shea butter. Shea butter has always been produced by women and its production has an important economic and social role in the countries concerned. In this context, SOPHIM also offers ORganic and FAIR TRADE versions.

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Cosmetic Peach butter

Cosmetic Peach butter

It is obtained from peach oil, a popular fruit because it contains many vitamins. It has nourishing, softening, firming and emollient properties.

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COSMETIC MANGO BUTTER

COSMETIC MANGO BUTTER

Native to India, the mango tree produces a very popular fruit rich in vitamin C.

Ideal for dry, mature skin with dry and devitalised tendency, mango butter maintains moisturisation, prevents skin aging and is used in soothing care when the skin has been ravaged by both the sun and the cold. Its pleasant texture allows it to be used much in hair care where it also demonstrates all its benefits: it repairs and nourishes the hair, while preventing the formation of split ends.

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COSMETIC COCOA BUTTER

COSMETIC COCOA BUTTER

Cocoa butter is obtained from cocoa beans, which are contained in pods growing on cocoa trees.

Antioxidant, it fights the effects of time by giving back elasticity to the skin. Its fatty acids nourish, protect and soften skin and hair

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COSMETIC ARGAN BUTTER

COSMETIC ARGAN BUTTER

Obtained from argan oil, from the argan tree which is endemic to Morocco.

Argan butter is the ideal ally for enhanced moisturisation, to deeply nourish the skin and strengthen its elasticity.

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Cosmetic almond butter

Cosmetic almond butter

Obtained from sweet almond oil, this rich and velvety butter is recommended for the care of dry skin and hair.

Rich in natural antioxidants and phytosterols, it brings a nourishing and restructuring action to your care and prevents the signs of aging. It blends remarkably well in your formulas of creams, balms, sticks, etc. It is perfect especially for the gourmet treatments.

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Plant butters have multiple properties for cosmetic formulations :

  • they are natural texturizers used to thicken the creams and give them the desired texture;
  • they also have active properties, such as moisturising, nourishing, repairing, and soothing;
  • they reinforce the hydrolipidic film of the skin and improve its elasticity. It protects it from external aggressions and helps it fight effectively against aging.

The manufacturing process of butters for cosmetics is a key, as with the vegetable oils. Pulp, kernels, seeds or any other raw material, from which the butter is made, is first crushed or macerated to extract the fat. During the manufacturing of an emulsion, the butter is added hot during the fatty phase. The refining of butters, like that of vegetable oils, ensures better preservation of the product, and avoids the oxidation responsible for the well-known phenomenon of rancidity. It can also regulate its colour and smell. Butters are active formulants also used as natural thickeners ideally suited for the formulation of emulsions, balms or creams for the skin, for the hair, as well as cutaneous or capillary masks. With their rich texture, they provide care products with real comfort during application and ensure ease of spreading. They have many benefits in the care for dry and dull hair, or dry skin.

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