At in-cosmetics 2015 in Barcelona, AAK Personal Care will discuss its latest launch, a clear liquid shea oil that softens and moisturizes the skin. The physical and sensory attributes of Lipex SheaClear (INCI: Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Oil) make it an ideal ingredient for skin, hair and face oils where absolute clarity and low color is desired.
The product has a high level (6-8%) of functional unsaponifiables that help revitalize the skin. It adds moisturizing and softening properties in all types of clear oil formulations, without any adverse crystallization effects or settling over time. It also improves shine and softness in hair.
The company noted that clear, transparent oils are trending in the United States and Europe. It can be used in high-end cosmetic formulations as the main emollient or in combination with other oils and esters to customize the sensory properties. Due to a low melting point, it is also suitable for cold processed emulsions.