Charkit to Distribute Olvea Shea Ingredients


Charkit Chemical Corporation of Norwalk, Connecticut, announced its distribution agreement with Olvea Vegetable Oils of Saint Leonard, France, and will now offer Olvea’s shea ingredients.

Ingredients include:

  • Shea Butter Refined (INCI: Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter),
  • Silky Shea (INCI: Shea Butter Ethyl Esters),
  • Creamy Shea (INCI: Shea Butter Glycerides),
  • Glossy Shea (INCI: Shea Butter Polyglyceryl-4 Esters) and
  • Shea Oil Refined.

These ingredients can be included in cosmetics and pharmaceutical applications, e.g., moisturizers, salves or lotions, and in food such as chocolate or as a substitute for cocoa butter. Shea oil can also protect hair and skin from harsh sun and hot, dry wind.

Olvea is world-renowned for its vegetable and fish oils, and has over 85 years of experience in the fatty acids industry,” said Jay Lang, executive vice president, Charkit.

“Their long-term commitment to their suppliers has ensured a reliable supply of natural products while guaranteeing total traceability, controlled quality and sustainable development fortified by their sustainability charter. We are proud to partner with them and add their high-quality Shea Oil ingredients to our wide range of offerings.”

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