WHAT IS IT?

Shea butter is an off-white fat extracted from nuts of the shea tree (Vitellaria paradoxa), by cold mechanical nut pressing.


This extraction process allows a very high fraction of shea butter to be made of fatty acids (i.e. oleic acid, stearic acid , linoleic acid, palmitic acid, arachidic acid).


It then undergoes purification.


Shea butter fractions used by La Roche-Posay do not contain any allergenic residues (i.e. nut fraction, etc.). 

WHERE DOES IT 
COME FROM?


Native to the dry savanna belt of West Africa, shea butter represents the central component
of a solidarity sourcing program established in Burkina Faso.
Since 2014, 100% of La Roche-Posay shea butter originates from this initiative.
This program also protects the environment through the preservation of shea trees.

WHAT IS IT 
USED FOR?


Shea butter brings instant softness to the skin by:
  • Providing a better protection to the skin barrier
  • Soothing skin tightness
  • Limiting skin irritation

WHY DO DERMS 
RECOMMEND IT?

This natural product is widely recommended by dermatologists for its powerful moisturizing and soothing properties.
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LA ROCHE-POSAY HAS CHOSEN TO USE IT TO MAKE THE MOST OF ITS MOISTURIZING, EMOLLIENT AND SOOTHING PROPERTIES.

WHY AND HOW DO
WE USE IT AT LA ROCHE-POSAY?


A long time ago, La Roche-Posay started to include shea butter in products intended for:
  • Very-dry skin
  • Atopic-prone skin 
  • Skin presenting a barrier deficiency
Its fatty acid fraction (90% approx.) presents a high compatibility with skin naturally-occurring fatty acids.
Hence, it provides an immediate skin barrier protection as well as an emollient and moisturizing effect

Its non-fatty-acid fraction (10% approx.) is composed of bioactive substances that are responsible for its medicinal properties
  • Soothes the skin (phytosterols)
  • Limits water loss (karitene)
  • Contributes to skin strengthening (tocopherols)

PRODUCTS WITH 
SHEA BUTTER

 
La Roche Posay Body Care Lipikar Baume AP+ 400ml Lipid Replenishing Balm Anti Irritation Scratching 000 3337872418570 Front Strong Shadow
Anti-Irritation And Anti-Scratching
Lipid-Replenishing Balm
LIPIKAR
BAUME AP+M
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Cleansing Oil
Lipid-Replenishing
Anti-Scratching & Anti-Irritation
Face And Body
LIPIKAR
HUILE LAVANTE AP+
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LaRochePosay Product Allergic Toleriane UltraCream 40ml 3337872412486 FSS 2
Intense Dermatological Moisturiser
For Allergic Or Ultra-Sensitive Skin
TOLERIANE
ULTRA CREAM 
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La Roche Posay ProductPage Eczema Lipikar Syndet AP 400ml 333787553731
Anti-Irritation
Anti-Scratching
Ultra-Gentle Body Cleanser
Face And Body
LIPIKAR
SYNDET AP+
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La Roche Posay Body Cleanser Lipikar Gel Lavant 400ml 3337872418785 Fr
Shower Gel
Soothing Protecting
Face And Body
Lipikar
GEL LAVANT
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La Roche Posay ProductPage Sensitive Allergic Toleriane Ultra Fluide 4
Intense Dermatological Moisturiser
Allergic Or Ultra Sensitive Skin
TOLERIANE
ULTRA FLUID
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La Roche Posay ProductPage Eczema Lipikar Surgras 400ml 3433422408586
Concentrated Shower-Cream
Anti-Dryness
Face And Body
LIPIKAR
SURGRAS
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