WHAT IS IT?

Le beurre de karité est une graisse écrue extraite des noix du karité (Vitellaria paradoxa) par pression mécanique à froid.


Ce processus d'extraction permet d'obtenir une fraction très élevée de beurre de karité riche en acides gras (tels que l'acide oléique, l'acide stéarique, l'acide linoléique, l'acide palmitique et l'acide arachidique).


S'ensuit l'étape de la purification.


Les fractions de beurre de karité utilisées par La Roche-Posay ne contiennent aucun résidu allergène (fraction de noix, 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.

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
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LaRochePosay Product Allergic Toleriane UltraCream 40ml 3337872412486 FSS 2
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La Roche Posay ProductPage Eczema Lipikar Syndet AP 400ml 333787553731
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La Roche Posay Body Cleanser Lipikar Gel Lavant 400ml 3337872418785 Fr
Gel Lavant
Protecteur et Apaisant
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GEL LAVANT
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La Roche Posay ProductPage Sensitive Allergic Toleriane Ultra Fluide 4
Crème dermocosmétique intensément hydratante
Peaux ultra sensibles ou à tendance allergique
TOLERIANE
ULTRA FLUIDE
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La Roche Posay ProductPage Eczema Lipikar Surgras 400ml 3433422408586
Crème de douche concentrée
Anti-dessèchement
Visage et corps
LIPIKAR
SURGRAS
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