Why does Shea Butter crystallize: Natural and secret phenomenon of our Gentle Balm

Shea butter, a star ingredient in many skin care products, is often praised for its hydrating and soothing properties. At Pioupiou, we love it mainly in our Gentle Balm. However, users sometimes find themselves perplexed when they notice that their shea butter is crystallizing. In this article, we will explore the reasons behind this natural phenomenon and explain why it does not compromise the quality of our flagship product, Pioupiou Nourishing Balm .

What is Shea Butter?

Shea butter is extracted from the nuts of the shea tree (Butyrospermum parkii), a tree that grows mainly in West Africa. This nutrient-rich butter has been used for centuries for its benefits to skin and hair. You will find it in the list of ingredients in the form “Butyrospermum parkii (Shea) butter”.

Why does Shea Butter crystallize?

Shea butter crystallization is a natural process that occurs due to its fatty acid composition. Shea butter contains a high proportion of saturated and unsaturated fatty acids, such as stearic acid and oleic acid. When shea butter cools or is exposed to temperature changes, these fatty acids tend to solidify and form crystals. This is noticeable with small grains or “flakes” that appear.

The impact of crystallization on product quality

It is important to note that the crystallization of shea butter does not affect its quality or effectiveness. On the contrary, it testifies to its purity and natural character. Crystallization is simply a physical reaction and does not alter the beneficial properties of shea butter.

Pioupiou Gentle Balm: guaranteed quality

At Pioupiou, we are proud to present our flagship product, the Pioupiou Soft Balm, which contains a generous amount of organic shea butter. We use pure, organic butter of excellent quality, all in a water-free formula and based on 100% natural ingredients. Our commitment to quality is complete, and the natural crystallization of shea butter only reinforces the purity and authenticity of our product.

Ingredients of natural origin for healthy skin

We firmly believe in using 100% natural ingredients to care for the skin of the whole family. Pioupiou Gentle Balm is formulated with care, ensuring that only the best natural ingredients come into contact with the delicate skin of babies and children.

How to properly store the balm to avoid the appearance of crystals?

To ensure that your balm maintains its original texture, freshness and maximum effectiveness, we advise you to store it away from heat and humidity. The ideal is to store it at room temperature or keep it in a cool place, but avoid temperature changes.

The magic balm for all baby and family ailments

Pioupiou balm isn't just an ordinary balm - it's a magical balm that provides instant relief for all baby and family aches and pains. Our balm is there to take care of you every step of the way every day.

In what Pioupiou treatments can you find shea butter?

The Gentle Balm, a versatile and essential product as explained previously, is the darling of our range. It contains shea butter as a main ingredient, combined with gentle active ingredients such as calendula extracts. This combination provides nourished, cleansed and soothed skin, making it a must-have for the whole family.

Our Children's Face Cream , formulated with sweet almond oil and edelweiss extracts, also includes shea butter. This daily treatment is specially designed to provide softness, hydration and protection to the delicate skin of babies and children, thus ensuring a complete and caring care routine. Crystallization will not be apparent in this treatment which will keep its silky appearance.

In conclusion, the crystallization of shea butter is a natural phenomenon which in no way affects the quality of the product. On the contrary, it testifies to its authentic character and purity. Trust our Gentle Balm to give your skin the gentle and effective care it deserves.

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