TrueShea™

The Shea butter Experience for a True Naturality

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TrueShea™ is a natural and pure Shea butter, which features the most advanced specificities with the highest purity and quality standards. TrueShea™ is an ingredient of choice for a unique experience and the preferred sustainable Shea solution.

By formulating your products with TrueShea™, you will be part of this True Adventure!

TrueShea™ is the result of OLVEA’s fully integrated supply chain: direct purchase of the Shea nuts from women collectors, local production of Shea butter in Burkina Faso (West Africa) and eco-refining in France.

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The tree of Life

TrueShea™ is a natural shea butter obtained from the fruit of the shea tree (Butyrospermum parkii). This wild tree from the Sapotaceae family can only be found in its natural state in Africa, in the regions of Sudan and the Sahel, north of the Equator.

Usually growing in tree-planted savannah, the Shea tree can measure up to twenty meters tall and reaches its maximum production capacity after fifty years. Each tree produces an average of 15 to 20 kg of fruit (i.e. 3 to 4 kg of kernels) per year. Shea butter is extracted from the kernels, which contain 50% solid fat.

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Global Shea Alliance

Since 2015, OLVEA has been a member of the Global Shea Alliance (GSA) and its sustainability program, which aims to promote the sustainability and competitiveness of the Shea industry worldwide, improve the livelihoods and empowerment of rural women, and finally, strive for the protection of biodiversity.

In 2020, OLVEA strengthened its sustainable commitments and anchored its status as a major stakeholder in the Shea industry by joining the Global Shea Alliance Executive Committee!

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Natural care

With its many benefits, Shea butter has been used by local populations for thousands of years in cooking and traditional medicine. Thanks to its exceptionally rich unsaponifiable matter (kariten, terpene alcohol and tocopherols), it is used in the formulation of a wide range of beauty products: skin and lip care, sun care and hair care.

TrueShea™ is highly rich in oleic acid and stearic acid. Stearic acid gives TrueShea™ its texture and its melting characteristics. Oleic acid is an excellent emollient. This butter moisturizes the skin and hair, making them softer and more supple.

TrueShea™ is remarkable for its exceptional levels of unsaponifiable compounds (tocopherols, phytosterols, triterpens, karitens, etc.), which give it a number of cosmetic properties.

TrueShea™ protects the skin from free radicals and oxidation and encourages epidermal regeneration and skin elasticity. This butter is known for its anti-inflammatory properties and is suitable for sensitive or weakened skin. It reduces the transepidermal water loss by forming a protective film; the skin is deeply moisturized and protected from external aggressions.

TrueShea™ is used in a number hair care, skin care, sun care as well as in many lip balms and lipsticks.

Range of TrueShea™

OLVEA is a leading shea butter producer that offers a complete range of natural and sustainable Shea butters:

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Applications

• Cosmetic use: Face care, Body care, Conditioner, Dry hair, Dehydrated skin, Dry skin, Sensitive skin, Baby products, Hair products, Sun care, Lipstick, Soap, Shampoo, After sun care, Haire care, Lip care, Hand care

• Food use

Cosmetic and food use