Is mango butter greasy?

I've tried shea butter and found it rather greasy. Shines on the skin like Vaseline.

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  • emma1985emma1985 Member
    edited October 2021
    It's definitely drier than Shea but still a bit greasy. I love it. But as a formulator my priority is not to make non greasy products (I like rich and emollient textures) so might be different for others. 
  • I love to work with shea and it depends on your formula if it feels greasy or not.

    maybe this is a nice read for you

    https://coxistencesoaps.com/blogs/news/compare-shea-cocoa-mango-kokum-butter-natural-skincare-beauty
  • MicroformulationMicroformulation Member, Professional Chemist
    All of your butters have some greasiness to them to some extent.
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  • abieroseabierose Member
    edited October 2021
    @Microformulation is right. Personally the only butter that I've tried that I wouldn't classify as greasy would be Illipe butter. Shea, Mango, Cocao, Kokum, Cupuacu, Coconut...all feel greasy to me but I do still use some of these butters occasionallybut at very small amounts...like less than 1%.... Babassu is a very nice butter also but can be slightly greasy too. Just my humble opinion 😊

    As @Charlene pointed out, the other elements in your formula can/will dictate the end feel.
  • Illipe and Murumuru are the only two I am using any more...cus I hate the greasy feeling of the others.

    I do make a product with intentional greasiness...and I use cocoa.

    The key is .... how much you use.  Mommy blogger formulas will make any of the butters feel greasy.  

    The face cream I made today...had .75% each of the ones mentioned at the beginning.  3.8% other natural oils, and 5% CCT....Now that feel good.
  • abierose said:
    @Microformulation is right. Personally the only butter that I've tried that I wouldn't classify as greasy would be Illipe butter. Shea, Mango, Cocao, Kokum, Cupuacu, Coconut...all feel greasy to me but I do still use some of these butters occasionallybut at very small amounts...like less than 1%.... Babassu is a very nice butter also but can be slightly greasy too. Just my humble opinion 😊

    As @Charlene pointed out, the other elements in your formula can/will dictate the end feel.
    I love Babassu so so much. ❤️
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