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  • Is mango butter greasy?

    Posted by DaveStone on October 29, 2021 at 10:38 am

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

    emma1985 replied 2 years, 5 months ago 6 Members · 6 Replies
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  • emma1985

    Member
    October 29, 2021 at 1:59 pm

    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. 

  • Charlene

    Member
    October 29, 2021 at 2:56 pm

    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

  • Microformulation

    Member
    October 29, 2021 at 3:25 pm

    All of your butters have some greasiness to them to some extent.

  • abierose

    Member
    October 29, 2021 at 8:18 pm

    @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.

  • Graillotion

    Member
    October 30, 2021 at 4:56 am

    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.

  • emma1985

    Member
    October 30, 2021 at 5:35 am

    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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