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Brazil nut oil contains mainly oleic and linolenic acids, as well as phytosterol and beta-sitosterol and is used in Amazonia to treat dry or aging skins. The nut's high selenium content and its vitamins A and E gives it excellent antioxidant properties.
Maracuja is the exotic name of the passion fruit. Highly concentrated in fatty acid and omega 6, it is used by women to moisturize and relax their skin or leave their hair light and glossy, while perfuming it with its soft, exotic scent.
The buriti tree produces a fruit the size of a plum, with a skin at the crossroads between litchi and pineapple. Its yellow flesh covers an oval nut. Its oil contains high levels of oleic acid, tocopherols, and carotenoids, especially beta-carotene, making it an antioxidant and photo-protective sought-after resource.
Copaiba is a stimulant oleoresin obtained from the trunk of copaiba trees. Used in traditional medicine as an antiseptic, studies have shown that the beneficial effects of Copaiba are due to its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties.
A cousin to cacao, this tough coconut-alike exterior hides a cottony immaculate flesh, and big seeds. With high water absorption properties, its seed butter helps hydrating the skin naturally and deeply. Its scent is often described as a mix of cacao and pineapple.
The seeds of the murumuru fruit produce a butter rich in lauric, myristic and oleic acid. Often used in soaps, it leaves a protection layer on the skin similar to silicone, but does not clog the pores; it is also an excellent treatment for dry and tired skins. In hair products, murumuru butter helps maintain curls, while nourishing and strengthening hair roots.
This big almond-looking nut produces an oil renowned for its healing and regenerating properties. It is indeed composed mostly of oleic, linoleic and behenic acids, all three known to accelerate the healing of skin lesions. In Amazonia, it is used to reduce pregnancy-induced stretch marks, scars, or aging spots.
Bacuri looks like papaya. Its thick skin hides a soft white flesh with a high concentration of tripalmitin and palmitoleic fatty acids. Known to efficiently awaken and hydrate fatigued, dull or stained skins, Amazonian women use it to treat acne and pimples.
Traditionally used for its soothing and moisturizing properties, carapa oil is pressed from the seeds of the carapa tree. High in olein, and palmitin, it is used to moisturize the skin and give it a soft touch. It is also used to soothe bruises, and to repel hematophaegous insects (mosquitos, ticks…) or soothe itchy bites.
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