Not as well known, yet a firm favourite, next to be covered is Cupuaçu Butter, one of the gifts of the rainforest. It’s a nutrient-rich, life sustaining botanical that has made its way from the Amazon to our artisanal labs. Sourced from trees in the legal developments, therefore conserving the Amazonian rainforest in Brazil. It's a small to medium rainforest tree, bearing a melon type fruit. Each fruit contains 30-50 seeds, from which the butter is obtained.
Cupuaçu has an amazing capacity for water absorption. It can support 440% of its weight in water, which means that 1 pound of Cupuaçu butter could absorb 4.4 pounds of water! (Hyaluronic Acid’s anhydrous alternative!) Proven to offer skin moisturising benefits that help restore the skin's natural humidity and elasticity, it absorbs into the skin quickly and leaves it feeling soft, nourished and moisturised. Perfect for Lip products.
Also acting as a natural skin protectant, Cupuaçu Butter has the ability to absorb UVA/UVB rays and functions as an anti-inflammatory and emulsifying agent.
Here are some of its benefits:
PHENOLIC COMPOUNDS: The high levels of phenolic compounds make it a superior antioxidant which contributes to its anti-inflammatory and protectant qualities.
OLEIC ACID: High levels of oleic acid has a fluidising effect on the membranes of dermal cells which enhances penetration of actives into the skin.
STEARIC ACID: High stearic acid levels make it a strong emollient which helps improve skin elasticity and prevents premature skin ageing.
VITAMIN A & E- Rich in 9 different antioxidants, including Vitamin A, C & E
VITAMIN B- It is heavy with vitamins B1, B2, B3 (Niacin)
Have you ever heard of Cupuaçu Butter?