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Buriti Fruit Oil

The buriti, also known as the moriche palm, is a large palm tree that grows in swamp regions of South America. Natives refer to it as the Life Tree. The buriti tree bears a sweet fruit with a brown, scaly exterior and yellow pulp. The pulp is extremely rich in essential fatty acids and carotenoids, including beta-carotene. Buriti Fruit Oil is considered to be one of the richest sources of beta-carotene, with levels exceeding that of carrot seed oil.

Brasilians treat the buriti tree as sacred because it contains the nutrients and the support needed to sustain life. The oil is used in traditional medicine to protect the skin and to treat a variety of skin conditions including burns and sunburn.

In addition to the high beta carotene content, Buriti Fruit Oil is also a rich source of essential fatty acids. It possesses the remarkable ability to nourish, moisturize and repair the epidermis and improve the elasticity of maturing skin. As such, it is highly beneficial in formulations intended to treat and heal burns and sun damaged skin. The strong anti-oxidant properties may help protect the skin from free radical damage.

Buriti Fruit Oil Properties:

  • Highly Emollient
  • Exceptionally Rich in Beta-carotene
  • High in Fatty and Essential Fatty Acids:
    • Oleic Acid: 79.2%
    • Palmitic Acid: 16.3%
    • Linoleic Acid: 1.4%
    • Linolenic Acid: 1.3%
    • Stearic Acid: 1.3%
    • Palmitoleic Acid: 0.4%
  • Potent Anti-Oxidant
  • Rich in Vitamin C
  • Improves Skin Elasticity
  • Reduces Redness
  • Offers Sun Protection from UV Rays
  • Protects Skin from Free Radicals
  • Color: Red-Orange

Buriti Fruit Oil is Suitable for the Following Personal Care Applications:

  • Mature, Aging Skin
  • Dry, Cracked Skin
  • Eczema, Psoriasis and Other Skin Conditions
  • Burns
  • Sun Exposed or Damaged Skin
  • Dry, Brittle and Damaged Hair
  • Lip Care

Recommended Usage Rate: 1-7%

 

INCI Nomenclature:

Mauritia flexuosa (Buriti) Fruit Oil

Shelf Life:

2 Years

Origin:

Brazil

Extraction Method:

Cold Pressed

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