RARE INGREDIENTS for
CLEAN. NATURAL. SUSTAINABLE. BEAUTY
Brazil Nut (Bertholletia Excelsa)
The brazil nut tree is one of the most important species of extractive exploitation of the Amazon, occupying a key role in the socio-economic organisations of large areas of forest extraction. It is a very large tree, leafy and majestic, often reaching a height of 50 meters and more than 2 meters in diameter. The fruit of the Brazil-nut is a large capsule containing about 18 almonds (nuts).
Brazil Nuts and are known for their antioxidant and moisturising properties. Rich in selenium, zinc, omega 3 and vitamins A, B and E.
Tucuma ( Astrocaryum Vulgare)
Tucumã is a fruit of the Amazon native palm tree known for its ability to sprout and grow back. Known for having a high antioxidant power that helps prevent premature skin aging and strengthen the immune system.
The seed of Tucuma is covered externally with orange oily pulp. On average, the fruit weighs 30 g; 34% of this weight corresponds to the external pulp that has 14% to 16% of the oil when it is raw. Rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, C and pectin, an important natural fiber, Omega-3, Omega-6 and Omega-9 providing great hydration.
Andiroba (Carapas Guianensis)
Andiroba is a neotropical tree that occurs in southern Central America. In Brazil, it is found from sea level up to 350 m altitudes, throughout the Amazon basins. The tree belongs to the same family of the mahogany and cedar tree. A mature tree can produce up to 120 kg of seeds (average 50 kg/tree).
Andiroba seeds are very rich in vitamins and minerals such as, essential fatty acids, Vitamins A, C, and E. Dry Andiroba scrub is obtained by drying and crushing the leftover Andiroba seeds from oil production.
Cupuacu ( Theobroma Grandiflorum)
The Cupuacu is a plant native to the Amazon region. The fruit is large, in the form of a cylinder with rounded ends, reaching 30 cm in length with an average weight of 1.2 kg. It has a faint smell of chocolate as the tree is related to Cacao family.
Rich in antioxidants such as vitamin A and vitamin C; vitamins B1, B2, B3, amino acids. The power of the typical Brazilian fruit that allows you to look younger and younger with clean and soft skin.
Pracaxi ( Pentaclethra Macroloba)
A plant species which is distributed throughout Northern Brazil, Guyana, Trinidad, and some regions of Central America. The tree is medium in size (8 – 14 m), found in the flooded areas and form half-moon shaped fruit pods with 20 to 25 cm in size containing between 4 to 8 seeds. Approximately 35 pods are needed to obtain one kilo of seeds, which contain approximately 30% of oil on a dry basis.
Pracaxi is rich in fatty acids, polyunsaturated fatty acids, primarily oleic (omega 9) and linoleic (omega 6) it is considered hydrating and nourishing.