Updated: Dec 13, 2022
IF you have not heard of this decadent butter then let me put you on game. Cupuacu Butter in products is a game changer for sure! Don't sleep on this Rainforest Rebel, it truly gives you your skin the TLC it is missing.
Now this is a butter that has rapidly become one of my favorite butters to work with. The butter grows in the Amazon Rain Forest of South America. It is the cousin of the Cacao, from which chocolate is made. It has many of the composites of Cocoa Butter yet it is creamier and smoother in texture and rich vitamins A and C with Omega 6 and 9. It enhances elasticity, helps skin absorb water better, and gives deep long-lasting hydration to dry and damaged skin.
Just like the mango butter, Capuacu butter safely protects the skin from the harmful UV-A and UV-B rays. This broad spectrum protection allows damaged skin to heal itself better, restores elasticity and suppleness to the skin. Another reason I fell in love with this creamy butter is for its cellular restoration properties especially for mature skin that has lost its elasticity this butter better hydrates than Cocoa Butter. Wow how's that for is exceptional! It is said to help #Eczema and #Dermatitis to heal and soothe these skin irritations. #Sensitive #Skin types this one will love on your skin in both soap and butter formation. Along with its high water retention abilities, this creamy butter leaves a lovely sheen to your skin giving it a glow but not leaving the greasy mess that petroleum and mineral oils do as well some natural butters. All in all you just cant go wrong with a butter like this in my opinion.
This butter has become my all time favorite to date. It is so wonderful and easy to incorporate into formulas. I tend to use it for those products that give skin like hands and feet that need a little something extra. Especially for those in the professions that are on their feet a lot and wash their hands constantly on a daily basis.
1. RICH IN #ANTIOXIDANTS
Cupuacu butter benefits are rich in antioxidants, which help repair damage to the skin caused by free radicals. Free radicals can induce skin aging, dark patches, and dull skin. Protecting your skin from damage is a must if you want to keep your skin looking healthy and young.
2. ANTI-INFLAMMATORY PROPERTIES
The anti-inflammatory properties of cupuacu butter protect your skin against the signs of aging. By soothing the infection that causes acne, it leaves your skin healthy and ready to start the process of repairing skin cells.
3. #MOISTURIZING THE BODY
The emollient properties of cupuacu butter make this an excellent ingredient to include in moisturizers, soaps, and creams. And cupuacu butter is specifically beneficial at deeply moisturizing dry, itchy skin.
It is solid at room temperature and melts when it’s applied to the skin. This gives cupuacu butter an advantage as a cream or lotion to disperse evenly while locking in moisture of hydrated skin.
Cupuacu butter benefits are so valuable is its high concentration of antioxidant compounds, that include fatty acids: oleic acid, palmitic acid, and stearic acid. These fatty acids are beneficial for the body and aid in neutralizing free radicals in the skin.
The antioxidant benefits of cupuacu butter protect the skin from environmental and external pressures that can lead to irritation or damage to the skin. Cupuacu butter can help to reduce the signs of aging, especially wrinkles and dark patches.
5. #MOISTURIZING LIPS
Dry lips can come from a number of reasons. Winter months those harsh winds, and dry heat. Summer months, exposure to the sun's brutal rays. Another cause of dry lips is the consistent licking of them. These culprits can really wreak havoc on that delicate skin, because like other parts of the body, lips don't contain oil glands. Cupuacu butter benefits on dry and chapped lips provides instant relief and is a great natural substitute for conventional made chap sticks that may contain harmful ingredients that prevent the body from naturally rehydrating itself.
6. #ENHANCES ELASTICITY
Compared to more mature skin, youthful skin is more taut and supple. This is because of the large supply of collagen and elastin. Collagen gives skin its structure, and elastin allows your skin to stretch. Over time' you produce less and less and this is why the skin loses its smoothness and elasticity. Cupuacu butter’s high stearic and oleic acid levels make it a strong emollient which helps improve skins elasticity and prevents premature skin aging. Regular application of the butter after a shower enhances the skin’s collagen production and makes it look younger also.
Be cautious using on your face using on the face, because for all it's wonderful benefits, cupuacu does have a comedogenic rating of 4, which means there is a possibility it will cause pore clogging resulting in acne. So use sparingly on the face in a lighter formula like a facial lotion.
SPF protects us from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays: UVA and UVB. UVB rays are responsible for sunburn. UVA rays, on the other hand, penetrate deeper into the skin. These rays can lead to long-term effects like wrinkling, premature aging and other skin damage. Cupuacu butter’s high Vitamin E content protects the skin from the sun’s deadly UV rays. With the high levels of antioxidants of this fabulous butter you can create creams and lotions that offer wonderful sun protection products.
Cupuacu butter has a smoother texture than cocoa butter and it is softer and more moisturizing than Shea butter. It has a mild chocolate taste and a slight aroma. It does not have any known allergic reactions. Sensitive skin this butter is a best friend, because of its characteristics it allows for a wonderful barrier from harsh drying weather.
I simply love this little Brazilian Beauty and I love how it holds moisture. Muy Hermosa! Que Bella!
Author : C. Farrow
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