Benefits of Cupuacu Butter
A popular natural skin moisturizer in South America, cupuacu butter (manteiga de cupuacu) is a superior alternative to lanolin, which is made from animal wool. It contains a perfect balance of saturated and unsaturated fatty acids which give it a low melting point, making it easily absorbed into the skin.
It is a great alternative to animal-derived lanolin, which may cause allergies and other health problems. In addition, it has a rare ability to hold vast amounts of water which improves the hydration of both the skin and hair.
Cupuacu butter also has anti-inflammatory properties, which are useful for treating irritated or damaged skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. It can also help to heal abrasions and cuts.
This nourishing and creamy butter is packed full of antioxidants, plant polyphenols and essential fatty acids. It promotes skin elasticity, boosts hydration levels and helps to rejuvenate dry, dull and thinning skin. It is also used to soften lips and smooth brittle, damaged hair, returning natural shine and body.
It is also a natural skin lightener and inhibits melanin production, which is the root cause of hyperpigmentation and age spots. It is gentle enough to use on all skin types, although it can be a little heavy and oily for people with very oily skin.
It can be used in a variety of skincare and cosmetic recipes, but it is not as suitable for facial recipes due to its high comedogenic rating. It can also clog pores. So test it on a small patch of skin before using it in your entire face.