Cold pressed from the fruit seeds of a tree growing in the Brazilian Amazonia, Cupuaçu butter is an excellent vegan alternative to animal-derived Lanolin. It is prized for its rich content of phytosterols (to benefit dry, damaged skin), polyphenols (to combat free radicals in the skin), and fatty acids (to moisturize the skin).
Cupuaçu Butter, also known as Theobroma grandiflorum seed butter, from the Cupuaçu Tree is found in Northern Brazil in the Amazonian rainforest. Each Capuacu tree produces 20 to 30 fruits per season, with each fruit containing up to 50 seeds that are often discarded during the production of food and beverages.
Using the seeds to make butter allows farmers to maximize the potential of this amazing plant. Studies have shown that Cupuaçu can be farmed sustainably, which means you can rest easy knowing that the world’s rainforests are being protected and that local farmers can effectively generate income from their labor.
Cupuaçu’s ability to penetrate the skin quickly (transdermal penetration), and then retain moisture, is unparalleled and far superior to shea butter or lanolin. Cupuaçu butter can store 440% of its weight in water, allowing it to function much more effectively as a skin hydrator and plumper.
Cupuaçu butter has an impressive lineup of great beneficial components for the skin and hair. It contains linoleic, lauric, myristic and oleic acids. All of these amazing omega 3 fatty acids make its moisturizing and hydrating properties absolutely outstanding.
In addition to repairing your skin’s moisture barrier, some of the other benefits of cupuaçu butter are that it will improve the elasticity and firmness of your skin, keep your skin looking and feeling smoother and more hydrated (reducing the appearance of any imperfections), and can even heal cracked or sunburned skin.
Due to its low melting temperature, cupuaçu absorbs into your skin very quickly without leaving any greasy or heavy residue. Cupuaçu butter also contains high amounts of antioxidants and phytosterols which help fight inflammation and protect skin from environmental damage.
Here are just a few reasons to include Cupuaçu Seed Butter in your skincare routine:
1 | It’s a Super Moisturizer
Cupuaçu seed butter is considered a “Super Moisturizer” thanks to its hydrophilic nature. (Hydro means water and philo means love, so it literally loves water!) Keeping moisture in your skin helps it repair itself constantly. The most sensitive areas of your skin – the face, ears, neck, and chest – replace themselves more often than any other area on your skin. This daily loss of skin cells leaves these areas vulnerable to the dryness and the elements – in fact, they are highest-risk areas for skin cancer. Moisturizing can help give your sensitive skin the boost it needs to repair itself and stay healthy.
2 | It’s Packed with Antioxidants
By now you probably already know that antioxidants can thoroughly rejuvenate your skin by limiting the production of free radicals that damage skin cells. Cupuaçu butter is a naturally rich source of antioxidants. Antioxidants are often considered the fountain of youth by skin-care professionals and experts, promoting hydration and reducing inflammation. Not only will your skin look healthy, it will actually be healthy.
3 | It’s a Natural Emollient
Cupuaçu butter is considered a natural emollient, which means it provides properties that allow it to naturally soften, soothe and restore the skin. This butter can effectively regenerate the skin’s elasticity due to its super-moisturizing abilities and potent antioxidant content.
4 | It Offers Improved Elasticity and Firmness
Moisturization is probably the number-one most important aspect of a healthy skin care regimen, and there are a variety of Amazonian super fruits that provide intense, all-natural hydration when applied. Cupuaçu is one of these, providing enriching moisture that restores skin’s elasticity, improves firmness, and treats dry, sunburned, or aging skin.
5 | It’s Lightweight and Easily Absorbed
Cupuaçu butter contains a perfect blend of saturated and unsaturated fatty acids, which means it has a low melting point of 91℉ and is easily absorbed into the skin almost immediately. The seed butter is also very lightweight and feels silky on the skin – almost like satin – instead of feeling heavy and greasy like so many other moisturizers.
That’s why we use Cupuaçu Seed Butter in the CHARLÍS Revitalizing Daily Moisturizer. This lightweight super moisturizer is an absolute essential for any skin care regimen. Other superstar ingredients include:
CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS OLEOSOMES: Rich in safflower seed oil and vitamin E and linoleic acid (an essential fatty acid for moisture locking), these tiny oil droplets work both as natural emulsifiers as well as slow- time-released delivery systems, giving the skin long-lasting moisture to maintain the hydration of the skin.
ORGANIC ARGANIA SPINOSA KERNEL OIL: Produced from the Argan tree (Argania spinosa), found primarily in Morocco, this oil offers anti-aging benefits, improved skin elasticity, antioxidant protection (via tocopherols), improved hydration, as well as helping with inflammation.
ORGANIC CITRUS PARADISI PEEL OIL: Extracted from the peel of the grapefruit, this oil contains naturally occurring alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) that help promote smoother, younger looking skin by increasing the rate of cell renewal. It also contains astringent and tightening properties, and due to potent antibacterial and antimicrobial effects, it’s the perfect ingredient to treat and protect acne-prone skin.
ORGANIC PERILLA OCYMOIDES SEED OIL: A member of the mint family and native to Eastern Asia, this oil is a great source of omega-3 essential fatty acids and is an excellent antioxidant, thus helping to prevent free-radical-induced damage to the skin cells, which can result in premature aging. It is also easily absorbed into the skin and is not greasy.
Beauty is more than skin deep. We want you to love your skin, and the CHARLÍS line of luxury skin care products will help you feel confident in your healthy, beautiful, radiant skin. For information on how to order the best skin care products on the market, please visit https://charlis.beauty/.