At Nine Naturals, we’re on a mission to make beauty simple, smart and safe for moms and moms-to-be. Integral to that is understanding our ingredients’ science and benefits. Today’s Nine Naturals Ingredient Story Series featuring Cupuaçu Butter is part of on ongoing series featuring the natural, plant-based ingredients behind our high performance beauty products.
Loved in its native Brazil for the succulent and sweet fruit that yields it, cupuaçu butter earns plaudits as one of Mother Nature’s most impressive ingredients for health and beauty. Although similar to cocoa butter, cupuaçu is even more powerful as an amazing and powerful remedy for damaged skin and hair.
The Science & Extraction of Cupuaçu Butter
Creamy cupuaçu butter is derived from the cupuaçu tree of the eastern subsection of the Amazonian rainforest in Brazil. Brazilian locals make delicious juices and desserts from the fruit of the tree — the most popular fruit in the country, in fact.
The seed pods within the fruit create the rich and healthful cupuaçu pulp which comprises approximately half the weight of each cupuaçu seed. A process of cold-pressing, refining and filtering renders the butter from each seed to yield the soothing butter.
Cupuaçu’s Benefits for Beautiful Skin
A powerful and deep-penetrating moisturizer, cupuaçu butter is packed with an array of rich compounds including Omega 6- and 9-fatty acids and phytosterols, which can help reverse long-term skin damage and balance skin’s moisture levels. Those who suffer from eczema, dermatitis, dandruff, and other skin conditions can also tremendously benefit from cupuaçu’s anti-inflammatory activity.
Cupuaçu butter has a high water absorption rate – almost double that of shea butter. The butter restores and reinforces strength and elasticity in every skin cell by improving skin’s long-lasting ability to absorb and retain moisture. By creating a fortress of moisture at the cellular level, cupuaçu proves essential for anyone craving truly healthy and vibrant skin. In short, cupuaçu is a potent all-around wonder for the skin, direct from Mother Nature.
Why Nine Naturals Loves Cupuaçu Butter
Nine Naturals hand-picks each ingredient in our products to ensure the best beauty benefits that nature offers. USDA Certified Organic cupuaçu butter is an essential part of our formulations. We use cupuaçu butter in our products focusing on restoring moisture in the skin and hair including our Mandarin + Ginger Restorative Conditioner, Citrus + Geranium Soothing Body Wash, and Vanilla + Geranium Replenishing Belly Butter. Improving moisture is a crucial task in the battle against pregnancy skin woes like irritation and stretch marks.
Cupuaçu butter is but one ingredient in Nine Naturals’ arsenal of powerful, toxin-free ingredients for beautiful skin and hair. Checkout others like jojoba seed oil and geranium oil by checking out our Ingredient Glossary.