Useful properties and uses of Buriti Oil
Buriti oil is the richest source of b-carotene among the oils (the content of this substance is higher than in carrot oil), contains carotenoids and provitamin A. An excellent source of oleic fatty acids (due to which it is quickly absorbed into the skin) and a number of other essential fatty acids (palmitic, palmitoleic, linoleic, linolenic), which contribute to the production of collagen and elastin to make the skin softer and more elastic.
Buriti oil has emollient properties, prevents the formation of free radicals in cells, protects and soothes the skin. Orange-reddish buriti oil (if unrefined), obtained by cold pressing from palm fruits growing in the Amazon. The oil is extremely rich in vitamin E (tocopherol) and in combination with other antioxidants has the excellent ability to intensively moisturize the skin. Creates a natural blockage in the skin (allowing it to breathe freely), reducing transepidermal moisture loss caused by the influence of environmental factors.
Cosmetic properties of Buriti oil:
- A powerful antioxidant that eliminates the destructive effect of free radicals;
- Restores the barrier function of the skin;
- Has a mitigating effect;
- Has a moisturizing effect, freshens the appearance of the skin;
- Restores water balance by regulating the moisture content in the epidermis;
- Provides UV protection, is a component of sunscreen cosmetics and a component of tanning;
- When applied to hair, it has a healing effect on the hair, protects hair from the sun, helps dark and dyed hair maintain color;
- Oil is an excellent nutritious product with a rejuvenating complex of fatty acids and provitamin A;
- Buriti oil can be used both independently and as a base oil for creating soaps, sunscreens or antioxidant and anti-aging cosmetics. Ready-made cosmetics can also be enriched with this oil.
Scope of application
- Buriti oil is well tolerated by the skin, therefore it is widely used in any cosmetics:
- Creams for mature skin;
- Means for damaged skin;
- Masked and hair balm.
Mode of application
The recommended dosage is from 2 to 10% of the total volume of the final product.Buriti oil goes well with calendula, rosehip and lavender essential oils (this composition refreshes the skin irritated by tanning). If you mix it with carrot seed oil and olive oil, you get a great tan. For oily skin, a combination with jojoba, hazelnut and hemp oil is suitable.In hair products, it is ideal to mix Shea butter and castor oil, which will give hair shine.