The Quest for Face Balm Perfection

I went back to my Brazilian roots in search of the most powerful ingredients that will nourish, reverse damage and prevent further collagen breakdown on facial skin. I found two remarkable Amazonian fruits: Cupuaçu and Açaí.

These two ANTIOXIDANT “POWERHOUSES”, combined with the healing and hydrating abilities of Aloe Vera Extract and Shea Butter, provide your skin with some of the most beneficial, anti-aging properties available on the market.

Take a look at the amazing benefits these pure and natural ingredients provide.

Key Ingredients

Açaí Extract

Açaí is a dark purple fruit that grows in the Brazilian Amazon and it was recently named the “#1 Super Food” on the Oprah Winfrey Show.

This little fruit possesses an amazing nutrient profile… an impressive combination of omega-3, omega-6 and omega 9 essential fatty acids, phytosterols, vitamins such as B1, B2, B3, E, and C, minerals such as phosphorus, calcium, and potassium, and essential amino acids.

Vitamin C helps rejuvenate and revitalize your skin. The fruit pulp is rich in polyphenols that reduce proliferation of cancer cells.

Açaí is one of the most effective natural skin treatments on our planet that not only combats unpleasant skin conditions; it also actively prevents unwelcome fine lines and wrinkles. That’s because Açaí has an extremely high ORAC score, ORAC stands for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (absorption of free radicals). The açaí berry boasts the highest per unit value of antioxidant power (ORAC) of any edible fruit in the world, higher even than blueberries and pomegranates.

The antioxidants in Açaí render harmless the free radicals that arise from exposure to toxic food, radiation and pollution and are especially efficient at fighting superoxide, a free radical that can damage the collagen and elastin proteins that help keep our skin strong and healthy. Scientific research has also revealed that Açaí helps to prevent skin inflammation, which can lead to both skin disease and wrinkles.

Using Açaí on a regular basis can help to:

• Combat those free radicals that cause particular damage to our skin
• Promote a healthy skin membrane for a beautiful glow
• Keep collagen and elastin strong and healthy
• Repair and prevent wrinkles, resulting in a youthful complexion
• Reduce inflammation and prevent skin disease
• Eliminate toxins that can antagonise existing skin conditions

Cupuaçu Butter

Cupuaçu comes from a small to medium tree of the chocolate family, native to the northern Amazon. Cupuaçu’s creamy and emollient butter provides smoothness and softness to the skin, boosting the recovery of its natural moisture and elasticity. Highly beneficial for dry and damaged skin, promoting deep, long lasting hydration. Its high water absorption capacity, due to its high phytosterol levels, makes Cupuaçu a very effective moisturizer.

Cupuaçu improves the appearance of prematurely aging and thinning skin while being a superior moisturizer with great water absorption. It offers high levels of essential fatty acids, which with its rich phytosterols, helps skin’s elasticity. Cupuaçu’s incredible creaminess promotes a special softness and smoothness to skin that boosts natural moisture. Though it’s not recognized as an SPF, Cupuaçu Butter is well known for its ability to absorb damaging UVA / UVB rays for natural sun protection.

Recent in-vivo studies have demonstrated Cupuaçu’s excellent anti-inflammatory activity. This anti-inflammatory action – together with the high level of essential fatty acids and phytosterols – make it an exceptional natural treatment for dermatitis and eczema.

Cupuaçu butter properties:

• Stellar in improving the appearance of prematurely aging and thinning of your skin. Rapidly gaining attention as an exceptional moisturizer, with remarkable water absorption, rich content of sterols, overall nutritive benefits

• Shown to increase skin hydration and reduce trans-epidermal water loss

• It helps to soothe skin conditions such as lines and wrinkles, repairing dry skin

• Many use Cupuaçu butter to help treat conditions such as eczema and psoriasis

• Delivers true healing, and restructuring benefits, to the skin as it improves the skin’s moisture barrier

• Offers true hydration for improved elasticity and anti-inflammatory activity

Aloe Leaf Extract

Aloe Barbadensis leaf juice is extracted from the leaves of the plant Aloe. Aloe Vera can soothe skin and serve as an anti-inflammatory. It can be efficiently used topically, because of its burn healing effects, scar reducing and wounds healing properties. Aloe protects the skin from UV damage. The herb contains aloin, which can block up to 30 percent of the ultraviolet rays when applied to the skin’s surface.This plant contains an impressive number of vitamins, including A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, C, E, Choline and Folic Acid. These vitamins are great for protecting the skin from free radicals, dangerous compounds that cause signs of premature aging due to damaging effects on the DNA and other cell structures. Scientists have shown that skin can absorb the key ingredients of Aloe up to 7 layers deep. Thanks to this capacity, Aloe effectively stimulates proteolytic enzyme action in skin tissue, stimulating fibroblast cells that manufacture collagen. The herb can be an effective humectant, increasing water retention in the skin making it a great moisturizer.

Other Ingredients

Shea Butter • Palm Butter • Jojoba Seed Oil • Coconut Oil • Bergamot Essential Oil • Rose Essential Oil