Used by Indigenous Peoples of South America for thousands of years to treat a variety of conditions including skin wounds and irritations, Ucuuba Butter comes from cold pressing the seeds which have a fat content of 60-70%. Despite the high fat content, it is a very light and fast absorbing butter that does not leave a greasy residue and doesn’t block pores.
With a rich caramel colour and a faint nutty scent, Ucuuba is extremely rich in beneficial fatty acids. Myristic acid is intensely softening, helps the skin to regenerate and cleanses the pores of dirt and dead skin cells. Lauric Acid has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antifungal properties and has been shown to assist in the management of acne.
Sustainably wild harvested from the Amazon, Ucuuba is suitable for all skin types and especially beneficial for dry, irritated skin, acne and eczema, and for maintaining excellent hydration and youthful smooth skin.
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- Softens and soothes
- Anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antifungal
- Restorative and skin cell regeneration
- Helps to repair skin barrier
- Helps to maintain skin elasticity
- Cleanses and tones pores
- Myristic acid (>70%)
- Lauric acid (18%)
- Stearic acid (8%)
- Palmitic acid (8%)
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
- Linolenic Acid
- Oleic Acid
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- Virola: A Promising Genus for Enthnopharmacological Investigation.
- Amazon butters and their fruits: popular knowledge, chemical composition, physical-chemical properties and pharmaceutical application. (article in portuguese)
- Bactericidal Effect of Lauric Acid-Loaded PCL-PEG-PCL Nano-Sized Micelles on Skin Commensal Propionibacterium acnes.
- Antimicrobial Property of Lauric Acid Against Propionibacterium Acnes: Its Therapeutic Potential for Inflammatory Acne Vulgaris.