Buriti oil is utilised for its emollient and antioxidant properties, which are attributed to its carotenoid content. It serves as an excellent after-sun oil to prolong tanning, as well as to restore skin hydration and elasticity. Its extraction is carried out in several stages.
A few words on buriti oil.
Also known as Aguaje, the Buriti is a palm tree native to the Amazon rainforest and belongs to the Arecaceae family. Indigenous people regard it as a sacred tree and nickname it the "tree of life". Its fruits are edible and rich in vitamins. The oil extracted from these fruits is one of the richest natural sources of beta-carotene, the precursor of vitamin A. In cosmetic care, it is referred to under the I.N.C.I. denomination "Mauritia Flexuosa Fruit Oil". It is used for its ability to promote tanning and nourish the skin. Even though it is relatively resistant to oxidation, it is preferably stored in a cool place, protected from heat and light in an amber bottle.
Process of obtaining buriti oil.
The buriti fruit contains an edible pulp from which vegetable oil is extracted by cold pressing. This process is none other than the oldest method used to produce vegetable oils.
The initial stage involves the harvesting of the fruits and the extraction of the pulp in question. Subsequently, the pulp is pressed mechanically using a hydraulic press until all the juice is expelled. This process is carried out at room temperature and does not involve any chemical reactions.
The collected liquid is then left to decant, separating the aqueous phase from the organic phase. This latter phase is finally filtered to remove all impurities and aggregates. What is then obtained is a 100% pure and natural oil, which is none other than buriti vegetable oil.
In which Typology treatments can one find buriti oil?
Typology has developed a botanical blend for a sun-kissed complexion with buriti. This serum, composed of 6 plant extracts, is rich in beta-carotene. It revives the skin's radiance and provides an immediate subtle tan. Please note, this product is not a self-tanner.
With organic camellia oil, buriti oil also makes up the cleansing balm. Its transformative balm - oil - milk texture gently removes makeup from the face and eyes and cleanses gently. The skin is supple, soft and comfortable.
You can also find buriti oil in our self-tanning serum progressive DHA 10% + carob pulp. This offers a natural, progressive and adjustable tan thanks to the combination of self-tanning molecules of plant origin. This serum can be used alone or mixed with your usual day cream.
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