This vegetable oil is extracted through cold pressing of the pulp from the fruits of the buriti tree, a species native to the Amazon. It is rich in carotenoids and offers numerous benefits for the skin, due to its antioxidant and photoprotective properties.
The benefits of buriti oil for the skin.
- Buriti oil for dry and dehydrated skin
- Buriti oil, the ally of mature skin
- Buriti oil for sun protection and promoting tanning
- In which skincare products can one find buriti oil?
Buriti oil for dry and dehydrated skin.
This vegetable oil is rich in fatty acids such as linoleic acid (omega-6), oleic acid (omega-9), palmitic acid and stearic acid. These compounds provide nutrition and elasticity to the skin due to their ability to restore the hydrolipidic film. Thus, buriti vegetable oil is described as relipidating and it is recommended for the care of dry skin. Moreover, several studies have demonstrated its ability to reduce insensible water loss, due to its film-forming properties. It is therefore also recommended for potentially dehydrated skin prone to tightness.
Buriti oil, the ally of mature skin.
Rich in beta-carotene, the precursor of vitamin A, as well as vitamin E, buriti oil is an excellent antioxidant treatment that combats skin ageing induced by oxidative stress. To clarify, this phenomenon is characterised by an overproduction of reactive oxygen species, also known as free radicals, when cells are subjected to stress. Stress sources are numerous, the main ones being UV exposure, pollution, smoking, and a diet too rich in fats and/or sugars. Free radicals are particularly unstable molecules due to their single electron. They tend to react with other molecules to form a pair of electrons, and thus cause damage to cells, DNA, and body proteins such as collagen and elastin. They are notably involved in lipid peroxidation, a degradation reaction of the constituents of cell membranes. Ageing is thus accelerated and wrinkles deepen on the skin's surface. Buriti oil is therefore a valuable ally in preventing skin ageing and combating the appearance and/or accentuation of wrinkles.
Buriti oil for sun protection and promoting tanning.
Researchers have demonstrated the photoprotective power of buriti oil: it provides efficient protection against the sun's UV radiation. However, it should be noted that it does not replace a broad-spectrum sunscreen and should be used in conjunction with it. Furthermore, due to the presence of beta-carotene in its composition, the buriti oil has the ability to stimulate the production of melanin, the skin pigment responsible for the brown colour of the skin and therefore for tanning.
In which skincare products can one find buriti oil?
Its excellent skin tolerance makes it a natural compound suitable for all skin types, even those of young children and infants. It is generally found in sun creams, pre and post-sun products, as well as in nourishing creams and/or those designed to combat signs of ageing. It is also included in the composition of shampoos and conditioners, hair balms for dry hair, and creams or masks to protect hair colour.
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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SOUZA A.G. & al. Refining of buriti oil (Mauritia flexuosa) originated from the brazillian cerrado: physicochemical, thermal-oxidative and nutritional implications. Journal of the Brazilian Chemical Society (2012).