Benefits Of Buriti Oil For Beautiful Skin & Hair

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Buriti oil is highly prized in the Amazon for its rich emollient action on skin and hair, its natural sunscreen properties, and its ability to soothe and heal burns and wounds.

Extracted from the fruit of the Moriche palm, it is an orangish-red oil rich in beta-carotene (containing even more than carrot oil;) as well as oleic acid, linoliec acid, palmitic acid, and tocopherols (vitamin E.) With high levels of anti-oxidants from the vitamin E and beta-carotene, buriti oil is also an excellent free radical “scavenger,” helping to protect the skin from damage.

Buriti Oil Benefits For Skin 

In skin care, buriti oil is used in high-end skin care creams. It restores moisture to sun-exposed skin, and the unsaturated fatty acids it contains helps to rebuild, re-hydrate, and moisturize skin cells; as well as protecting collagen and elastin in the skin. It is easily absorbed, and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles; and recent studies have found that it also filters and absorbs cancer-causing UV rays.

The pure oil is used to treat burns and wounds because of its ability to promote the development of scar tissue and soothe the skin, but it should be used carefully when not diluted, since the deep color of the oil can stain sheets and clothing if they are allowed to touch the area before the oil is fully absorbed. (Heavy application can also temporarily stain the skin an orangish color, so undiluted buriti oil is not recommended for use as a massage oil.)

Buriti Oil Benefits For Hair

Buriti oil moisturizes, strengthens, and smooths the hair; and is an excellent addition to blends for hot oil treatments. A few drops of buriti oil applied to your brush or comb can be used instead of a hair gel to provide control and reduce frizzing, without the drying effect of the alcohol normally found in styling products. Used in this way, it will help to moisturize and protect your hair from sun damage and pollution. (Use only buriti oil blended with another, lighter colored oil on blond hair if you won’t be washing it out, since it is possible that the strong color of the oil could be absorbed by your hair.)

It’s difficult to find buriti oil online, but there are a number of buriti oil enriched beauty products.

For example, this Alba Rainforest Buriti Treatment Serum helps to deliver the antioxidant potency of buriti oil to help defend against free radicals, increase elasticity and rejuvenate the skin.

Plus, if you want to take advantage of buriti oils hair protective qualities, then try this Buriti Conditioner which contains both buriti oil and copaiba oil.

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