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known as Acai Oil

source fruit

function emollient, antioxidant, restorative, anti-inflammatory

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Euterpe Oleracea (Acai) Fruit Oil

Açaí oil is a stunning green lipid that helps maintain optimal skin balance with its impressive antioxidant content and emollient properties. This oil can effectively restore skin elasticity, minimise the appearance of wrinkles and scarring, protect from oxidative stress, visibly even skin tone, mitigate visible signs of inflammatory conditions like acne, and effectively soothe dry, cracked skin.

Açaí is packed with fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, anthocyanins, and polyphenols. Recently, research has shown promise for acaí oil as an inhibitor of melanin biosynthesis (tyrosinase inhibitor). It’s shown effectiveness being used on the treatment of melasma and age spots.1

Key Nutrients
  • essential fatty acids (efas): linoleic (omega 6 + 3) and oleic (omega 9)
  • minerals: magnesium, phosphorus, manganese, calcium, iron, zinc, and potassium
Antioxidants
  • vitamins: B, C, and E
  • anthocyanins: cyanidin, delphinidin, malvidin, pelargonidin, and peonidin (açaí contains 10-30x more anthocyanins than red wine)
  • phenolics: catechin, ferulic acid, quercetin, resveratrol, and synergic + vanillic acids
references

[1] Teixeira, Raquel da Silva, Rocha, Paula Rafaela, Polonini, Hudson Caetano, Brandão, Marcos Antônio Fernandes, Chaves, Maria das Graças Afonso Miranda, & Raposo, Nádia Rezende Barbosa. (2012). Mushroom tyrosinase inhibitory activity and major fatty acid constituents of Amazonian native flora oils. Brazilian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 48(3), 399-404. https://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1984-82502012000300006

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