Native to the Amazon rainforest, Cupuaçu Butter is a luxurious moisturizer related to the cacao plant. Born from nature – Cupuaçu Butter is cold pressed from seeds that fall from the Cupuaçu tree during the rainy season in the region where trees grow abundantly – this luxurious, nourishing butter is packed with phytosterols that can help support collagen, so skin has the potential to stay younger-looking and more supple for longer.
Cupuaçu Butter not only helps stabilize emulsions, enhancing the performance of other ingredients, it also is a rich moisturizer that is full of skin-friendly fatty acids that improve the tone and texture of skin while harnessing the power of nature to support skin from damage caused by free radicals.
Cupuaçu Butter also helps improve skin elasticity by supporting the skin proteins collagen and elastin. It does so by maintaining the skin’s barrier, helping it manage levels of toxins such as pollution and cigarette smokes, which contribute to fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots and other signs of aging.
In addition to skin care products, Cupuaçu Butter is also used in hair care products to moisturize parched strands while encouraging healthy hair growth.
Cupuaçu Butter is also considered a food grade product, and is sometimes used to make white chocolate.
In Brazil, in order to make full use of the abundant Cupuaçu seeds and all they have to offer, the pulp of the seed has been used to make ice cream, juices and sweet treats.
The Cupuaçu Butter used in Xtend-Life’s skin care products is from the Tome-Acu region of Brazil, where the seeds are cold-pressed for the cosmetic industry and the remaining pulp is used for the food industry.
Cupuaçu Butter is sourced through Beraca, a Brazilian company devoted to the development of new, sustainable products and making them available to an international market.
Cupuaçu trees are also cultivated in many areas of Brazil and Cuba. The Cupuaçu is a traditional, rainforest food source. Its pulp and butter are increasingly important exports for the region.
The Cupuaçu Butter used in Xtend-Life products is harvested by 20 families who support more than 100 people through the sustainable venture.
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