Why is Buriti Palm the Tree of Life?

Eliana Silva

Posted on October 11 2017

Discover the benefits of Buriti oil for your skin

We all know that the Amazon Rainforest is home to a countless number of plants with high medicinal and nutritional properties. One of the latest discoveries in the cosmetic industry is  Buriti oil, derived from the fruits of the Moriche Palm. This tall and majestic palm tree normally grows in the swamp regions of South America and produces an orange-yellowish fruit with red and brown scales.

During a scientific mission to South America, the naturalist and explorer Baron von Humboldt (1769-1859) called the Moriche Palm “the tree of life” because of it’s importance in the Amazonian diet. Von Humboldt couldn’t have found a better nickname for this powerful palm.

This exotic wonder from the Amazon is said to have the richest source of beta-carotene in the world, it contains five times more beta-carotene than carrots. It is extremely rich in fatty-acids, vitamins A, C and E and has natural antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and photo-protective properties.

Why is Buriti Palm the Tree of Life?


The antioxidant activity of Buriti oil protects the lipid membranes that surround all skin cells, keeping cells healthy longer. The anti-inflammatory activity of the oil is beneficial in cases of rough or sensitive skin, redness, rashes, and irritation. The photo-protective properties of the oil help skin cells to better withstand the potentially damaging UVA and UVB rays of the sun.

Brazilian Sun developed its formula with Certified Organic Buriti Oil and Organic Aloe Vera to offer a real Brazilian sunless tanning experience combined with an ultimate anti-aging and skin tightening treatment.    


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