butter is cold-pressed from the seeds of the Brazilian Amazon tree,
Astrocaryum tucuma. Tacuma is from the same family as the Murumuru
palm and has similar silicone-like properties. Tucuma Butter's high
levels of lauric, myristic, and oleic fatty acids offer excellent skin
feel and moisture-binding, while high levels of carotenoids and Vitamin A
offer anti-oxidant activity and extended shelf life. Tucuma Butter is
an excellent emollient and brings softness to the skin without clogging
pores. Tucuma butter is unusually rich in lauric, myristic, and oleic
acids which contribute excellent emollient and skin-softening
properties. This exotic butter gives a natural silicone gloss to dry
and damaged hair, and its lubricity gives the skin a soft and smooth
look. It is added to soaps, creams, lotions, body butter, conditioners,
Common Uses: This exotic light-colored butter
gives a natural silicone gloss to even dry and damaged hair, and its
lubricity gives the skin a soft and smooth look. It is added to soaps,
creams, lotions, body butter, conditioners, and balms.
Butter is considered to have high levels of Lauric, Myristic and Oleoic
fatty acids which are all thought to moisturize the skin and hair.
This butter has a natural gloss and glide that can be useful in hair
care, massage and lotion formulations.