INCI: Oenocarpus bataua Fruit Oil
Purpose: cosmetic product
Part of the plant used: fruit/mesocarp
Method of production: cold press
Production process: wild harvest
Country of origin: Peru
Ostala imena: bataua, pataua, patawa, seje, sehe, hungurahua.
hair and skincare oil
There are several important roles of vitamin E in the body. The most significant is its antioxidant activity, as it protects all body cells from the destructive action of free radicals. As an antioxidant, it prevents the oxidation of polyunsaturated fatty acids and protects membrane lipids. This prevents their premature aging and cell degradation.
Skin Care: moisturizes and firms the skin, making it smooth and silky.
Hair Care: it nourishes and moisturizes strands of hair, increasing resistance to damage.
Have you ever wondered why Native Americans have such resilient hair, extremely dark even in old age, and often unusual hairstyles? Indians see their Indigenous hair as part of their identity, the embodiment of a way of life and environment – just like us.
Amazon tribes can enjoy their long hair with the help of a healthy diet. Vitamin E is a widely known elixir of youth to which the Amazons are faithful through savory snacks. The ungurahui berry of the Amazon is a true treat for making cakes, ice creams and juices. The fruit is also used to make oil used in the preparation of traditional dishes or beverages, such as chapo or leche de ungurahui. The Amazons know very well that beauty comes from within, but in the EU, oil is only used for external cosmetic purposes.