Cupuaçu butter is a soft and nourishing emollient, which provides a protective, hydrating layer for the skin and hair. The butter consists of various beneficial fatty acids. It's also particularly useful as a vegan alternative to animal-derived lanolin, and can also be used in our formulas to stabilize emulsions.
The cupuaçu is a tropical tree native to Amazon rainforest. It's related to cacao, the tree from which cocoa beans are obtained, and it produces large and heavy oval fruits. Cupuaçu butter is made by cold-pressing the seeds of the fruit, making a rich butter that's sometimes used to make white chocolate.