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The benefits of buriti oil for the skin.

The benefits of buriti oil for the skin.

This vegetable oil is extracted through cold pressing of the pulp from the fruits of the buriti tree, a species native to the Amazon. It is rich in carotenoids and offers numerous benefits for the skin, due to its antioxidant and photoprotective properties.

Buriti oil for dry and dehydrated skin.

This vegetable oil is rich in fatty acids such as linoleic acid (omega-6), oleic acid (omega-9), palmitic acid, and stearic acid. These compounds provide nutrition and elasticity to the skin due to their ability to restore the hydrolipidic film. Thus, buriti vegetable oil is classified as relipidating and it is recommended for taking care of dry skin. Moreover, several studies have demonstrated its ability to reduce insensible water loss, due to its film-forming properties. Therefore, it is also recommended for potentially dehydrated skin prone to tightness.

Buriti oil, the ally of mature skin.

Rich in beta-carotene, the precursor of vitamin A, as well as vitamin E, buriti oil is an excellent antioxidant treatment that combats skin aging induced by oxidative stress. To recall, this phenomenon is characterized by an overproduction of reactive oxygen species, also known as free radicals, when cells are faced with stress. Stress sources are numerous, the main ones being UV exposure, pollution, smoking, a diet too rich in fats and/or sugars. Free radicals are particularly unstable molecules due to their single electron. They tend to react with other molecules to form a pair of electrons, and then cause damage to cells, DNA, and body proteins like collagen and elastin. They are notably involved in lipid peroxidation, a degradation reaction of the constituents of cell membranes. Aging is thus accelerated and wrinkles deepen on the skin's surface. Buriti oil is therefore a choice ally to prevent skin aging and fight against the appearance and/or accentuation of wrinkles.

Buriti oil for sun protection and promoting tanning.

Researchers have demonstrated the photoprotective power of buriti oil: it provides efficient protection against the sun's UV radiation. However, it should not replace a broad-spectrum sunscreen but should be used in addition to it. Furthermore, due to the presence of beta-carotene in its composition, the buriti oil has the ability to stimulate the production of melanin, the skin pigment responsible for the brown color of the skin and thus for tanning.

In which skincare products can one find buriti oil?

Itsexcellent skin tolerance makes it a natural compound suitable for all skin types, even those of young children and infants. It is generally found in sunscreens, pre and post-sun products, as well as in nourishing creams and/or those designed to combat signs of aging. It is also included in the composition ofshampoos and conditioners, hair balms for dry hair, and creams or masks to protect hair color.

Typology has developed a botanical blend for a sun-kissed complexion with buriti. This serum, composed of 6 plant extracts, is rich in beta-carotene. It revives the skin's radiance and provides an immediate subtle tan. Please note, this product is not a self-tanner.

With organic camellia oil, buriti oil also makes up the cleansing balm. Its transformative balm-to-oil-to-milk texture gently removes makeup from the face and eyes and cleanses the skin. The skin is left supple, soft, and comfortable.

You can also find buriti oil in our self-tanning serum progressive DHA 10% + carob pulp. This offers a natural, progressive, and adjustable tan thanks to the combination of self-tanning molecules of plant origin. This serum can be used alone or mixed with your usual day cream.


  • BÖHM F. & al. Singlet oxygen quenching by dietary carotenoids in a model membrane environment. Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics (2003).

  • VINARDELL M. P. & al. Photoprotective potential of emulsions formulated with Buriti oil (Mauritia flexuosa) against UV irradiation on keratinocytes and fibroblasts cell lines. Food and chemical toxicology (2010).

  • SOUZA A.G. & al. Refining of buriti oil (Mauritia flexuosa) originated from the brazillian cerrado: physicochemical, thermal-oxidative and nutritional implications. Journal of the Brazilian Chemical Society (2012).


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