Bacuri butter (Platonia insignis) is native to the state of Pará, where the highest concentrations are found in the Bragantina, Salgado, and Marajó island regions.
Benefits of using Bacuri butter:
- It can be used as a moisturizer: Bacuri butter has a high absorption rate because it contains a high level of tripalmitin (50 to 55%), which penetrates the skin quickly. It also has 5% of the fatty palmitoleic acid, which is very high when compared with other oils that have not more than 0.5 to 1.5%, which qualifies the bacuri butter as a fantastic emollient that can also be used as a moisturizing agent.
- It gives a golden tone to the skin and becomes velvety to the touch because of it high penetration.
- It may reduce side effects from strong medicines: tripalmitin, the ingredient in bacuri butter is used in pills to chew for having slow hydrolysis. This helps to reduce the side effects of strong medicines by measuring out the drug quantities which have to be absorbed by the organism, according to pharmacokinetics.
- It has phytotherapeutic applications: and is popularly used on Marajó as a remedy against spider and snake bites, treatment for skin problems, and earaches. It is also used to treat rheumatism and arthritis.
- It also removes spots, and stretch marks, and reduces scarring.
Who all can use Bacuri butter?
Bacuri butter should be suitable to use for all skin types including sensitive skin and skin of colour. It is not comedogenic as it can quickly absorb into the skin in a few minutes.