Master plant:Bertholletia excelsa BONPL.
Lecythidaceae (Brazil-nut family)
INCI: BERTHOLLETIA EXCELSA NUT OIL
The Brazilnut tree is native to Southamerica, however, the tree is cultivated in many tropical regions of the world Brazilnut oil is produced by cold-pressing and subsequent careful refinement of the kernels.
Characteristics and substances:
Colourless to pale yellow oil with high fatty acid profile which easily penetrates into the skin and gives it a silky shiny texture and smoothness.
The main ingredients of the Brazil nut oil are linoleic acid (40%), oleic acid (33%) and palmitic acid (14%).
Brazil nut oil thus has a high proportion of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids.
Brazil nut oil is a moisture dispenser that has moisturizing properties and is therefore very suitable for dry skin.
The oil is present in hair care products, creams and soaps. Leaves skin smooth and supple.
The Brazil nut oil is not only in his home very often used because of the nutty flavor than cooking oil.
Also used for refining of baked goods.