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 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 has a high proportion of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids.
Due to moisturizing properties it is well suited for dry skin. Used to make soaps, hair care products and creams.