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Ucuuba, "The Butter Tree"

Ucuuba, "The Butter Tree"

Virola surinamensis, known commonly as Ucuuba, is a species of flowering plant in the family Myristicaceae. It is found in Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Panama, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela. Its natural habitat is humid, swampy forests and wetlands. Ucuuba is a tall tree that can reach a height of 35m when fully mature. The tree produces a small red fruit. Each tree can produce 25-50 kg of seeds per year. In Tupi, the local language of the Amazonians, Ucuuba translates to "butter tree" because its red seeds are the primary source of a naturally hydrating and healing balm rich in essential fatty acids. Indigenous cultures have been using the Ucuuba plant medicinally for centuries. Ucuuba Butter is said to have anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties used to treat acne, eczema, and dry or irritated skin. Ucuuba is a vegan option for cosmetics in skin care formulations because it can replace animal sebum with its high melting temperature and high saponification.


It may not seem like it, but our skin is always hard at work producing natural oils, regenerating skin cells, and fighting off free radicals, pollutants, and other bacteria. Your skin contains glands that produce sebum, natural oil that lubricates the skin cells as they mature. In order to maintain health skin, it’s important that the skin's barrier remains strong and supple. Luckily, Ucuuba butter is rich in fatty acids, oleic, and linoleic acids that help protect the skin by building up its surface layer, keeping irritants and bacteria from passing through, resulting in more resilient, younger-looking skin.Ucuuba butter is known to regulate the skin’s oil production and reduce acne by preventing sebum secretion.


The skin on your face is sensitive to environmental changes and is prone to dryness. To protect them, you need to use moisturizers that are rich in natural oils. Ucuuba butter is high in Vitamins A and E, which are known to soothe and hydrate the skin. They help stimulate healthy cell regeneration and shield the skin from external aggressors to keep the skin from drying out. With a dry touch and light, non-greasy texture, Ucuuba butter restores and repairs even the most dehydrated skin. It is also high in lauric acid and palmitic acid, essential for healthy skin cell growth and development, making the butter ideal for restoring skin moisture and elasticity.


Ucuuba is high-quality butter with fantastic skin benefits. Not only is it an excellent moisturizer that helps to stimulate sebum production, but it can also help to minimize the skin's inflammation, repair moisture barriers, and take care of your skin's general health.


INCI NAME: Virola Surinamensis Seed Butter
Ucuuba for Moisturizing
Rich in Lauric, Myristic and Palmitic acids, Vitamins A and C that nourish the skin
Penetrates and absorbs quickly through the skin to help maintain moisture to dry and mature skin
Considered to have anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties and is ideal for people with acne, eczema, and irritated-sensitive skin

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