The Black Gold from the Forest
One of the areas that we source our Açaí, comes from the Santana Community, a small riverside village in Para, a state in Northern Brazil. The community is located in a reserve that has over 4,000 hectares of protected land where 75 families live. Most of the families have a native açaizal area where they collect the fruits that are sold to the middlemen that pass through the island. The sale of açaí, together with fishing, are the main sources of income and consumption for the families living there.
inci name: Euterpe Oleracea
Açaí for Antioxidants
⤕ 33x more anthocyanin than grapes
⤕ 2x more antioxidants of blueberries
⤕ Powerful antioxidant defense against pollution and other damaging free radicals
⤕ Rich in Omega-3, Omega-6, and Omega-9 fatty acids
⤕ Helps soothe the skin, prevent moisture loss and minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
Our Buriti comes from the Alto Jurua Extractive Reserve, an Extractive Reserve (protected area) in the state of Acre, Brazil, in the Amazon Rainforest. The land is publicly owned, but the local and traditional people and communities living there have the right to traditional extractive practices such as hunting, fishing and harvesting wild plants. It has an area of 1,329,294.7 acres. These reserves serve as an obstacle to deforestation, mining and large scale agriculture. They were created to protect the livelihoods and cultures of traditional people, and also to ensure sustainable use of natural resources.
inci name: Mauritia Flexuosa
Buriti for Beta-Carrotine
⤕ The World’s richest natural source of Beta-Carotine,
a natural antioxident (even more than carrots)
⤕ Rich in vitamin A, a plant-based alternative to Retinol.
⤕ Used to moisturize, nourish and soothe cracked, dry and mature skin
⤕ Helps in lightening dark spots caused by sun exposure.
⤕ Protects the skin against photo-damage
inci name: Caryodendron orinocense Karst
Cacay for Retinol
⤕ 3x more natural retinol (Vitamin A) than Rosehip oil
⤕ 8x more natural retinol (Vitamin A) than Argan Oil
⤕ The Natural Retinol Oil in Cacay is the best alternativeto traditional
synthetic Retinol. It is gentle and does not cause irritation or dryness.
⤕ Ideal for reducing wrinkles and fine lines and evens skin tone
⤕ Easily absorbs into the skin for long lasting hydration benefits
inci name: Hydrolyzed Plukenetia Volubilis
Sacha Inchi for Anti-aging
⤕ Ancient seed from the Amazon Rainforest renowned for health and wellness
⤕ Considered to be the richest plant-based source Omega 3 (alpha-Linolenic) fatty acids
⤕ Helps to regulate oil production, keep skin elastic and locks in hydration
⤕ Decreases roughness for smoother appearing skin
⤕ Reduces fine lines & wrinkles, and other signs of aging
inci name: Passiflora Edulis Seed Oil
Passion for Vitamin C
⤕ High Vitamin C content helps neutralize free radical damage to the skin’s surface.
Light, non-greasy and quick absorption helps to unclog pores. Great for acne prone skin
⤕ Improves visible signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles.
⤕ Brightens, balances and evens skin tone.
⤕ Keeps skin hydrated and glowing
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
inci name: Coffee Arabica (Coffee) Seed Oil
Green Coffee for Puffy Eyes
⤕ Contains high levels of Vitamin E, phytosterols, antioxidants and
essential fatty acids, offering nourishment and protection from free
radicals and other signs of aging
⤕ Helps build natural collagen and elasticity for younger-looking, smoother skin
⤕ Minimizes fine lines + wrinkles and helps soothe and tighten puffy eyes
⤕ Contains enzymes that stimulate detoxification and aid in cleansing
Inci name: Maranta Arudinacea
Arrowroot for Soothing
⤕ Contains many beneficial minerals and vitamins such as Zinc, Iron, Potassium and Vitamin B6
⤕ It has rejuvenating, softening and skin soothing properties
⤕ Known to provide relief to skin irritations including rashes, acne, skin sores, and rashes
⤕ Moisturizes the skin and helps to eliminate toxins
Sustainably Sourced Ingredients
A path to a new world
Clean beauty from the Rainforest
We understand that sustainability and the use of forest products is the only possible path to a new world, with social and economic development in the region with the most diverse biodiversity on the planet. Our ingredients are organically grown and/or wild-harvested and extracted from the Amazon Rainforest by traditional communities that respect mother nature and local culture and are vested in preserving the standing forest. Our oils and butters are obtained from cold-press extraction in an expeller-type process to maintain the nutritional value of our ingredients. No preservatives, additives, or other chemical products are added to the process. Our choice ingredient selection criteria are not based on cost. We know the best plant-derived ingredients may cost a little more; however, we take pride in investing in what matters most.
positive impact from Sustainably Sourced Ingredients
Promotes alternative economic opportunities for the traditional peoples
We work closely with local communities and co-ops that provide training to make certain that ethical agroforestry forest management practices are in place. This leads to job opportunities that economically support the traditional communities of the Amazon. We also prioritize ingredients that are wild-harvested so that more families can be involved.
Our efforts towards zero-trash
We are obsessed with sustainable packaging. We avoid plastic as much as we can and cant wait for the industry to evolve to offer more intelligent solutions.
Our products are 95% curbside-recycled. But it isn’t enough; that’s only the beginning of the product’s life-cycle. We believe end-of-life is far more critical and that is where we rely on your help. Please, take the right steps so our bottles and jars don’t end up in a landfill!