Açai oil: Euterpe oleracea
Pressed parts: whole berries
Quality: 100% pure and natural, virgin, first cold pression without any refinement or chemical treatment, for cosmetics only
Scent: sweet, reminiscent of green olives
Touch: reasonably oily
Essential fatty acids poly-unsaturated, vitamin F: linoleic acid (omega-6) (12.37%), alpha-linolenic acid (omega-3) (<0.5%)
Fatty acids mono-unsatured: oleic acid (omega-9) (53.84%)
Fatty acids: palmitic acid (24.67%)
Zoom on omega 6: omega-6 are classified as essential fatty acids because they cannot be produced by the human body; it is thus necessary to get them through food or supplements. Omega-6 acids, represented by linoleic acids are components of ceramides. They participate in restoring lipids to the epiderm and are responsible for the fluidity of fatty cell membranes. Linoleic acid limits loss of water while offering softening and nourishing qualities.
Other active components:
Polyphenols: tanins (procyanidines)
Vanillic and syringic acids: molecules with powerful antioxidant qualities.
- Sensitive skins
- Protection from the environment
- Lip balm