Brazilian Nut Oil

(Bertholletia excelsa)

SUMMARY TABLE

INCI NAME - COMPONENTS

CATEGORY

Exotic Lipids

REPRESENTENTED COMPANY

SOCRI

FUNCTIONS

SOLUBILITY

APPEARANCE



ORIGIN

Socri The Brazil Nut is one of the most important species of extractive exploitation of the Amazon, occupying a key role in socio-economie organization of large areas of forest extraction.

POPULAR USAGE

Socri The Brazil nut is widely used as an ingredient in cooking and in making cookies and ice cream. lts protein value of 18% is quite significant comparing it as "vegetable meat".

CHARACTERISTICS

Socri lt is rich in linoleic acid that is part of the complex composition of the lipids of the skin, helping in the skin barrier function and controlling the trans-epidermal water loss (TEWL). The brazil nut oil contains liposoluble vitamins such as A and E, which are essential in protecting the skin, preventing aging and appearance of wrinkles and loss of elasticity. lt is a rich source for selenium (126 ppm) known as powerful natural antioxidant that protects the skin tissues against free radicals released by harmful solar insolation and environmental pollution. Has one of the highest natural concentrations in phytic acid, a natural plant antioxidant, most often used as a skin lighting agent in the skin care industry.

SKIN CARE

Socri Excellent moisturizer for dry skin. Humectant that prevents the appearance of wrinkles and loss of elasticity.

HAIR CARE

Socri For dehydrated and damaged hair with split ends. Considered one of the best natural ingredients for the formulation of conditioners and hair masks, due to high concentration of essential aminoacids such as methionine, cysteine, glutamine and arginine.

Bioactives:

sulfuric amino acids, phytosterols,
vitamine A, E, selenium (126 ppm),
phytic acid (1,7g/100 g)
Unsaponifiable matter: 0,5%
Saponification value:180 - 210
lodine value: 90 - 110
Melting point: 4°C
Fatty acid composition:
palmitic (16,0 - 20,0);
stearic (9,0 - 13,0);
oleic (36,0 - 45,0);
linoleic (33,0 - 38,0);
Ratio saturated/unsaturated: 25/75

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