Cupuacu is a word that is often thrown around in the beauty industry for moisturizing, though it is rarely understood. More often than not, people know that it has extraordinary benefits for the skin and hair, but they don’t truly know what it is. In this article, I want to share with you what cupuacu actually is and how it can benefit you and your skin.
What Is Cupuacu?
Cupuacu derives from a tree that grows in the Amazonian rainforests. It can also come from places such as Brazil, Peru, Columbia, and Bolivia. The cupuacu is the fruit that is grown on this tree, and it has multiple uses. It is often seen as a primary ingredient in snack bars and ice cream but is more commonly used in beauty products. The butter made from cupuacu fruits mimics that of cocoa butter in the fact that it moisturizes in skincare products.
Benefits Of Cupuacu
Cupuacu butter, like cocoa butter, has a lot of benefits for your skincare and haircare. They can even be used in products such as lipstick, lip balm, hand creams, face lotions, and hair masks. There is a variety of uses for cupuacu products that can benefit and target different areas of your beauty routine. Below is a list of the primary ways cupuacu products can benefit you in your daily beauty routine:
- Moisturizing for dry or flaky skin
- Hydrating for arms, legs, elbows, knees, and heels
- Intense overnight moisturizer
- Smoothing and softening for all skin types
- Creates a young and youthful look
- Nourishing for dry hair
- Protects hair against UV rays
- Provides for hair strength
Top Cupuacu Products
If you have read over the benefits - and the benefits of cupuacu sound good to you and your needs - you then need to decide which products you would like to add to your beauty routine. It can be hard to narrow down which ones are the best, so I have formulated a list of the best on the market to help you decide:
R&B Hair Moisturizer – Best for soft hair
Nude Skincare Advanced Renewal Overnight Repair Mask – Best for softest skin
Carol’s Daughter Cupuacu Anti-Frizz Smoothing Hair Mask – Best for smooth hair
Tarte Amazonian Butter Lipstick – Best for creamy lips
John Masters Organics Cacao & Cupuacu Hand & Body Butter – Best for smooth hands
Jouer Hydrating Lipstick – Best for pigment and softness
Herbal Essence’s the Sleeker the Butter Smoothing Shampoo and Conditioner – Best for hair duos
Garnier Fructis Damage Eraser Reconstructing Butter – Best for reducing appearance of damage
Lush None of Your Beeswax Lip Balm – Best for natural skin nourishment
Aveda Botanical Kinetics Intense Hydrating Soft Crème – Best for moisturizing under makeup
Belif Moisturizing and Firming Eye Cream – Best for layering on creams
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Abigail Wise is an aspiring teacher, writer, and editor. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Education with an emphasis in Creative Writing as well as working towards her teaching credential. She hopes to receive her Masters of Arts in English as well as go on to be a full-time teacher, writer, and editor.
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