Why You Should Be Using Buriti Oil in Your Skincare Regimen
Nature isn’t in short supply of rich, nutrient-dense oils and extracts we can use on our skin.
We’ve harnessed the hydrating power of coconut oil, the sebum-like quality of jojoba oil, and the healing properties of tamanu oil in our skin care products to give skin the highest level of nature-based benefit possible.
Our search for uncompromising, living ingredients is what drives us to find the highest quality natural oils that work harmoniously with the entire body, not just the skin. RMS Beauty’s raw, food-grade ingredients help you feel good from within.
One of the true stars in our ingredient lineup is Amazonian Buriti Oil. We use this hydrating, anti-aging oil in our skin care products as well as a number of our color cosmetics.
Never heard of it? We’ll go over where buriti oil comes from, what it does for your skin, and how you can use it in your skin care routine.
What is Buriti Oil?
Buriti oil, also called mauritia flexuosa fruit oil, is extracted from the nuts of the moriche palm tree in the Amazon in Brazil. This oil is pressed from the nuts to deliver one of the richest sources of beta-carotene known. In fact, it contains more beta-carotene than carrot oil.
Native Amazonian tribes have used buriti oil for centuries as natural sun protection for their skin. Buriti oil is great for skin because of its rich antioxidant load, plethora of fatty acids and vitamin A. As such, Buriti oil is an excellent ingredient to help smoothe, nourish, and moisturize the skin while supporting collagen and elastin production.
RMS Beauty sources our buriti oil directly from the Brazilian moriche palm trees where it is wildcrafted and cold pressed. This means it is hand harvested in its natural environment far from conventional farming and environmental pollution.
Benefits of Buriti Oil for Your Skin
A product may be sourced from a tropical jungle and extracted in a way to preserve its natural nutrient profile, but if you aren’t sure what it will do for your skin you may not be interested in using it.
We’re discriminating about our product ingredients. If an ingredient isn’t highly beneficial to your skin and body, we don’t include it. Buriti oil is somewhat of a powerhouse skin oil. Here’s a breakdown of what you can expect when you use it on your skin.
We hear a lot of talk about free radicals, but what are they and why are they bad for us?
Free radicals are unstable molecules, or, atoms that are missing an electron. These molecules are highly unstable, and look for other electron-balanced molecules, like the ones that make up your skin cells. When they find one, they steal the electron from the healthy molecule, creating damage to the cell.
When skin cells become damaged, it is visible. Fine lines, sun spots, loss collagen and firmness in the skin are all signs of free radical damage.
To protect your skin from free radical damage, you need antioxidants. Antioxidants protect cells from intrusion by free radicals, kind of like a security system for your home.
Buriti oil is packed with some of nature’s best antioxidants, including being known for having the highest levels of Vitamin A and beta carotene of any oil. It also has beta carotene and vitamins E and C, so using it protects your skin from environmental stressors like smoke, smog, pesticides, and even household cleaners that can all contain free radicals.
The antioxidant load in buriti oil isn’t just a great way to keep free radicals out, it’s a great way to help promote your skin’s natural collagen production and increase your skin’s elasticity and overall texture.
As we age, the collagen production and cellular turnover in our skin begins to slow. This results in skin that is susceptible to fine lines and wrinkles, and skin that looks less full and youthful.
Vitamin A is one of nature’s best kept anti-aging secrets. When it is applied to the skin, it converts into a natural retinol, which is known for supercharging cellular turnover and amping up your skin’s collagen production.
Buriti oil also contains vitamin C, which is a powerful antioxidant and also known for supporting healthy collagen production and restoring skin’s elasticity.
If you’re over the age of 30 there’s a very high chance your skin has visible signs of photo damage. Freckles, sun spots, fine lines, and deep wrinkles are all hallmarks of days spent basking in the sun sans sunblock.
We know better, and now we do better by wearing sunscreen daily. However, in addition to sunscreen, you can also use buriti oil to help boost your UV protection. It has recently been found that buriti oil can help protect skin against harmful UV rays from the sun.
Buriti oil is excellent as a moisturizing ingredient, too. It is full of essential fatty acids which allow it to penetrate deeply and hydrate skin on the cellular level. Skin stays fully hydrated longer and over time, your skin’s natural moisture balance is brought back into homeostasis.
Because buriti oil is rich in vitamins E and A, it is able to act as an emollient. Emollients not only moisturize and hydrate the skin, they’re able to create a thin, protective layer on the surface of the skin that helps keep moisture locked in.
These emollient properties of buriti oil as well as its oleic acid content, make it an excellent skin soother. Skin that is dry, chapped, flaky, red, and/or irritated can get relief from the hydrating and soothing application of a buriti oil infused product.
At some point, we all suffer from blemishes, and some topical medications to treat blemish prone skin can cause irritation, chapping, or make your skin peel.
Buriti oil offers a plant-based alternative to some of the most popular medicated creams used to prevent blemishes. Vitamin A retinol creams and serums are often used to treat blemishes, but they can also contain ingredients that are incredibly drying. Sometimes, that can make the blemish situation worse.
Because of the high amount of vitamin A contained in buriti oil, it’s a great alternative for blemish-prone skin. Buriti oil is non-comedogenic and absorbs quickly when applied to the skin. retinoids which are commonly given for treatment of blemishes.
How To Use Buriti Oil
You can incorporate buriti oil into your daily skin care routine by seeking out the right skin care products. It’s important to make sure the products you use contain buriti oil that is as close to its natural state as possible.
If buriti oil has been modified by use of heat extraction or refinement, it can lose some of the powerful vitamins and minerals it contains, making it less beneficial for your skin.
You can use buriti oil and buriti oil products both day and night, however using it on your skin during the day does help you get a little added UV protection.
You could say we at RMS Beauty are a little bananas for buriti. We include it in some of our most popular, award-winning products, including our color cosmetics.
Here’s how you can use some of our best loved products to take better care of your skin and get more out of your makeup.
Buriti Oil Skin Care
Morning and evening, your skin routine is important. Once you cleanse your skin, what you hydrate with and treat with matters.
Here are our favorite picks for morning and evening skin care with buriti oil!
It’s not just one oil, not just two. This powerful, concentrated oil contains four cold-pressed, natural oils (including buriti), perfectly blended to deliver maximum skin benefit.
RMS Beauty Oil is a truly luxurious oil that can be used morning, evening, and even as a primer before makeup application. Waterless and lightweight, our beauty oil is safe for even the most sensitive of skin types.
Using beauty oil helps transform your skin’s texture and balance complexion. Skin feels smoother, softer, and looks more radiant. Hydration lasts for up to twelve hours with zero need for reapplication, but feel free to dab on a little more if you just simply enjoy the ritual.
Beauty sleep in a bottle! Wake up to brighter, tighter, and more radiant skin by using Kakadu Evening Beauty Elixir just before bedtime.
Our evening elixir is formulated with kakadu superfruit oil, CoQ10, and our adaptogenic blend of herbs to help protect and soothe skin, and support skin as it repairs overnight.
Buriti oil rounds out this robust treatment and helps seal in skin’s moisture so you wake up feeling hydrated, never dry and chapped.
Buriti Oil Cosmetics
RMS Beauty isn’t the type of brand to leave behind quality, skin-beneficial ingredients when approaching color cosmetics. In fact, our founder was and is insistent that our color cosmetics contain only the safest, cleanest, most natural ingredients that work synergistically with the skin.
Many of our color cosmetics contain food grade, raw ingredients that are completely unadulterated by processing or heat.
Here are our favorite cold-pressed buriti oil cosmetic products.
- Luminizer. Our founder, Rose-Marie Swift, invented it. The original Luminizer is the ultimate in skin highlighting cream that awakens the skin and illumines it. There’s zero need for a filter when you’ve applied our buriti oil infused luminer to the skin. This light-reflective cream creates a dewy finish to the skin while providing superior hydration.
- “Un” Cover-Up Cream Foundation. Cakey, thick foundation completely covers the skin instead of balancing it, hydrating it, and creating the perfect palette for the rest of your cosmetics.
Our “Un” Cover-Up Cream Foundation is packed with cold-centrifuged organic coconut oil, wild-crafted buriti oil, and an exotic blend of adaptogenic herbs to help keep skin hydrated while it smooths and improves complexion.
- Buriti Bronzer. Buriti oil is the star of the show in our cream based bronzer. Getting a true, sun-kissed look is easy and healthful when applying this bronzing cream. The appearance of glowing, healthy skin is easily achieved for any skin tone and can even double as a luminizer for darker skin shades.
- Lip2Cheek. One of our best sellers, this combination blush, lip & cheek stain is a multi-tasking moisturizing cosmetic that adds a hint of color while it treats skin with buriti oil, shea butter, and cocoa butter.
Lips and cheeks feel hydrated and look youthful while a sweep of sheer color keeps you looking fresh-faced and awake.
Buriti oil is a fabulous ingredient to add to skin care and cosmetic products, but it is important your buriti oil has been extracted in a way that preserves it’s vitamin and mineral content.
RMS Beauty offers numerous products that contain wild-crafted, cold-pressed buriti oil that is safe for and beneficial for your skin!
This information for RMS was fact checked by an expert in the beauty industry: Rose-Marie Swift