Another unique gift from the forests of Brazil, Cupuacu Butter contains a very beneficial variety of components. It is rich in essential fatty acids which gives it the ability to restore elasticity and texture to the skin. The rich, moisturizing abilities of Cupuacu are helpful to dermatitis and eczema, as well as other skin conditions. Scientists believe that Cupuacu Butter can even help to protect the skin from harmful UV-A and UV-B rays. When added to skin care products, Cupuacu can help to stabilize emulsions, and absorb moisture. This is unique for a vegetable butter, and makes Cupuacu a very special addition to formulations such as lotions, creams, body butters, or lip balms. To make this exotic ingredient even more irresistable, the creamy texture and mild aroma of Cupuacu make it a pleasure to work with. Like Shea or Cocoa, it can be used directly on the skin for intense moisture and conditioning.