New natural anti-ageing ingredient emerges from Brazil

Bacuri butter could be about to become the latest talked about skincare ingredient, thanks to its claimed ability to increase energy production at cellular level while increasing the skin’s moisture levels.

Bacuri butter is billed as a highly nourishing ingredient rich in magnesium, zinc and calcium, with vitamins D2, E and K. It is also a source of tryptophan amino acid, which metabolises in light into “biologically active compounds such as serotonin” – also known as one of the body’s happiness chemical compounds.

Brazilian natural ingredient suppler Beraca is to unveil the discovery at the In Cosmetics Latin America beauty industry trade show next week, after searching the Brazilian biodiversity for an ingredient to meet the needs of consumers with mature skin who want a natural ingredient to fight signs of ageing and revitalise the skin.

Beraca will present clinically proven in vitro test results using human skin cells, which showed a 40% increase in the transportation of chemical energy within cells, while clinical trials on women over 45 showed a 15% increase in moisture levels after using the ingredient for 15 days.

"Unlike most synthetic anti-ageing ingredients, the bacuri butter not only reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, but acts directly on cell metabolism by improving the skin's barrier function and reducing transepidermal water loss. The result is an energised, well nourished skin,” said Juliana Frutoso, business manager at Beraca, adding: "The tests have shown that the butter bacuri is a groundbreaking innovation for the cosmetic industry due to its multiple benefits for mature skin.”