Known for its nourishing and repairing properties on dry hair
PART USED Seeds
BOTANICAL NAME Theobroma grandiflorum
GALENIC FORM Butter extracted from dried and pressed seeds
INCI NAME Theobroma grandiflorum seed butter
HARVEST January to June
SECTOR Organic farming in agroforestry and circular economy
PROPERTIES OF CUPUAÇU
The fruit of the cupuaçu tree contains beans that are dried and then cold-pressed to extract a golden oil that solidifies into a butter with extraordinary nutritional properties. Well-known to Amazonian Indian populations, who use it to care for their hair and moisturise their skin, cupuaçu is effective in combating skin dryness but also in repairing very dry and damaged hair.
Thanks to its nutritional benefits, cupuaçu effectively helps to moisturise the hydrolipidic film. That's why we've made it the star ingredient in both our body and hair product ranges.
A few words from our expert
Cupuaçu butter is the best natural ingredient for deep moisturising, for the skin or the hair. It is 1.5 times more nutritious than shea butter*. * Fleck, C.A and Newman, M. 2012 ‘Advanced Skin Care – A Novel Ingredient’. Journal of the American College of Clinical Wound Specialists, Vol.4, pp.92-4.
Klorane Botanical Foundation has chosen to support the development of agroforestry in northern Brazil
To lessen the impact of crops on the environment, the Klorane Botanical Foundation is working locally with the Beraca Institute to support the establishment of organic cupuaçu farming in the Amazon specifically within the Bella Aurora and Santa Luzia communities in northern Brazil. The Amazon loses 8,000 km2 each year to intensive farming. The objective is twofold: to enable local communities to improve their standard of living by increasing biodiversity and to recreate a balanced ecosystem.
The choice of organic farming is not without consequences for local communities
Agroforestry is a real lever in fighting both deforestation and poverty, and thanks to the diversification of crops, it is already restoring soil fertility and enriching biodiversity. Agroforestry helps to improve water quality and even store carbon to help combat global warming.
The flesh of the Cupuaçu is used in Brazil to make a delicious juice. In Brazil Cupuaçu is commonly used to make desserts, sweets, ice creams and drinks. Ideal for making smoothies, it goes very well with banana or vanilla!
Klorane has been taking care of you and nature for over 50 years.
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