Babassu Oil is a lesser-known natural skincare ingredient, but is fast becoming a favourite of natural beauty enthusiasts. It is ideal for both dry and oily skin types, as it gently moisturises without contributing to an oily sheen.
Babassu Oil is extracted from the kernels of the Babassu Palm, which grows in the southern regions of Brazil. It contains fatty acids that are highly beneficial to the skin, including high concentrations of Lauric Acid and Myristic Acid, which both have a cooling effect when applied to the skin.
It is also rich in vitamin E and Phytosterols, which act as an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant.