INCI: Astrocaryum Tucuma Seed Butter
Appearance: White-Yellow Solid Fat
Odor: Characteristic (Soap-Like)
Melting Range: 28 - 36 Deg C
Free Fatty Acids: Not Determined
Iodine Value: 10 - 16
Peroxide Value: 10.0 Max
Suggested Uses: Creams, Lotions, Balms, Make-Up Foundations And Bar Soaps
Suggested Use Levels: 3% To 100% Pure (As A Butter-Like Balm).
Edible: No, for external use only
The Tucuma Butter has been obtained from the fruit of the Brazilian Amazon tree (Astrocaryum Tucuma). The large fruits are edible and valued for their flavor in South America. From it's seeds a light colored butter is obtained which has a unique, characteristic odor and behavior similar to Murumuru butter.
The butter's natural gloss brings a desirable shine to dry, damaged hair and can act as a wonderful skin moisturizer, exhibiting great lubricity. Tucuma Butter is solid at room temperature, but melts immediately on contact with the skin. Tucuma's great emolliency and skin feel come from its high levels of Lauric, Myristic, and Oleic fatty Acids.