The Amazon Rainforest is famous for its biodiversity: one in ten known species lives in the Amazon, constituting the largest collection of living plants and animals in the world. And with so many plant species still yet to be discovered, is it any wonder that the Amazon is home to natural skin care miracles? Some of the best ingredients for your skin would not exist without the Amazon, such as:
Acmella Oleracea (“Jambu”)
Referred to as “Jambu” in Brazil, acmella oleracea is a flowering herb originating from the Amazon that is frequently used in culinary dishes as a spice and vitamin supplement. It also has a number of medicinal uses worldwide, including soothing toothache and stomatitis as well as being used as a natural insecticide. Only recently have we discovered its ability to reduce muscle tension and contractions under the skin that cause wrinkles and lines; it works similarly to Botox, but without the cost, side-effects, or needles! It is a key ingredient in Bratoxin.
In the past decade, the world has been clamoring for the superfruit that is the açai berry, which has been a staple of the Brazilian diet for centuries. Since they are packed with essential vitamins and antioxidants, the berries are also beneficial for aging skin when applied topically. They are also one of the best ingredients to combat hyperpigmentation and are the primary ingredient in the ultra-moisturizing Açai Triple Stem Cell Complex Sleep Mask and included in Bratoxin and Bratoxinsta.
The fruit from the camu camu tree is prized for its high vitamin C content; as much as 3% of the fruit by weight is vitamin C, which is more than other plant in the world! Camu camu is only found in the Amazonian lowlands and has only recently started to be sold worldwide, primarily as a supplementary powder. When applied to skin, camu camu protects the skin against free radicals and other environmental irritants as well as helps to fade discoloration and pigmentation over time. It’s part of what makes Bratoxin such an effective age-reversal serum.