Acai berry is a super-fruit that started getting more attention when popular celebrities started talking about it. Dr. Oz and Oprah talked about it in 2009 and people obviously would not mind trying something that Oprah has approved.
This wonder super-fruit that is now so popular is purplish-red in color and originates from South America. It is very special because it has a unique composition of antioxidants, phytonutrients, omega acids, vitamins, electrolytes, and trace minerals.
Though it was popularly known for weight loss it is equally powerful in helping boost the immune system and health, improving energy levels, reducing inflammation, keeping cells safe from getting damaged, and so on. The great antioxidant properties of acai make it an amazing option to improve the beauty of your nails, skin, hair, and your whole body and this is why it has become a popular ingredient in the cosmetic industry.
The Cosmetic Benefits of Acai
Acai berries are now commonly used in cosmetic products because of the many benefits it can allow the users to enjoy including –
Fights Cell Damage and Oxidation
Since acai berries are very rich in vitamin C, an antioxidant that helps fight the free radicals that damage your cells and can cause aging, they naturally can help you maintain a radiant and youthful skin for long. According to a study conducted in 2006, it was found that acai contained the strongest oxygen radical scavenging activity that was ever found in any food and thus you obviously can understand how beneficial it can prove to be.
Maintains Pigmentation of the Skin
Acai berries are also rich in copper which helps in maintaining the normal pigmentation of the skin. Also, it can prevent hyperpigmentation from happening which is a usually harmless and common condition in which some patches of skin start appearing darker in color compared to the surrounding skin. It has been discovered that acai berry contains natural beneficial ingredients that can treat hyperpigmentation in an amazing way.
Maintain Natural Collagen Levels
Vitamin C that acai berries contain also helps in supporting and maintaining the natural collagen production. Collagen, a protein that makes up the skin, is also responsible for its moisture, structure, and elasticity. The vitamin C present in acai helps in maintaining our skin condition, ensuring we stay looking younger for longer.
Great for Acne-Prone Skin
Acai berries, together with vitamin C, are also rich in vitamin A, B, and E and so it helps heal the skin cells that have become damaged, restores moisture, and revives the skin. The anti-inflammatory properties of acai further make it a great option for those who have acne-prone skin. It is a good solution for adult acne and does not even irritate sensitive acne skin.
A Great Hair Rinse
This wonder fruit also rich in zinc which can strengthen your hair right from the roots and the rich natural color of the fruit can give your hair a nice tint. Since the fruit is rich in omega 3, 6, and 9 fatty acids, this combination will keep your tresses strong and prevent hair thinning. Also, owing to its anti-aging properties your hair will keep looking and feeling young for really long.
Popularity of Acai
According to the Acai Berry Market: Global Industry Analysis & Opportunity Assessment (2016-2026) in the year 2016 itself over 300,000 tonnes of amazing acai berry products got sold throughout the world. In the future, there only is going to be a rise in global sales and that is expected to go beyond 1 million tonnes by 2026.
Together with an increase in the usage of acai berry to produce organic cosmetics, since this wonder fruit is so high in nutritional content, they are also being used to produce protein drinks and other such beverages and already have widely been accepted.
Yes, the acai berry cosmetic products indeed have a lot of benefits to offer. You also can use this wonder fruit at home and enjoy the amazing changes.
For instance, you can make an Acai Mask with anti-aging properties. You simply need to add a tsp of acai berry, three blackberries, and quarter avocado (fresh) into a blender. Also, add 6 drops of jasmine essential oil. After cleaning your face apply this acai mask, let it stay for 5 minutes, and wash off to notice soft, supple, and glowing skin.
You can even make a Tinted Lip Balm by combining 2 tbsp mango butter, 2 tbsp beeswax, 1/2 tbsp coconut oil and then add acai berry and your tinted lip balm is ready.
Also, you can make a Tinted Hair Rinse for which you just need one part rose water, one part ACV (apple cider vinegar) and one part freshly made green tea. To this, add one heaped tsp of pure, organic acai berry. Shake this mixture and pour it in your container and then add any essential oil of your choice. After your hair is nicely drenched apply this rinse, let it stay for 15 minutes and wash off with fresh water.
Whether you choose these homemade acai products or buy one from the store you are surely going to notice a lot of changes, so much so that you are going to fall in love with your hair and skin all over again.