Paradise Nut Oil is made from the capsule fruit of wild Lecythis minor trees, a member of the (Lecythidaceae) family. The common name for a range of tropical trees of the Lecythis genus is “monkey pot”. The name refers to the pot-shaped capsules, which contain the oil-rich seeds; and to the fact that the seeds are favored by indigenous monkeys. The tree is endemic to the northern section of South America along the Magdalena River and thrives in intact ecosystems.
Paradise Nut Oil is fast absorbing and offers velvety afterfeel. It comes from the banks of the Río Magdalena in Colombia with a length of 1,500 kilometres – the river of life. Women collect the nuts from the wild growing tree and crack them by hand. The income generated benefits the living and educational standards of local people and promotes their appreciation of biodiversity and the environment.
In October 2020, our Paradise Nut Oil won the in-cosmetics® global Green Ingredient Award in gold for its ethical sourcing. You can find details.
Our pressed paradise nut oil has a high content of Vitamin E, unsaturated fatty acids and Selenium. It has excellent moisturizing properties, blocks the evaporation of moisture and therefore has excellent anti-aging properties.
- Supports the regeneration of the skin’s lipid film
- Improves the water retention capacity of the skin and reduces Transepidermal Water Loss (TEWL)
- Skin-protecting and moisturizing properties
- Excellent skincare oil for dry and mature skin
INCI: Lecythis Minor (Paradise Nut) Seed Oil