Beauty From Overseas: Brazil
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Every country has their own little beauty secret. For Brazil, the secret lies within the Amazon Rainforest a.k.a home to some of the most nutrient-rich vegetation on this planet. For centuries, locals have been creating and using beauty products derived from the natural ingredients themselves. Let's just say there's a reason the Brazilians are known for their healthy hair!

Luckily, you don't have to travel far to get your hands on some of these ingredients. Here are some products straight from Brazil that you can try at home: 

Acai: 

Acai isn't just delicious in a breakfast bowl. Your skin loves it, too! Also called the "youth berry" or "beauty berry", this ingredient is a powerhouse at protecting against free-radicals and skin-cell regeneration. Many people enjoy acai in bowl or juice form but topically, it's just as effective in revitalizing tired or aging skin.

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Granado Terrapeutics Collection Acai Soothing Body Oil  // Natura Ekos Collection Acai Exfoliant Creamy Shower Gel // Surya Nature Moisturizing Lip Balm with Acai Berry

 

Guarana Extract: 

In Brazil, it's all about the bum bum. The tighter the tush, the better! If you peek at the labels on most Brazilian body creams, you'll find guarana extract in the list of ingredients. This herb contains one of the most powerful forms of caffeine on the planet. As you may know, caffeine dehydrates your fat cells, which causes them to smooth out. It doesn't get rid of cellulite but it definitely masks it. It also tightens and provides antioxidants to the skin when applied topically.

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Sol de Janiero Brazilian Bum Bum Cream 

Cupuaca Butter: 

Otherwise known as one of nature's strongest moisturizers. Capuaca's moisture sealing properties make it the perfect ingredient to nourish both skin and hair. If you have dry and damaged ends, cupuaca butter is also effective at preventing and healing split ends.

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Teodora Rainforest At Dusk Shampoo + Conditioner Set // Sol de Janiero Samba 2-Step Foot Fetish Care // The Body Shop Natural Rainforest Volumizing Shampoo 

Brazil Nut: 

As far as rainforest super fruits go, Brazil nut is probably the most well-known. If you want something just as moisturizing but less heavy than Capuaca butter, this ingredient is the way to go.

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Surya Nature Amazonia Preciosa Brazil Nut Hair Mask // Granado Terrapeutics Brazil Nut Body Butter// Naat Cream Goat Milk & Brazil Nut Hair Cream

Buriti Fruit:

Did you know that out of all the fruits and vegetables, Buriti fruit has the highest concentration of Vitamin A? This vitamin is responsible for speedy cell turnover for smoother texture in both skin and hair. For hair specifically, Buriti fruit is great for summer scalp problems. It's anti-inflammatory properties get rid of any dryness or flakiness.

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Natura Ekos Collection Buriti Three-Phase Shower Oil// Teodora Nourishing Lip Butter// RMS Beauty Buriti Bronzer 

Palo Santo:

I love this fragrance! The wood of Palo Santo , which translates to "Holy Tree", has been used in Brazil for centuries for it's cleansing and purifying properties. These days, this ancient ingredient is finding it's way into many beauty and home products--especially those produced in South America.

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Rahua Hair Elixir // Woodlot Palo Santo Gift Set // La Tierra Sagrada Salt Spray 

For more international beauty, check out these links:

Beauty From Overseas | France // Beauty From Overseas | Korea

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