We at AMA BOTANICA believe that the use of natural and organic products are essential to maintain healthy skin. One of the most beneficial ingredients that we recommend is Aguaje oil. Aguaje oil is a cold pressed extraction from the fruit of the Mauritia flexuosa tree, also known as the tree of life, which is native to South America.  This oil has been used for centuries by indigenous communities to improve skin health and to protect it from harsh environmental conditions.  The beautiful color of this oil will leave your skin with an amazing healthy glow and achieve that perfect dewy skin and protect it.  

Let's discuss the various benefits of Aguaje oil for skin care, and how it can be incorporated into your daily routine to improve skin health.

  1. Hydrates and Moisturizes the Skin

Aguaje oil is an excellent source of essential fatty acids, including oleic, palmitic, and linoleic acid. These fatty acids are essential to hydrate and moisturize the skin, preventing dryness and flakiness. Regular use of Aguaje oil can also help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, making the skin look plumper and more youthful.  Our morning routine consists of applying the oil on the skin after using water based serums and before applying my sunscreen.  At night, we always apply straight on clean skin, or adding a few drops with my moisturizer for an extra moisturizing boost. 

  1. Improves Skin Elasticity 

Aguaje oil is an antioxidant powerhouse.  This oil is rich in carotenoids, and vitamin E, vitamin C,  all which are powerful antioxidants that help to protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals.  Our largest organ is our skin and the most susceptible to the  effects from the environmental such as sun exposure, pollution, alcohol, stress, and common chemicals and pesticides we are exposed to can be part in developing free radicals. Free radicals can cause premature aging of the skin, resulting in a loss of elasticity and firmness. We see the effects of free radicals by signs of aging, wrinkles, dry skin, dullness, discoloration. The amazing unique combination of carotenoids, Vitamin C and E, and fatty acids that are present in Aguaje oil all help to improve skin elasticity, making it look more supple and youthful, protects the skin from damage caused by UV radiation, reducing the risk of sunburn and skin cancer.  

  1. Reduces Skin Inflammation

Aguaje oil contains high levels of vitamin E, which is a potent anti-inflammatory agent. Regular use of Aguaje oil can help to reduce skin inflammation, making it an excellent choice for those with sensitive skin or conditions like rosacea and eczema. 

  1. Boosts Collagen Production

Collagen is an essential protein that gives our skin its structure and elasticity. As we age, the production of collagen slows down, resulting in fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin. Aguaje oil contains the building blocks for the production of collagen. Over time, Aguaje oil can help to boost collagen production, making the skin look firmer and more youthful.

  1. Protects the Skin from UV Damage

Aguaje oil has been shown to protect the skin from sun damage caused by UV radiation. UV radiation can cause sunburn, premature aging, and an increased risk of skin cancer. Using Aguaje oil in your skin care regiment can help to protect the skin from these harmful effects, reducing the risk of skin damage and premature aging.  we recommend using it with your sunscreen.  

  1. Reduces the Appearance of Dark Spots

Aguaje oil contains high levels of beta-carotene, which is a powerful antioxidant that helps to reduce the appearance of dark spots and hyperpigmentation. Aguaje oil can help to even out skin tone, making it look brighter and more youthful.

  1. Nourishes and Strengthens Hair

Aguaje oil is not just beneficial for the skin; it is also great for hair health. The oil is rich in essential fatty acids, which help to nourish and strengthen hair, reducing breakage and promoting healthy growth.  Aguaje oil will moisturize the scalp, reducing dandruff and promoting a healthy environment for hair growth. Additionally, the high vitamin E content of Aguaje oil helps to protect hair from damage caused by environmental factors such as pollution and UV radiation.  Try using it as an hair oil mask for protecting and nourishing hair. 

  1. Suitable for All Skin Types

Aguaje oil is suitable for all skin types, including oily, dry, and sensitive skin. This oil is lightweight and absorbs quickly into the skin, leaving it feeling soft and supple without leaving any greasy residue. It is rated as comedogenic 2, which makes it an excellent choice for most skin types.

  1. Versatile and Easy to Use

Aguaje oil is incredibly versatile and can be used in a variety of ways to improve skin and hair health. It can be used as a facial oil, body oil, hair oil, or added to other beauty products like lotions and serums. Simply apply a small amount of the oil to the desired area and massage gently until it is absorbed.

Aguaje oil is a highly beneficial ingredient for skin and hair care. It is a unique combination of essential fatty acids, carotenoids, and vitamins makes it an excellent choice for those looking to improve their overall skin and hair health. Daily use of Aguaje oil can help hydrate and moisturize the skin, gives you that dewy complexion you are looking for, improve elasticity, reduce inflammation, boost collagen production, protect the skin from UV damage, reduce dark spots, and nourish and strengthen hair. With its versatility and ease of use, incorporating Aguaje oil into your daily beauty routine is a simple and effective way to achieve healthy and beautiful skin and hair.