Welcome to our research Page: 

At AMA Botanica, we extend a warm invitation for you to join us on our journey of exploring and sharing the treasures of the Amazon rainforest. Through our efforts, we aim to not only harness the gifts of the Amazon by offering you Aguaje oil, a powerhouse for your skincare routine but also contribute to the preservation of this vital ecosystem. By supporting us, you are not just enriching your life with the benefits of these natural wonders but also actively participating in the preservation of the health of our planet.

These articles are intended for educational purposes, focusing primarily on exploring the properties of Aguaje oil while also encompassing broader research to provide background information. Additionally, they delve into why we believe that this oil contains components that can significantly benefit the health of your skin.

An excellent chapter in this book explaining the traditional uses and benefits of the Aguaje palm.

Research on positive impact that sustainable forest management for amazonian Aguaje palm. This paper shows the positive impact that sustainable harvesting of the aguaje fruit has on the overall economy of people who can maintain the land for these pams.  especially when we are looking for ways for people to support themselves without deforesting:  

  • "Nutritional and ecological aspects of buriti or aguaje (Mauritia flexuosa Linnaeus filius): A carotene-rich palm fruit from Latin America"


It is widely acknowledged that using sunscreen is the top priority for sun protection. However, incorporating essential components like Vitamin A-beta carotene, Vitamin C, and Vitamin E into your daily skincare regimen is equally crucial. Aguaje oil serves as an excellent complement to your sun care routine. Several articles provide substantial background information explaining why we believe that Aguaje oil is an ideal addition to your skincare regimen for combating aging and enhancing sun protection.

  • "Photo stability and efficacy studies of topical formulations containing UV-filters combination and vitamins A, C and E".
    • UV-filters can be considered interesting for the reduction of skin irritation and the most suitable formulation was containing combinations of vitamin A, C and E with photo stable UV-filters.
    • https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17614223/
  • "A comparative study of the effects of retinol and retinoic acid on histological, molecular, and clinical properties of human skin".
  • "An Advanced, Physician-Strength Retinol Peel Improves Signs of Aging and Acne Across a Range of Skin Types Including Melasma and Skin of Color"
    • Facial chemical peels are a common practive for skin care to address issues with photo damage, acne, and melasma. Uses of high strength retinol is used for resurfacing the skin.  
    • https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31524348/
  • "Protective effects of a comprehensive topical antioxidant against ozone-induced damage in a reconstructed human skin model"


This article is an example of the safety of Aguaje (also known as Buriti in other areas in south america), in formulas.