The Brazilians call it the Miracle Palm and I can see why. The new body scrub from Fruits & Passion features a healthy helping of buriti oil and it performed miracles on my post-Mexico, back in the Canadian deep-freeze skin. There’s little brown bits in the paste that take care of the exfoliation but I am most impressed with what’s left behind. There’s a slightly oily film but it’s not a bad thing. It quickly soaks in, smells wonderful and makes your skin look like it belongs to one of those models for a Bali tourism ad. The scrub is free of parabens, silicones, mineral oils and dyes, so scrub away! Here are a few facts about buriti oil:
- The fruit of the South American buriti tree contains precious oil. The fruit is picked up from the ground after falling from the tree and the oil is extracted without any added chemical solvents.
- Naturally orange in color, buriti oil is extremely rich in provitamin A (beta-carotene) and essential fatty acids which, in addition to being an antioxidant, helps tone and improve skin elasticity.
Buriti Body Scrub, $28