Euterpe Oleracea

Acai Berry Oil is rich in anthocyanins and phenols making the oil a very powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. Its significant content of anthocyanins is reported to be 10-30 times higher than the anthocyanin content of red wine grapes. Acai Oil’s rich array of nutrients and antioxidants and anti-inflammatory action make the oil a remarkable ingredient for use in anti-aging personal care products.

The Acai fruit contains a truly amazing nutrient profile with a combination of omega-3, omega-6, and omega 9 essential fatty acids that support cellular structure, phytosterols, vitamins such as B1, B2, B3, E, and C, minerals such as phosphorus, calcium, and potassium, and essential amino acids.

Acai Oil is highly emollient and is an effective moisturizing oil for products intended to heal dry and cracked skin, eczema, and psoriasis. This oil penetrates the skin quickly, acting as an excellent emollient carrier oil. It is a highly beneficial ingredient in formulations intended to treat acne, reduce swelling and ease muscular aches and pains.

Typical Fatty Acid Profile (%)

Palmitic Acid C16:0            8-15%
Palmitoleic Acid C16:1       0.5-2.5%
Stearic Acid C18:0              2-10%
Oleic Acid C18:1                  35-55%
Linoleic Acid C18:2            20-40%
Linolenic Acid C18:3          0.3-1%