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Amazonian Vegan Superfoods a Great Addition To Cruelty-Free Beauty Routines

by | March 26, 2019

As most of you know, leading a vegan lifestyle can go way beyond your diet. There are wonderful nutritional, health and environmental benefits with a vegan diet, but nourishing your body’s largest organ… your skin with vegan superfoods products is as equally important.

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Why Amazonian Vegan Superfoods Are A Great Addition To Cruelty-Free, Green, Clean Beauty Routines?

Vegan beauty routines are often times also considered ‘Clean Beauty’, as vegan products don’t often contain harsh chemicals or harmful ingredients like parabens or petroleum. Vegan beauty is all about using natural, plant-based products on your skin, and none of the nasties or animal by-products.

Some of the benefits of a vegan skin care routine include:

  • Natural ingredients are more compatible with your skin, making them easier to absorb and allowing your skin to breathe
  • Plant-based ingredients have higher quantities of water to provide greater hydration/moisturization potential
  • Vegan beauty products can oftentimes be more effective at anti-aging
  • Natural ingredients are gentler and won’t irritate sensitive skin
  • A lot of Vegan skin-care companies are also committed to cruelty-free, but it is always good to look for cruelty-free certifications
  • Vegan products are often times sustainable, benefiting the environment as well as your hair or skin

With a clean, vegan beauty and skin care routine in place, you can have peace-of-mind that what you’re putting on your body is good for you from the outside, in.

What you might not know is that the Amazon Rainforest is the source for several amazing, all-natural ingredients that work wonders when you incorporate them into your daily beauty and skincare routine. These superfoods offer some amazing benefits and more effective treatment results, taking your vegan approach to the next level…

Benefits of adding Powerful Skincare Ingredients from the Amazon to your vegan, clean beauty routine

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For centuries, the local communities of the Amazon Rainforest have used plants, fruits, resins, minerals they harvest from around their homes for medicinal as well as beauty care purposes. Brazilian tribes, in particular, have unlocked some amazing skin care secrets from the exotic superfood oils and butters they harvest from nuts and seeds that grow in the rainforest.

These heirloom Brazilian Botanicals are extremely rich in a variety of nourishing vitamins, anti-oxidants and oleic and fatty-acids – skin care products that containing these naturally anti-aging Amazonian superfoods are extremely effective in moisturizing, to even out skin tone and complexion and result in glowing skin.

Here are a few of the wildly potent skincare ingredients that are sustainably harvested from the Amazon, and their most notable benefits for skin and hair care:

Açaí is packed with antioxidants and protects the skin from pollution and stress while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Amazonian White Clay reduces dryness and removes oiliness, improves clarity and texture and increases skin elasticity.

Andiroba boosts collagen production and conditions skin while protecting and healing dry or cracked skin and reducing signs of fine lines.

Babassu oil is an incredibly light moisturizer for any skin type, while soothing, protecting and helping to restore the skin’s barrier and reduce moisture loss.

Brazil Nut oil is a powerful moisturizer for both skin and hair, with vitamins, fatty acids and antioxidants that help effectively treat dry or damaged skin and hair.

Buriti is richer in Vitamin A than most fruits or veggies and has a high content of beta-carotene to help protect the skin and hair from UV rays, boost hair shine and improve skin elasticity.

Carnaúba Wax is a great plant-based replacement for beeswax, and soothes and protects the skin with a durable and glossy texture.

Copaíba is highly anti-inflammatory and has powerful acne-fighting properties while reducing the appearance of blemishes, including scars and stretch marks.

Cupuaçu butter is one of nature’s strongest moisturizers and a must have for your ‘vegan superfoods’ grocery list – more moisturizing than lanolin or even shea butter – and helps to maintain the skin’s elasticity.

Guaraná is very effective for toning and fighting aging with a powerful anti-inflammatory effect to reduce puffiness and treat stretch marks.

Maracujá repairs and moisturizes skin and hair with use, and is loaded with antioxidants, Vitamin C and other nutrients to soothe and heal the skin.

Murumuru is a soothing and protective moisturizer for any skin type, helping to reduce water loss and restore the skin’s barrier.

Pitanga helps to reduce fine lines and blemishes for the skin, while improving the strength of your hair.

Pracaxi is rich in behenic acid and omegas 6 & 9, it helps to plump, rejuvenate, promote collagen production, reduce imperfections and dark spots.

Rose Hip creates a protective barrier on the skin to replenish moisture and prevent dehydration, heals and regenerates the skin and fights under-eye wrinkles and fine lines.


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Are any of the vegan superfoods in your pantry already? Let us know in the comments.

Valeria Cole

Valeria is the Founder of TEADORA, an independent Clean Beauty start-up that crafts powerful, proprietary blends of Amazon rainforest superfoods while sharing ancient Brazilian beauty secrets. TEADORA uses technology to inform product development and drive consumer engagement. It aims to become the Patagonia of the Beauty Industry by becoming a leader in Amazon Rainforest conservation. Prior to following her lifelong passion for naturopathic wellness conservation, Cole held several marketing leadership positions for fortune 50 companies such as Apple, Microsoft, Palm and Compaq Computer Corporation. Cole is a 2018 Tory Burch Fellow. She holds an MBA from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas, and a certificate in International Business Leadership from Thunderbird, and is attending Stanford Innovation and Entrepreneurship Programs this fall. She is a mother of 3 and lives with her husband and co-founder Tom Moran in Portland, OR.

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