Nicknamed “The Tree of Life” Buriti has a significant social effect. Its production is controlled by women, whose job options in Amazonia are highly limited. Women carry out all steps of the process — from stripping the fruit from the branch to soaking it, to scraping the scales and taking it to market. This oil has high concentrations of vitamins A, C and E, essential fatty acids, and the antioxidants oleic acid, tocopherols, linoleic acid, and beta-carotene. Buriti is a highly effective anti-inflammatory. It heals a variety of chronic skin conditions, soothes rashes, treats cuts and dryness, and calms psoriasis and eczema. Antioxidant activity shows it protects the lipid membrane surrounding skin cells, thereby enhancing cell longevity. Buriti oil also shields the skin from UVA and UVB rays, making it an all-natural choice for sun protection. Buriti oil is a rich source of fatty acids, which help your skin feel supple and moisturized.