Should you consider the switch to all-natural cosmetics?


Natural cosmetics really is not a marketing hype, we know that synthetic isn't necessarily worse, but if you can find something similar that is not so full of unknown ingredients, natural is always a better option. Plain and simple is often better.

Department store make-up and cosmetics counters are known to use engaging promotional ploys and big-time brand names command high prices and compete with big promises. However the concentration of active ingredients in those pricey organic cosmetics is 1, 2 or optimistically 5%. So, having that active ingredient pure in your hands (or your skin) and not paying so much is another good reason to start to think about natural cosmetics.

Consumers should ask questions - Where do the ingredients come from? Do they cause environmental damage?
Are there short and long-term effects? Be an educated consumer because price has nothing to do with quality.

 


Natural & Pure Oils 

Scientific Name

Weight / Volume 

Price US$

Acai Oil / Açaí Oil

(Euterpe oleracea)

1 oz / 30 ml

$12.00

Aloe vera Oil / Babosa

(Aloe barbadensis Miller)

1 oz / 30 ml

$4.00

Andiroba Oil 

(Carapa Guianensis)

1 oz / 30 ml

$5.00

Anise Oil / Erva-Doce

(Pimpinella anisum)

1 oz / 30 ml

$4.00

Babassu Oil /Babaçú

(Orbignya Oleifera)

1 oz / 30 ml

$5.00

Banana Oil

(Musa acuminata)

1 oz / 30 ml

$4.00

Basil Oil/ Manjericão

(Ocimum basilicum)

1 oz / 30 ml

$5.00

Brazil Nut Oil / Castanha do Pa

(Bertholletia Excelsa)

1 oz / 30 ml

$5.00

Buriti Oil

(Mauritia Flexuosa)

1 oz / 30 ml

$5.00

Calendula  Oil

(Calendula officinalis)

1 oz / 30 ml

$5.00

Camomile Oil

(Anthemis nobilis)

1 oz / 30 ml

$6.00

Cherry Oil / Cereja

(Genus prunus)

1 oz / 30 ml

$5.00

Clove Oil / Cravol

(Eugenia aromaticum)

1 oz / 30 ml

$7.00

Copaíba Oil / Copaiba

(Copaifera officinalis) 

1 oz / 30 ml

$7.00

Green Coffee Oil / Café verde

(Coffea arabica)

1 oz / 30 ml

$16.00

Guava Oil / Goiaba

(Psidium guajava)

1 oz / 30 ml

$4.00

Jaborandi Oil 

(Pilocarpus Microphyllus)

1 oz / 30 ml

$5.00

Jojoba Oil

(Simmondsia Chinensis)

1 oz / 30 ml

$5.00

Lavender  Oil / Alfazema 

(Lavandula officinalis)

1 oz / 30 ml

$5.00

Lemon balm Oil / Erva Cidreira

(Melissa Officinalis)

1 oz / 30 ml

$5.00

Lime Oil / Limão

(Citrus limetta)

1 oz / 30 ml

$5.00

Macela Oil

(Achyrocline satureioides)

1 oz / 30 ml

$5.00

Mango  Oil / Manga

(Mangifera indica)

1 oz / 30 ml

$5.00

Orange Flower Oil / Flôr de Laranjeira   

(Citrus aurantifolia)

1 oz / 30 ml

$6.00

Papaya Oil /Mamão

(Carica papaya)

1 oz / 30 ml

$5.00

Passion Fruit Seed Oil / Maracujá

(Passiflora edulis)

1 oz / 30 m

$9.50

Pequi Oil

(Caryocar brasiliense)

1 oz / 30 ml

$5.00

Pineapple Oil / Abacaxí

(Ananas comosus)

1 oz / 30 ml

$4.00

Pitanga Leaf Oil

(Eugenia uniflora)

1 oz / 30 ml

$4.00

Rose Hips Seed  Oil /Rosa Mosqueta

(Rosa aff Rubiginosa)

1 oz / 30 ml

$5.00

Rosemary Oil / Alecrim

(Rosmarinus officinalis)

1 oz / 30 ml

$4.00

Urucum Oil

(Bixa Orellana)

1 oz / 30 ml

$5.00

Natural Cosmetic Butters 

 

   

Cupuaçú / Cupuacu Butter

(Theobroma Grandiflorum)

2 oz / 60 gr

$7.00

Karite / Shea Butter 

(Vitellaria Paradoxa)

2 oz / 60 gr

$6.00

Mango Butter

(Magifera indica)

2 oz / 60 gr

$8.00

Murumuru Butter

(Astrocaryum Murumuru)

2 oz / 60 gr

$7.00

Tucuma Seed Butter

(Astrocaryum Tucuma)

2 oz / 60 gr

$7.00

Fragrance Oils 

 

   

Andiroba Fragrance Oil 

(Carapa Guianensis)

2 oz / 60 ml

$6.00

Cupuaçú / Cupuacu Fragrance Oil

(Theobroma Grandiflorum)

2 oz / 60 ml

$6.00

Murumuru Fragrance Oil

(Astrocaryum Murumuru)

2 oz / 60 ml

$6.00

Passion Fruit / Maracuja Fragrance Oil

(Passiflora edulis)

2 oz / 60 ml

$6.00

Pitanga Fruit Fragrance Oil

(Eugenia uniflora)

2 oz / 60 ml

$6.00

   


The Amazon Rainforest, specifically the regions of Brazil where our cosmetic ingredients are sourced from, is the habitat of over 40,000 plant species, this being the largest collection of plant species on the planet. Such staggering figures, coupled with the knowledge of the properties of the plant varieties located in the Brazilian Amazon, lays the ground for superior natural cosmetics.

The Brazilian Rainforest produces plants rich in nutrients and phytochemicals, and as such is environmentally friendly, and equally importantly, friendly to our skin. Research proves that a natural cosmetic beauty product should be composed of more than 90% of mineral or vegetal product and not of animal origin, and it is this key component which provides Oca-Brazil products with a superior status to others. Our natural ingredients, brought from Brazil, are the most beneficial to the skin, as they enhance the inherent natural qualities of it through their nutritionally rich composure, working in harmony with the skin to produce the best results.

There is no doubt that natural cosmetics are highly beneficial for the skin, as the innate temperament of natural remedies is to draw on the sophisticated properties of plants, rather than composing damaging chemical concoctions. The hypo-allergenic quality of natural make-up contrasted with the often provocative chemical make-up is certainly proof of the sophistication of natural make-up in working with the skin’s natural composure. Natural components fortify the skin’s own properties, working in harmony with it by allowing to reach its potential with the natural processes of mother nature.



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