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Blunt Inside Scoop: What Are the Benefits of Cupuaçu Butter for Skin and Lips?

We’ll be the first to admit that there are a ton of nourishing self-care butters on the market, like murumuru, cocoa, and shea. But have you ever heard of the benefits of Cupuaçu butter for skin and lips? It’s a highly sought-after natural vegetable butter that’s not only moisturizing AF, but is sustainable and jam-packed with antioxidants, which means it has the Blunt stamp of approval. 

As an ancient rainforest beauty secret, Cupuaçu butter is a next-level ingredient, so keep reading to get the Blunt inside scoop on the benefits of Cupuaçu butter for skin and lips:

Benefits of Cupuaçu Butter for Skin and Lips: What Is Cupuaçu?

Benefits of Cupuacu Butter for Skin and Lips: From Pod to Butter

Cupuaçu butter is a natural vegetable butter derived from the seeds of the Cupuaçu tree (a relative of the cocoa tree), which is native to the Amazon rainforest in South America. It’s known for its creamy, decadent texture. It also boasts a rich composition of fatty acids – particularly oleic acid – along with antioxidants, polyphenols, and a variety of essential nutrients.

In the past, Cupuaçu trees were found in the Amazon rainforest with the fruits being harvested by indigenous communities for various uses. Today, there has been an increase in the cultivation of Cupuaçu trees; they’re grown in agroforestry systems or agroecological plantations, promoting sustainable practices to protect the biodiversity of the Amazon rainforest. 

Check out these fun facts about the Cupuaçu tree and its velvety butter:

  • The scientific name for Cupuaçu butter is Theobroma grandiflorum
  • Cupuaçu butter has an ultra-fast absorption rate
  • The melting point of Cupuaçu butter is 32-46°C (89-100°F) (it will melt at body temp)
  • For hair, Cupuaçu butter can increase moisture, reduce frizz, and improve elasticity

Six Benefits of Cupuaçu Butter for Skin and Lips (Spoiler Alert: They’re Awesome)

Benefits of Cupuacu Butter for Skin and Lips: Moisturizing, Hydrating, Anti-Inflammatory, Emollient, Collagen Production, Elasticity

Here are six transformative benefits of Cupuaçu butter for lips and skin (be prepared to be impressed, trust us):

  • Moisturizing: Packed with oleic acid, Cupuaçu butter moisturizes, keeping dryness at bay and leaving your skin and lips with a velvety-smooth texture.
  • Hydrating: With a remarkable water absorption capacity (it can retain up to 440% of its weight in water), Cupuaçu butter hydrates like no other, making it a game-changer.
  • Antioxidant/Anti-Inflammatory: Armed with antioxidants, Cupuaçu butter protects from free radical damage and boasts anti-inflammatory properties to soothe and calm.
  • Skin Elasticity: Thanks to its rich fatty acids, Cupuaçu butter contributes to improved skin elasticity, ensuring both your skin and lips maintain that radiant suppleness.
  • Emollient: As an emollient, Cupuaçu butter can create a protective barrier, preventing moisture loss and keeping your skin and lips as silky soft as a rose petal. 
  • Nutrient-Rich: Cupuaçu butter is also nutrient-rich, featuring essential vitamins like vitamin C to support the overall health of your skin (and its super brightening).

Cupuaçu Butter vs. Shea Butter vs. Cocoa Butter

Benefits of Cupuacu Butter for Skin and Lips: Cupuacu Butter vs. Shea Butter vs. Cocoa Butter

In the world of butters, the main scoop is this: Cupuaçu butter and cocoa butter play different tunes for your skin. So basically, cocoa butter hits the stearic acid notes, while Cupuaçu butter takes the stage with its emollient star, oleic acid (it’s made of 30-50% oleic acid – pretty cool). 

Benefits of Cupuaçu Butter for Skin and Lips: Fatty Acid Profile: Palmitic Acid 8-20%; Stearic Acid 30-45%; Oleic Acid 30-50%; Linoleic Acid 2-6%; Arachid Acid 9-13%

Now, onto the face-off between Cupuaçu and shea butter. Shea butter, like Cupuaçu, has its perks – moisturizing and antioxidant prowess. But here's the twist: Shea butter is a little heavier in texture, while Cupuaçu butter is silky and extremely light on your skin and lips.

Thankfully, you can get the benefits of Cupuaçu, shea, cocoa butter, and murumuru (an added bonus butter bursting with additional benefits) in our cutting-edge Puffer Lip Hydrating Butter.

Pamper Your Pout With the Benefits of Cupuaçu Butter for Skin and Lips in Blunt’s New Puffer Lip Hydrating Butter

Experience the Benefits of Cupuaçu Butter for Skin and Lips With Blunt's New Puffer Lip Hydrating Butter

Get this: We recently launched our ultra-plush, long-lasting Puffer Lip Hydrating Butter, a hemp seed oil infused kiss quencher that’s inspired by Mother Earth’s finest natural oils and butters (like Cupuaçu) and cozy puffer coats; it’s a one-of-a-kind formulation made in-house, and it's basically a lip care revolution.

Here is what makes Blunt’s new Puffer Butter so nourishingly ground-breaking: 

  • Four deeply moisturizing butters: Murumuru, cocoa, shea, and Cupuaçu (+ mango butters)
  • Cutting-edge aquaporin-activating technology (known as Hydra Synol® DOI and Saliporine-8), which is a science-forward way to describe clinically-smart ingredients that activate your skin’s own hydration channels
  • Long-lasting, plant-powered occlusive (no petrochemicals here!) that hangs around, keeping moisture locked in and leaving your lips happily hydrated, smooth, and healthy
  • Natural Shiso-flavoring (a prized Japanese herb you might’ve tasted before) that gives the butter citrusy, herbal notes with a hint of mint, licorice, and cinnamon for a lux lip care experience
  • Hemp seed oil that’s not only a hydrating queen, but is anti-inflammatory, full of omega fatty acids, heals damaged lips, and oh-so gentle and lightweight
  • Comes in our patented Eco-Smart Packaging for sustainability


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Can’t wait to coat your pout in our new Puffer Butter to experience the benefits of Cupuaçu butter for skin and lips? You can find our luscious, moisture-infusing Puffer Lip Hydrating Butter here to experience lip care like never before.


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