Bixa Orellana L. seeds contain carotenoids, tocotrienols (main subgroup of vitamin E), saturated and unsaturated fatty acids, flavonoids and vitamin C.
It has great antioxidant and emollient power, preventing skin aging. It is used as a natural bronzer and hair repairer. It is easily integrated into creams, sunscreens, lipsticks, etc.
Native to Central America, South America and warm Andean areas.
Formerly used as a sunscreen and natural dye.