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Astrocaryum murumuru seed butter
A non-fragrant vegetable fat that's nearly solid at room temperature (much like dairy butter). It functions as an emollient ingreident that works to keep moisture in skin and soften its texture. More commonly known as murumuru butter, it is a species of Brazilian palm tree and its benefits are considered similar to palm oil. Unlike palm oil, there's little research proving murumuru butter is great for dry skin, though as with any butter, it can be considered a good emollient.
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