Bring Rio Home With These Brazilian Ingredients That Boost Your Skincare Regimen

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You don’t need to be bayside in Rio to enjoy the beauty of the country—and its people—when you can experience it right at home with the host of different skin care and health benefits the country has to offer. Here, nine of the best supercharged ingredients to look for during your next skin care spree. 

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The country’s natural shot of espresso, this fruit sports five times the caffeine a cup of coffee can deliver. The result? Revved up circulation and smoothed away cellulite that’s (lucky for us) gaining more and more popularity stateside. 

Try it: Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream ($45)

Not only does this cream help tighten slack skin, but the addictive scent will get you compliments every time you wear it.
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Camu Camu

These rainforest-sourced berries are brimming with vitamin C, iron, niacin and amino acids to ward off free radicals in the skin while keeping a radiant, fresh complexion, a la Gisele.

Try it: LUSH Golden Handshake ($5)

This gorgeous hot oil hand mask melts into the most luscious treatment to nourish every nook and cranny of tired, overworked hands. 
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Better known as the Brazil nut, this vitamin-rich nut boasts a just-as-beneficial oil that is widely used for aging or damaged skin because of its high vitamin and antioxidant levels, but can also be used on your locks (it’s considered to be one of the best conditioners) for damaged or dehydrated hair. 

Try it: Topganic Leave-On Silk Serum ($13)

The ultimate remedy for dry, frizzy hair, this silky serum not only smells delicious, but also works to improve hair’s health and natural shine over time. 
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Found on its eponymous palm tree in the Amazon, this tasty snack also delivers an ultra-nourishing oil that’s chock-full of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. 

Try it: RMS Buriti Bronzer ($28)

This ultra-sheer, super-moisturizing bronzer delivers just the right amount of bronze with none of the unwanted sparkle or orange-sheen some bronzers tend to offer. 
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When not eaten by locals, this delicious snack (similar to a passion fruit) boasts a natural oil high in vitamin C and essential fatty acids that’s known to work miracles on the skin.

Try it: Tarte Brazilliance Maracuja Self-Tanner ($39)

The brand’s best-seller for a reason, this at-home tanner delivers the most natural tan, free of streaks, orange hues or that dreaded self-tanner smell. 
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Stemming from its namesake tree, this light yellow oil has similar properties to coconut oil—containing around 70 percent good-for-you-lipids—that deeply nourishes skin without leaving behind an oily sheen or a strong scent. 

Try it: Kate Somerville KateCeuticals Multi-Action Revive Triple Peptide Cream ($175)

While lightweight, this moisturizer packs a serious punch to visibly diminish the look of lines and wrinkles while deeply hydrating skin. 
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Native to northern Brazil, the pulp of this super sweet fruit is where we find cupuaçu butter, a plant-based alternative to lanolin, an intense hydrator we’re starting to see pop up into more and more products. Used in the hair or skin, this fruit delivers a serious dose of moisture you won’t find anywhere else. 

Try it: Tata Harper Redefining Body Balm ($115)

This do-it-all balm works to lessen the appearance of stretch marks, improves overall skin tone and adds moisture wherever you’re lacking it. 
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Muru Muru

Highly emollient and moisturizing muru muru butter (made from the seeds of the palm) sports oleic acid and vitamin A, as well as high antioxidant levels to reverse the effects of sun damage and aging skin. 

Try it: The Estée Edit The Barest Lip Color ($22)

This lipstick-meets-balm hybrid intensely nourishes even the most chapped lips while leaving behind a beatiful flush of color. 

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This purple fruit is so much more than the star of your favorite Instagram breakfast, often referred to as an antioxidant, anti-aging powerhouse. Not only does it protect your complexion from environmental aggressors and delay the signs of aging, but its fatty acids can also firm skin simultaneously. 

Try it: Fresh Sugar Acai Age-Delay Body Cream ($67)

Aside from this decadent cream smelling like a mix of bergamot and caramel, the formula itself works to tone and hydrate skin. 

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