By Staff Reports
(DGIwire) – The Amazon Rainforest is truly one of the greatest wonders of the natural world. More than 1,200 new species were discovered in the region during the decade of 1999 to 2009 alone, according to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). As reported in The Telegraph, these creatures included 637 plants, 257 fish, 216 amphibians, 55 reptiles, 16 birds and 39 mammals. Among the findings were the first new species of anaconda identified since 1936, a frog with a flame-shaped design on its head, a pink river dolphin, a bright red blind catfish and a tiger-striped tarantula.
According to the environmental initiative Sky Rainforest Rescue, many of the tree and plant species found in the vast Amazon region have been used by natives for a wide variety of reasons—including for medicines and skin treatments. These include:
- Açaí berries: Açaí oil is derived from the açaí berry grown on Amazonian palm trees, according to WebMD. In addition to its high levels of antioxidants—higher than cranberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries or blueberries—the açaí berry may be a safe alternative to other tropical oils used in beauty products, such as facial and body creams, anti-aging skin therapies, shampoos and conditioners. When açaí oil is processed and stored long-term, the antioxidant levels remain high. According to a widely cited University of Florida study, açaí contains antioxidants that destroyed cultured human cancer cells.
- Cupuaçu butter: The fruit of the cupuaçu tree has been a primary food source for natives in the rainforest for centuries and has a creamy, exotic pulp at the center of a large melon, according to SuperCupuacu.com. The pulp of the fruit is also frequently used for shampoos, soaps, lotions and creams due to it being highly hydrating, with its emollient power giving similar effects to the body as cocoa butter, reports Amafruits.com.
- Guarana powder: A study published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology investigated the antimicrobial properties of guarana extract against different strains of bacteria. Researchers found that the extract showed significant antibacterial effect against many bacteria but especially against Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Proteus mirabilis, Proteus vulgaris and Escherichia coli.
Amazology is the first luxury men’s skincare brand offering a wide selection of products incorporating açaí oil, cupuaçu butter, guarana powder and many other ingredients native to the Amazon region. Packaged into an attractive array of skin care, anti-aging, hair and body and, shave products—each has its own unique combination of benefits for the men who use them. Amazology products also include more common natural ingredients, including aloe leaf juice, argan oil, shea butter, sativa oat extract and amino acids, among many others.
“There is a wide range of unique natural extracts from the Amazon Rainforest that are believed to possess potent restorative and healing properties,” says Michael Novielli, CEO of Amazology, which offers an effective and powerful line of advanced men’s skincare, anti-aging and grooming solutions. “For men who desire for their skin to look and feel healthy and fresh, a dose of Amazon Rainforest in their skincare and grooming regimen is mandatory.”
More so, adds Novielli, “Infusing Amazonian ingredients into our skin care and grooming products raises the bar considerably in men’s skin care and grooming, and is a great way for men to enjoy the benefits they can bring.”
For more information go to Amazology.com