Babassu oil (extracted from the nuts of the babassu palm in Brazil) is gaining popularity for its moisturizing and reparative properties. While similar in benefits to coconut oil, this more lightweight option restores skin's natural moisture balance without leaving a greasy residue. Fun fact: its melting point is close in temperature to the human body, meaning the solid-at-room-temperature oil liquefies on contact with skin. Even better, this heat transfer produces a refreshing, cooling sensation. While it's an excellent option for both dry and oily complexions, babassu is especially ideal for aging skin as it restores elasticity and bounce.
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