10 Ways to Slather Yourself in Murumuru Butter From Head to Toe
You’re already familiar with the benefits of shea butter and cocoa butter. You may even know about coconut butter. Murumuru butter is another matter, though. If you check the labels on your products, you’ll likely discover the nourishing ingredient. It appears in everything from skin and hair care to makeup. So it’s about time murumuru butter received proper recognition.
The butter’s a vegetable fat extracted from the seeds of the Astrocaryum murumuru says dermatologist Dr. Heather Rogers. What separates it from all the other butters? It has a lower melting temperature explains Erica Vega, brand and product trainer at Lush North America. “Because it’s so melty, you can just use a little for light moisture or a lot for more of a body oil experience. It’s moisturizing, but never thick.”
Suitable for all skin types, murumuru butter is also high in fatty acids and vitamin A. So it promotes healthy cell function and prevents cell damage.
Shop the best products with murumuru butter below.
Living Proof Perfect hair Day (PhD) Weightless Mask, $38 at Ulta Beauty
Locks looking dull? Meet their new BFF. Thanks to its combination of the brand’s patented Healthy Hair Molecule and innovative biomimetic emollient blend, this mask strengthens and smooths. It also boasts murumuru butter for super soft and shiny strands. Use once or twice a week after shampooing for optimum results.
Glossier Priming Moisturizer Rich, $35 at Glossier
Leave it to Glossier to create an ultra-rich, buttery moisturizer. Its blend of shea and murumuru butters melts right into skin. There are also ceramides and fatty acids to reinforce your skin’s moisture barrier while locking in moisture. The formula even de-stresses complexions and visibly improves texture.
Bobbi Brown Skin Nourish Mask, $55 at Macy's
Don't mistake this sleek tube for a hand cream — it's a nourishing mask with a unique triple emulsion formula. It combines good-for-skin ingredients, including murumuru butter (obvs), coral grass and green algae to help repair the skin barrier and provide sustained moisture. The formula is super creamy, but surprisingly lightweight. Those with dry to normal skin can use it a couple times a week.
Winky Lux Lip Sleeping Mask, $18 at Ulta Beauty
Wake up to conditioned lips courtesy of this murumuru butter-based sleeping mask. It also contains hyaluronic acid to lock in moisture plus power peptides and vitamin E to plump lips while reducing the appearance of fine lines. The balm’s delicious marshmallow scent will keep you coming back for more.
Tom Ford Boys & Girls Cream Lip Color, $38 at Bloomingdale's
Tom Ford's lip colors allow us to choose a lip shade based on our bae or a special crush. The lipsticks come in an adorable clutch size, making them perfect for micro bags. The lippies may be tiny, but they still deliver a rich, pigmented formula thanks to murumuru butter and chamomilla flower oil.
Ouidad Advanced Climate Control Defrizzing Shampoo, $22 at Nordstrom
See what murumuru can do for curls with this defrizzing, sulfate-free shampoo. It helps protect curly hair against UV damage and fuzziness while boosting shine using a formula rich in ceramides and silk proteins.
Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Blush, $10.49 at Walgreens
Blush can give cheeks a healthy flush or it can sit on top of skin, resulting in a clown-like finish. Those who struggle to find a decent option should check out this blush. Contrary to the name, it's actually formulated with three Amazonian butters (murumuru, cupuaçu and tucumã). They help moisturize and give the product a creamy formula that diffuses easily. Ultra refined pearls and soft-focus pigments help ensure a streak-free finish.
Butter London Abbey Rose Moisture Matte Lipstick, $22 at Butter London
A lipstick can be the most gorgeous color, but if it's drying, it will sit in our makeup bags unused. This nondrying formula has intense pigment, a creamy feel and a flattering velvet-matte finish. The secret is a triple butter formula and gel-capsule technology that allows the color to glide evenly over lips.
Love Beauty and Planet Bountiful Moisture Body Wash Murumuru Butter & Rose, $8.99 at Walgreens
This beautiful body wash doesn't contain parabens or sulfate cleansers. It's a plant-based product made with handpicked, ethically-sourced Bulgarian rose and murumuru. It gently cleanses and hydrates so it's not necessary to slather on body lotion. The formula also has a divine rose scent that is soft as opposed to cloying.
DevaCurl Heaven In Hair Divine Deep Conditioner, $21 at Sephora
Calling anyone with wavy, curly or coiled locks. This deep conditioning treatment will help tame even the most unruly tresses. Murumuru butter increases shine, cupuaçu butter boosts moisture and vitamin-infused cacao butter softens. To boost the treatment, cover hair with a plastic cap after the product has been applied. After 15 to 20 minutes hair will be silky, but not weighed down. There's a reason "heaven" is in the name.