The power of the cashew fruit
South of the Brazilian city of Fortaleza, we found an ancient, long abandoned plantation, overgrown with a variety of wonderful plants: cupuacu palms, mango trees and murici bushes amidst blossoming maracuja hedges and giant cashew trees.
From all this, we selected the plant with the best cosmetic properties for Santaverde: the vividly orange-coloured fruit of the cashew tree, rich in vitamins, minerals and especially powerful antioxidants (vitamin C, polyphenols, carotenoids). Antioxidants protect the skin from oxidative stress, which is generated by free radicals and significantly affects the skin-ageing process.
The locals have attributed known medical and ritual effects to the cashew since ancient times, much like the Aloe plant.