BacuriBFF

BacuriBFF

Leslie Vallery

BacuriBFF 

 

Bacuri Butter is officially my new best friend. I love not only the rich aroma and color of this butter, I love how good it feels on my skin. It’s dark color leaves a golden glow on your skin that absorbs quickly but creates almost a barrier that leaving your skin super soft and velvety smooth.

 

Bacuri is from the Brazilian Amazon Forest  and has both the color and consistency of fudge. After using it one time, Bacuri butter was instantly promoted to the most magical of all butters in my buttercream recipes. 

 

It’s excellent for all skin types, including oily and sensitive skin and has firming, moisturizing, astringent, soothing and cell renewal properties. 

 

Even with all these benefits, my favorite thing about Bacuri Butter is that it can be used to reduce the appearance of blemishes. It’s effective at reducing rashes, acne, hyper-pigmentation and scarring, which leads me to the reason why I initially sought out this magical butter. 

 

My husband works outdoors and is pretty hard on his body. One thing in particular that’s important part of his uniform are his work boots. After going through 3 pair in the last year, he finally found a pair that fit well, look good and are durable. So what could be the problem? 

 

The boots are 8 inch lace up so they stop right under his calf muscle. The boots rub against his leg and overtime have left a line around his leg on both legs, almost like a boot print? It doesn’t rub off and looks like a scar although it’s not raised. 

 

As most of us know, skin of color is prone to dark marks because if it’s cellular makeup. The melanocytes which are the pigment cells that give your skin its color are very active in dark skin. Any irritation or trauma even in the slightest way can cause the melanocytes in that particular area to accelerate. This causes the cells to react and create more melanin. End result? Dark marks, blotches or spots. 

 

As I was looking for ways to diminish the lines and a couple other scars he has I found Bacuri Butter. Now that I’ve perfected my recipe which will be available on Monday, I took a Day 1 pic of my husband’s legs and plan to update the scar diminishing progress. 

 

Stay tuned!

 

 

 

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What is Buttercream?

What is Buttercream?

Leslie Vallery

I get asked a lot, what exactly is buttercream? Is it a body butter or is it just lotion? 

 

Although technically it could be a combination of the two, it’s actually neither.

 

Our Buttercream is basically a rich body cream, but it looks and feels as light as buttercream on a cupcake. 

 

While it’s not a true body butter because it’s made with water, it does have a high content of butter. I consider it more than just a lotion because many lotions are made with just water and oil. 

 

We’ve created 9 different buttercreams with combinations of Shea, Cocoa, Cupacao, Illipe and Tucuma butters. Each buttercream leaves your skin moisturized ALL day with no need to reappply, because who wants to reapply body cream 50 million times a day? 

 

Not I, but that’s what I found myself doing when I used to use another major brand. Although I smelled great, my skin was dry and didn’t feel soft. 

 

That’s when I set out to make something heavier so I started with mixing butters with oils. Although I liked that my skin felt soft and moisturized especially when I used it after a shower and it mixed with the dampness of my skin, what I didn’t like was that it was heavier than I wanted it to be and I felt greasy. 

 

So I thought how can I make this thick enough in texture to slather on, but light enough in feel that I wasn’t greasy and my skin stayed moisturized. 

 

Hmmm 🤔, water! But when and how do I add water to body butter? I bought a few books with recipes and tried a few, but they weren’t quite what I wanted. So I tweaked and tweaked and tweaked some more until I came up with my 1st buttercream recipe. At least 20 batches later, my signature Shea Buttercream that’s made with 25% Shea butter was perfect. 

 

A couple years later, I got a special request for an even heavier cream for extremely dry skin so I worked on my 2nd buttercream by adding Cocoa Butter. That became our Cocoa Whipped that literally feels like whipped frosting. Aloe Milk became our 3rd buttercream after a customer suggestion for a lighter cream. 

 

Over this last year I’ve added 6 more bases and who knows there could be more in the future. Stay tuned! 

 

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Did you know...

Did you know...

Leslie Vallery
Did you know...

Illipe butter protects against UV-A and UV-B rays?

Illipe Butter promotes sun protection and relieves sunburn while it softens the skin. Illipe Butter also has long-lasting moisturizing properties and helps repair chronically dry, cracked skin. 

With the weather warming and summer being around the corner, we’re adding a new buttercream blend featuring Illipe Butter!

Our new Honey Oat blend is a soothing blend that’s made with oatmeal, honey, goat milk and chamomile extract. We add Sweet Almond and Sunflower which are excellent for skin conditions like eczema and create an extra layer of protection against the sun.

Stay tuned...

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Relax with Lavender Cocoa

Relax with Lavender Cocoa

Leslie Vallery

Our new Lavender Cocoa is a relaxing & moisturizing blend of buttercream that calms your senses. This blend is made with Lavender water, Lavender & Cocoa butters, coconut milk, chamomile extract and Sunflower oil.

Lavender helps relax and soothe the senses so apply before bedtime for a restful sleep.

In addition to relaxing your senses, lavender:

* Reduces anxiety and emotional stress.
* Protects against diabetes symptoms.
* Improves brain function.
* Helps to heal burns and wounds.
* Improve sleep.
* Restores skin complexion + reduce acne.
* Slows aging with powerful antioxidants.
* Relieves pain.

Our buttercream is always sulfate, paraben and phthalate free. So rest easy knowing our Buttercream not only feels good on your skin, but is good to your skin.

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