First of all, like one of our co-founders, it’s 100% cold-pressed and straight from Chile. Why is it important that it’s cold pressed? Because that means it’s processed without high heat, which can mess with proteins and fats. Since these elements are good for your skin, that can pose a problem.
Maqui is a powerhouse ingredient from Latin America that has been talked about very little. We were surprised to hear that it has a higher antioxidant value of any known superfruit – and that means really strong anti-inflammatory characteristics. It’s so high that it has 4 to 30 times higher antioxidant content than acai, often touted as the world’s strongest superfruit. This means that is is able to neutralize cell damage. What’s more, maqui has been found to have anti-tumor and antibacterial properties.
Maqui berry oil’s skin benefits are getting excellent reviews: Maqui oil has a great Comodogenic rating and the fact that it’s just one ingredient is huge. The problem with things like Maqui and Rosa Mosqueta is that they are often diluted, and fragrances are added. We wanted a pure, organic, single ingredient serum with no fragrance added. Because sometimes less is more for your skin.
The Chilean Indigenous Mapuche communities have known this all along and have been the first and often only peoples to harvest it. Their elders used maqui berry for skin inflammation, intestinal disorders, sore throats, and ulcers.
However you use Maqui berry – if you taste it or lather it on your face – we think you’ll turn into a fan of it just as we did.