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Brazil—Melting Pot of Creation and Innovation

By: Marguerite La Corte
Posted: June 3, 2010, from the June 2010 issue of GCI Magazine.

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Phytoderm’s maracujá deodorizing body lotion is a rich lotion made with 100% passion fruit extract.


Although indigenous to India, mango has been cultivated for almost a century in many tropical and subtropical regions around the world, and are a notable part of many Brazilian diets.

Cadiveu’s vegetable body butter, only one example of a brand utilizing mango, uses organic mango oil for intense hydration and uses only recyclable PET packaging. Castanha do Pará (Brazil Nut or Castanha do Brasil) The Brazil nut is rich in oleic acid and vitamins, and is known internationally for its nutritional value. While cooks classify it as a nut, botanically it is a seed. Granado glycerin soap with castanha do brasil is 100% vegetable-derived coconut oil. Even its paper packaging is recognized by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) to be recyclable, using wood sourced from ecologically planted forests and respecting the environment and neighboring communities.

Palmolive Amazônia liquid bath soap offers hints of Amazonian aroma, and the creamy body wash utilizes castanha do pará and exfoliating bits of linseed.