It acts as an antioxidant and inhibits melanin synthesis, the production of pigmentation-stimulating melanocytes, which prevents the formation of pigment spots and lightens those that have already formed. Acai berry oil is rich in omega-9 or oleic acid (35%-55%) and omega-6 or linoleic acid (10%-20%). In addition, the oil is rich in antioxidants and vitamin E.
Acai berry oil inhibits the activity of the tyrosinase enzyme involved in melanin synthesis, the formation of skin pigmentation; brightens skin tone; balances skin sebum secretion; improves skin elasticity; soothes inflammation; and protects the skin from cell damage caused by free radicals. Acai berry oil is suitable for treating signs of aging, dry skin, scars, and pigment spots, as well as the treatment of atopy and rosacea.