I've recently noticed that a growing number of skincare products have been featuring active ingredients that come straight from Latin America. As much as I love to whip up a natural beauty treatment at home, these native ingredients aren't exactly easy to find here in the states. So it's great to know that there are beauty brands out there carrying these beneficial goods in quite a few of their products. From jojoba to red mangrove extract, check out some of these amazing skin beautifiers packed with exotic ingredients that will leave your skin looking it's best!

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Camu camu berry

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This Amazonian super fruit can be found in South American rainforests. It contains high levels of Vitamin C along with amino acids and natural antioxidants that work to smooth and brighten your complexion. Try Peter Thomas Roth Camu Camu Vitamin C Brightening Serum ($85).  


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Acai berries

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Acai berries are filled with omega fatty acids that help to slow down the aging process, keeping skin smooth and radiant. Try Kiehl’s Acai Damage-Repairing Serum ($50). 


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Buriti oil

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This lightweight oil derives from Brazil and is packed with vitamins A and E that deeply hydrate skin while also protecting it from free radicals and UV rays. Try RMS Beauty Oil ($74).

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Coconut butter

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Most Latinas grew up swabbing coconut butter all over their bodies. That’s because this rich butter that is derived from Ecuadorian cacao bibs is known for deeply moisturizing and softening skin. It’s also known for helping prevent and reduce the appearance of stretch marks! Try The Body Shop Coconut Body Butter ($20).


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Red mangrove extract

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Mangroves are indigenous to Latin American countries like Cuba, Nicaragua and Mexico. They are filled with anti-flammatory and antiseptic properties which aid in soothing and healing skin. Try MD Skin Science Night Repair Treatment Cream ($120).


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The cupuaçu fruit (also known as copoazu) is related to the coconut and grown in countries like Brazil, Colombia, Peru and Bolivia. It’s filled with fatty acids, amino acids, vitamins A and C, and antioxidants that soften and hydrate skin, while locking in moisture. Try Burts Bees Richly Replenishing Cocoa &  Cupuaçu Butter Body Lotion ($8).