Brazil’s Beraca to launch silicone alternative made from tucumã fruit


In Amsterdam, Beraca will launch Tucumã Butter, a 100% natural alternative to silicones in skin care products, at the upcoming in-cosmetics Global.

Brazil-based Beraca says the ingredient—made from the tucumã  fruit—feels similar to silicones and is is non-hydrogenated and stable. It is also rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids with good spreadability but a non-oily feel.

“The Tucumã Butter is in line with Beraca’s vision to develop active ingredients suitable for plant-based formulations and to replace chemical compounds with natural and sustainable solutions,” Juliana Checon, P&D Manager at Beraca, tells

Tucumã Butter is also socially sustainable. Collecting tucumã fruit helps provide added income for over 90 Brazilian families.

Beraca also plans to launch a hair-conditioning agent based on natural ingredients at in-cosmetics Global, which will be held April 17-19. The ingredient, Capilus PRO 22, was developed in a partnership with Clariant and is produced from pracaxi oil.