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Belém do Pará and the
Brazilian Amazon Rainforest

Be the explorer

"Be the explorer" is a new concept created by Clariant to introduce the origin and environment from which its natural ingredients are sourced. The reader is sent to a journey to secret plants and natural treasures that can be an inspiration source for new personal care formulations. The first part of this concept is dedicated to the Amazon biome and Belém do Pará region.

Dive into a travel diary


To make the power of the plants and their fruitful effects more tangible, we wrote an exciting travel diary that will take you to “Belém do Pará”, a city in the north of Brazil, and the Marajó Island, in the deep Amazon rainforest. Here we follow a colleague from the research department on an expedition to discover hidden gems to design new personal care formulations, inspired by experiences with local experts and communities.

Click here to download the travelogue of this wonderful journey.

4 new inspirational formulas

Inspired by travel anecdotes and the Brazilian biodiversity, we created 4 formulations with amazing sensorial properties, rich in powerful ingredients, that will send you directly to the Amazon rainforest!


Inspiring travel anecdote:
Amazon rainforest is a hot and humid environment that cause hair frizz and makes hair difficult to comb. Travelers need a solution to take back the control of their hair!

Inspiring Amazonian plants:
- Pequi tree, a pioneer tree that produces edible fruits
- Pracaxi, a tree with giant popping pods that expels its seeds on water

The formulation:
Tropical (H)air Control is a bi-phase solution with an oily phase containing Beraca Pequi Oil, that helps tame frizzy hair, and Beracare BBA, made from Pracaxi oil, that contributes to well conditioned hair fibers. The water phase includes Prunizen, a natural active that enhances hair beauty thanks to its soothing and happiness boosting benefits for the scalp.

Aqua, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Squalane, Glycerin, Prunella Vulgaris Extract, Pentaclethra Macroloba Seed Oil, Caryocar Brasiliense Fruit Oil, Crambe Abyssinica Seed Oil, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Benzoate, Tocopherol, Potassium Sorbate

Inspiring travel anecdote:
After a week in the rainforest, pimples are on the rise as pores are all clogged up from sun & insect protection in a humid climate. We need a rescue solution to relieve skin!

Inspiring Amazonian plants:
- Copaiba, a tree that produces a resin rich in molecules used by animals to heal their wounds
- Andiroba, the enigmatic tree whose bark is used to make tea
- Açai, a plant whose fruits and seeds are widely used by local population

The formulation:
Hot Spot Uplifting Gel is a purifying gel for acne prone skin with Amazonian White Clay, that provides a refreshing effect, and Beraca Triple A Organic, a blend of copaiba, andiroba and açai oils, with a protection and soothing effect. It also contains Rootness Mood+, a natural active ingredient that enhances mood and boosts the effects of vitamin D on the skin.

Aqua, Glycerin, Kaolin, Copaifera Officinalis (Basalm Copaiba) Resin, Carapa Guianensis Seed Oil, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Oil, Propanediol, Sanguisorba Officinalis Root Extract, Sorbitan Caprylate, Benzyl Alcohol, Tocopherol, Sodium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, Parfum 

Inspiring travel anecdote:
Sleeping in hammock is fairly comfortable. But being surrounded by a group of travelers makes finding sleep a real challenge! There is a need for a solution that helps the skin look fresh and rested the next morning.

Inspiring Amazonian plants:
- Brazil nut tree, the queen of the Amazon
- Cupuaçu, that makes a delicious fruit used to create various types of desserts
- Passion fruit, a plant whose oil is used for its soothing properties 

The formulation:
Night-in-the-forest Sleep Potion is a light serum with a great feel brought by Beraca Cupuaçu Butter and Beraca Brazil Nut Oil. It relaxes and regenerates the skin thanks to the power of Ethience Protect, an active obtained from Brazil nut oil that reinforces the skin barrier, and Beraca CBA, a blend of copaiba resin and passion fruit oil with a soothing activity. To reinforce its effects, it also features Celyscence, a natural ingredient that promotes cell rejuvenation.

Aqua, Glycerin, Copaifera Officinalis (Basalm Copaiba) Resin, Passiflora Edulis Seed Oil, Silybum Marianum Extract, Cetearyl Glucoside, Sorbitan Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Disodium Cetearyl Sulfosuccinate, Theobroma Grandiflorum Seed Butter, Bertholletia Excelsa Seed Oil, Sorbitan Caprylate, Benzyl Alcohol, Caesalpinia Spinosa Gum / Ammonium Amps Crosspolymer, Tocopherol, Parfum

Inspiring travel anecdote:
Walking barefoot on the shore, where the river meets the ocean, is so relaxing to sore feet from a hectic week.

Inspiring Amazonian plants:
- Tucuma, the palm tree with spiky trunk
- Buriti, the tree with floating fruits 

The formulation:
Footilicious Exfoliating Cream is an effervescent foot paste featuring Beraca Tucumã Butter, Beraca Bacuri Butter and Beraca Buriti Oil that provides a wonderful sparkling and resting sensation when mixed with water. The presence of Beraca Quartz Crystal Facial allows gentle skin exfoliation.

Platonia Insignis Seed Butter, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Tapioca Starch, Citric Acid, Cetyl Alcohol, Astrocaryum Vulgare Kernel Oil, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Mauritia Flexuosa Fruit Oil, Tocopherol, Parfum

Download the details of these inspirational formulations:

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Empowering Amazonian women

The new formulations are presented in a handmade fabric travel case carefully crafted by women from the association AMARQVUC working with Clariant. This is an association of mothers and farmers from remaining Quilombo communities, who work with the extraction of various species from the Amazon biodiversity. Through this collaboration, Clariant participates in providing them an additional revenue to support them and their families.


Discover and learn more on Brazilian environment and culture

To complete our journey through the Amazon forest, we created two guides to make you discover the different biomes and main plants from Brazil, and the culinary marvels offered by this country. Don't hesitate to download them!

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