Cupuacu butter, is prized for its rich content of phytosterols, or plant sterols (polysterols combat free radicals.), to benefit dry, damaged skin and polyphenols to combat free radical damage and fatty acids to protect and moisturize the skin. Cupuacu butter contains powerful anti-oxidants and phytosterols which may have anti-inflammatory effect on the skin. These powerful anti-oxidants (especially beta-sitosterol) have been used to treat dermatitis and stimulate the healing process. Many use cupuacu butter to help treat conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. The fatty acids contained in cupuacu butter protect and moisturise the skin.