Acai is the sustainable and extremely valuable ingredient at the heart of Rudolph beauty products. The tiny, dark purple berry is essential to making the Rudolph collection a unique, effective and sustainable skincare collection.
A powerfully rich super berry
Acai is extremely rich in vitamins, minerals and the essential fatty acids Omega 6 & 9. But what makes the acai berry utterly unique is its exceptionally high concentration of antioxidants, which provide acai with its one-of-a-kind revitalizing and anti-aging properties. Acai contains twice as many antioxidants as the blueberry and 30 times more than red wine. Acai helps to protect the body against free radicals and its wealth of antioxidants acts to delay the natural aging process of the skin.
From the lush Amazon rainforest to Denmark
The tiny berry with the huge effect grows wild in the lush rainforests of Brazil, and for several generations it has been renowned as nature’s own source of energy among the indigenous people of the Amazon. Today, the acai berry harvest is an important source of income for the native Amazon Indians and Rudolph Care works with a local community consisting of 200 families.
The indigenous people sail along narrow streams deep inside the jungle, where the best and most valuable berries grow in the shade of the palm trees, in the shadow of the rainforest. The Indians crawl up the trees using their bare hands, with just a small sack folded up like a rope around their feet. The berries, which hang in the shade like pearls on a branch, are carefully handpicked and gathered into baskets of 30 kg each. One litre of Acai Anti-ageing Facial oil contains no less than 100 kg handpicked berries, which illustrates why it is so valuable.
The harvested berries are then transported to nearby harbours buzzing with life and activity, and where everyone works around the clock to process the precious berries. From the harbour, the berries make their way to our local partner, who extracts and refines the oil from the acai berries. Our Brazilian partners products are certified with the organic ECOCERT certification and they are members of Global Compact. From Brazil, the raw materials of extracts and granules are sent to our producer in Denmark, where they are transformed into the finished Rudolph products.