The base and active ingredient of PILI ANI products is extracted from the pili nut’s pulp, not from the nut itself. Pili pulp oil (or pili oil) contains high levels of carotenoids, phytosterols and tocopherols (vitamin E), which are all powerful antioxidants. It is also rich in beta-carotene, a known source of vitamin A.
Chemical and nutritional analyses show pili oil is comparable, if not more potent, than avocado and olive oil. Research has also shown increasing moisture index values on skin after several days of use, even higher than results derived from rosehip, absynian and argan oils.
Elemi oil also comes from the pili tree, native to the Bicol region of the Philippines. The tree belongs to the same botanical family as frankincense and myrrh, and when it sprouts leaves, it exudes a natural yellow resin of honey-like consistency which solidifies on contact with the air. This oleoresin is then steam distilled to produce the exotic and aromatic elemi oil.
Like most oils made from resins, elemi has amazing skin-healing properties. It has long been used for reducing scar tissue and supporting healthy tissue regrowth.
New Pili Trees Planted in Bicol
THE PILI TREE
Once purely found in the wild, the pili tree has become threatened by habitat destruction and its species classified as Vulnerable. Today, PILI ANI works closely with Bicol’s farmers to protect the forest where pili trees thrive. All work is done within the tree’s natural seasonal cycles. No harmful pesticides, chemicals or other synthetic materials are used to grow the trees or to induce harvests.
Above and beyond that, PILI ANI wants everyone to have a chance to give back to nature. Every purchase you make contributes to the growth of the pili tree forest. Keep checking back and see how the growth of the PILI ANI brand leads to the number of new pili trees planted by the farmers in Bicol, Philippines.