Roucou seeds, which grow on a tree bearing fruits that are as red as a blazing sky, were formerly used by Caribbean Indians who coated their bodies with this specific seed for protection against the sun.
Inspired by this ancestral tradition, Roucou Tanning Oil brings a perfect, coppercoloured glow to your face and body, and can also be used to protect your hair. A cocktail of vegetable oils helps leave your skin looking radiant, with a deep golden colour.
Used as sun care, it spreads easily, nourishing your skin and leaving it with a light, protective and silky smooth finish. This scented tanning oil has a dark floral, softly spiced and exotic note – the hallmark of the LIGNE ST BARTH sun care range. The oil primes your face and body for sunbathing, preserves olive-coloured or heavily tanned skin, and can also be used to care for your hair.
Roucou Oil is the legendary cosmetic that sparked the success of LIGNE ST BARTH 30 years ago, building the brand’s outstanding reputation. This oil also complements the properties of other cosmetic treatments in the LIGNE ST BARTH range.
25 ml – 125 ml – 200 ml | 1 fl oz – 4.2 fl oz – 6.8 fl oz
PROPERTIES & BENEFITS
Native to tropical America, the roucou (Bixa orellana L.) is known as urucum in Brazil, achiote in Bolivia, Ecuador and Nicaragua, and rocouyer elsewhere. It is a shrub with pink flowers and spiky, inedible red fruits that are full of seeds.
Amazonian Indians and natives of the Caribbean islands originally used this plant as an herb or body pigment to protect themselves from the sun or from mosquitoes, hence their nickname, “redskins”.
LIGNE ST BARTH has developed a traditional cold extraction process in order to obtain the maximum benefits from the seeds of its fruit, the roucou. Very rich in betacarotene and vitamin E, natural antioxidants, minerals and trace elements, this original extract is an excellent primer for exposure to the sun as it stimulates the synthesis of melanin. It gives your complexion a wonderfully natural colour and protects it better from aggressive UV rays.
(Details about the main characteristics and traditional uses have been provided as information here above.)
ROUCOU TANNING OIL
This haircare oil is suitable for all hair types EXCEPT blond or bleached hair.
The coconut oil contained in the Roucou Tanning Oil solidifies at a temperature below 25 °C. This may cause an opaque deposit to form at the bottom of the bottle.
Put a little colour on your skin and flaunt that holiday look…
As an essential holiday item, the star cosmetic of the LIGNE ST BARTH range creates a healthy-looking tint and prepares your body for the sun by encouraging the production of melanin. Roucou Tanning Oil speeds up tanning and activates the skin’s natural defences when in the sun.
Apply a generous amount of Roucou Tanning Oil SPF6 around twenty minutes before going out in the sun. Reapply frequently throughout the day, especially after swimming, sweating or drying yourself using a towel.
Reputed as a natural antioxidant that traps free radicals, Roucou Tanning Oil helps prevent the skin from ageing, particularly as a result of UV exposure. Its nutritional and protective qualities return elasticity to all skin types, especially dry and/or mature skin, while reinforcing your tan with a copper-coloured, satin glow.
Protect your hair against the elements…
Soaked in this oil, your hair will not only be protected against the aggression of UV rays, but will also exude a warm, waxy fragrance and sparkle in the light.
By nourishing the scalp, Roucou Tanning Oil will protect your hair from the wind, sun, salt in the sea and chlorine in the pool, while restoring shine and vitality back to weakened hair.
Rinse off using Extra Mild Shampoo with Spirulina Algae and Revitalizing Cream Rinse with Cotton Seed Milk Scented Jasmine.