You might wonder why I chose Acaté Amazon Conservation to support, given that there are so many other worthwhile not-for-profit organizations with an interest in the Amazon. I find it important to support organizations that directly support the Amazon and its people. That is exactly what Acaté does.
It’s not surprising that face oils recently have become rediscovered by beauty brands. In ancient times, women all over the world used face oils. As we need oils in our diets to keep us healthy, so does our skin.
Cattle ranching is the biggest driver of deforestation in just about every Amazon country. Public awareness of the role of cattle ranching was raised in 2019 when an unprecedented number of fires were raging in the Brazilian Amazon. August 2020 saw a doubling of the number of fires from the same time last year.
We are exposed to significant amounts of vitamin A in our diets. Some health authorities have cautioned if we add additional exposure, such as from cosmetics and sunscreens, we may exceed the recommended daily upper limit for vitamin A.