Achiote Seed Extract

→ Mexican Name: Extracto de Achiote
→ INCI: Bixa Orellana Seed Extract
→ Derivation: Other
→ Country of origin: 🇲🇽 Mexico


Achiote, is derived from the seeds of the Bixa orellana tree, native to tropical regions like Mexico. Rich in antioxidants like carotenoids (bixin and norbixin), it protects the skin from environmental damage and oxidative stress. Additionally, tocotrienols have anti-inflammatory effects, while phenolic compounds offer potent antioxidant activity, reducing signs of aging. The fatty acids in Achiote includes palmitic acid, linoleic acid, oleic acid, linolenic acid, stearic acid, and eicosanoic acid. These fatty acids are known for their moisturizing, emollient, and antioxidant properties.


  • Anti-aging
  • Antioxidant
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • UV-protector


Achiote extracts provide robust protection against environmental damage and oxidative stress, revitalizing the skin for a youthful and radiant complexion. Additionally, they boasts soothing and anti-inflammatory properties, making it an invaluable ally in calming sensitive or irritated skin, ensuring a smooth and rejuvenated appearance. The phenolic compounds effectively reducing the signs of aging and promoting overall skin health.


Antioxidant Support, Signs of Aging, Loof of Redness, Uneven Skin Tone

Beneficial for

  • All skin types


At Viva Maia, we are proud to offer a unique range of skincare products that are deeply rooted in the rich heritage of pre-Hispanic cultures, combined with the advancements of modern science and research. Each product in our line is crafted using 100% natural ingredients, carefully selected to bring a distinctive Mexican touch right to your bathroom.

Our commitment to blending ancient knowledge with contemporary scientific insights ensures that every item we offer not only nourishes and revitalizes your skin but also pays homage to the time-honored traditions that inspire our brand. Experience the best of both worlds with Viva Maia, where tradition meets innovation in skincare.