Bixa Orellana Seed Powder

Achiote Seed Powder

→ Mexican Name: Polvo de Achiote
→ INCI: Bixa Orellana Seed Powder
→ 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
  • UV-protector
  • Anti-inflammatory


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, Look of Redness, Uneven Skin Tone

Suitable for

  • All skin types

Our approach to ingredients

At Viva Maia, we're proud to introduce a unique skincare collection that marries the profound heritage of pre-Hispanic cultures with modern scientific innovation.

Our formulations are crafted from 100% natural ingredients, selected for their effectiveness and eco-friendly nature. With Mexico's rich biodiversity, we tap into potent and sustainable ingredients.

We cultivate many of these ingredients ourselves and meticulously handcraft our extracts, powders, and oils.