Before there was Pili Ani, there was a Pili farmer named Noli. Rosalina bought her very first bottle of Pili Oil from Noli to help him feed his family. She wanted to support the farmer and the agricultural community, but didn’t actually know what to do with the Pili Oil.
Rosalina learned that a very popular French beauty brand was purchasing Elemi resin from the same farmers she was buying Pili Oil from. That’s when she realized the power of Pili Oil to rejuvenate, reinvigorate, and revitalize the skin.
Rosalina began buying bottles of Pili Oil to give away to all her family and friends. She loved supporting farmers like Noli and everyone she gifted Pili Oil to was thrilled with how it made their skin glow.
In 2012, Mary Jane suggested they invest in clinical tests to see if it would be worthwhile to bring Philippine made Pili Oil products to a global market. Rosalina saw this as a huge opportunity to create a business that would provide a livelihood for the local farmers that would help to uplift their families.
Pure Pili Oil comes from the fruit of the Pili Tree. Each Pili fruit is meticulously hand-picked at its prime and cleaned before the oil is extracted from the pulp.
Pili fruit is the highest source of Vitamin E among all nuts, and pure Pili Oil contains one of the highest concentrations of antioxidants and is extremely rich in essential fatty acids. This makes Pili Oil incredibly nourishing and soothing for all skin types.
It can take up to 10 years for a Pili Tree’s fruit to fully mature and 3,500 individual Pili fruits are needed to produce just one liter of Pili Oil. Luckily, the Chosen Tree not only survives the many typhoons that happen each year, but actually produces even more fruit after each storm.
Because we source our Pili and Elemi Oils right from our Pili Tree farm in the Philippines, we are in control of the entire process— from farm to face!
That means that when you add Pili Ani products to your skincare routine, you’re not just treating your skin to the best nature has to offer; you’re working with us to take better care of the planet that we call home.
For every purchase of clean and natural products from Pili Ani. You’re not just helping our partner farmers have a sustainable livelihood, you’re also supporting reforestation in Bicol.
Because of you, we have planted more than 250 new Pili Trees in our forests and have partnered with the local Philippine government to plant an additional 20,000 more.