Pitanga fruits are well-known and highly appreciated in Brazil, while the leaves are used in local medicine over hundreds of years. Pitanga leaf oil has strong astringents properties (naturally high tannin content) and is extremelly good to normalize excessive sebum production on scalp (oily hair) and seborrheic dermatitis, its rich in vitamins and most important is very rich in alpha hydroxy acids (alpha hydroxy acids have been used for centuries for skin rejuvenation).