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Why rosehip oil

LIPID PROFILE: High in both essential fatty acids: alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), the parent compound of the omega-3 family and linoleic acid (LA), the parent compound of the omega-6 family (Ozcan M. 2002; Grajzer et al, 2015). As their name suggests, these fatty acids are essential to skin structure and function as they are incorporated into dermal …

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Why passionfruit seed oil

LIPID PROFILE: High levels of the omega-6 essential fatty acid linoleic acid (LA) (Malacrida and Jorge, 2012). LA is essential in maintaining the integrity of the skin’s epidermal barrier and preventing transerpidermal water loss, thus playing a vital role in what is perceived as skin’s hydration and elasticity (Elias et al, 1980; reviewed in McCusker …

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Why raspberry seed oil

LIPID PROFILE: High in the essential fatty acid alpha-linolenic (ALA) (Oomah et al, 2000; Gercekcioglu et al, 2007). ALA is integral for skin health and protection against photo-aging. Studies suggest that ALA, the parent compound of the Omega-3 family protects against photo-aging by modulating the anti-inflammatory skin response and minimizing collagen damage (Kim et al, 2006; …

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Why tamanu oil

LIPID PROFILE: High in oleic acid (Crane et al, 2005), this oil is very rich and slow drying. BIOACTIVE COMPOUNDS: Rich in the coumarin calophyllolide and a series of related compounds (Dweck and Meadows 2002; Leu et al, 2009). Calophyllodide and its derivatives are a novel class of phytochemicals unique to the Calophyllum plant with …

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Why unrefined oils

The refining of an oil is a process that takes place after extraction, subjecting the oil to chemical solvents and high heat to bleach and deodorize it. Refining is done to fade the color and the enzymatic scents of the oil that some customers find unappealing, and to extend the oil’s shelf life to several …

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Why cold pressed oils

The method of extracting the oil from the source often uses chemical solvents and high heat, both of which damage the bioactive compounds responsible for the benefits of the oil. This conventional method is preferred because it produces the highest oil yield, cheaper and faster. Cold pressing is another method of oil extraction, which subjects …

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Why protected oils

Unrefined, cold pressed oils are highly potent, but they must be stored properly. Continuous exposure to light and heat are two of the main factors that cause the oil to loose its antioxidant power and eventually go bad or “rancid.” A recent study showed that when oils were stored in conditions exposed to natural light, …