Why raspberry seed oil

Why raspberry seed oil


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; Jin et al, 2010; Latreille et al, 2013).

ALA cannot be naturally synthesized in our bodies, it can only be obtained from outside sources.


Rich in a variety of tocopherols and tocotrienols (Oomah et al, 2000; Bushman et al, 2004; Parry and Yu, 2006; Pieszka et al, 2015). Tocopherols and tocotrienols constitute the two classes of naturally occurring vitamin E, which is vital to skin’s health. Vitamin E is one of the most potent lipid soluble antioxidants, shown to prevent damage to skin caused by free radicals and oxygen reactive species (reviewed in Thiele et al, 2007 and Evans et al, 2010).


Superior antioxidant activity, as shown by its ORAC value and radical DPPH scavenging activity (Bushman et al, 2004 and Parry and Yu, 2006).

Absorbance in the UV-B and UV-C ranges with potential for use as a UV protectant. Oomah et al published that “the optical transmission of raspberry seed oil, especially in the UV range (290±400 nm) was comparable to that of titanium dioxide preparations with sun protection factor for UV- B (SPF) and protection factor for UV-A (PFA) values between 28-50 and 6.75-7.5, respectively”.


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