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Jojoba Proteins – Allergy free and a sustainable by-product!

11 Feb

If you are looking to add proteins into your hair or skin care formulation, make sure to try jojoba proteins.

INCI NAME: HYDROLYZED JOJOBA PROTEINS

Functions and Benefits:

•Plant Derived
•Non-Allergenic
•Film forming properties
•Improves the body, gloss and smoothness of hair
•Provides a tightening effect in skin applications
•Natural moisture retention
Check out what it can do for hair:
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Avocado Oil and Personal Care

22 Jun

Avocado Oil is a rich oil that readily penetrates the skin due to the presence of Palmitoleic Acid. The oil also contains vitamin A, vitamin, D and vitamin E.

When viewing the fatty acid profile of avocado oil, the most prominent fatty acid is oleic, followed by palmitic and linoleic acids. The fatty acids also contain myristic, stearic, linoleic, and arachidonic.

As a result of its chemical makeup, avocado oil is easily absorbed by the skin and has excellent emollient properties. In 1991, the Department of Food Engineering and Biotechnology, Technion Israel Institute of Technology found that avocado oil significantly increases collagen in the skin which is why it is commonly found in antiaging products.

Avocado Oil is best suited for dry skin and anti-aging applications. With a high content of unsaponifiables, this oil is also an ideal ingredient in soaps and shampoos.

Use Borage Oil… Save the honeybees!!!

17 Jun

 

Borage/Starflower

What is Borage Oil?

Borage Oil is also known as the starflower because of its star-shaped flowers.  Like Evening Primrose Oil, Borage Oil is rich is Essential Fatty Acids and is well known for being the richest commercial plant source of Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA). 

Borage Oil is grown in the UK.  UK produced Borage Oil  is estimated to have around 2½ times more active GLA than Chinese Evening Primrose Oil.

 

Borage Oil Benefits:

Borage Oil is very high in the essential fatty acid Gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA), making it extremely valuable in skin care formulations. Numerous studies have shown the topical application of oils containing GLA will effectively repair severely dry skin.  Many studies suggest that borage oil has anti-inflammatory and healing properties for skin diseases such as Psoriasis.

Borage Oil and Honeybees

The UK honeybee population has been declining at an alarming rate of 30%.  Beekeepers have been relying on oilseed crops to serve as a home for their bee colonies.  This helps conserve bee populations, increase honey production, and help crops that rely on insect pollination. Beekeepers tend to keep 2 hives in each acre of borage crop.

It is estimated that the use of 1,000kg of Borage Oil sustains up to 3 million honeybees!