Sesame Seed Oil (Sesamum Indicum)
Sesame Oil is highly recommended within Ayurvedic medicine as a massage oil, as its chemical structure gives it a unique ability to penetrate the skin easily, nourishing and detoxifying even the deepest tissue layers. It has exceptional moisturising properties, probably due to its high Vitamin E content (25mg per 100gms) and is ideal for treating eczema, psoriasis and mature skin. In folk medicine it has also been used to help fade blemishes.
Sesame Oil also contains iron and phosphorus and is believed to be effective in delaying greying of the hair. Not only are sesame seeds a very good source of manganese and copper (copper plays an important role in the activity of lysyl oxidase, an enzyme needed for the cross-linking of collagen and elastin), they are also a good source of calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorous, Vitamin B1, and zinc.
Apparently the women of ancient Babylon would eat halva, a mixture of honey and sesame seeds, to prolong their youth and beauty. The Merck Manual lists it as an oil with exceptional antiseptic properties, which makes it effective in treating sensitive skin conditions such as atopic eczema and psoriasis.
Find it in Super Hydrating Body Balm & Enriching Hair Oil
Shea Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii)
Shea butter has been used for centuries in Africa for its skin healing and moisturising capabilities. It’s superior moisturising ability, anti-ageing, anti-wrinkle and cell regeneration properties help to fade scars and stretch marks and it’s also known to improve the skin’s elasticity.
Find it in Pure Face Cleanser & Super Hydrating Body Balm
Safflower Oil (Carthamus Tinctorius)
Safflower Oil is mentioned in ancient Egyptian texts and was used to heal old wounds. It has superior skin compatibility and is easily absorbed by the skin due to its high linoleic acid content (80%). It soothes skin irritations or itchiness and increases the moisture content of the skin (skin hydration is proportional to the level of linoleic acid in the skin) so it’s particularly good for sensitive skin. Linoleic acid is an essential fatty acid which plays a vital role in the health of the body, and is used to produce prostaglandins. Prostaglandins strengthen cell membranes and, when not enough is produced, it can cause skin to become dry and wrinkled.
Find it in Pure Face Cleanser, Complexion Boosting Face Serum, Ultimate Moisture Face Serum, Super Hydrating Body Balm, Eraser Body Oil & Foot Softening Balm