Botanical Name: Limnanthes alba
Extraction Method: Cold pressed
Description: Meadowfoam Seed Oil is cold pressed from the tiny seeds of Limnanthes alba, which produces an oil with superb anti-oxidant properties and skin softening benefits. This herbaceous plant is native to northern California, Vancouver Island, British Columbia and northern California. The long-chain fatty acid structure of Meadowfoam Seed Oil helps in creating a good barrier and locks in fragrance while helping to prevent the rapid absorption which is perceived as drying.
Moisturiser: The composition of naturally occurring fatty acids in Meadowfoam oil give it a unique, non-greasy feel that works as an excellent emollient. It has high content of omega 9 fatty acid, Eicosenoic acid, which is similar to human sebum and thus helps to keep skin moist and supple. When used as a base in skincare products, Meadowfoam oil drastically increases the moisturizing effects of any lotion or cream.
Good for Oily skin: The presence of Eicosenoic ace helps to balance the oil production of the skin which benefits those individuals who are struggling with oily skin or have oily T-zones. The anti-inflammatory properties help in reducing acne and aids in soothing redness.
Anti-Aging: The antioxidant properties of this oil helps in warding off signs of aging. The ability for meadowfoam seed oil to penetrate the skin so easily makes it especially beneficial in the fight against wrinkles, sagging skin, age spots and a whole host of other signs of aging.
Reduce Stretch marks: Meadowfoam oil is thick enough which is able to form barrier on the skin that helps lock in moisture and keep up a continual delivery of nutrients to the skin over time and thus s highly adept at smoothing out scars and stretch marks
Soothes dry chapped lips: The presence of Vitamin E and fatty acids help in protecting lips from cracking and drying. It is gentle but effective at restoring moisture levels and is ideal for lip balms as it helps the balm to last longer and does not require frequent reapplication.
Keeps hair hydrated: It is often used in shampoos and conditioners as it is good at hydrating hair and scalp. The effects have a lasting effect, because the oil helps the hair and scalp retain moisture after you have conditioned. The moisturizing properties of the oil work to rebuild damaged hair and create a smoother and healthier hair shaft. It is also said that meadowfoam seed fights dandruff and prevents hair loss.
Adds shine to hair: By hydrating hair and sealing in moisture, meadowfoam oil prevents hair from environmental damage caused by extreme weather, direct sun, or other elements that can harm hair. Meadowfoam oil also improves the shine of one’s hair, leaving it smoother and more radiant
Skin Type: Great for all skin types
Storage: It is recommended to store carrier oils in cool dark place to maintain their freshness and maximum shelf life. If refrigerated, bring them to room temperature before use.