Botanical Name: Perilla frutescens
Extraction Method: Cold pressed
Description: Perilla seed oil The plant is sometimes known as Shisoand Perilla Mint because the plant is a member of the mint family and is native to Eastern Asia. Traditionally, the leaves and seeds have been used for an array of medicinal and culinary uses in China, Japan and Korea.
The oil is cold pressed to produce an oil which is rich in Vitamins and amino acids. This oil is prized for remarkably impressive fatty acid composition. High content of Alpha-Linoleic Acid(50-60%) which is an Omega-3 fatty acid, helps the skin and hair retain moisture. It is also known to revitalize the skin and is commonly used to improve the appearance and texture of skin. It is also known to have cleansing properties which makes this a good oil for facial products. It can be used in manufacturing of soaps, facial blends, creams and lotions.
Retains moisture: It is a natural emollient due to high presence of Omega-3 fatty acids which helps both skin and hair retain moisture. It also helps reduce trans epidermal water loss thereby help retaining moisture in the skin.
Treats skin conditions: It is an excellent choice to add in products to soothe and nourish eczema, psoriasis as it has calming, soothing and anti-inflammatory properties. The cleaning properties of this oil, help in removing dirt and impurities from skin
Helps fight acne: It’s rich in Omega 3 Fatty Acids, an ingredient that holds strong antiseptic properties that are effective in battling acne and supressing chronic inflammation and itchiness. It can also help minimise large pores and even skin tone to give a more refined appearance.
Helps in reducing water loss: It contains compounds which acts as a natural precursor for ceramides, which plays a role in maintaining the skin barrier to protect against water loss. This makes it very suitable in dry skin body oils and face products for drier complexions
Anti-aging: Since this oil is rich in flavones which is a plant component, it offers potent antioxidant activity thereby helping to prevent free radical damage to the skin cells which result in premature aging. Presence of omega 3 fatty acids help in soothing, repairing and providing powerful antioxidant protection for mature and aging skin.
Reduces Inflammation: It contains high level of linolenic acid, an essential fatty acid which play an important role in regulating inflammation in the body and the skin.
Aids Hair growth: This oil is rich in alpha-linolenic acid, an Omega-3 fatty acid essential for hair growth. Omega 3 fatty acids make it easier for nutrients to get absorbed in the skin, including hair follicles. Without these fatty acids, required nutrients wont reach cells and hair growth cycle stops. Perilla’s minty coolness helps soothe the scalp, enabling blood and nutrients to flow to the follicles. This, in turn, regenerates the follicles and promotes hair growth.
Conditions strands: Perilla has rich Vitamin A content that hydrates the hair without weighing it down. Because of its lightweight composition, the oil quickly penetrates the hair shaft, giving it a beautiful shine.
Reduces scalp irritation: A natural antiseptic, this oil is an excellent treatment for scalp acne and itching. The emollient properties allows it to be quickly absorbed by the skin. When applied, this oil goes right down to the source and eliminates the bacteria causing the inflammation.
Skin Type: Suitable for all skin types. Good for aging and mature skin
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.