Therapeutic Content of Black Current Seed Oil
Black Currents are delicious, black colored, berrylike fruits native to Central Europe and North Asia. Black Current seed oil is obtained by cold-pressing the seeds of the berries and is golden in color. The oil obtained after pressing is one of the most important sources of 'Gamma Linolenic Acid' (GLA). High quality, therapeutic grade black current seed oil may contain GLA content of up to 15%.
Compared to blueberries, black currents have double the amount of antioxidants like anthocyanin. Besides, this oil also contains other bioactive molecules like Vitamin A, C, E, B6, organic acids, phenolic compounds, quercitin-derivatives, essential oils, micro and macro nutrients.
Benefits of Black Current Seed Oil for Skin
Prevents Skin Aging & Wrinkles: Black Current seed oil with its high GLA content is utilized in high quality organic skin care to effectively hydrate and improve skin elasticity. It also reduces wrinkles, dryness, sagging of skin and promotes speedy regeneration of skin cells and collagen synthesis. Besides GLA, the bioactive molecules in black current such as catechin and epicatechin (those that are also found in green tea) play an important role in preventing skin aging.
Heals Acne & Blemishes: Active compounds such as caryophyllene, sabinene and terpinolene in this oil are highly valued for their anti-bacterial/anti-acne effects. It keeps pores of the skin 'clean' so that microbes are unable to multiply in the presence of comeedogens. The non-oily texture is absorbed into the skin easily and is safe for blemish-prone oily skin as well.
Nourishes Dry Skin: Polysaccharides in black current lock in moisture and provide intense repair and conditioning that dry skin needs. High amounts of fatty acids (such as Omega 3 and 6) and GLA nourish skin cells inside and out without making your skin feel oily or greasy.
Relieves Skin Sensitivity: If your skin has been traumatized in some way, such as too much time in the sun, laser treatment or perhaps wind-burned from skiing, black current is the ultimate reparative treatment for you. Black current seed oil contains quercetin derives, which contribute to its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial effects. This helps treat hypersensitive skin conditions such as rosacea, eczema, atopic dermatitis, psoriasis and general skin sensitivity. Fatty acid, like linolenic acid suppresses the inflammatory mediators to calm the skin and reduce redness.
Evens Skin Tone: A few drops of black current seed oil every day can fade stubborn dark spots within 3-4 months. Black current seed extract or oil contains over 34% of alfa-tocopherol (Vitamin E) and protects skin from free radical damage. In particular, it can slow down the hyper pigmentation due to sun damage and post-acne blemishes. Black current seed oil also contains Vitamin A, which balances melanin production and promotes healthy skin.
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