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Sesame oil as cosmetic ingredient

Sesame oil is a good source of vitamins E and B complex and minerals such as calcium, magnesium and phosphorus, while containing protein as well as lecithin. Although it is rather a thick oil, it is often used for treating eczema, psoriasis and dry, stressed and mature skin and it contains excellent moisturizing properties. In folk medicine it has also been used to help fade blemishes.

  • Pure natural sesame oil forms part of the formula of pure natural Olinat Cream.

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Benefits of sesame seed oil fighting free radicals younger looking skin

Sesame oil has great moisturizing, soothing and emollient qualities – making it superb to include in a moisturizing cream base.

In a clinical trial it also showed that when the oil was applied topically it reduced oxidative stress by inhibiting the production of xanthine oxidase and nitric oxide.

Sesame seed oil has a prominent place in Ayurvedic medicine and has been used as healing oil for thousands of years and is mentioned in the Vedas.

It has natural antibacterial properties for common skin pathogens, such as staphylococcus, streptococcus as well as skin fungi. It is also used for its natural antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties.

After being exposed to wind or sun it helps to calm the skin while it also shows promise in inhibiting the growth of malignant melanoma (skin cancer).

Sesame seed oil is absorbed quickly by the skin and penetrates well through the tissue. It can also be used to help heal and protect minor injuries such as scrapes, cuts and abrasions.

Apart from this it helps to tighten and strengthen the facial skin and is also used in controlling enlarged pores.

Controlling free radicals with sesame seed oil fighting free radicals younger looking skin

It is a potent antioxidant and helps to neutralize oxygen radicals – free radicals, while at the same time helping to stimulate natural and healthy cell growth.

Sesame oil contains sesamin, which has shown promise in inhibiting the growth of cancerous tumors and even lower cholesterol. The compound sesamin also contains phytic acid, which is a potent antioxidant, which in turn helps to fight premature aging, and sesamin is also involved in the recycling and boosting the activity of vitamin E in the body – thereby strengthening the entire anti-oxidant effect the oil has.

Fatty acids found in sesame oil fighting free radicals younger looking skin

Fatty acids Range
Palmitic C16:0 7.0 - 12.0 %
Palmitoleic C16:1 trace - 0.5 %
Stearic C18:0 1 - 6.0 %
Oleic C18:1 35.0 - 50.0 %
Linoleic C18:2 35.0 - 50.0 %
Linolenic C18:3 trace - 1.0 %
Eicosenoic C20:1 trace - 1.0 %
 
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