Salvia Hispanica Seed Oil

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Also-called-like-this: Chia Seed Oil
What-it-does: antioxidant, emollient

Chia seeds are in fashion and there is a reason for it. They are not only a superfood for your body but putting the oil all over your face is a great idea too.

Its unique special property is that it's the richest known botanical source of skin-nourishing and skin-restoring alpha-linolenic acid (contains 50-60%). It also contains some linoleic acid (17-26%), and only a small amount of very nourishing but potentially acne causing oleic acid (7%).

Thanks to its great fatty acid content, chia seed oil counts as a great skin hydrator, and it can help to maintain a healthy skin barrier function. According to manufacturer info, it can even alleviate itchy skin. If that is not enough, it also contains a couple of nice antioxidants, including Alpha-Lipoic Acid, Coumaric and Caffeic Acid.

All in all, a nice plant oil with a unique fatty acid composition and some nice antioxidants.