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Amaranthus Caudatus Seed Extract

Also-called-like-this: Amaranth Seed Extract
What-it-does: emollient

Official CosIng Information


It's the seed extract of a plant called amaranth or love-lies-bleeding.  It's a really ancient plant grown by Aztecs, Incas and Mayas as their main food and they called it “the golden grain”. They believed it had supernatural powers. Nowadays it's a popular health food because the seeds have great nutritional benefits and are high in protein.

As for skincare there are two types of the seed extract: 

1, The aqueous extract contains a high concentration of peptides and polysaccharides and helps to improve the combability and manageability of damaged hair

2. The oily extract is more common and acts as other similar emollient plant oils. It's rich in non-saturated fatty acids (linoleic acid/omega-6 and oleic acid/omega-9) and squalene and is a great moisturizer and emollient for both skin and hair. 

Products with Amaranthus Caudatus Seed Extract

Freeman Golden Grain Brightening Mask Holika Holika AC MILD Toner Coola Classic Face Sport Spf 50 White Tea dr. denese Essential Lipid Power Infusion MINISO Jeju Island Aloe Vera Moisture Toner Missha Time Revolution First Treatment Essence Intensive Dr Ceuracle Pro-Balance Night Enzyme Wash Dr. Scheller Anti-Wrinkle Intensive Serum, Argan & Amaranth Natura Bissé The Cure Pure Serum A'KIN Cellular Radiance Booster Oil Nature Republic Super Aqua Max Fresh Watery Cream Pai Echium & Amaranth Age Confidence Facial Oil Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin Cream Mist Holika Holika AC MILD Emulsion Holika Holika Good Cera Super Ceramide Mist L'Erbolario Shamposole Missha First Treatment Essence Mist it Cosmetics Miracle Water Micellar Cleanser I'm From Rice Toner I'm From Rice Toner Nature Republic Super Aqua Max Deep Moisture Sleeping Pack AHC Hyaluronic Emulsion Too Cool For School Perfect Day Makeup Fixer Beauty Pie Super Healthy Hair Gloss Booster Fifty 7 Kind Cell Affinity Coactive Serum - Tanu KEEP COOL Soothe Fixence Mist Nakeup Face Waterking Aqua Oil Mist Special Edition Holika Holika Face Conditioner Long-Lasting Make Up Fixer Korres Greek Yoghurt Foaming Cream Cleanser Skin&Lab Medicica Clear Spot Gel de Mamiel Autumn Facial Oil Nature Republic Super Aqua Max Combination Cream Too Cool For School Pumpkin Sleeping Pack TooCoolForSchool Pumpkin Sleeping Pack Nature Republic Super Aqua Max Watery Essence DTRT Skin Saver Ceramidin Cream Make P:rem Wonderful Me In-Shower Face Pack Nip+Fab Dragon'S Blood Fix Serum Thank You Farmer True Water, Light Gel Cream KLAVUU Special Care Pearl Glow Mask Nip+Fab Dragon'S Blood Fix Extreme Serum Botanic Farm Avocado Honey Rich Lotion JMsolution Derma Care Centella Repair Cream Onomie Radical Setting Mist Elisha Coy Tetraforce Cleanser Nature Republic Collagen Dream 70 Cream Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin Liquid Emma Hardie Plump & Glow Hydrating Facial Mist Panacea The Aegis Daily Facial Moisturizer Bring Green Artemisia Ph Balance Cleansing Foam