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Salvia Hispanica Seed Oil

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


Chia seeds are in fashion and there is a reason for that. They are not only a superfood for your body but putting the oil all over your face seems to be a good idea too.

Its unique property is that it's the richest known botanical source of skin moisturizing and probably anti-inflammatory alpha-linolenic acid (contains 50-60%). It also contains barrier repairing 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's 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.

Show me some proof

  • Journal of the American Oil Chemists’ Society, September 1995, Volume 72, Issue 9, pp 1079–1081, Oil content and fatty acid composition of chia (Salvia hispanica L.) from five northwestern locations in Argentina
  • Jeong, Se Kyoo, et al. "Effectiveness of topical chia seed oil on pruritus of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients and healthy volunteers." Annals of Dermatology 22.2 (2010): 143-148.

Products with Salvia Hispanica Seed Oil

Sukin Super Greens Nourishing Chia Seed Oil+ The Ordinary 100% Organic Virgin Chia Seed Oil Maya Chia The Super Blend - Pressed Serum Concentrate Herbivore Botanicals Phoenix Facial Oil LEAHLANI SKINCARE Mahina Evening Replenishing Elixir Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil Votary Super Seed Facial Oil Fourth Ray Superfruit Face Oil La Coéss Revitalisé Nutrient Organic Face Oil Skin Actives Every Lipid Serum Skin Actives Every Lipid Serum - Vegan Plantioxidants Chaga & Ginseng Serum TRUE BOTANICALS Renew Pure Radiance Oil Crave Skincare Salvation Oil Freshly Cosmetics Rose Quartz Facial Cleanser Goodness Every Day Cream Cleanser Honest Beauty Organic Beauty Facial Oil StriVectin S.T.A.R. Light Retinol Night Oil Velvet Report Daily Moisturizer Votary Cleansing Oil – Super Seed Acure Radically Rejuvenating Serum Stick Acure Seriously Soothing Serum Stick Elemis Omega-Rich Cleansing Oil Frei öl Reinigungsöl &Maske Kristina Holey + Marie Veronique Barrier Lipid Complex Paula's Choice Resist Omega+ Complex Serum Trilogy Age Proof Nutrient Plus Firming Serum Elemis Superfood Day Cream Paula's Choice Omega+ Complex Moisturizer bejbiskin After Acid Serum French Girl Organics Facial Oil Elixir Rooki Superfood Saviour Crème Urban Skin Rx Hydranutrient Radiance Restore Oil Skin Actives Skin Brightening Cream Philosophy Purity Made Simple Ultra-Light Moisturizer Perricone MD Deep Crease Serum Pixi Jasmine Oil Blend Coola Classic Face Sport Spf 50 White Tea Philosophy Purity Made Simple Eye Gel Soap and Glory Peaches And Clean Deep Cleansing Milk Farmacy Honeymoon Glow Aha Resurfacing Night Serum Skin Actives Dream Cream Skin Actives Ultimate Moisturizing Cream Sweet Chef Superfood + Vitamins Moisture Boost