Why you need seed oils in your skincare
You may have realised by now that, here at Punch Foods, we’re pretty keen on seeds. So, we’ve been chatting to Imelda Burke, founder of Content, about why they use seed oil in their lovely skincare products, and how it can get you healthy, glowing skin.
“If you’re reading this article, chances are you already incorporate seeds in your diet, recognising that they’re a highly nutritious and delicious snack, super-charged with benefits for your health and wellbeing.
Just as seeds make the perfect snack, they’re also the perfect skin food ingredient with a host of good reasons to include them in your skincare routine. In fact, the cult organic beauty brand Intelligent Nutrients love seed oils so much they use a combination as a base for their entire skincare range.
Ideally with all seed oils you want to look for certified-organic, cold-pressed oils that have been processed without chemicals or heat so the potency isn’t compromised. I’ve listed some of the most beneficial and potent below – all tried and tested:
Pumpkin Seed Oil is rich in anti-oxidants and vitamin E, omega-3 and 6 fatty acids and zinc, giving it powerful anti-ageing benefits. Use it to improve skin tone, assisting skin renewal and even combating acne. Find it in the SKIN & TONIC Naked Beauty Oil: the perfect all rounder.
Black Cumin Oil is a great one for spot-prone skin and is used in Asian traditional medicine to treat immune and inflammatory disorders. It has a purifying effect, as it’s packed with oleic acid, linoleic acid, vitamins B1, B2, B3, copper and zinc. Odacite use it as one of the main ingredients in their Pimples Concentrate to control the spread of spot-causing bacteria.
Raspberry Seed Oil is a luxurious, oil which is loaded with moisturising, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits. It’s great for improving skin elasticity, suppleness and softening fine lines and wrinkles. In fact, it’s often added to lip balms and lip products to create a protective barrier. Find it in Intelligent Nutrients Lip Delivery Antioxidant Glosses.
Rosehip Seed Oil has really risen through the ranks in popularity these past years, because of its ability to treat scars and stretch marks and nourish dehydrated skin. Rosehip Seed Oil has very high omega-3, 6, 7 and 9 fatty acids which help fuel the skin’s natural function and smoothen its complexion; as well as skin-protecting cartenoids. It’s no surprise that Pai BioRegenerate Rosehip Oil is one of our all time natural beauty staples.
Carrot Seed Oil is a powerful natural anti-ageing oil for skin because of its high cartenoid content, which render it an antioxidant and protector from UV rays, pollution and stress. It’s also a source of fibre and vitamin K, E and C, which work together to rejuvenate skin cells. You can also find this in the Odacite’s Vital Glow Concentrate, which uses Wild Carrot Oil – and is GMO-free. It’s sourced from a small supplier who uses ancestral extraction methods to yield the exceptionally active oil.
Everything really can be found in nature!
Go to www.beingcontent.com to have a look at their gorgeous skin care products.