Ingredient Spotlight: Baobab Oil
Pronounced bay-o-bab, this oil is extracted from the seeds of the large Baobab fruits produced by trees that grow wild in South Africa. They are often referred to as the Tree of Life because they provide food, shelter and water to the indigenous people of Africa. They live for 500 years or more and some will live for up to 2000 years!
The tree has a massive trunk (we're talking seven to eleven meters in diameter!), is extremely drought resistant and the bark is fire resistant. It's also called the upside-down-tree as its branches resemble its roots.
The Baobab fruit has been nicknamed the ‘superfruit’ as it naturally contains essential fatty acids, including omega 3 and 6, stearols and antioxidants, vitamins A, E, D, F and high levels of vitamin C. The oil penetrates easily, is non-greasy, moisturizing, anti-inflammatory, regenerative, antioxidative, won't clog pores and promotes skin elasticity and anti-aging benefits. It's beneficial for dry, sensitive, inflamed and mature skin. This oil is also believed to be good for cancer patients, wounds, eczema, psoriasis and acne.
Want to try it? We use baobab oil in all of our face lotions and in our Dry Spots and Blemishes face serums.