Kiwi seed oil - multivitamin for your skin.
Do you realise that kiwi seed oil is pressed from these tiny black seeds?!🤯 At first my mind was blown too when I thought about it. 😅
Kiwi seed oil (Actinidia chinesis) is an excellent addition to your skincare, high in vitamins and minerals gives your skin countless benefits💚
Kiwi plants are native for China but you probably associate it with New Zealand more. In China, centuries back, kiwi fruit were considered as delicacy by Emperor.👑 🥝
🥝 it is yellow to golden yellow coloured liquid, virtually odourless or with a slight but not unpleasant smell
🥝 it is extremely rich in alpha-linolenic fatty acid and linoleic fatty acid which both are essential fatty acids (EFAs). EFAs are not produced by our body so they must be provided from the outside with food and topically with skincare
🥝 it has a very high content of natural vitamin C which has been proven to be more beneficial for the skin
🥝 it has anti-inflammatory properties
🥝 it contains potassium and magnesium, along with vitamin E - this can help with skin repair where sun damage to the skin occurred
🥝 it can help rejuvenate and regenerate skin as it sinks into it deeply and with ease
🥝 it is very nourishing and can help with calming irritated skin
🥝 it is non-oily (I know it might sound strange because it's an oil but the feeling on the skin is so smooth and the oil itself disappears really quickly, not like coconut oil for example)
Alpha - linolenic acid (Omega 3)
Enhances skin's overall appearance, human's body doesn't synthesize this essential fatty acid.
Linoleic acid ( known as Omega 6 or Vitamin F )
Has anti-inflammatory and anti-ageing properties, helps to lock the moisture in the skin, has soothing and healing characteristics. Superb choice for sensitive skin🥰
The above two fatty acids are not synthesize by our body, yet they are essential for maintaining good skin's health and appearance. Lack of them can make your skin prone to breakouts, irritation and even certain types of dermatitis. If you want to repair your skin and gain back healthy, glowing look you must include Omega 3 and Omega 6 in your skincare routine and in your diet - remember that you should care about your skin from the inside too.
Oleic acid ( also known as Omega 9)
Helps to maintain softness of the skin and hair, has anti-ageing and antioxidant properties - both very desirable, especially after you turn 30😉
Helps to soften the skin and protect the hair form damage, has cleansing properties.
The most common saturated fatty acid, it has emollient characteristics, makes hair softer and doesn't leave oily residue
Eicosenoic acid ( Gadoleic acid )
It has an emollient properties, doesn't clog pores and balances the level of skin oils.
Kiwi and mango body balm 🥝 🥭
The table is divided in two parts - top part is an oil phase which you have to heat up and melt, lower part is a cool down phase: all ingredients that are sensitive to heat. You need to add them to the cooled down mix (below 40°C or lower but you don't want too low temperature - your mix has to be liquid)
Lavender and geranium essential oils create together a beautiful floral scent that will calm you after the long day - I use this balm just before going to bed and I drift off instantly😴
Although it is not a lotion and doesn't contain any water the balm is very fast absorbing and doesn't leave skin oily.😄 Tapioca starch as a texture enhancer and thickener helps with absorption and balm leaves the skin really soft❤️
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