Baobab oil, anti-inflammatory

Baobab oil

Baobab oil, rich in unsaturated fatty acids, deeply hydrates and nourishes the epidermis. Its properties will be present both for your skin and for your hair.

The baobab, the tree of life

Originally from Africa, the baobab is a tropical tree of the Bombacaceae family. The tree with its potbellied trunk and soft, waterlogged wood has a characteristic appearance and lives a long time. Some are thousands of years old. It is generally very massive and can reach 25 m high and more than 12 m in diameter with a crown of irregular branches devoid of leaves 9 months out of 12. Adansonia digitata has a unique botanical character in the Adansonia genus: pendulous white flowers., unlike other species with erect flowers. The smooth gray fibrous bark, sometimes irregularly tuberculated, is used to make ropes and ropes. The baobab fruit (also called monkey bread) comes in an oblong shape, approximately 100 mm in diameter and 200 mm long. It contains small, tangy-tasting seeds that can be pressed to obtain oil.

Manufacturing of baobab oil

In a screw press, the healthy and cleaned seeds are pressed in the first cold pressing, without any intervention of solvent or chemical product. Then the oil is successively filtered on blotting paper. The oil is then stored away from light and heat.

Properties of baobab oil

Properties of baobab oil on the skin

  • Healing and regenerating: Baobab oil contains more than 70% unsaturated fatty acids, whose contribution to the skin is essential. Thus, they contribute to good skin renewal and actively participate in healing.
  • Nourishing and hydrating: With Baobab oil, your skin will be pampered and soothed! Indeed, its rich composition in unsaturated fatty acids hydrates and nourishes the epidermis in depth, and its properties will be present both for your skin and for your hair.
  • Softener and emollient: Thanks to its essential fatty acid content, this oil is softening and plays a major role in sagging skin. It restores the skin's elasticity and regenerates the hydrolipidic film, thus promoting soft and supple skin. Baobab oil penetrates very easily and leaves your skin feeling particularly soft. It contains many tocopherols (like its neighbor argan oil). In its unsaponifiables, we find cyclopropenic acids, which are certainly the source of this anti-inflammatory activity.
  • Anti-oxidant: As it is rich in polyphenols (beta-sitosterol, tocopherol), natural anti-oxidants, Baobab vegetable oil helps protect the skin and the body from attacks by free radicals by neutralizing them. This effect allows it to limit cell oxidation, and thus prevent skin aging.

Baobab oil INCI name and functions

Adansonia digitata

    • Emollient - Softens and smoothes the skin

SOWÉ Botanic Lab's quality commitments

The organic baobab oil we use is certified COSMOS by Ecocert

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