Read the labels on most skincare products and you’ll discover that most creams and lotions on the market today are water-based which means they also require synthetic preservatives, stabilizers, performance enhancers and fragrances to maintain their stability and make them pleasant to use.
The wonderful thing about using botanical oils is that they rarely need any of these additives. Baobab oil in particular, is a very stable oil and doesn’t require preservatives as it has a naturally long shelf life of two years or more.
Although the many treasures of the baobab tree have been known for generations, the discovery of the beauty benefits of Baobab oil is a relatively modern one. It has created an international market for baobab oil as a valued ingredient in a number of major cosmetic brands.
However, we love the simplicity of using just 100% pure baobab oil as part of your beauty routine.
CONVENTIONAL COSMETICS VS BOTANICAL BEAUTY
Even though many products list natural botanical ingredients in their products, they are often formulated in a petroleum-based mineral oil which forms a thin barrier on top of the skin. In fact this is quite an effective way of preventing moisture from leaving the skin. But that’s all it does, form a thin film on top of the skin. Petrolatum can leave a heavy feel on the skin, so needs to be combined with other ingredients to improve its cosmetic appeal.
Baobab oil is already naturally light making it easily absorbed into the skin where it can deliver its benefits best.
The majority of cosmetic formulas often require specially developed “penetration enhancers” to deliver specific ingredients. “Baobab oil has very small molecules and therefore absorbs very quickly and easily into the skin,” says Nena Pruzljanin, a technology development and innovation expert in cosmetics.
It’s one of the many reasons you’ll enjoy using baobab oil – it leaves your skin with a smooth satiny finish without clogging pores or leaving a greasy residue. With its unique fatty acid profile that actively replenishes and regenerates skin cells while deeply hydrating your skin, baobab oil gives a natural glow to your skin.
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