Blackcurrant seed oil is a powerful, antioxidant-enriched plant oil that provides a multitude of benefits for the skin. The high GLA, EFAs and vitamin content in this oil provide natural relief from conditions such as rosacea, eczema, acne, hyperpigmentation and psoriasis.
A scientifically proven ingredient, blackcurrant seed oil in organic skin care products is primarily used for its unparalleled ability to target and prevent skin aging and moisture loss.
Therapeutic content of Blackcurrant Seed Oil
Blackcurrants (Ribes nigrum) are delicious, black-colored, berrylike fruits native to Central Europe and North Asia. Black currant seed oil is obtained by cold-pressing the seeds of the berries and is golden in color. The oil obtained after pressing is one of the most important sources of ‘Gamma Linolenic Acid’ (GLA). High-quality, therapeutic grade blackcurrant seed oil may contain GLA content of up to 15%.
Compared to blueberries, blackcurrants have double the amount of antioxidants like anthocyanins. Besides, this oil also contains other bioactive molecules like Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin B6, organic acids, phenolic compounds, quercitin-derivatives, essential oils, micro and macro nutrients.
Benefits of Blackcurrant Seed Oil for Skin
1. Prevents Skin Aging & Wrinkles
Blackcurrant seed oil with its high GLA content is utilized in high quality organic skin care to effectively hydrate and improve skin elasticity. It also reduces wrinkles, dryness, sagging of skin and promotes speedy regeneration of skin cells and collagen synthesis. Besides GLA, the bioactive molecules in blackcurrant such as catechin and epicatechin (those that are also found in green tea) play an important role in preventing skin aging.
Editor’s Pro Tip: Blackcurrant seed oil infused formulas are best used as skin hydrators/toners prior to peptide based serum treatments. Find your dosha, and choose a suitable hydrator (SBR Hydrator/Toner, Daily Hydrator/Toner, or Pore Perfect Hydrator/Toner) to increase the effectiveness of anti-aging serum treatments and keep skin problems at bay.
2. Heals Acne & Blemishes
Active compounds such as caryophyllene, sabinene and terpinolene in this oil are highly valued for their anti-bacterial/anti-acne effects. It keeps pores of the skin ‘clean’ so that microbes are unable to to multiply in the presence of comedogens. The non-oily texture is absorbed into the skin easily and is safe for blemish-prone oily skin as well. Use Puraveda AfterShave Balm & Lotion with blackcurrant, blueberry, sandalwood and other herbal extracts to treat post-shaving razor bumps, redness and prevent ingrown hairs.
3. Nourishes Dry Skin
Polysaccharides in blackcurrant lock in moisture and provide intense repair and conditioning that dry skin needs. High amounts of fatty acids (such as Omega 3 and 6) and GLA nourish skin cells inside and out without making your skin feel oily or greasy.
Did you know? Blackcurrant seed oil is also infused in our all-natural and latex safe Personal Lubricant Gel to give the formula a non-drying and long-lasting silky texture so that you can have enhanced intimate experiences.
4. Relieves Skin Sensitivity
If your skin has been traumatized in some way, such as too much time in the sun, laser treatment or perhaps wind-burned from skiing, blackcurrant is the ultimate reparative treatment for you. Blackcurrant seed oil contains quercetin derivatives, which contribute to its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial effects. This helps treat hypersensitive skin conditions such as rosacea, eczema, atopic dermatitis, psoriasis and general skin sensitivity. Fatty acids, like linolenic acid suppresses the inflammatory mediators to calm the skin and reduce redness.
5. Evens Skin Tone
A few drops of blackcurrant seed oil everyday can fade stubborn dark spots within 3-4 months. Blackcurrant seed extract or oil contains over 34% of alpha-tocopherol (Vitamin E) and protects skin from free radical damage. In particular, it can slow down the hyperpigmentation due to sun damage and post-acne blemishes. Blackcurrant seed oil also contains Vitamin A, which balances melanin production and promotes healthy skin.
As a potent antioxidant and skin nourisher – Black currant seed oil heals & rejuvenates skin without damage. Provide your skin with the benefits of 100% organic and wildcrafted Blackcurrant seed oil infused organic skin care from Puraveda Organics.