Flax or Linseed oil is known in popular culture for its wood finishing qualities but its benefits go far beyond that. Flax produces beautiful blue meadow flowers whose seeds produce an oil that is rich in the anti-inflammatory Omega 3 fatty acid. This is a slow drying, barrier protective oil making it suitable for skin lubrication and long-lasting emolliency for super-dry skin.
Extraction method: Cold pressed
Common uses: Flaxseed (Linseed) oil is a very popular, all purpose carrier oil. It is used by manufacturers (particularly as a conditioning agent in hair care products), aromatherapists, and massage therapists. It is particularly popular to use in skincare because of its very high Vitamin E content, which acts as a natural anti-oxidant that may help protect against free radical damage caused to the skin.
Its high levels of GLA essential fatty acids make it a nourishing and beneficial oil for dry and mature skin. Small amounts are often added to other carrier oils for fortification.
Consistency: Typical and characteristic of carrier oils
Absorption: Absorbs into skin at average speed, slight oil feeling left on skin.
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