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Passion Fruit Oil (Passiflora eduli)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passiflora_edulis From the seeds of the tropical passion fruit, this oil contains flavonoids, carotenoids, vitamins E, F and K and vegetal squalene, helping protect against skin degeneration. It is a fast-absorbing, sebum-regulating, anti-etching, anti-rosacea and calming oil with a high content of linoleic acid that helps retain skin hydration.

2017-06-03T07:12:21+01:00By |

Pomegranate Oil (Punica granatum)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pomegranate Pomegranate oil, with its polyunsaturated and antioxidant punicic and ellagic acids, tocopherols (Vitamin E/free radical fighting antioxidant) and phytoestrogens (plant-based estrogens) – reduces free radical damage and acts as a rejuvenating agent. Research has shown that it stimulates the growth of epidermis (keratinocyte) and has anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic properties.

2017-06-03T07:04:58+01:00By |

Shea (Butyrospermum parkii)

Shea (Butyrospermum parkii) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vitellaria en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shea_butter The Shea tree grows wild in the equatorial belt of Central Africa, between Gambia and Sudan. A Shea tree needs between 8 and 15 years until the first harvest, and even longer to reach full capacity. Women and children collect the fallen fruit and take them back to their villages [...]

2020-02-09T22:51:13+01:00By |

Mongongo (Schinziophyton rautanenii)

Mongongo (Schinziophyton rautanenii) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mongongo The Mongongo tree (Schinziophyton rautanenii) grows in dry areas of Sub-Saharan Africa and fares particularly well in the deep sands of the Kalahari. It is adapted to withstand several years of drought and temperatures that range from -5˚C in winter to well over 40˚C in summer. The fruit is sustainably harvested [...]

2020-02-09T22:53:55+01:00By |

Ximenia Oil (Ximenia americana)

Ximenia Oil (Ximenia americana) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ximenia Ximenia trees, commonly known as wild plum or monkey plum trees, are found across Southern Africa, growing at low altitudes in woodlands and grassy savannahs. Ximenia oil is produced by Producing Associations in Namibia, Mozambique or Swaziland. In 2001, Ximenia was included in list of priority species to be promoted [...]

2020-02-09T22:52:54+01:00By |

Marula (Sclerocarya birrea)

Marula (Sclerocarya birrea) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sclerocarya_birrea The Marula tree is related to the mango; it is drought resistant and most commonly found at low altitudes in open woodlands in Southern Africa. The fruit of the Marula is highly prized by local populations and elephants alike since it contains extremely rich oil. The Marula tree provides major income [...]

2020-02-09T22:54:18+01:00By |

Baobab (Adansonia digitata)

Baobab (Adansonia digitata) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adansonia_digitata The Baobab tree grows across Africa in hot, dry lowland areas. It is common for Baobabs to live over 1000 years. It is known in Africa as ‘The Tree of Life’, because there are many traditional uses for every part of it: from the leaves to the roots. The Baobab fruit, [...]

2020-02-09T22:57:09+01:00By |