The African Carrier Oil Trio consist of 3 proundly African sourced carrier oils: Rosehip Oil, Baobab Oil and Manketti (Mongongo) Oil.
ROSEHIP OIL: The oil contains Omega-3, 6 and 9 essential fatty acids as well as the anti-oxidants Beta Carotene and Lycopene. This dry and light oil is becoming increasingly rare due to international demand and helps protect the skin from photo-ageing. It is well known for its skin calming and softening effect and is ideal in face creams, clinically proven to reduce wrinkles, fine lines and pigmentation. The oil is rapidly absorbed, giving it an extremely non-greasy feel on the skin. With its softness and smoothness, it is very useful for sensitive skin. It is also useful for dry scalps and in products for dry and damaged hair.
BAOBAB OIL: The oil has a balanced breakdown of saturated, mono-unsaturated and poly-unsaturated fatty acids with around 30% Omega-6 and 3% Omega-3. It has a significant unsaponifiable portion and it is this fraction that holds the sitosterol at around 80%; sitosterol has been shown to be a strong anti-oxidant and to reduce DNA damage in cells. The skin softening oil is rich in Vitamins A, D3 and E. Vitamin A, in combination with the essential fatty acids, aids in the rejuvenation and renewal of cell membranes. The oil is best suited for dry, damaged skin and is used in intensive hair care treatments. It is non-sensitising and non-irritating.
MANKETTI (Mongongo) OIL: The Mongongo tree is native to the arid regions of sub-Saharan Africa and the oil nuts are sustainably sourced from community co-operatives. The seeds are about 53% oil and the oil is very high in eleostearic acid. This acid makes up around 23% of the oil and it polymerises rapidly under UV light to form a protective film on skin or hair. The oil is also high in linoleic acid (49%) bringing its total polyunsaturated fatty acid level up to around 73%. Manketti oil is also high in total tocopherols – which make up 560mg/100g of seed and are responsible for the stability of the oil. A further unique feature is that the oil is high in natural zinc which is known to offer excellent protection from solar radiation. Manketti oil is used in both skin and haircare.
Pack-size: 3 x 30ml dropper bottles.