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Profile: Hibiscus Vegetable Oil

Commonly known as: Guinea Sorrel, Roselle, Hibiscus Sabdariffa Seed Oil (I.N.C.I.).
Botanical name: Hibiscus sabdariffa.
Extraction process: First cold press.
Family: Mallow Family.
Part of the plant extracted: Seeds.
Location: Originally from Africa (Guinea) and then spread to Southeast Asia (India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Malaysia, and Java) and Mexico.
Flowering: From October to November.
Provenance, origin: Bad.
Phytochemical composition: Polyunsaturated fatty acids (linoleic acid), monounsaturated fatty acids (oleic acid), saturated fatty acids (stearic acid, palmitic acid), tocopherols (vitamin E), phytosterols (beta-sitosterol, campesterol, stigmasterol).
Sensorial properties: Appearance: Fluid oily liquid; Color: Golden yellow; Scent: Light, sweet, with notes of seeds; Feel: Quite penetrating oil, easily absorbed by the skin.
Physical characteristics: Quality: 100% pure, virgin, and of natural origin ingredients; Density: 0.91 - 0.92 g/cm3; Oxidative potential: Stable; Saponification index: 195 mgKOH/g.
Benefits: Hydrating, emollient, softening, strengthening, antioxidant, regenerating, nourishing, and supple-making.
Concerns: All skin types, particularly dry, mature, sensitive, and dehydrated skin; All hair types, especially dry, brittle, fragile, colored, split-end, and damaged hair.

Details

Properties

Nourishing : It aids in the restoration and maintenance of the skin's natural protective barrier, the stratum corneum. Specifically, it stimulates the esterification of ceramides, lipids naturally found in the stratum corneum of the skin, contributing to the maintenance of its structure.

Protective : It mitigates the impact of external aggressions (cold, UV, wind, pollution...) on the epidermis by forming a protective layer. It strengthens the skin's hydrolipidic film and prevents its dehydration.

Antioxidant : Rich in Vitamin E, it acts against free radicals, which are responsible for damage to DNA and proteins and accelerate skin sagging and the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

Anti-inflammatory : It can soothe minor cuts or wounds and promote healing.

Hair Conditioner : It is rich in unsaturated fatty acids, compounds that create a coating around the hair fiber, which helps protect the internal structures of the hair. It helps prevent breakage and the appearance of split ends.

Usage

  • Facial Care (mists, face creams, oils, eye contour treatments, serums, makeup removers);

  • Body Care (solar oils, creams, lotions, massage oils, body serums, after-sun care, hand care);

  • Hair Care (mists, oils, hair serums, conditioners, gels, sprays, hair creams, masks, balms, shampoos).

Preservation Method

Stable vegetable oil. Store in a dry place, away from heat and light.

Contraindications, Usage Precautions

The vegetable oil of hibiscus does not have any contraindications. It can be used by pregnant and/or breastfeeding women as well as children. Avoid contact with the eyes.

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The hibiscus is a plant known since ancient times: it was cultivated in Egypt and Southeast Asia for its ornamental features, as well as for its edible fruits. Rich in vitamin E, its vegetable oil is ideal for combating the signs of skin aging and damage related to free radicals. Its high concentration of fatty acids (omega-6 and omega-9) also helps to strengthen the hair fiber.