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Comment utiliser l'huile végétale de prune pour la peau et les cheveux ?

How is plum vegetable oil used for skin and hair?

Nourishing and antioxidant-rich, plum vegetable oil is the ally of dry skin and hair frequently exposed to oxidation factors - pollution, UV rays, etc.
To fully benefit from its advantages, discover how to incorporate plum oil into your daily routines.


The benefits of plum oil in cosmetics.

Obtained by cold pressing the kernels contained in plum pits, this vegetable oil contains numerous nutrients such as fatty acids (primarily omega 9, then omega 6 and palmitic acid). The unsaponifiable portion is mainly composed of vitamin E (content > 600 mg/kg).

Plum oil is an excellent skincare productwith antioxidant propertiesthat combat skin aging caused byoxidative stress. To clarify, this phenomenon is characterized by an overproduction ofreactive oxygen species, also known asfree radicals, when cells are exposed tostress (pollution, UV radiation, smoking...). Moreover, the fatty acids that make up plum oil provide nourishment and elasticity to the skin due to their ability torestore the hydrolipidic film. Thus, plum vegetable oil is classified asrelipidating and it is recommended for the care ofdry skin.

When applied to hair, plum oil revitalizes dehydrated and dry hair, providing it withshine. By penetrating the hair fibers, fatty acids are able to limit water evaporation. They form a protective film to maintain hair hydration. Moreover, thanks to Vitamin E, it limits hair aging, which is characterized by the appearance of gray and white hair, as well as the weakening of hair fibers that promotes their fall.

When should one use plum oil?

Firstly, let's clarify that plum oil is an ingredient that does not contain any allergenic substances. Therefore, it is suitable for all skin and hair types, and can even be used by pregnant women and children.

Nevertheless, it is particularly recommended for dry skin which requires a supply of nourishing elements. It is also suitable for mature skin, to counteract the effects of skin aging. Being non-comedogenic, it can also be used on combination skin. Indeed, it does not clog pores and does not promote the appearance of blemishes.

When applied to hair, plum oil is used to repair dry, brittle, and weakened hair or to protect the hair fibers frequently exposed to oxidation factors.

How to incorporate plum oil into a skincare routine?

Beneficial for both skin and hair, plum vegetable oil can be used raw or as an ingredient in a skincare formula.

Thevegetable oil of plumis available in its pure form at Typology. It is derived from the cold pressing of plum kernels fromorganic farming, grown and harvested in theSouthwest of France. On the face, it can be used morning and evening at the end of your routine. Apply a few drops of plum oil on clean, dry skin and then massage with upward circular movements across the entire face, not forgetting the neck.

To care for your hair with plum oil, simply incorporate a few drops into your regular shampoo. However, some hair care products are already enriched with plum oil, such as masks, conditioners, or even oils. It is also possible to use pure plum oil as a night mask. Apply it evenly to your lengths and ends and wrap your hair in a towel. To allow the active ingredients to work, let it sit overnight before shampooing.


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