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Raspberry Seed Oil - Ingredient Highlight

Posted by Bre-Ana Brown on 7th Aug 2019

Dermatitis is “a general term that describes inflammation of the skin.” There are seven different types of dermatitis, some are chronic conditions and others are temporary reactions. What they do have in common, your body’s immune response is causing the skin inflammation (dermatitis). I know there is not one of you (our loyal readers and customers) who have had some kind of breakout or skin condition appear and think, “This is fantastic! I feel great and this issue that came up hasn’t affected my confidence at all, not even the tiniest little bit.” When something like this happens, we need to be careful of what we put on our skin. When the skin has inflammation, the blood vessels open up making it easier to absorb chemicals we put on our skin. So we need to make sure what we use will be beneficial and healing for our skins inflammation.

Raspberry seed oil contains the highest amount of Alpha Linolenic Acid of any fruit oil. Which is an essential fatty acid that our bodies cannot produce, but are essential for our health. That essential fatty acid is also extremely useful in making inflammation subside. One study showed that when you “apply ellagic acid, an antioxidant found in raspberries... the ellagic acid reduced the destruction of collagen and inflammatory response, both major causes of wrinkles.”

Raspberry seed oil is not only anti-inflammatory, it contains beneficial antioxidants, which help reverse and prevent signs of aging, but it also absorbs UVB, UVC and some UVA rays. This means it has a potential SPF between 28 - 50 for UVB and 6.5 - 7.5 for UVA. Potential SPF varies from each batch of raspberries, so, due to this inconsistency it is not something we can constantly rely on to provide you consistent SPF products. However, the benefits are still there to help combat free radicals and UV damage. Researchers have even reported in the German medical journal "Der Hautarzt" the phytosterols found in raspberries (and raspberry seed oil) can not only slow down and repair collagen that the skin has lost due to aging but it can actually stimulate the synthesis of NEW collagen! How amazing is that? Thank you nature! You can find raspberry seed oil in our Helichrysum & Myrrh Serum.