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Kiwi Seed Oil

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Inci:Actinidia Chinensis Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil

A very beneficial oil for all skin types due to the exceptionally high levels of Omega 3. Light texture with a dry feeling, it sinks into the skin immediately with no greasy film.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

A yellow to golden yellow oil with a slight odour obtained from the seeds of the organic kiwi fruit.
 
This is 99.5% Organic Kiwi Seed Oil and we have added 0.5% Vitamin E as a powerful antioxidant to keep the oil from oxidising. That Vitamin E has to be diluted in a little Sunflower Seed Oil to make it pourable.
  • Use 1% to 100%. Best when blended with other oils.
  • Oil soluble so cannot be used in water only products. It can be used in small amounts in water based gels that will hold it in suspension.
  • Not heat stable so is best used in Stage 3 (cool stage) when making creams and lotions.
Kiwi Seed Oil is excellent in baby products when blended with Rice Bran Oil and Apricot Kernel Oil, as they are all very soft on the skin.
A very useful oil in skincare as it contains extremely high levels of Omega 3 (around 60%).
 
Typical Fatty Acid Profile
C16:0 Palmitic Acid 4% to 8%
C18:0 Stearic Acid 0.5% to 3.5%
C18:1 Oleic Acid (Omega 9) 12% to 22%
C18:2 Linoleic Acid (Omega 6) 13% to 20%
C18:3 Alpha Linolenic Acid (Omega 3) max 52% to 64%
 
Saponification Value mgKOH / g 132-207
 
According to the Cosmetic Ingredient Database (CosIng), the functions of Organic Kiwi Seed Oil are:
Emollient, Skin Conditioning.
To view more information, visit the CosIng Database here

HOW TO USE IT

Skin Care
  • As it is a very dry, thin feeling oil, Kiwi Seed Oil is excellent in anti aging and skin rejuvenation creams, lotions, gels and serums. It helps to give elasticity to the skin and sinks in very quickly with no greasy after feel.
  • It’s light texture makes it ideal for adding to eye creams and serums. It helps to reduce premature wrinkles and fine lines.
  • It is moisturising and reduces inflammation. Its light, elegant texture and ability to sink in quickly makes it a good choice to use in after sun products especially if the skin is sore.
  • As Kiwi Seed Oil is very soft and smooth on the skin, it is excellent for adding to products for babies as well as for sensitive skin.
  • It helps to reduce pore size and is good to use on acne prone skin, especially when blended with Jojoba and Hazelnut Oils. This makes a good rebalancing blend that is even more enhanced with a little Geranium Essential Oil. It is anti inflammatory so will soothe acne breakouts and accelerate skin healing.
  • It’s quick absorption and light texture blend well with heavier, fattier oils like Shea Butter and Macadamia Oil for dry skin products that need to feel elegant on the skin.
  • Excellent for ashen skin (especially on the legs) as Kiwi Seed Oil massively improves the Omega 3 levels in the skin. This keeps the skin soft and supple with an elegant radiance.
  • Suitable for all skin types as it improves the condition of the skin and protects against moisture loss. Especially effective for sensitive skin.
  • Improves any form of dermatitis like skin conditions as well as eczema prone and psoriasis prone skin types.

Hair Care

  • Good to use in hair packs and conditioners as it moisturises the hair and promotes hair growth. It is a very light oil so will not weigh the hair down.

RECIPES & BLENDS

Excellent in baby products when blended with Rice Bran Oil and Apricot Kernel Oil as they are all very soft on the skin.

Click on the links below to be directed to great recipes featuring Kiwi Seed Oil with 0,5% Vitamin E.

TRADITIONAL USE

Traditional Aromatherapy Uses
Traditionally used by qualified aromatherapists as a delivery system for essential oils into the skin. Its ability to penetrate quickly meant that an essential oil blend could be applied to the area to be treated without feeling greasy. Oil blends intended for more esoteric use could be applied anywhere on the body. This gave a greater patient compliance.
Historical Information
The kiwi fruit dates centuries in China where it was called Yang Tao. It was considered to be a delicacy fit for the Emperor.
 
It was introduced to New Zealand in the early 1900’s where it become an important part of the country’s economy.