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Organic Hazelnut Oil

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Inci:Corylus Avellana Seed Oil

A very fine textured oil with sinks in well without any greasy feeling. Excellent for all skin types, especially sensitive and oily skin. Regulates excess sebum production to balance skins.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

A clear, yellow oil with a mild nutty aroma expressed from the nuts of Organic Hazel trees.
  • Use 1% to 100%.
  • 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.
  • Heat stable so can be used in Stage 1 (fat stage) when making creams and lotions.
Blend Hazelnut Oil with Jojoba Oil to use on acne prone skin that has blackheads as the Jojoba will act as a solvent to clear the pores.
 
Cautions/Contraindications
Not suitable for anyone with a nut allergy.
 
Typical Fatty Acid Profile
C16:0 Palmitic Acid 4% to 10%
C18:0 Stearic Acid less than 8%
C18:1 Oleic Acid (Omega 9) 60% to 90%
C18:2 Linoleic Acid (Omega 6) 5% to 25%
C18:3 Alpha Linolenic Acid (Omega 3) less than 1%
 
Saponification Value mgKOH / g 180-200
 
Cosmetic Functions:
According to the Cosmetic Ingredient Database (Cosing), the functions of Organic Hazelnut Oil are:
Masking
To view more information, visit the Cosing Database here

HOW TO USE IT

Skin Care

  • The first choice oil to use for acne prone skin. The oil is non comedogenic so will not block the pores. The Omega 6 content also helps to reduce pore size. It has a non greasy feel with a very fine texture.
  • The astringency of Hazelnut Oil tones and tightens the skin whilst assisting in cell regeneration. It’s sebum balancing effect can make oily skin types feel more like normal skin types.
  • It’s a good choice for strengthening capillaries and toning aging skin.
  • Hazelnut Oil is excellent for all skin types including combination skin, sensitive skin and very soft to use on a baby’s skin.
  • It helps to maintain the skin's firmness and elasticity. It moisturises the skin and is highly penetrative, so blend with other fattier vegetable oils have an even better effect. This also makes Hazelnut Oil excellent to use in massage products.
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  • Hazelnut Oil is very restorative to rough and tired skin. Use in dehydrated skin serums, hand and foot creams. It gives an instant feeling of skin softening.
  • Use in balms to help prevent stretch marks. Blend Hazelnut Oil with Shea Butter as it will also make the balm feel less greasy.
  • It does offer some SPF protection but not enough to be able to use it as a declared sun product. Use in daily defence creams and lotions.

Hair Care

  • Good for moisturising the hair shaft whilst penetrating quickly.
  • Keeps the hair shaft supple and the scalp in good condition reducing dandruff.
  • Maintaining the integrity of the scalp and root area gives the best conditions for growing stronger hair.

RECIPES & BLENDS

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