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Tomato Seed Oil

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Inci:Solanum Lycopersicum Seed Oil

An eco friendly oil which sinks in quickly to the skin that is rich in antioxidants and Essential Fatty Acids. Excellent for all skin types and also conditions dry and brittle hair.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

A clear to light yellow oily liquid with no odour obtained from expeller pressing ripe tomato seeds. The resulting oil is then refined.
 
This is an upcycled oil as the tomato seeds are a byproduct of the food industry and would otherwise be wasted. As a natural product, the colour may vary slightly between different batches.
  • 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 Tomato Seed Oil with Shea Butter Oil, Kiwi Seed Oil and Vitamin E for stretch mark and acne scar improvements.
Typical Fatty Acid Profile
C16:0 Palmitic Acid 12% to 15%
C18:0 Stearic Acid 3% to 6%
C18:1 Oleic Acid (Omega 9) 16% to 27%
C18:2 Linoleic Acid (Omega 6) 50% to 60%
C18:3 Alpha Linolenic Acid (Omega 3) 0.5% to 4%
 
Saponification Value mgKOH / g 188-195
 
Cosmetic Functions:
According to the Cosmetic Ingredient Database (Cosing), the functions of Tomato Seed Oil are:
Emollient, Skin Conditioning
To view more information, visit the Cosing Database here

HOW TO USE IT

Skin Care
  • Tomato Seed Oil is excellent for mature skin and all aging skin. It minimizes the appearance of wrinkles and helps to keep the skin glowing by reducing the TransEpidermal Water Loss (TEWL) from the skin. This improves the elasticity and skin tone, making skin more youthful in appearance. Use in anti wrinkle serums, night creams and daily defence creams.
  • Being rich in antioxidants, it will tackle free radical damage to protect and maintain all skin types. It has a good range of Essential Fatty Acids that can be further enhanced by blending with other Omega 3 rich oils like Rosehip and Chia Seed Oil. Ideal in serums to use for reducing fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Tomato Seed Oil penetrates the skin very well and leaves no oily residue. This is excellent for anyone who wants the intense skin conditioning that it offers but does not want to have a shiny or greasy feel on their skin. This makes it an important ingredient in Men’s Grooming products, after shaving serums and body lotions.
  • It is a good oil to use in after sun products as it encourages the regeneration of skin cells due to the phytosterol content it has and this can also help to reduce existing sun damage. UV induced free radicals will be reduced because the oil has a high antioxidant quality. The skin tone will improve becoming softer and more pliable and age spots will be diminished.
  • Any form of scar tissue and stretch marks will benefit from Tomato Seed Oil and will be greatly enhanced by adding extra Omega 3 oils like Rosehip Oil as well as Vitamin E and Helichrysum Essential Oil.
  • Acne prone skin will improve when using Tomato Seed Oil. It is light and penetrates easily so will not feel heavy or mask-like on the skin. Even long established pock marks will start to diminish and the oil also has an antibacterial quality which assists in keeping problem skin clear from further outbreaks.
  • Eczema prone skin and psoriasis prone skin both benefit from the nourishing and nurturing qualities of this oil, especially if there is also very dry, flaky or cracked skin.
Hair Care
  • Tomato Seed Oil improves the quality of dry and brittle hair especially if it has been heat damaged by excessive sunbathing. It locks moisture into the hair shaft, promoting flexibility and improving the conditions for stronger hair growth. Use in hair serums, hair masks and hair conditioners.
  • It softens the hair shaft and helps to reduce static. This makes it great to use as a hair serum prior to heat styling. It has no greasy or sticky feel when used.

RECIPES & BLENDS

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