Linum Usitatissimum Seed Extract
What is Linum Usitatissimum Seed Extract?
Linseed or flax oil is a very valuable oil. It is obtained from Linum usitatissimum or flax seeds. The plant is native to India and the countries of the Eastern Mediterranean. Flaxseed oil has already gained popularity due to its high level of omega fatty acid content, 57% linolenic acid, and in decreasing order of oleic, linoleic, palmitic and stearic acid. The oil is obtained from the seeds through the cold press. It is a transparent liquid of golden yellow color. Fatty acids can also be obtained from flax seeds or flaxseed. That’s called flaxseed acid.
Uses & Benefits
– Flaxseed oil is anti-inflammatory because of the ALA -alpha-linolenic acid it contains. It fights inflammation that can otherwise create consequences such as redness and itching on the skin. When flaxseed oil is applied topically, it can relieve redness and itching and soothe the skin.
– It is also a powerful antioxidant that can be very beneficial for prematurely aging skin, as well as for mature skin. It prevents the vital components of the skin from oxidizing and losing their effect on the skin structure. Thus, the structure of the skin remains intact and unchanged. Therefore, signs of aging, such as fine lines, wrinkles and sagging, can be visibly improved.
– It also nourishes the skin, since the fatty acids contained in it are linked in one way or another to the fat content of the skin itself. As we age, our reserves of these nutrients are depleted or depleted, which can cause skin problems, rough skin, dark skin or skin spots. When topical application contains these nutrients, it is easier for the skin to absorb and use them immediately.
– It also conditions the skin, since it is an oil, it has the fat content that conditions the skin.