INCI: Salvia hispanica
Chia (Spanish for sage) comes from South America. Along with amaranth, it was cultivated by the Incas as a grain and the oil was also pressed from the seeds and used both in food and for body care. With such high contents of ALA, the pressed oil could of course only be used fresh. The CO2 extract, on the other hand, is much more stable.
The Chia seed CO2 extract offers a higher content of over 60% omega-3 (ALA = alpha-linolenic acid) than cranberry seed oil with about (30-35%).
In cosmetics for skin and hair care products due to the high concentration of alpha linolenic acid, which helps retain moisture levels in skin and hair, protecting against dehydration and peeling of the skin. Also used in anti-ageing creams and anti-dermatitis formulations.
|Important criteria:||approved for COSMOS certified cosmeticsorganicvegananimal non testingNon Nanofrom organic cultivation|
|Induction:||Lipid phasehand warming phase|
|Skin type/ condition:||mature skinevery skin type|
|Comment:||Hair careBody careFace care|
|Purity/ Recovery:||High pressure extraction with natural spring carbonic acid|
|Country of origin:||South America|
|CAS Nummer:||93384-40-8, 84604-14-8|
|Note/additional information:||stabilised with 0.1% antioxidant extract of rosemary (organic)|
|ISO 16128:||Organic Index 100% / Organic Origin Index 100%|