Linseed extract, organic
INCI: Aqua, Linum Usitatissimum Seed Extract / (Water, Linum Usitatissimum Seed Extract)
Stabilizer: natural phenylethyl alcohol (1%)
Slightly viscous, pale yellow opaque solution with typical inherent odour
Application concentration: 2-5%.
soluble in water
pH-value: 5,3 - 5,7
Linseed Extract offers a broad range of applications in skin care products especially those
which are aimed to care and repair stressed and damaged skin. Linseeds contain up to 6 % polysaccharides as a mucilage like arabinoxylan, galactose, glucose rhamnogalactouronane and fucose.
If you are prone to oily skin, flax seeds are the best choice. Incorporated in creams, linseed extract removes excess sebum from the skin's surface by liquefying it with its mucilage and thus preventing it from re-greasing too quickly. Conventional products dry out the complexion far too much, so that the sebaceous glands get the signal that they are busy producing supplies. This quickly leads to a vicious circle. This cannot happen with flaxseed cosmetics!
When mucilages come in contact with a surface they are covered with a coating that soothes the surface that is exposed. The mucilaginous plants work on remedies for wounds, to soothe itching, irritation and pain and also for drying and binding a tissue that is damaged. The action is referred to as being emollient or demulcent.