What is Hibiscus Oil?


SOURCE: Morocco

EXTRACTION: Cold-pressed

Hibiscus Oil is obtained from the seeds of the Hibiscus sabdariffa, an annual, herbaceous shrub native to SouthEast Asia. It belongs to the Malvaceae family and is commonly known as Nature’s Botox.

What is good about Hibiscus Oil?

Hibiscus is a natural form of alpha-hydroxy acids (AHA) and boasts a high vitamin C and Linoleic Acid (Omega-6) content.

It has a high antioxidant composition, and is rich in flavonoids and carotenoids, including beta-carotene as well as lesser known, yet highly potent antioxidants such as anthocyanin, and myricetin.

What does Hibiscus oil do?

Hibiscus’s high in vitamin C stimulates collagen production and supports collagen gene expression. The AHAs found in hibiscus oil gently exfoliate to slough away dead skin cells, encourage skin cell renewal, and help reduce hyperpigmentation, while increasing skin clarity.

The antioxidants anthocyanin, myricetin, and beta-carotene are part of the reason Hibiscus oil is often referred to as "nature's botox", since anthocyanins stimulates collagen and elastin production and promotes cell turnover, which firms skin, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and prevents premature aging.

While myricetin and beta-carotene help slow down the degradation of collagen and elastin by suppressing collagenase and elastase, (an enzyme that degrades collagen and elastin) to preserve your skin’s firmness and elasticity.

Who is Hibiscus oil good for?

Hibiscus oil is non-irritating, soothing, and moisturizing so it is great for dry and sensitive skin. It is also non-comedogenic, which means it won’t clog pores, which makes it suitable for oily and acne prone skin, as well.

The high antioxidant content also makes this ingredient great for mature skin or individuals looking to prevent premature aging.

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