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BORAGE VEGETABLE OIL

Rs. 90.00

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Recognized for its revitalizing and protective properties, this quality oil is ideal for preparing anti-aging treatments. It is also used in the care composition of brittle nails, dry hair, and stretch marks.


 

ID CARD

Borage for skin and hair by ooru organics

Method of obtaining.....................First cold press
Part of the extracted plant...........Seeds
Botanical name.............................Borago officinalis
Botanical family.............................Boraginaceae
Function........................................Cosmetic ingredient
Quality

100% pure and natural, extra virgin, first cold pressing without any chemical treatment, cosmetic and food quality

Native country.................................India

QUALITY

Production date
May 2018 (lot 19HV0079) and July 2019 (lot 19HV0210)

Use preferably before the end of
November 2020 (lot 19HV0079) and July 2021 (lot 19HV0210)

On the label, the lot number is followed by a letter indicating the packaging series.

Organoleptic properties

- Appearance: clear oily liquid
- Color: pale yellow to greenish-yellow
- Smell: characteristic of virgin borage oil, note evoking the egg
- Touch: fatty. If you want to improve its penetration into the skin, mix it with more penetrating oil (Kukui, Macadamia, Hazelnut, Jojoba ...).

Density
0.92

Saponification index
185-195

Composition

Fatty acid composition - gas phase chromatography of batch 19HV0079:

  • Polyunsaturated essential fatty acids (PUFA or EFA) or vitamin F:  linoleic acid (omega-6) (38.36%), gamma-linolenic acid (omega-6) (18.84%)
  • Monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA): oleic acid (18.82%), erucic acid (2.64%)
  • Saturated fatty acids (AGS): palmitic acid (10.18%)

Fatty acid composition - gas phase chromatography of batch 19HV0210 :

  • Polyunsaturated essential fatty acids (PUFA or EFA) or vitamin F:  linoleic acid (omega-6) (37.50%), gamma-linolenic acid (omega-6) (18.76%)
  • Monounsaturated fatty acids (MIFA): oleic acid (19.58%), erucic acid (2.57%)
  • Saturated fatty acids (AGS): palmitic acid (9.84%)
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Focus on gamma-linolenic acidGamma-linolenic acid is a fatty acid synthesized naturally by our body from linoleic acid. This fatty acid is essential for immunity, anti-infectious and anti-allergic defenses. In addition, it plays an important role in the hydration and suppleness of the skin.

It is therefore important to bring it directly from the outside. Only a few vegetable oils contain gamma-linolenic acid in these proportions: borage oil, evening primrose oil is the best known.

Focus on omega-6sOmega-6s are one of the essential fatty acids because the human body cannot produce them. An external contribution is therefore essential. Omega-6s, represented by linoleic acid, are used in the composition of ceramides. They participate in the reconstitution of epidermal lipids and are involved in membrane fluidity. Linoleic acid helps limit water loss from the skin while having softening and nutritive qualities.

Other active constituents :

  • Unsaponifiables (2-3%) including:
    • Phytosterols (including campesterol, sitosterol): improve the barrier function of the skin and microcirculation, slow down skin aging, anti-inflammatory drugs, protect against the action of UV
    • Vitamin E (1267mg / kg of oil, mainly δ-tocopherols and γ-tocopherols) : natural antioxidants
Storage conditions
Oil sensitive to oxidation. Store in a cool place (<20 ° C) away from air and light.

Precautions

Borage has anti-coagulant effects and can interact with certain drugs, so it is strongly discouraged to consume it if you are taking anticoagulant, antiplatelet or thinning drugs.