For AURUM Africa 2019 is the year of Baobab Oil. Let us say that this precious oil for skincare and beauty routine, extracted from the seeds of Baobab Tree (Adansonia digitata) will enrich our cosmetic line before summertime.
“Baobab Oil is excellent for restoring and remoisturising the skin due to its high penetrability and nourishing properties. It contains several vitamins that are essential for skincare. These include vitamins A and F (rejuvenation and cell renewal), vitamin E (anti-oxidant and anti-ageing effects) and vitamin D3.
The oil can be used as a protecting, nourishing, moisturising, soothing and regenerating agent. Studies have also shown that the oil contains anti-oxidants, can protect the skin against premature ageing and prevents the appearance of wrinkles. Alone or combined with other ingredients, it is also used to aid in skin healing (small cuts, chapping) or as a mask for hair care (dry, brittle hair, split ends).
Linoleic acid (found in baobab seeds oil) is the most frequently used fatty acid in cosmetic products as it moisturises the skin”. (South African Journal of Botany 77 (2011) 908919 An Updated review of Adansonia digitata)
Baobab tree is a very huge tree indigenous to Africa. It is also known as Tree of Life.