Anti-bacterial, purifying: To slow down the propagation of Propionibacterium acnes thanks to its composition in ricinoleic acid;
Anti-inflammatory: Inhibit the production and activity of mediators of inflammation with its content of phytosterols;
Antioxidant: Neutralize the formation of free radicals induced by environmental factors, due to the presence of tocopherols in castor oil, thus protecting skin structures against photoaging. It also reduces the auto-oxidation of linoleic acid;
Soothing, softening: To form a film thanks to the contribution of the emollient compounds which will reduce the tuggings, and to make the skin softer and comfortable;
Fortifying, nourishing, protective: Create a protective envelope (not totally occlusive) on the surface of the skin or around the hair fibers thanks to its composition in essential fatty acids, thus reinforcing the impermeability of the skin and its barrier function, limiting water loss and preventing hair breakage. These polyunsaturated fatty acids are also able to incorporate and restore intercellular cement;
Repairing: Promotes better regeneration and repair of skin tissue by increasing the total amount of tissue and healing proteins, and reducing the thickness of dead tissue and wound size due to the presence of oleic and linoleic acid in its composition.
Hair stimulant: Improves the growth of hair, eyelashes and eyebrows, as well as strengthening them and giving them volume due to the large amount of ricinoleic acid present in castor oil, acting on the microcirculation and inhibiting the action of prostaglandin D2 synthase (PGD2).
Face care (lip balm, face creams, eye contour creams, beard oils, make-up remover oils, face masks, eyelash & eyebrow care);
Body care (body balms, scrubs, hand and foot creams, nail care);
Hair care (shampoos, hair masks, care oils);
Hygiene (deodorants, solid soaps);
Make-up (nail polish, lipstick, lip gloss, mascara, blush, pencils).
Store in a cool, dry place at room temperature. Keep away from extremely high or low temperatures and direct sunlight.
Contra-Indications and Precautions
There are no contraindications to the cosmetic use of castor oil.