We think that Kalahari melon seed oil is the best kept secret for sensitive skincare. With its incredible benefits, there’s no wonder that we use it as a base for most of our skincare products. But what is Kalahari melon seed oil?
It is a nourishing and hydrating oil that is comprised of two essential components that help repair the skin barrier: vitamin e and linoleic acid. This dynamic duo work hard to simultaneously repair and protect your skin barrier on a cellular level. Organic Kalahari melon seed oil has a neutral smell, meaning that it is odourless. Fragrances can be irritating, so this is another great benefit for people with sensitive skin.
If you need even more convincing as to why we’re so passionate about our key ingredient, we’ve listed five reasons below as to why Kalahari melon seed oil is part of our brand DNA.
Kalahari melon seed oil has fabulous natural anti-inflammatory benefits, making it perfect for sensitive skin. It helps to soothe irritated and angry skin, whilst protecting the skin barrier and helping restore.
- It has the highest Vitamin E levels of all African oils
Kalahari melon seed oil is so naturally rich in vitamin e that it contains a higher content than any other cosmetic oil. To put this into perspective, our industry-loved argan oil has five times less vitamin e than Kalahari melon seed oil.
- Contains antioxidants
Because of its high levels of vitamin e, this extract is packed full of antioxidants which are amazing for helping the skin appear firmer, and reduce the signs for premature aging. These antioxidants also help to tighten the skin and hydrate when applied.
- Rich in essential fatty acids
Kalahari melon seed oil is rich in a unique mixture of fatty acids. Now, don’t be afraid of the word acid. These components are essential for healthy skin and the production of ceramides, which are crucial components to maintaining a healthy skin barrier.
- It absorbs quickly into the skin
There is nothing worse than when skincare products leave you with that heavy feeling on the skin. You may think that because this extract is an oil, it will have a negative effect on the texture and consistency of skincare products. However, it’s lightweight nature allows for fast absorption, which means skincare products infused with Kalahari melon seed oil are moisturising, but non-greasy.
Have we convinced you yet? Let us know in the comments which skincare benefit surprised you the most about our key ingredient?