Sweet Almond Oleosomes
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EWG's Skin Deep Cosmetic Safety Database:
Oleosomes are structures found naturally in all oil bearing plant seeds. They serve as natural storehouses of energy and are used by the seed until germination. The oleosomes are micron sized spheres of emollient plant oils combined with vitamin E, then surrounded by a phospholipid membrane and protein coat. When used for cosmetics, these spheres are isolated as aqueous dispersions using a patented chemical-free, green manufacturing process.
Sweet Almond Oleosomes consist of oleosomes that contain sweet almond oil. These oleosomes are then dispersed in a combination of purified water and vegetable glycerin. The structure of the oleosomes allows the sweet almond oil and vitamin E to be delivered to the skin in a delayed release manner. A portion of the nutrients reach the skin immediately and result in instantly smoother, softer skin. However, this effect continues as the oleosome structures continue to break down over time, resulting in long lasting moisturization and improved hydration and nutrient retention.
Sweet Almond Oleosomes are considered a safe ingredient in skin and hair care products and make meaningful contributions to formulas designed to hydrate and provide long-lasting moisturization.
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