CANOLA OIL

INCI: Canola oil

What is Canola oil?

Canola oil is derived from Brassica napus or canola plant. The seeds are crushed to get the oil. It is a hybrid of rapeseed oil which has a lower level of erucic acid. It is considered as a natural oil with lesser cost and high level of unsaturated fatty acids.

Use & Benefits

It is widely used for cooking purposes for years. It has linoleic and oleic acid in it. So it nourishes skin with these unsaturated fatty acids. It is widely used as a solvent, also because it is non-greasy. According to one study,  when the body's natural linoleic acid levels decrease the sebum balance changes, it leads to increased other fatty acids production than linoleic acid which clogs pores because of changed density. While the oils which have linoleic acid in higher amount are anti- comedogenic or opens clogged pores. Skin restorative is an appropriate term for the oil since it has many vitamins and minerals also along with fatty acids.

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