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INCI: Sesamum indicum seed oil/Sesamum indicum seed extract

What is Sesamum indicum seed oil/Sesamum indicum seed extract?

Sesamum indicum, or sesame, is a plant that is distributed in tropical regions such as Africa, Sudan, and India. The oil is extracted from its seeds and an extract is also derived from the seeds. It is composed of fatty acids such as linoleic acid, oleic acid, palmitic acid, and stearic acid. Sesame seeds have been used for thousands of years in traditional medicine and cuisine due to their various health benefits. . For more information refer sesame oil.

Use & Benefits:

Moisturizing: Sesame oil is commonly used as a moisturizer in skincare products. Its high concentration of fatty acids helps to hydrate and protect the skin's natural barrier. It is also easily absorbed by the skin, making it a popular ingredient in lotions and creams.

Anti-inflammatory: Sesame oil has anti-inflammatory properties that make it effective for soothing and reducing inflammation in the skin. This makes it a great option for those with sensitive or irritated skin, as well as those with conditions like eczema and psoriasis.

Antioxidant: Sesame seeds contain high levels of antioxidants, which help to protect the skin against damage from free radicals. These antioxidants also help to prevent signs of aging, such as fine lines and wrinkles.

Wound healing: Sesame oil has been shown to promote wound healing by accelerating the growth of new skin cells. It also has antibacterial properties that can help to prevent infection in the wound.

UV protection: Sesame oil has a natural SPF of around 4, which makes it a good ingredient for protecting the skin against UV damage. However, it should not be relied on as the sole form of sun protection and should be used in conjunction with other sun protection methods.

Anti-acne: Sesame oil has been shown to have anti-acne properties due to its ability to reduce inflammation and fight bacteria. It can be used as a spot treatment or added to a skincare routine to help prevent and treat breakouts.

Sesame oil is a versatile ingredient that can be used in a variety of skincare products, including lotions, creams, serums, and oils. It is safe for all skin types, but those with nut allergies should use caution when using products containing sesame oil.


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•    Huang, X., & Kojima-Yuasa, A. (2019). Health benefits of sesame oil and sesame products. In Bioactive Food as Dietary Interventions for Liver and Gastrointestinal Disease (pp. 463-482). Academic Press.
•    Kim, H. J., & Chen, F. (2016). Health benefits of almond, hemp, flax and sesame seeds and their respective oils. In Handbook of dietary and nutritional aspects of human breast milk (pp. 901-916). Wageningen Academic Publishers.

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