Caiaue (Ojon) Oil
Our organically crafted Caiaué Oil, also called Ojon Oil or Dendê Bravo Oil, is cold pressed from the nuts of Elaeis oleifera, commonly called the American Oil Palm, native to South and Central America, from Honduras to northern Brazil. This luxurious botanical moisturizer has increasingly became on of the most sought after ingredients for hair treatment.
Caiaue Oil has a unique fatty acid profile rich in omega-9 Oleic Acid, omega-6 Linoleic Acid and other saturated fatty acids, as well as one of the highest concentrations of Provitamin A (Carotenoids). The largest amount of carotenoids are constituted by Beta-Carotene and Alpha-Carotene, which are responsible for its strong red color.
Caiaue (Ojon) Oil deeply penetrates skin to restore moisture, enhance elasticity, stimulate collagen production, and heal cracks caused by dryness. Caiaue Oil is also packed with antioxidants that fight free radicals, lessening the age-related damage from the molecules that attack skin cells, resulting in dark spots, fine lines and wrinkles that add unwanted years. Its high concentration of Linoleic Acid boosts the skin's barrier layer, helping to seal in natural moisture and preventing Trans-Epidermal Water Loss (TEWL). Its emollience, soothing quality, and high vitamin and fatty acid content work in conjunction to benefit the acne-prone skin.
Ojon Oil is the only natural component which has the same constitution of the hair Keratin. It is rich in amino acids and natural antioxidants that protect the hair strands from environmental aggressors like sun and pollution. Caiaue Oil is effective in combating hair loss and as a hair tonic for the treatment and dandruff. Elaeis Oleifera Oil is also recommended for use on chemically treated, damaged and dry hair, either as an ingredient in hair care formulations or as a deep treatment oil.
Safety: Skin patch test for allergies recommended.
PART USED Nuts
SYNONYMS Elaeis oleifera (Kunth) Cortés
Elaeis melanococca Mart. nom. illeg.
COMMON NAMES American Oil Palm
EXTRACTION METHOD Cold Pressed
FATTY ACID COMPOSITION: FATTY ACID C-CHAIN SPECIFICATIONS (%) RESULTS (%) Lauric Acid C12:0 11.00 – 14.00 12.40 Myristic Acid C14:0 3.00 – 5.00 4.20 Palmitic Acid C16:0 16.00 – 19.00 18.30 Stearic Acid C18:0 4.00 – 6.00 5.10 Oleic Acid C18:1 (n-9) 36.00 – 40.00 38.30 Linoleic Acid C18:2 (n-6) 12.00 – 15.00 14.10 Behenic Acid C22:0 2.00 – 4.00 3.20 Lignoceric Acid C24:0 1.00 – 3.00 2.30 MICROBIAL ANALYSIS SPECIFICATIONS STANDARDS RESULTS Aerobic Mesophilic Bacterial Count < 100 CFU/g ISO 21149 CONFORMS Yeast and Mould < 10 CFU/g ISO 16212 CONFORMS Candida albicans ABSENT / 1g ISO 18416 CONFORMS Escherichia coli ABSENT / 1g ISO 21150 CONFORMS Pseudomonas aeruginosa ABSENT / 1g ISO 22717 CONFORMS Staphylococcus aureus ABSENT / 1g ISO 22718 CONFORMS HEAVY METAL TESTS SPECIFICATIONS STANDARDS RESULTS Lead: Pb (mg/kg or ppm) < 10 ppm na CONFORMS Arsenic: As (mg/kg or ppm) < 2 ppm na CONFORMS Mercury: Hg (mg/kg or ppm) < 1 ppm na CONFORMS STABILITY AND STORAGE: Keep in tightly closed container in a cool and dry place, protected from sunlight. When stored for more than 24 months, quality should be checked before use.
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