Sacha Inchi Oil
Our organically crafted Sacha Inchi Oil is cold pressed from the seeds of the star-shaped Plukenetia volubilis fruit, commonly called Mountain Peanuts or Inca Peanuts. Native women in the Peruvian Amazon rainforest have used this miracle oil for centuries in cosmetic applications as a skin humectant, protectant, emollient as well as in anti-aging applications as it restores the lipid layer in human skin.
Because of its high concentration of omega-3 Alpha-Linolenic Acid, Sacha Inchi Oil is an excellent choice for use in regenerative cosmetics, anti-aging and hair care products. The phytosterols Beta-Sitosterol and Stigmasterol have a regenerative effect and reduce Trans-Epidermal Water Loss (TEWL) making it especially well suited for use in regenerative, moisturizing products for sensitive skin.
REPORTED BENEFITS AND USES
Being a light and non-comedogenic oil that exhibits anti-microbial properties, Sacha Inchi Seed Oil is reputed to calm acne-prone skin and to reduce other blemishes as well as scarring. Sacha Inchi Oil is widely used in high-end skincare formulations for its ability to clean, moisturize, and eliminate bacteria by deeply penetrating skin pores without clogging them. Its astringent and anti-inflammatory properties are known to facilitate the healing of wounds and burns by tightening the skin. Plukenetia Volubilis Oil is also known for its antioxidant activity, which supports skin health, repairs damage caused by pollutants, and delays the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and discoloration.healing
When used in hair, Sacha Inchi Oil is known to hydrate and nourish the scalp to fortify the strands and soothe itchiness, dryness, and inflammation, thus naturally reduce hair loss by addressing scalp conditions that contribute to hair fall, such as dandruff. Plukenetia Volubilis Seed Oil protects hair against damage caused by environmental stressors and helps purge clogged hair follicles. Applied to nails, Sacha Inchi Oil addresses mineral deficiencies that lead to thin, brittle nails and restores nail health to promote stronger, thicker, and smoother growth.
Safety-Perform skin patch test for allergies.
PART USED Seeds
SYNONYMS Plukenetia volubilis L.
COMMON NAMES Sacha Peanut, Mountain Peanut, Inca Nut, Sacha Inchik, Inca Inchi, Inca Peanut
EXTRACTION METHOD Cold Pressed
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