Super Seed Oils: The Next Big Thing in Skincare
Skincare obsessions often start at the ingredient level (see: argan oil). The latest botanicals to inspire cultish appeal: seed oils. Or make that super seed oils. As one would imagine, it’s quite difficult to extract oil from a minuscule speck of a seed, but the result yields an extremely concentrated dose of antioxidants, vitamins, and essential fatty acids. So it comes as no surprise that these powerhouse ingredients have been making their way into a number of youth-enhancing products. Orico London’s Superseed Vitamin Dry Multi-Oil, for example, is formulated with an array of such oils, including macadamia and rose hip, to replenish lost moisture where it’s needed most—try it on your face, hands, and even sun-parched hair. Meanwhile, Sunday Riley’s Juno Hydroactive Cellular Face Oil contains cranberry seed oil to deliver a bit of natural UV protection, along with a “berry seed blend” of blackberry, blueberry, and raspberry to calm inflammation, boost radiance, and soothe even the touchiest of complexions. Yüli M.E. Skin Fuel is similarly designed for sensitive types, with antibacterial black cumin and bio-retinol-rich broccoli seed oils to stimulate cell turnover. Of course, the restorative powers of seed oils is something that Marie Veronique discovered years ago, when she launched her Pacific Face Oil, loaded with chia, kiwi, and papaya seed oils to rid skin of impurities and improve its resiliency. For those who haven’t discovered the elixir yet, it’s suddenly looking very classic.