Certified Organic Palm Oil as a Natural Skin Care Ingredient
Certified Organic Palm Oil is one of the more common natural ingredients that you will find in many natural cosmetic and skin care products. There are several reasons why palm oil is one of your better choices for a skin care product, the most important reason being that it is 100% natural.
Why go natural?
When you are looking for any form of skin treatment, or even a cosmetic, you have to make a decision as to whether you want it to be completely natural or contain some synthetics. This is not to infer that all so-called natural products are completely free of synthetic substances, since many contain preservatives, surfactants and other ingredients that are needed to make the product last and to enable it to be provided in a form that can easily be applied to your skin. At Castle Baths, however, we do our best to ensure all of our products are made only with Wild Crafted or Certified Organic ingredients. We even use GeoGard® Ultra, the only preservative accepted by ECOCERT as truly natural, to preserve our products.
The many benefits of certified organic palm oil for skin
When you have problems with your skin, whether it is dry or chapped skin caused by environmental conditions, or acne caused by the natural emission of excessive skin oils, look towards natural products such as palm oil to help relieve your condition. You skin will react to these more positively than to the harsher synthetic chemicals that many people use. Try our Lavender Natural Soap or our Lemongrass Natural Soap and experience the skin care benefits of palm oil for yourself!
Among the most beneficial skin care ingredients contained within palm oil is beta carotene. Beta carotene is a powerful antioxidant that kills off the free radicals that can lead to premature aging by destroying your body cells, including those of your skin. Palm oil is also a natural source of vitamins A, C, and E, which also have antioxidant properties.
Natural palm oil is red, the same color as beta carotene, but boiling destroys it and it turns basically colorless. Red palm oil is best for you, but can be difficult to find, in which case the boiled type still offers benefits for your skin.
In fact, the vitamin E content of palm is so high that studies in Malaysia have led researchers to believe it to be a powerful treatment for skin conditions such as eczema, acne and dermatitis. Vitamin E is another powerful antioxidant, and used in many skin preparations for its properties of destroying free radicals generated by agents such as the ultra violet radiation in sunlight, pesticides, traffic fumes and cigarette smoke.
In addition to this positive biochemical effect on your skin, palm oil is also a good moisturizer, and promotes smoother skin, as many natural skin care products do.