Sesame Seed Oil January 06 2023
Native to India, sesame has been known for at least 3000 years! It is an annual herbaceous plant of 1 to 1.5m in height giving fruits in the form of a capsule with several compartments. One capsule closes up to 200 sesame seeds. Sesame vegetable oil is obtained by cold mechanical pressing of the seeds. Sesame oil contains vitamin E, an anti-free radical antioxidant that protects cell membranes from oxidation. In addition, it contains other sesamin, sesamolin, sesamol, sesaminol, and other natural antioxidants favorable to the reconstitution of cells. Thanks to its very nourishing virtues, it allows regenerating the epidermis and thus has anti-aging virtues, helps reduce skin spots, and protects the skin from external aggressions such as UV rays. It also fights against irritation and flaking of the skin and it nourishes and strengthens the hair fiber and nails. It is rich in unsaturated fatty acids and essential to provide care and protection to the skin. Not all vegetable oils necessarily give a shiny finish, sesame oil is very penetrating and does not leave a greasy film on the skin. The unsaturated fatty acids in sesame oil give it anti-inflammatory and soothing properties that are ideal for skin conditions such as burns, cracks, chapped skin, and dermatitis or skin inflammation such as psoriasis and eczema.