There is a long history of the use of speciality vegetable oils in traditional personal care formulations. The functionality of these natural oils is becoming increasingly recognised, bringing enhanced benefits to a range of consumer products. Vegetable speciality oils have several uses in skin care, hair care and colour cosmetics. They are made up of fatty acids similar to the body’s own, so that functional benefits are often more easily delivered compared to synthetic compounds. They act as emollients and improve skin hydration, skin elasticity and reduce skin redness caused by irritation. Vegetable oils are often used in personal care products because they contain many of the skin’s essential nutrients, such as Vitamin E and Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs), which the body uses to maintain healthy skin. While we can absorb many of these EFAs through a normal diet, it is useful to apply them directly to the skin as part of a moisturising cream or lotion.
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