Raspberry seed oil (Cold-pressed, virgin)
Raspberry seed oil is rich in omega 3 and 6 fatty acids and has anti-aging benefits due to its ellagic acid content. It is an excellent free radical scavenger and antioxidant, a rich source of alpha and gamma tocopherol as well as y-tocopherol, along with carotenoids (Vitamin A). It is also very high in Vitamin E and phytosterols. Phytosterols help repair damaged skin and reduce trans epidermal water loss, so supporting the skin's moisture level. It is considered to be the richest source of ellagic acid in fact, a phenolic compound with known anti-carcinogen properties.
Research shows that in human skin cells, ellagic acid seems to protect against ultraviolet damage by blocking production of matrix metalloproteinase enzymes that break down collagen and reduce the expression of ICAM, a molecule involved with inflammation. Research has been conducted at the Food Research Program in Canada on Raspberry seed oil.
With a reported use for the prevention of rash, eczema and other skin lesions, it also has superior anti-inflammatory properties. Raspberry seed oil is a key ingredient in our Framboise day cream for sun damage protection.