Baobab oil, cosmetic use
WhatVitamins and mineral salts, antioxidant and anti-aging properties, if applied on the skin able to fight wrinkles, dry and cracked skin and blemishes, soothes burns and redness, also beneficial for the beauty of hair and nails.
Through the cold pressing of the seeds of the baobab, Adansonia digitata, a beauty oil with soothing, moisturizing, smoothing, anti-aging and regenerating properties is extracted. This special oil for skin, hair and nails contains fatty acids such as linoleic acid, the most present, and oleic and palmitic acids. These substances are very important to hydrate the epidermis, to protect the skin barrier, to regenerate the epithelial tissues and to counteract aging processes (Razafimamonjison et al, Chem Biodivers, Aug 2017 - Komane et al, Rev. Bras. Farmacogn., Jan- Feb 2017). Moreover, baobab oil is also rich in vitamins, such as A, D, E and K, mineral salts such as magnesium, calcium and potassium, and antioxidant substances (Babiker et al, IFRJ, Dec 2017). Because of these characteristics, baobab oil is very useful in case of dry skin, cracked skin and skin spots, helps prevent wrinkles, sooths burns, irritations and redness and gives elasticity to the skin. You can apply a couple of drops of baobab oil as a serum in the evening on the clean and damp face before applying your usual face cream. Baobab oil also helps in case of dry and brittle hair, it is able to fortify the hair, to nourish it and to give it brightness. In this case you can try to apply the baobab oil in small quantities on dry hair. Put a couple of drops of oil on the palm of the hand, heat the product by rubbing the hands together and then pass the product on the hair, taking it in locks and distributing the oil till to the ends. Finally, baobab oil also strengthens the nails. Here is a treatment to get healthy and spotless nails. Try to massage a few drops of this oil on the nails and on the skin around the nails, cover with a plastic wrap and leave on for half an hour.