The raspberry is a generous plant, it produces delicious fruits and can also be used as an ingredient for different herbal remedies. In addition to this, from its seeds through cold pressing, a very valuable oil especially for external applications on all types of skin is obtained. Raspberry seed oil is indeed rich in vitamins E and A, contains essential fatty acids Omega 3 and Omega 6, is a powerful antioxidant, moisturizes the skin, gives it elasticity and tone, lightens the skin spots, is healing, counteracts the wrinkle formation and promotes tissue renewal. Raspberry seed oil has also been the subject of a lot of scientific studies, such as the one published in 2000 in the journal Food Chemistry by a Canadian, French and Chinese team (Oomah et al.). This research has highlighted the anti-inflammatory effect of raspberry seed oil, which therefore can be used to treat eczema or skin rash. In addition to this, the most interesting aspect emerged from the study was also that this oil is able to offer protection from UV-A rays, the sun's rays operating between 320 and 400 nm and responsible for causing skin aging, irritations and damages such as tumors, and UV-B, rays between 290 and 320 nm responsible for burns, tumors and allergic reactions. The protective action is comparable to that of preparations based on titanium dioxide, a natural mineral that can be used as a filter in solar products given its ability to disperse sunlight, with a protective factor between 28 and 50 for UV-B rays and around 7 for UV-A. Therefore, you can add a few drops of this oil to your face or body cream and massage until absorbed, it can really be an extra help to protect the skin in everyday life activities, but it remains clear that, in order to avoid severe damages, a good choice is to avoid exposure during the central hours of the day and, in case of intense exposure, use high solar filters (at least SPF 30 and with filters for both UVA and UVB). Raspberry seed oil can also be used for hair, a few drops mixed with shampoo for a healthy hair.
Raspberry seed oil
For external use, anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties, it is cicatrizing, counteracts skin aging and wrinkles, gives to skin elasticity and tone, lightens spots, protects against UVB rays with a protection factor between 28 and 50 and has a protection factor around 7 for UVA rays.