Perilla seed oil Organic
Perilla seed oil has one of the highest amounts of Omega 3 (Alpha-linolenic acid) found in plant oils. This means it is a natural emollient that can help both skin and hair to retain moisture. As Perilla seed oil can reduce transepidermal water loss (TEWL), it is a valuable choice to use for dry skin. The oil may aid to soothe and nourish stressed skin as it is considered to have calming, soothing and anti-inflammatory properties and is especially good for sensitive skin. The relatively high Omega 3 (Linoleic acid) content gives it anti-bacterial properties mainly suitable for acne prone skin as it can inhibit the growth of acne causing bacteria found naturally on the skin and is non comedogenic. The oil is rich in Flavones and Polyphenols such as Rosmarinic Acid. These compounds are natural antioxidants that are helpful in preventing damage by free radicals. For those who live and work in areas of higher air pollution it may be worth considering using this oil as a protector for the skin.