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INCI: Salvia Hispanica Seed Oil / Tocopherol CAS N°: 933-40-8 / 10191-41-0EINECS N°: 297-250-8 / 233-466-0
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Through its exceptional Omega-3 fatty amount, Chia oil is a unique natural active for skin care.
Indeed, Omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to reduce skin inflammation and redness. Not only is chia thought to contain more omega-3 than any other plant, it has a healthy balance, with approximately 60 percent omega-3 and 20 percent omega-6.

Research reported in May 2010 in the “Annals of Dermatology” found that a topical application of chia oil led to significant improvements in skin moisture, skin thickening and crusty lumps in patients with pruritis.(**)Pruritis is an unpleasant skin sensation that produces a strong urge to scratch, and it is a characteristic symptom of some systemic diseases such as advanced kidney disease. Xerotic pruritis is a form of the condition that includes redness, dry scaling and cracks in the skin.

Technical Information
Appearance (20°C) Yellow oil
Odor characteristic
Peroxide Value (meq O²/kg) Max 15
%Free Fatty Acids Max 3
Average Fatty Acid Composition (%)
Palmitic Acid C16:0 4-10
Stearic Acid C18:0 1-5
Oleic Acid C18:1 5-9
Linoleic Acid C18:2 15-27
Alpha Linoleic Acid C18:3 60-70

Properties and Cosmetic Applications

CHIA OIL is recommended for :
- skin care : creams, milks.... 1-5%
- lipsticks, lipbalms, color cosmetic 5-30%
- Anti-aging products 3-6%
- hair care creams, conditioners 5-20%
- body oils, massage oils etc... 60-100%

Packaging and Storage

Storage: Store in cool conditions (below 25°C) away from light and humidity in unopened containers.
Shelf Life: 12 months in original unopened packaging.
Safety: Refer to MSDS. Not considered hazardous.