Once considered a boring staple vegetable, Broccoli is now heralded as one of the new 'super foods' due to it's high levels of antioxidants and other disease-fighting compounds. Not surprisingly the oil expressed form the seeds also has health benefits making it useful in natural skin care products. It's fatty acid profile gives it excellent absorption properties while offering significant film forming properties on the skin, as well as on the hair, resulting in a natural glow on the skin and lustre on the hair. The excellent anti-oxidant profile makes it an easy substitute for the activity of silicones where the film forming activity results in a natural shine, and cuticle smoothing of the hair, while preventing oxidation. Ideal for use in products such as lip balms where a strong protective effect is required.
Skin: Absorption, film forming
Hair: Shine, smoothing