Chia seed Oil
Chia seed is considered the richest botanical source of omega-3 fatty acids found in nature, offering more than flax seed or fish oil. These fatty acids work to encourage a more plump look to the skin. They also help maintain moisture levels, which reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as well as relieving dryness and peeling. Chia seed oil is also a great source of vitamin B3 and zinc, which helps with oily skin and clogged pores. Many people prize it for its antioxidants, including chlorogenic acid and caffeic acid, as well as myricetin, quercetin, and kaempferol flavonoids. These components offer protection from environmental stressors. In fact, the antioxidants in chia seed oil have shown to be even stronger than vitamin C and vitamin E, two common and powerful antioxidants.
Typical Fatty Acid Profile
C18:0 Stearic Acid 1% to 5.5%
C18:1 Oleic Acid (Omega 9) 6.5% to 15%
C18:2 Linoleic Acid (Omega 6) 24% to 35%
C18:3 Alpha Linolenic Acid (Omega 3) max 53%
Saponification Value mgKOH / g 185-200