Ingredients Spotlight: Plum Oil

Plums are in! The superfruit has higher antioxidants than super plants such as kale, blueberries, and spinach thanks to its high phenolic content - mostly anthocyanins. It is said that plums show promising results for their anti-inflammatory, and memory-boosting properties. In fact, dried plums are packed with fatty acids, polyphenols, and a cocktail of vitamins. The delectable super fruit is also a superstar in the skincare world. 

So, What is Plum Oil? 

Plum oil, also known as plum seed or plum kernel oil is a cold-pressed beauty oil extracted from plums that are wildly cultivated in Turkey and the southwestern region of France. It is a prized carrier oil in body, skin, and hair care, suitable for all skin types due to its vitamin-rich, highly nourishing, and absorbable properties. Plum oil alone, when applied topically is extremely light yet nutritious, leaving skin moisturized without any greasy or sticky feel. 

Plum Oil is Rich in: 

13 different omega fatty acids - hello, ultimate hydration and plump skin 

Polyphenols - Anti-inflammatory that protects skin from UV-related free radical damage, a 2020 study even shows that plum extract has seen positive results in anti-cancer treatment. 

Oleic Acid- Regulates sebum production, preventing excess oil and thus keeping acne away while still keeping the skin hydrated

Linoleic Acid - A fatty acid that prevents excess dead skin cell build-up by encouraging cell turnover

Vitamin A - A natural wrinkle refiner as it encourages cell turnover like Linoleic acid, resulting in smoother and more evened toned skin

Vitamin C - What superfruit would plum be if it did not contain antioxidant Vitamin C! A restorative and repairing agent when applied topically, Vitamin C is able to repair skin at its cellular, and it is known to treat hyperpigmentation and thus brighten the skin.  

Vitamin E - Promotes healing of any minor skin irritations, nourishes dry skin, and nails, and mends split ends

Vitamin K - Known to reduce dark circles and puffiness in the delicate eye area 

We can spend hours raving about plum oil and its endless benefits, but the rundown is that it is an emollient hydrator with anti-inflammatory properties that effectively brightens and plumps the skin, aids in cellular repair, sebum production, and skin turnover whilst protecting against radical damages. Did we mention that it has an absolute divine fruity, almond scent? And for those who might not like the scent, the good news is that this natural scent fades away rather quickly while its benefits carry on. 

 

At Oil Divine, we know the wonders that plum oil can do, so we have added it to our Lip Retreat Oil, a lip treatment that hydrates and nourishes soft and supple lips. Unlike the lip treatments out there that are often petroleum-based, our oil is made of a proprietary blend of plant based oils in an eco-friendly yet premium glass bottle.

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