Chia seed oil has quietly emerged as a popular ingredient in skincare, but you can bet that chia will be the next it botanical oil as more of us discover the results that this superfood delivers when used topically. Chia seed oil is clinically proven to significantly increase skin hydration and skin barrier function, so skin retains more moisture than it would otherwise. Chia seeds are one of the richest plant sources of antioxidants, omegas and minerals, boasting 30% more antioxidants than blueberries. The oil is lightweight and easy for skin to absorb, which is awesome considering how moisturizing it is—an oil must feel comfortable on skin.
While all skin types will benefit from using chia seed oil, it’s especially helpful for dry, imbalanced and sensitive skin. If you feel constantly dehydrated or dry and itchy, it’s time for some chia seed oil therapy. All the benefits really add up to one thing: a perfect face oil.
Chia seed oil is best when produced using a supercritical extraction process. This is a solvent free, no heat process, which means that the chia oil is free of chemical residues and the plant material does not degrade during production as it would from heat exposure. Most importantly, the supercritical extraction process ensures that delicate compounds present in the plant aren’t damaged, so your skin can benefit from the full spectrum of nutrients that chia has to offer. What you get is a quality of oil that closely resembles the chemical profile in the plant in its natural state. Now that’s a powerful ingredient.
Look for chia seed oil in the following products, and stay tuned for a special launch featuring some extra special chia seed oil later this month…
- Leahlani Mahina Evening Elixir
- Mahalo Vitality Elixir
- One Love Organics Skin Savior Multitasking Wonder Balm
- Aster + Bay Serum Absolute
- Soapwalla Luxurious Body Oil in Citrus Almond or Lavender Vanilla Mint
- Maya Chia The Super Couple
- Maya Chia Supercritical Omega-3 Chia Oil