While beauty trends may come and go, many are rooted in centuries of routine. That's certainly the case with Baobab, a powerful ingredient with a lengthy history. Often referred to as the “tree of life,” the baobab tree is native to Africa, and the nickname certainly makes sense, considering that a single tree may live for over 500 years. Part of its appeal is that the pulp of baobab fruit—extracted from baobab pods and then transformed into raw powder—has been a favourite ingredient in wellness and beauty treatments
for many years.
Baobab has so many amazing skin benefits—as you'll see below—but is most known for its moisturising properties. Because Baobab is packed with vitamins B, C, and Omega 3s, when used for the face, it can help with dry, ageing, and dull skin. The oil form can help soothe eczema and dandruff as well, because it is super moisturising.
Common NameBaoBab (Organic)
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Benefits of Baobab Oil
Lightens dark spots
Baobab offers so many potential benefits to the hair, skin, and nails due to the vitamins and minerals it contains. Vitamin C is commonly found in baobab, which helps relieve the skin of dullness and brighten a dull complexion.
Believe it or not, baobab boasts some of the highest antioxidant content of all superfoods per serving. This, along with its ability to fight free radicals, makes it a perfect ingredient for irritated sensitive or maturing skin.
Heals dry skin
The Baobab seeds, when pressed, produce a beautiful antioxidant-rich golden oil with omega-3, omega-6, and omega-9 fatty acids that aid in locking in moisture even for the driest skin.
Promotes a healthy skin barrier
Baobab contains skin friendly fatty acids such as omega 3, 6, 9 and a handful of vitamins. Due to its omega content, it's considered a great ingredient for maintaining a healthy skin barrier.
Not only is Baobab rich in antioxidants but it also has more vitamin C than most other fruits. This, paired with the oil's omega fatty acid content, makes baobab a vital substance for radiant, youthful-looking skin.
One of the most impressive potential benefits of baobab is its ability to heal cracked and dry nails. This is because baobab contains high amounts of protein and calcium, both of which might aid in healing and maintaining strong, healthy nails.
This is literally one of my most favorite plant oil (and not just because it has Bao in the name!) This is why I use it in nearly all the BAO products.
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