Red Raspberry Seed Oil


Red Raspberry Seed Oil (Rubus Idaeus)

 Virgin Red Raspberry Seed Oil is cold-pressed and extracted from the seeds of raspberry fruit without solvents or chemical processing.  The appearance of our Virgin Raspberry Seed oil is a medium dark brown liquid with a tint of green. The Virgin Raspberry Seed Oil is high in essential fatty acids and commonly used in the cosmetic and nutritional supplement industries.   It posesses exceptionally high proportion of alpha and gamma tocopherols (Vitamin E), vitamin A and omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, prividing superb antioxidant activity, and high level of Vitamin E is known to be give it an important role in skin repair and conditioning.  It contains 83% essential fatty acids.  Omega 6 fatty acids are typically present at a level of 50%-60%. Much research is available online showing the healthcare benefits of internal use of Red Raspberry Seed oil. Topical application of Virgin Raspberry Seed Oil helps maintain skin softness and hydration.  

In a study done on the properties of Red Raspberry Seed Oil, the oil showed absorbance in the UV-B and UV-C ranges suggesting that it may be useful as a broad spectrum UV protectant in skin care formulations (Oomah et al, 2000). Red Raspberry Oil is rich in alpha linolenic acid suggesting pronounced anti-inflammatory properties, thus it may be an effective oil to use in the treatment of eczema, psoriasis and other skin conditions.

Red Raspberry Oil is known especially for its prevention of gingivitis, rashes, eczema and other skin lesions.  It is useful in skin creams, bath oils, and tooth paste. Raspberry seed oil is emollient, lubricating, conditioning, creates a lipid barrier providing protection to the skin and provides moisture retention for the skin.  Its anti-inflammatory properties are greater than those of better known oils such as virgin Avocado Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Hazelnut Oil and Wheatgerm Oil. (Oomah, et al 2000.) It has a long shelf life because of its high phospholipid content, and may increase the stability of other carrier oils when blended with them.

Red Raspberry Seed Oil may be used in lip balm, cream, sun protection, balms and other skin care formulations. Red Raspberry Oil can be added to any formulation to add protection against the sun. It may act as a broad-spectrum UV-A and UV-B shield.  It has shown an SPF of between 28 and 50 and thus is a valuable ingredient in natural sunblocks and sunscreens.   (Note, however, that you will not be able to determine the exact SPF of your product without testing and you cannot market SPF products without a license to do so. The usage of Red Raspberry Seed Oil on the skin is not the equivalent of using a properly formulated SPF product. Many factors are involved in how a product works as a sunscreen including absorption rate and viscosity of the formulation.

Disclaimer: The information presented herein  is intended for educational purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent disease. Individual results may vary, and before using any supplements, it is always advisable to consult with your own health care provider.

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