Composition & Benefits
Cedar Nut Oil | Composition & Benefits | Origin & Sourcing
In order to give birth to a Siberian Cedar tree in near-arctic conditions, each Siberian cedar nut seed kernel is filled with an intense concentration of fundamental life-giving nutrients.
Many of these nutrients play an important role in skin health:
VITAMIN E is a powerful anti-oxidant that protects skin cells from the damaging effects of pollution and other external contaminants. Siberian cedar nut oil has a high concentration of Vitamin E in the form of alpha and gamma tocopherols — twice as much as olive oil.
ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS are the building blocks for the protective outer lipid layer of the skin. They improve skin firmness and elasticity by preserving hydration and preventing dryness. They are called “essential” because the body cannot produce them and must therefore receive them from a supplemental source, via diet or topical application. Siberian cedar nut oil is composed of 90% essential fatty acids and contains the ideal ratio of key essential fatty acids (Omega 6 and Omega 3) for our skin cells’ needs.
PHOSPHOLIPIDS are naturally-occurring fat substances found in all living skin cells. Like essential fatty acids, they support the skin’s protective lipid layer, which regulates hydration and prevents the penetration of damaging particles. Environmental factors and some cleansing products can strip this layer away; supplementing the skin’s natural phospholipid levels helps preserve or restore it.
AMINO ACIDS provide the molecular foundation for all living cells, including skin cells. They are the building blocks for key skin proteins such as collagen and elastin, which are a vital part of healthy skin structure. Siberian cedar nut oil is rich in amino acids, including eight essential ones (valine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, threonine, tryptophan and phenylalanine) which cannot be synthesized by the body and must be supplemented.
We use only pure, cold-pressed oil from reputable suppliers to ensure that our Siberian cedar nut oil provides these nutrients in the highest possible concentrations. We supplement our oil with other proven skin-nourishing botanical sources to create a product line that offers pure, natural and effective skincare solutions.