FSS Acai Sterols EFA
of FSS Acai Sterols EFA:
Intense Moisturizing Benefits
Perceivable Sensorial Attributes
Improved Barrier Function
Hair and Skin Care Applications
• Standardized for Essential Fatty Acids
Palms (Euterpe oleracea) are native to the
tropical Central and South American climes
and grow from Belize to the south of Brazil and Peru in floodplains and swamps.
Named after a Portuguese beverage that is made from the palm’s fruit, Acai
palms are capable of producing two crops of fruit per year. The small, deep purple
fruit are similar in appearance to grapes, and they are considered to be rich in
fatty acids such as oleic acid, palmitic acid and polyunsaturated linoleic
Acids consist of long hydrocarbon chains terminating in a carboxyl group that
bonds to glycerol to form fat. Oleic acid is a monounsaturated omega-9 fatty acid
found in olive and grape seed oils. Palmitic acid is the first fatty acid
lipogenesis, other fatty acids can be produced from palmitic acid.
Fatty Acids (EFAs) are fatty acids that cannot be synthesized by the body and
therefore must be obtained via an outside source. Polyunsaturated linoleic acid
is an Omega-6 EFA. Symptoms of Omega-6 deficiencies include dry hair, hair loss
and poor wound healing.
super fruit ingredient can be used as a natural replacement for synthetic
as petrolatum and animal-derived materials, like lanolin. FSS Acai Sterols EFA
of increasing moisture levels on the skin while enhancing the skin’s barrier function
to protect against environmental stress responsible for extrinsic again.
we know, many of the oils extracted from pomegranates are beneficial skin and
ingredients. The combined benefits, compliments of pomegranate’s essential
content and known antioxidant properties, make FSS Acai Sterols EFA a one-two punch, perfectly designed by nature to quench our skin while
FSS Acai Sterols
sterols derived from cold pressing the seeds for oil. The oil is then
fractionated and the sterols
are removed. Sterols are useful for increasing barrier formation on the skin
while also improving hydration.
potential of FSS
Acai Sterols EFA was determined using the British Pharmacopoeia (BP) water absorption
capacity method. The process involves dripping water into a sample in a mortar
and mixing well at room
temperature, until the terminal point is reached. The terminal point is defined
as the point at which water can no longer
be mixed into the emulsion. The Water Holding Capacity (%) = ((Amount of water
x 100). The results indicate that FSS Acai Sterols EFA are capable of
holding more than double their water
weight, and may therefore be used to hold water on the surface of skin or hair.
To measure the
barrier function of FSS Acai Sterols EFA, a mixture containing 50% FSS Acai Sterols
EFA and 50% Mineral Oil
70 was applied to filter paper which was then placed on top of a measuring cup
containing CaCl2 solution.
The containers were then stored at 25°C with a relative humidity of 95%. After
24 hours the weight of the
moisture that permeated through the filter paper was measured as increased
weight. The coefficient of permeability
was shown as a percentage by comparing the weight increase with the control
sample that did not
have any oils applied to the filter paper. There is a reciprocal relationship
between an increase in barrier
function and the coefficient of permeability, and the lower the coefficient of
permeability the higher the barrier
function. The low coefficient of permeability obtained for FSS Acai Sterols
that it may be useful
for improving barrier formation.
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Euterpe Oleracea Sterols & Linoleic Acid & Oleic Acid & Linolenic Acid
White or Very Light Yellow Waxy Paste
Suggested Usage Levels:
100 – 120
Improved Barrier Function, Moisturization
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