FSS Plant SIL Blend
A pristine beauty that is
uniquely protected. FSS Plant SIL Blend is a blend of edelweiss and
sunflower seed extracts that can restore and protect your innermost beauty.
When used in skin and hair care, this blend can provide protection, nourishment
and moisture balance for younger looking skin.
Edelweiss is a well-known
mountain flower, belonging to the sunflower family. Scarce and short lived,
this unique plant is known for its rugged beauty and purity associated with the
Alps and is often referred to as “noble white”. Particularly found in high
altitudes, edelweiss grows dense hair over its leaves and flowers as an effort
to protect itself against the ever-changing environment. This unique mechanism
allows the plant to produce secondary metabolites, which provide the plant with
many cytoprotective properties, which the plant uses as a survival tactic.
These secondary metabolites have various beneficial properties, including
antioxidant, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and moisturizing properties.
The Native Americans have used
sunflower seeds for more than 5,000 years as a food source due to their healthy
composition. Sunflower seeds are rich in Vitamins and minerals, namely B
vitamins and vitamin E. Vitamin E is a fat-soluble antioxidant that neutralizes
free radicals that damage cells while containing significant anti-inflammatory
effects. The seeds are also rich in phytosterols which are compounds found in
the plant, structurally similar to cholesterol, and have known health benefits.
Sunflower seeds are also rich in phenolic acids, which are natural plant
compounds that have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects to keep the plant
healthy in various environmental states.
FSS Plant SIL Blend incorporates
an extract of edelweiss along with a sunflower seed extract to deliver the
benefits of these plants’ powerful response to stress. This blend is then
reacted with cyclomethicone to impart a velvety cushion on the skin in order to
enhance luminescence and sheen. FSS Plant SIL Blend can be added to skin
and hair care formulations to provide much needed nourishment for a clean,
healthy look and feel while also adding a nice velvety feel in applications.
Cyclomethicone & Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed
Extract & Leontopodium Alpinum Flower/Leaf Extract & Di-C14-15 Alkyl
Tartrate & Sphingolipids
Clear Yellow Liquid
Storage: Protected from direct light and humidity at a temperature of 50°-77°F
Shelf life: 12 months, properly stored, in sealed container.
product should be added to a formulation at the recommended usage rate.
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Finner AM. Nutrition and hair:deficiencies and supplements. Dermatologic
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