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
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.
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Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Extract & Leontopodium Alpinum
Flower/Leaf Extract & Di-C14-15 Alkyl Tartrate & Sphingolipids
Suggested Use Levels:
Clear Yellow Liquid
Storage: Protected from direct light and humidity at a
temperature of 50°-77°F (10°-25°C)
Shelf life: 12 months, properly stored, in sealed container.
This product should be added to a formulation at the recommended
All our products are cosmetic grade for cosmetic and personal care formulations, External Use only
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