Vegetable oils for cosmetics

Renowned as an ingredient in natural and traditional beauty care, vegetable oils can add comfort and suppleness to skin and hair. With their moisturizing, soothing, nourishing and regenerating properties, vegetable oils are suitable for all types of care.

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Vegetable oils as cosmetic ingredients

People have used vegetable oils as a natural remedy for thousands of years. Harvested all over the world, vegetable oils are a rich and diversified source of ingredients for cosmetics. Vegetable oils come from various sources and can contribute many different qualities as cosmetic ingredients. They are used as active ingredients in beauty treatments such as butters, or as a base for massage oils.

Vegetable oils preserve the skin’s beauty and youthfulness while maintaining its integrity. Their essential contribution to nourishing rich and delicate active ingredients (fatty acids, vitamins, unsaponifiables, etc.) make them a popular ingredient in cosmetic formulas.

The benefits of oils
for the skin

Apart from these fatty acid triglycerides, complex vegetable oil compositions also include an unsaponifiable fraction made up primarily of natural tocopherols, which include vitamin E and have antioxidant properties. The unsaponifiable fraction constitutes on average 0.3 to 2% of the fatty substance mass. For shea butter, this fraction can be as high as 10%.

Vegetable oils for cosmetics

We offer a complete line of vegetable oils for cosmetics intended for different purposes and skin types. Our experts propose the following vegetable oils:

  • Virgin oils
  • Refined oils

Virgin oils

  • Camellia oil: nourishing, protective and sheathing; for dry, fine and fragile hair.
  • Coconut milk oil: softening and moisturizing; for sensitive and fragile skin.
  • Organic virgin hemp oil COSMOS certified: Moisturizing, emollient, soothing, antioxidant and regenerating; for dry and sensitive skin and for dry and brittle hair. Guaranteed THC and CBD free.
  • Monoï de Tahiti AO: moisturizing and protective; for damaged and dehydrated hair and skin, after-sun care.

Refined oils

  • Sweet almond oil: emollient and softening; for sensitive skin and fragile hair.
  • Macadamia oil: nourishing and emollient; for mature and devitalized skin.
  • Tamanu oil: moisturizing and protective; for very dry and damaged skin and hair.
  • Sunflower oil: nourishing, sheathing and moisturizing; for dry and damaged hair.

Vegetal oils vs butters

Unlike butters, vegetable oils are fluid at room temperature. Different types of oils will have different chemical compositions according to their mix of fatty acid triglycerides, which provide them with various physicochemical characteristics and other properties. These triglycerides are made up of a variable mixture of glycol esters and three fatty acids.

Vegetable oils for cosmetics come mostly from seeds and sometimes the pulp of certain fruits. These parts are often are often used by the plant’s embryo during germination.

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Cosmetic applications
of oils

Vegetable oils for cosmetics each have different physical or chemical characteristics. Their chemical compositions makes them suitable for use in various products, including:

  • After-sun milks
  • Softening creams
  • Shampoos for dry hair
  • Massage oils