Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil

Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil

Sesamum indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil is a very lubricious and oil that leaves a soft film of protective oil on the skin to protect against moisture loss.

Also known as gingilli oil, this oil has been known since earliest antiquity, from ancient Egypt to the Indian continent, as a soothing, gentle emollient. It is an extremely good substitute for olive oil and has excellent longevity in massage preparations. Mixed with lime water, the oil is used externally to treat burns, boils and ulcers. A new antioxidant sesamol and tocopherol were obtained from seeds. The seeds and seed oil are used for medicinal purposes. As the seed oil (sesame oil) has various properties, it is the most widely used oil, by ayurvedic practitioners and pharmacy. Externally, the massage with tila oil reduces the dryness of the skin and alleviates the vata dosha. The oil can also be used in barrier creams to protect the skin from harmful UV light radiation. Because of the presence of sesamin and sesamolin, sesame oil has a strong antioxidant power; it increases the elasticity of the skin and prevents aging. It prevents thickening of the epidermis and dehydration.

The safety of Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil has been assessed by the Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) Expert Panel. The CIR Expert Panel evaluated the scientific data and concluded that Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil was safe as a cosmetic ingredient in the present practices of use.

CAS: 8008-74-0

Function: Emollient/ hair conditioning/ skin conditioning.

Source: Dweck, Anthony. Handbook of Natural Ingredients (Dweck Books 4) . Dweck Data. Kindle Edition.