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Raspberry is deciduous shrub originated from Europe and Northern Asia. Archaeological evidence demonstrates that raspberries have been on the human diet since prehistoric times in Europe. The plant produces delicious, but vulnerable red berries with multiple drupes, tasty candy from nature, rich in powerful vitamins and minerals.
The mother plant invests a lot in the survival of its seedlings. The seeds in the berries are a real powerhouse, as they contain potent nutrients for the future plant. These nutrients protect the young seedlings against dehydration and microbiological attack. This nutritional and protective power is stored in the form of oil.
Raspberry oil is one of the richest oils in the world of plants. It has the highest content in poly unsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) associated with vitamin E, carotenoids and other beneficial phyto-components.
It is actually100% active phyto-components from raspberry seeds exceptionally rich in:
|PUFA (>83%)||The Poly Unsaturated Fatty Acids content is higher than 83% of which all are essential and skin identical.|
|Omega-6 (54%)||Linoleic acid (LA C18:2 n-6) Vitamin F
- Plays a crucial role in structural integrity and barrier function of the skin.
- Potent signalling molecule.
- Most abundant skin lipid.
|Omega-3 (30%)||Alpha-Linolenic acid (ALA, C18:3n-3)
- Potent signalling molecule
- Improves resistance
- Reduce redness and skin discomfort
- Works in tandem with Omega-6
|Omega-9 (12%)||Oleic acid
- Lipid present in cell membrane
- Skin identical lipid
- Essential component of cell membranes
|Phospholipids (3.5%)||Skin identical component with moisturizing properties|
|Vitamin E (>0.22%)||Alpha-Tocopherol, beta-Tocopherol, gamma-Tocopherol, delta-Tocopherol,
- Efficient antioxidant
|Carotenoids (7 μg/g)||Zeaxanthin, Cryptoxanthin, beta-Carotene, Lutein
- UV absorption
|Polyphenols (2 mg/g)||Gallic acid
- Efficient antioxidant
Like a treasure, the oil is well hidden deep in the tinny seeds. It takes 155 kg raspberries to produce 1kg of raspberry oil.
Raspberry NECTA™ assists in the following properties:
- Enhances barrier function
- Improves moisturisation
- Supports UV protection
- Protects against free radicals. Quenches DPPH radicals
Raspberry NECTA™ is a fast penetrating oil, with a high spreadability and with smooth after feel.
The sustainable process means there is little to no wastage as the raspberry pomace which is the residue from pressing the raspberry for juice production is used to make Raspberry NECTA™ (Raspberry oil) and the Raspberry CRUSH™ .