Earthoil plc has added cherry seed oil to its portfolio of products for cosmetics applications.
Earthoil plc, specialist in pure, organic, fair trade essential and cold pressed vegetable seed oils, has added cherry seed oil to its portfolio of products for cosmetics applications. Rich in vitamins and antioxidants, organic cherry seed oil provides natural, effective hydration, making it a valuable addition in a variety of skin care products.
Oil from the kernel of the sour cherry (also known as tart cherry) is already popular in lip balms, moisturising creams for face and body and is a key ingredient in many successful anti-ageing ranges thanks to its proven antioxidant effects and ability to rid the skin of dead cells. Especially beneficial to acne-prone or inflamed skin, the vitamins and nutrients contained within the fruit are known to play an important role in collagen synthesis and skin healing processes.
Slightly viscous, yellow in colour with a hint of marzipan, the oil’s principal components are oleic acid, linoleic acid and alpha eleostearic acid. Easy to incorporate into a variety of cosmetic and personal care applications, sour cherry seed oil can be used in soaps, creams, balms, lotions and tonics.
Earthoil sources its organic sour cherry from Malatya in central Turkey, where cherries are consumed largely in the form of juice. Earthoil purchases the otherwise obsolete cherry kernels from the small scale cherry farmers. Once cleaned and dried, the kernels are then cold pressed at Earthoil’s organic and fair-trade certified vegetable oil plant in Kenya to produce oil of prunus cerasus. Supply is sustainable and customers are guaranteed standardised oil of one variety.
Cherry seed oil is the latest addition to Earthoil’s range of fully organically and fair trade certified vegetable seed oils. To see the full selection, browse the Earthoil website at www.earthoil.com