By Sarah Thomas on 24/09/2020
Oleosomes is the name for oil bodies and Carthamus Tinctorius commonly known as Safflower. Oleosomes are very small spheres usually micron in size. Carthamus Tinctorius oil is obtained by pressing its seeds.
Skin is the largest organ of our body. Our epidermal layer functions to protect us from the environmental pollutants, injuries from, microbial invasion and maintain skin hydration by preventing water loss.
The moisture balance is not only important for maintain skins flexibility and protective function. When this hydration barrier is broken, it enables the entry of outer irritants, allergens and microbes. The result is usually seen a skin inflammation, rashes, acne-breakouts, blemishes, eczema and other problems.
To recover the moisture balance the topical application of moisturisers rich in plant oils has been a proven fact.
Safflower (Carthamus Tinctorius) seed oil is one of the favourite ingredients of cosmetologists to use to maintain the hydration of the skin surface and as an emollient. Saffflower seed oil is colourless, flavourless, and rich in Linoleic Acid, an essential fatty acid for moisture locking.
Carthamus tinctorius oleosomes are present in various Dermalogica products such as Dermalogica Pure Light SPF 50 – Powerbright, Dermalogica Solar Defense Booster SPF 50 and Dynamic skin recovery SPF 50.