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Understanding botanical oils for cosmetics

Plants offer us plenty of beneficial substances for health and beauty, as supported by its ancient use. Scientific research allows identification of the active substances present in plants, proving their properties, and discovering new bioactivities

This article gives insight into the botanical origins of vegetable oils and explains their composition. Quality criteria are described, and the different categories of vegetable oils are explained. Essential oils, although also from botanical origin, are not considered true vegetable oils. However, they are regarded as very special ingredients of cosmetic products, as highlighted in the present article. We finally summarise the advantages of all kind of vegetable oils in cosmetic formulations, and their cosmetic benefits that make them the choice for natural and sustainable cosmetics.

Ancestral use of botanicals supports veracity of qualities preached about them for care of physical wellness, both internally and externally. All ancient civilisations inhabiting our planet have provided us with countless examples and knowledge about use of fruits, seeds, flowers, whole plants or different extracts of them; either as medicinal remedies, culinary ingredients or for enhancement

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in-cosmetics Korea 2022

Hall C, Coex, Seoul, South Korea
13 - 15 July 2022

SCSS Suppliers Day - SINGAPORE

SINGAPORE MARRIOTT TANG PLAZA HOTEL
Thursday 25th & Friday 26th August 2022

32nd IFSCC Congress

Park Plaza Hotel, Westminster
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in-cosmetics Latin America 2022

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26 - 28 October

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