Plum Seed Oil



Plum Seed Oil description

Plum (_Prunus domestica_) seed oil, also known as plum kernel oil, is non-fragrant oil extracted from the seeds of the plum fruit. Plum kernel oil is from the same plant family as the almond, but does not share the tree nut proteins that are problematic for those with nut sensitivities. It’s primary use in cosmetics and skincare is as an emollient. The plum kernel oil is comprised of triglycerides and multiple fatty acids, such as palmitic, stearic, oleic and linoleic acid, as well as a source of vitamin E, C and A.

Plum Seed Oil references

  • Romanian Biotechnological Letters, issue 3, 2011
  • Journal of Saudi Chemical Society, October 2003, issue 9, pages 273-277

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Ingredient ratings


Proven and supported by independent studies. Outstanding active ingredient for most skin types or concerns.


Necessary to improve a formula's texture, stability, or penetration.


Generally non-irritating but may have aesthetic, stability, or other issues that limit its usefulness.


There is a likelihood of irritation. Risk increases when combined with other problematic ingredients.


May cause irritation, inflammation, dryness, etc. May offer benefit in some capability but overall, proven to do more harm than good.


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