Salvia Hispanica Seed Oil



Salvia Hispanica Seed Oil at a glance

  • Non-fragrant plant oil
  • Considered the richest plant source of omega-3 fatty acids
  • Also contains phenolic acids and isoflavones, two potent sources of antioxidants
  • Has excellent moisturising properties
  • Able to combat free radical damage

Salvia Hispanica Seed Oil description

_Salvia hispanica_ seed oil, also known as chia seed oil, is a non-fragrant plant oil whose seeds are a rich source of fatty acids. Oil constitutes roughly 30-40% of chia seeds, and chia seeds are the richest plant source of omega- 3 fatty acids (as skin-soothing, barrier replenishing alpha-linolenic acid). Chia seed oil is also a rich source of linoleic acid (omega- 6 fatty acid), as well as phenolic acids and isoflavones, two potent sources of antioxidants. In skin care, this means chia seed oil has excellent moisturising properties, helping restore and improve skin’s appearance, as well as anti-ageing properties due to its ability to combat free radical damage. Chia seed oil is also an excellent addition to one’s diet, as it’s been shown to improve overall health when ingested.

Salvia Hispanica Seed Oil references

  • Oilseeds: Health Attributes and Food Applications, Springer 2020, pages 285-303
  • Frontiers in Pharmacology, May 2020, Article 785
  • Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research, November 2018, pages 2,929-2,933
  • Journal of Food Science and Technology, August 2016, pages 3,206-3,214
  • Journal of Chromatography A., June 2014, pages 43-48
  • Agricultural Sciences, February 2014, pages 220-226
  • Annals of Dermatology, May 2010, pages 143-148

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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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