Raspberry Seed Oil: What are The Skin Benefits?

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In a sea of natural skincare, raspberry seed oil stands out for its powerful skin-nourishing properties. Read on to discover why people are calling raspberry seed oil a 'miracle in a bottle'.

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Raspberry Seed Oil

A Bit About The Raspberry

There are over 200 species of raspberries, which grow all around the world in temperate climates. You may be surprised to learn that raspberries are actually related to roses. This is especially noticeable when you compare the two plants as they have similar shapes and thorny branches.

Each individual raspberry consists of around 100 drupelets, each one containing a central seed. These seeds are usually cold-pressed to obtain raspberry seed oil. One raspberry plant can yield several hundred berries a year, which are ready for harvest in the autumn and the fall.

In the past people have used various parts of raspberry plants to make natural remedies for stomach and throat issues. Today however, people are fascinated by raspberry seed oil's incredible skincare benefits.

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Raspberries are a great natural remedy.
PHOTO CREDIT: Rosanna Davison Nutrition

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Composition And Nutrition

Raspberry seed oil is rich in essential fatty acids, primarily linoleic and linolenic acids. These are two essential fatty acids that cannot be synthesised in the body so we have to get them from food, which makes raspberries a great source. It contains very high levels of vitamin E, which act as antioxidants. It also is also quite high in vitamin A.   

Raspberry Seed Oil Skin Benefits

Because of its composition, raspberry seed oil is one of the superior natural oils for anti-inflammation. There are also some who claim that raspberry seed oil can act as a sunscreen. This is awaiting scientific confirmation, but it could still make a nice addition to your normal sun cream.

Raspberry seed oil's content of  vitamin A, vitamin E and essential fatty acids mirror popular skincare ingredients for nourishing and protecting. The linoleic and linolenic fatty acids will help protect the skin while moisturising. The vitamin E helps the skin appear more plump and youthful. People celebrate vitamin A for its collagen boosting and all-around anti-ageing benefits. This could be a good product to reach for if you want to enjoy these benefits without shelling out for expensive skincare products.

Raspberry seed oil's antioxidants make it great for sensitive skin and for those with eczema. After using it you'll notice less inflammation, and any eczema patches will calm down after soaking up the moisture of the oil.

Raspberries.
PHOTO CREDIT: Serving Joy

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How To Use Raspberry Seed Oil

Raspberry seed oil can already be found as an ingredient in face creams, lotions, balms, serums and oils. If you prefer to use the pure oil, all you have to do is apply a few drops to your skin evenly. You could also add it into your moisturiser, serum, or sun cream for a boost.

Raspberry Seed Oil: What Are The Skin Benefits?

  • Raspberry seed oil is rich in vitamin A, vitamin E, and essential fatty acids.
  • These ingredients are nourishing and moisturising to the skin.
  • Raspberry seed oil will be particularly beneficial to those who are looking for products for anti-ageing and for those with sensitive skin.
  • To use the oil, you can either purchase products that have it as an ingredient, use it pure, or mix it into products you already have.

Dried raspberries.
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On That Note

Raspberry seed oil is a sought after ingredient in skincare because of its rich profile of nutrients. The oil in its pure form is also one of the best performing natural oils. Although there are specific skin concerns that it addresses well, really anyone could benefit from using it on their skin.

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