We’ve all heard about the benefits of chia seeds, but chia seed oil for the skin? What is it, what are the benefits, and how do we use it?
Chia is the richest known botanical source of skin-loving omega-3 fatty acids, which means it far exceeds the omega fatty acid levels in other oils. Any doctor will tell you that eating a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids is wonderful for the health of your body, including the largest organ in your body -- your skin.
Chia also has a high concentration of antioxidants. In fact, the Nutritional Science Research Institute tested the nutritional value of chia seed and said it contains “the highest amount of antioxidants we have ever measured” and cited chia as one of the most powerful whole food antioxidants we know. Because chia oil is rich in antioxidants, it does wonders in fighting those dreaded aging free radicals.
Chia is also a very light oil. So while other oils may take a while to absorb, chia is ultra light and rapidly absorbs into the skin. Also, and importantly, Maya Chia uses a patented process to extract the oilcalled supercritical extraction. The gentle oxygen-free, solvent-free process results in oil with a total absence of chemical residues and impurities, and one that most closely mirrors the chemical profile of the plant. What that means for our customer is that they get the best, purest, most stable, effective, and potent chia oil available. It's also worth noting after a period of 6 months other oils on the market go rancid. Maya Chia Beauty has a shelf life for two years, at least.
After the first use of Maya Chia Beauty, you experience an immediate surge of moisture into your skin -- and moisture that lasts. It's ultra-light, not greasy and doesn't sit atop your skin. It sinks into the deeper layers of the dermis rapidly to provide real nourishment.
Many of our customers say that their skin just looks "alive" and "radiant" upon absorption.
In a study published by the annals of dermatology chia oil was clinically proven to "significantly increase skin hydration, reduce trans-epidermal water loss and increase skin barrier function. The study was conducted on people suffering from the most severe dry skin conditions, including xerotic pruritus, and the results were pretty amazing. These results were achieved at a concentration of 4% - our oil is at a concentration of 100%. *
We're also finding that our customers love to put our chia oil on their hair for an added boost of moisture and silky sheen. We thought this made total sense given the product is rich in omega fatty acids, antioxidants and protein -- all ingredients which are wonderful for your hair.
Our customers are smart! :-)