Kalahari oil: know the benefits it brings to the skin.

Posted by Talmo Lima on

Kalahari Melon Seed Oil, or simply Kalahari Oil, is a
Powerful oil, plural and versatile. You may have never heard of it, but trust me, this asset has been getting attention from Industry Researchers.
Cosmetic due to the numerous beneficial properties for the skin and also due to its history and cultivation, which is done in a completely sustainable way, both from an environmental and social point of view. Kalahari oil is present in almost all Citrinne products, mainly in the Hydration Line.

Kalahari melon: the origin

Native to the Kalahari desert, in an area of ​​around 900,000 km² that
extends across southern Africa, passing through Angola, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa, the Kalahari Melon (Citrullus lanatus) is, in fact, a wild watermelon, present in the region for thousands of years. For centuries, the melon was a crucial source of water in the Kalahari and Sahara deserts. Its cultivation spread over 3 thousand years ago in Mediterranean Africa, the Middle East and Western Asia. The therapeutic properties of the oil extracted from its seeds were already known by the ancient Egyptians, who used this oil for skin care, preparation of soaps and poultices.
Because it is incredibly drought resistant, it was considered a weed and
left out for decades. After southern Africa was impacted by a terrible drought in the last century, most of the region's farmers declared bankruptcy and lost their land, which caused a huge social and economic crisis. In the North West province of South Africa, a group of people decided to invest in what they joke is the “treasure of Africa” and investigate the properties of Kalahari oil further. The surprise is that they discovered that this oil is very rich in natural vitamin E and essential fatty acids, which provides an incredibly silky and dry sensation, and high power of skin nutrition. The most incredible thing about it all: melon production is totally sustainable, both from an ecological, economic and social point of view.


Kalahari melon oil has incredible moisturizing power and also
antioxidant properties. Unlike other vegetable oils, olive oil
Kalahari is extremely rich in vitamin E (tocopherol) and essential fatty acids (linoleic, oleic, palmitic, stearic acids, etc.), which gives it excellent antioxidant, moisturizing properties, as well as rejuvenating and repairing skin cells. The other properties help to leave the skin rejuvenated and luminous. And it is in this raw material that we are talking about that 70% of noble essential fatty acids and 2,800 mg/kg of natural vitamin E are found, concentrations that are two and five times higher in the famous Argan oil, respectively.
To understand these benefits, it is important to explain some points. Those
Noble essential fatty acids are responsible for revitalization through their hydration and anti-oxidation function, keeping the skin smooth and improving dermal elasticity.
Vitamin E (tocopherol) is well known for its properties against
aging. Its antioxidant strength fights free radicals directly,
reducing wrinkles and lines of expression, keeping the skin young and healthy for much longer. This active also contributes to reducing the production of collagenase, an enzyme that destroys collagen, responsible for firmness and
skin elasticity throughout life. Natural vitamin E helps protect the skin against pollution toxins and the effects that excessive cold or heat can have on the skin. It helps to hydrate extremely dry skin, leaving it softer and silky, being a great ally for those suffering from dryness.

Citrinne uses cold-pressed organic Kalahari oil in a
fully sustainable. For an even better result, Citrinne has in its
Hydration line products a powerful combination between Kalahari oil and Shea Butter, which improves both the appearance of dry skin, as well as wrinkles and expression lines, increasing skin firmness and providing even greater benefits.
After so much information and benefits, how about getting to know our
Citrinne Facial Moisturizer? It has an acid-enriched formula
hyaluronic, blend of vitamins and niacinamide, which promotes deep hydration, increasing the skin's collagen synthesis. For an even more complete moment in your skincare routine, also try our Citrinne Facial Concentrate Serum. The results of this union are: intense hydration, filling of expression lines and moderation of skin oiliness. We also have Lip Balm, which leaves the lips protected from external aggressions such as wind, sun and cold, keeping them hydrated for much longer.
For the body, we have the Body Moisturizing Cream that promotes hydration
intense, revitalizing and nourishing the skin throughout the day, without leaving a sticky appearance, and the Moisturizing Cream for the hands, which deeply nourishes and hydrates the hands and cuticles, leaving them soft without that feeling of stickiness, in addition to having a size compact and practical to always take with you!

It is important to remember that consulting a dermatologist periodically is always the most correct and healthy option to take care of your skin and make it happier!

Articles and references used for this text:

The topical efficacy and safety of Citrullus lanatus seed oil: A short-term clinical assessment

African Origin Oils

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