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Is Meadowfoam Seed Oil Good for the Skin?

Is Meadowfoam Seed Oil Good for the Skin?

There are many ingredients that commonly make their way into skincare products (think: jojoba oil and coconut oil).  Their moisturizing benefits are well-known, but others—while less common—can be even more beneficial. One prime example is meadowfoam seed oil. 

This natural botanical extract is sourced from the meadowfoam plant, which features beautiful white flowers and is native to the West Coast of North America. With its high concentration of long-chain fatty acids, meadowfoam seed oil can work wonders for the skin and hair. In addition, it’s resistant to degradation due to heat exposure and oxidation, making it an ideal ingredient for skincare products.

Meadowfoam seed oil is a natural emollient

Harsh weather, prolonged exposure to hot water, low air humidity, and other factors can all cause your skin to become dry. When this happens, your skin cracks and flakes, causing discomfort and leaving gaps between the skin cells. The remedy for this is the use of emollients like meadowfoam seed oil.

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Emollients work by plugging the spaces between the skin cells with lipids. This makes your skin soft and smooth, and restores some much-needed hydration. Emollients like meadowfoam seed oil also create a protective seal to help prevent the newly added moisture from escaping. Since it has an exceptionally high concentration of long-chain fatty acids, it’s especially well-suited to act as an emollient. And unlike others, it won’t feel greasy after application.

Protect your skin from sun damage with meadowfoam seed oil

If you spend too much time outdoors without sun protection, your skin will prematurely age, becoming prone to early wrinkling and the development of sunspots—areas of hyperpigmentation. Fortunately, meadowfoam seed oil can offer some protection against skin damage from the sun’s rays. 

Two chemicals in the plant extract, 3-methoxybenzyl isothiocyanate and 3-methoxyphenyl acetonitrile, have been shown to protect human skin cells from ultraviolet (UV) light. These two active chemicals can even suppress the action of an enzyme that breaks down collagen in the skin, helping the skin look younger longer.

Reduce the look of wrinkles

Wrinkles look more pronounced when the skin is dehydrated. When meadowfoam seed oil replenishes the moisture, it can help reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Of course, no product can truly turn back the clock, but it may help you look younger and more rejuvenated.


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Meadowfoam seed oil is safe for your skin

The oil found in the meadowfoam seed is somewhat similar to that found in human skin. Because of this, it is safe for all skin types. In addition, the Cosmetic Ingredient Review Expert Panel has studied the safety profile of meadowfoam seed oil and concluded that it’s safe for use in cosmetics and skincare products.

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