Our Organic Amaranth Seed Total CO2 Extract is produced using CO2 supercritical extraction from organic Amaranth Seeds harvested in Peru. The Amaranthus, Amaranthus caudatus is a flowering plant that is also known as Love-Lies-Bleeding because its beautiful purple-red flowers droop downwards. This intriguing annual plant grows in South America and tropical areas worldwide. The plant has a fascinating history, and the seeds and leaves have been used since ancient times for culinary, medicinal and topical applications.
Organic Amaranth Seed Total CO2 Extract is a beautiful extract that is comprised mostly of Linoleic Acid, a beneficial polyunsaturated fatty acid. The extract is also abundant in monounsaturated fatty acids, squalene, plant sterols and tocopherols. It is remarkably helpful in maintaining healthy skin, supporting skin elasticity, soothing problem skin, minimizing the appearance of wrinkles and supporting those with maturing skin.
The extract is pale to medium yellow in color and possesses a characteristic, herbal aroma. It has medium viscosity at room temperature and absorbs well.
Our Organic Amaranth Seed Total CO2 Extract is 100% natural and is certified organic by CCOF. A maximum 0.1% Organic Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract has been added to ensure stable shelf life.
- Squalene: 6.6%
- Sum of Sterols (Calculated as Sitosterol): 2.2%
- Sum of Tocopherols (Calculated as Alpha-Tocopherol): 0.06%
- Fatty Acid Composition:
- C16:0 Palmitic Acid: 18.7%
- C16:1 Palmitoleic Acid: 0.08%
- C18:0 Stearic Acid: 4.0%
- C18:1 Oleic Acid: 27.9%
- C18:1 Vaccenic Acid: 0.56%
- C18:2 Linoleic Acid: 47.2%
- C18:3 alpha-Linolenic Acid: 0.62%
- C20: Arachidic Acid: 0.93%