Black Currant Oil 14% GLA

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Black currant oil is refined and cold pressed from the seeds of the Ribes nigrum plant. It has a distinct smell that some might not like and is best used for formulating, the colour can range from light honey to dark brown.

Known to be rich in the Omega-6 essential fatty acid, GLA (gamma-linolenic acid C18:3n-6) and is also a good source of ALA (alpha-linolenic acid C18:3n-3), which is an Omega-3 essential fatty acid. It has made its mark in the cosmetic and personal-care industry in topical skin care products as a skin-protectant and for antioxidant properties.

 Usage Rate:  Up to 100% usage rate. Try blending it with a faster absorbing oil, like argan or pomegranate seed, to help it sink into the skin faster.

Fatty Acid Profile

  • C16:0 Palmitic - 5.9%
  • C18:0 Stearic - 1.5%
  • C18:1 Oleic - 13.7%
  • C18:2 Linoleic - 45.8%
  • C18:3 Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA) - 14.15%
  • C18:3 Alpha Linolenic Acid (ALA) - 13.2%
  • INCI: Ribes nigrum (Black Currant) Seed Oil

  • Cold Pressed, Refined

  • Minimum 14% GLA
    CAS # 68606-81-5 
    Shelf Life: approx. 3 years
    Specific Gravity: 0.925
    Country of Origin: China

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Black currant oil

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