Dragon fruit seed oil is rich in essential fatty acids and tocopherols. This oil has a lovely soft scent, has a light colour and it is similar to the feel of almond oil. The main fatty acids in this oil are linoleic acid (C18:2), oleic acid (C18:1), palmitic acid (C16:0) and stearic acid (C18:0).
The seed oils are interesting from a nutritional point of view as their contents are more than half essential fatty acids. Fatty acids are central to the use of energy in the skin, required to make new skin and maintain function and health. A significant amount of total tocopherols were also observed in which the α-tocopherol was the most abundant.
INCI: Hylocereus undatus
Country of Origin: Thailand
Usage rate: 1 to 100%
Great for dry scalp and dandruff
Shelf Life: 12 months
This is my new holy grail carrier oil! I honestly can’t imagine anyone disliking this miracle-in-a-bottle and think it’ll work for a variety of skin types & conditions.
It manages to be both deeply soothing and hydrating (or rather, it locks in moisture - I know oils are not hydrating per se) BUT it also soaks in enough that I can use it under makeup during the day (but not so much that you feel like you didn’t put anything on an hour later - it’s that happy middle ground). It also has not caused acne and I have very sensitive, acne-prone skin so this is rare for me.
It smells divine and when used at a high enough %, no e.o.’s are needed. So you’re getting sensory benefits in terms of skin feel and smell in addition to the good things it’s doing for your skin.
Their apple seed oil also has a lovely scent that’s strong enough to push through final products but the apple seed one is more oily feeling on the skin than the dragon fruit seed oil (but they’re a nice combo together to deliver a subtle, natural scent in your finished product).
Try some of these hard-to-find fruit seed oils from Soap & More; you won’t be disappointed. I’m just disappointed I didn’t order a larger bottle!