Derived from limnanthes alba, meadowfoam seed oil moisturizes and conditions the skin.
Derived from a perennial, which is common to Europe, the eastern United States, and Canada. It is rich in Vitamin C and contains salicylic acid and citric acid. The oil extracted from Meadowfoam seeds is recognized for its outstanding oxidative stability and long-chain fatty acids. Moisturizes and rejuvenates the skin. Provides protective barriers for skin.
The word "Meadowfoam" refers to a herbaceous winter annual plant native to the pacific Northwest area of the United States. The botanical name of this plant is "Limnanthes alba." The name "Meadowfoam" is given to describe this plant because the depth of its white flowers in the bloom stage resemble a meadow of foam. Meadowfoam is valued for the unique high quality triglyceride oil extracted from the seed compared to other vegetable oils. Meadowfoam Seed Oil contains over 98% fatty acids having over 20 carbon atoms.