Salvia Hispanica (Chia) Seed Extract

April 09, 2024

What is Chia Seed Extract?

Chia Seed Extract, scientifically known asSalvia Hispanica Seed Extract, is derived from the seeds of Salvia Hispanica, a desert plant native to central and southern Mexico and Guatemala. The use of chia seeds dates back to the Mayans and Aztecs, who employed them in regenerative medicine for wound healing and reduction of inflammation.

Chia seeds are known for their exceptional nutritional profile. Chia seed extract is rich in polysaccharides, particularly mucilage, which is the seed's unique protective substance. Chia seed extract harnesses the therapeutic properties of this mucilage to naturally strengthen and revitalise your skin.

What exactly does Chia Seed Extract do for your skin?

Chia seed extract  is packed with great benefits for your skin! The polysaccharides in this extract act as film formers, creating a protective layer over your skin These polysaccharides also exhibit anti-inflammatory effects, which help to reduce skin inflammation caused by factors like exposure to the elements or drying surfactants. 

Chia seed extract can also help to retain your skin’s moisture, preventing dryness and maintaining skin hydration. As well as this, it’s an antioxidant, so it protects your skin from environmental stressors and promotes skin health. It even has wound healing benefits, and can contribute to the regeneration of the skin, potentially reducing the signs of ageing whilst improving skin density and enhancing the overall structure and integrity of your skin.

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