Polaris extends its range of organic vegetable oils

By Simon Pitman

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Related tags: Personal care, Omega-3 fatty acid, Fatty acid

Polaris has extended its range of vegetable and plant oils and secured organic certification as part of aims to increase its footprint in the natural cosmetic ingredients segment.

Recently certified by Ecocert and also boasting eco-friendly properties, the range has been developed to incorporate targeted properties for personal care products as well as meeting the specific technical requirements of cosmetic chemists and formulators.

The range of over 30 different oils is rich in the polyunsaturated fatty acids Omega 3, Omega 6 and Omega 9, while incorporating moisturising, anti-ageing and anti free radical properties, the company claims.

Omega 3, 6 and 9

Omega 3 has been shown to reduce skin inflammation, while omega 6 helps to treat dry skin conditions and omega 9 forms an essential part of the cell membrane, contributing to skin elasticity and flexibility.

Amongst the new oils in the range are sunflower, perilla, and borage – plant extracts that have all grown to be increasingly popular elements of personal care formulation in recent years, fitting in with demands for natural but effective active ingredients.

The newer ingredients are in addition to other existing lines in the range that include kiwi seed oil, raspberry seed oil, camelina and olive oil.

Qualitysilver assures efficacy

Unique to the range is the fact that all the oils are available in two grades, standard, or Qualitysilver, which means that the oils have been processed using the company’s own stabilizing process.

This patented technique means that the vegetables and plants can be processed in a way that fights against the oxidation of the polyunsaturated oils, in turn preserving and retaining all the active properties to the maximum.

Ultimately this means that the organoleptic qualities of the three specific types of omega oil are preserved, helping to ensure increased stability for personal care formulations, the company claims.

Targeting global natural ingredients supply

The announcement of the new oils range falls in line with the company’s ambitions to increase its footprint in the global supply of natural-based ingredients to the cosmetics industry.

At the beginning of 2008 the company announced the formation of a new cosmetics division in an effort to increase its business scope beyond its core focus of food nutrition.

The original aim of the France-based company was to cultivate its expertise in the area of omega-based and nutritional lipids with a view to serving both the cosmetics and nutricosmetics arenas.

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