Egg oil sunscreen? It’s no 'yolk'

By Michelle Yeomans

- Last updated on GMT

Related tags Cosmetics

Egg oil sunscreen? It’s no 'yolk'
Sunscreen isn’t the only area of the cosmetics industry that VAV Life Sciences has in mind for OLEOVA, an egg yolk oil that the company says can also be applied to hair and skin care formulations.  

The Mumbai based company has developed the ingredient by extracting oil from chicken eggs using a cold process technology that is said to preserve its therapeutic property, without the use of chemicals.

Egg yolk oil has been used for hair care, skin care and burns for thousands of years. However, we have attempted to revive the use of it in a safe way as it is free of proteins for those who may be allergic to eggs​,” VAV spokesperson Stuti Singh told USA.

Eggsamples of how this ingredient will work in cosmetics...

According to Singh, personal care products containing cholesterol have shown great promise in healing dry and damaged skin. “Studies have shown that cholesterol is essential for the skin and hair, egg oil is source for highly bio-available cholesterol​,” she says.

In skin creams or lotions, egg oil is said to be an excellent emollient as it has the properties of a moisturizer that helps with the texture, lubricating and anti-friction properties of a product.  

It is also a penetration enhancer which makes it an important ingredient in sun-screen products​,” she adds.  

Oleova is also said to be suitable on dull and dry hair as being a natural nutrient, the ingredient acts as a humectants drawing moisture in as it conditions. 

This product has a nourishing and conditioning property which helps in reducing the onset of premature hair loss, while also promoting the growth of new hair by nourishing the hair roots​,” reveals Singh.  

Although the company is still running clinical trials on this ingredient, Singh says its safety is ‘undisputable because it is completely natural’.


Related news

Related products

show more

Get up to $500 off IGEN™ Non-GMO Tested Program!

Get up to $500 off IGEN™ Non-GMO Tested Program!

Content provided by SGS Nutrasource | 04-Jul-2024 | Insight Guide

The cosmetics industry has seen unprecedented growth in recent years, and with this growth comes a rising concern for what’s inside our everyday products.

Calendula Cellular Elixir: Alchemy in a cell

Calendula Cellular Elixir: Alchemy in a cell

Content provided by Naolys | 07-Jun-2024 | Product Brochure

Get ready to experience a cellular evolution in skincare with InnerLift Calendula's advanced Plant Cell biotechnology.

Exosomes: Passing Trend or Transformative Reality?

Exosomes: Passing Trend or Transformative Reality?

Content provided by Naolys | 26-Mar-2024 | White Paper

Exosomes, microscopic vesicles naturally present in abundance within Plant Cells, have garnered significant attention within the scientific and cosmetic...

Related suppliers

Follow us


View more