Palm oil is derived from the pulp of the fruit of the Palm tree. It is red in color, due to its high beta-carotene content; some call it “red Palm oil”.
Country of Origin: Malaysia, Indonesia
Source of Oil: Pulp of the Palm Tree Fruit
Extraction Method: Expeller Pressed
Refinement Status: Refined
Palm oil contains the hard to find toctrienols, which are members of the vitamin E family. The common form of vitamin E, tocopherol, has long been used to treat many skin ailments and is found in many anti-aging products. Vitamin E is a strong antioxidant that helps the skin to fight free radicals that damage the skin and cause fine lines and wrinkles. Dr. Betty Kamen, PhD confirms that as a stronger antioxidant than tocopherols, toctrienols have been proven to be more effective in preventing aging and damage from free radicals. Used topically, as with tocopherol, toctrienols are able to penetrate deep into the skin’s layers to enable healing and protection from the base up.