About Sacha Inchi
Did you know we are one of first and few companies that make Sacha Inchi Skincare in UK?
Our star ingredient (literally!) - Sacha Inchi Oil.
Considered to be next superfood, this extra rare ingredient is gaining interest around the world.The production of Sacha Inchi oil is sustainable and economical. The plant fruits for up to 75 years, giving it a long production cycle. It is a year-round crop, and the costs of growing are low. The demand for Sacha Inchi also encourages the reforestation of the Amazon.
Sacha Inchi was awarded the gold medal of excellent organoleptic qualities at the World Edible Oils competition in Paris in 2004
Sacha Inchi seeds are considered to be the richest plant-based source of essential fatty acids and vitamins.
Sacha Inchi nut oil is derived from the seeds and flesh of the fruit Plukentia volubilis, or pracaxi. The tree is native to the area surrounding the Amazon River.
What makes Sacha Inchi oil so unique, is its high content of omega-3 fatty acids. Cold pressed Sacha Inchi oil contains 48% omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants (50%). It is also abundant in iodine and vitamin A and E. It contains a whooping 93% unsaturated fatty acids.
- Used on the skin:
Topical application of omega-3 fatty acids lessens UV-induced photodamage, external signs of aging, and anti-inflammatory skin responses.
Omega-3 Content Like No Other
When we say sacha inchi oil is 93% essential fatty acid, we mean that it's very high in a combination of omega-6 and omega-3. Most oils have more omega-6 than omega-3.
the science behind it
Take grapeseed oil for example. It has 70% linoleic acid (uniquely high, though not quite as much as sacha inchi) with 696 times as much omega-6 as omega-3. Compare that to olive oil, which has 12x as much omega-6 than omega-3, and sesame oil with 137x as much omega-6 as omega-3.
Sacha inchi is an exception here with the essential fatty acid content at 48% omega-3 and 36% omega-6, this oil is unique.
The omega-3 content of sacha inchi has made it really popular among health enthusiasts, since the balance of these two omegas is uber important, and our diets skew us heavily towards omega-6.
- To give you a comparison: Sacha Inchi 48% omega-3 36% omega-6 Avocado Oil 0.8% omega-3 14.7% omega-6 Olive Oil 0 - 1.5% omega-3 3.5 - 21% omega-6
- Reduce the appearance of dark spots
- Minimise the appearance of enlarged pores
- Long lasting hydration
- Free radical defence
- Improve skin elasticity and signes of aging
- Helps to boost collagen production
- Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Soothing antioxidant properties
- Soft, smooth and radiant skin