What is the first thing you picture when you hear “broccoli seed oil”? Smelly juice from a smashed green cruciferous vegetable. Actually, broccoli oil is derived from cold-pressing the tiny seeds of broccoli sprouts. It has a pale greenish-yellow color and has a scent similar to broccoli but, do not worry as this smell is typically very faint and disappears very quickly.
Broccoli seed oil is not greasy at all and can be absorbed very nicely into the skin. It contains omega-9 fatty acids and is a host for many vitamins like vitamin A, C and K as well as B vitamins.
This vegetable-derived oil is very often used in many cosmetic products such as: anti-aging oils and serums, makeup products, shampoos, conditioners, hair styling products, body and hand lotions, balms, lip care products and many many more…
Broccoli oil has many potential benefits for the skin, here are some of them:
Broccoli seed oil is loaded with beneficial fatty acids. It is similar to other oils like coconut oil or argan oil. Broccoli seed oil is great for removing dryness. Оnly a few drops are enough to maintain the moisture in the skin.
Broccoli seed oil act as a great sun protector which can protect the skin from UV radiation and sunburns. Broccoli sprouts contain sulforaphane, an organic sulfur compound found in cruciferous vegetables that can protect the skin against damage by UV radiation.
Broccoli seed oil except the fatty acids, also contains beneficial vitamins like vitamin A. This oil is a much healthier alternative for retinol products. Vitamin A helps the skin renew itself faster and broccoli seed oil provides vitamin A without undesirable side effects such as: redness, dryness, irritation, skin color changes, sunlight sensitivity, swelling, crusting or blistering
In addition to vitamin A, broccoli seed oil also contains linoleic acid that can regulate the skin cells and retain the moisture in the skin by making it visibly plumped. It also promotes the production of ceramide that can be especially helpful to mature skin that needs moisture and a more youthful appearance.