Seeds are powerful foods for the body, plain and simple. And when certain seeds are pressed for their oil and used on the skin, the results can be pretty amazing. Read on to learn more about two of the best seed oils for skin around – celery seed oil and flaxseed oil – which are used in an advanced skincare ingredient called PoreTect™.
Why Is Seed Oil Good for Your Skin?
Seeds are plants that are still in the embryonic or “baby” stage. They are usually housed in a “casing” or covering. As such, they contain all the necessary ingredients needed to eventually develop into a full-grown plant. This means all the same phytonutrients, vitamins, and minerals of a plant packed into one tiny, “super-charged” unit!
Seeds are a wonderful source of fiber when ingested. When eaten whole, in a butter (like with sunflower seed oil), or when used topically, they contain a significant quantity of revitalizing, protecting, and repairing fats.
For healthy skin, these fats, as well as the antioxidants, terpenes, vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients, can all help to heal the toughest skin conditions.
Skin Benefits of Flaxseeds
Flaxseeds are nutritional powerhouses. Also known as linseeds, these tiny morsels have been cultivated and eaten for thousands of years. Flaxseeds are hormone-balancing and can help regulate blood sugar.
Fun fact about flaxseed: King Charlemagne of the Franks (now Germany) in the 8th century made it a law that all people in his kingdom were to eat flaxseeds. That was how much he was enamored by their nutritional goodness !
Of course, we’re not going to “lay down the law” and order you to get your flax in every day. We will highly suggest it, however, especially when it comes to what flaxseed oil can do for your skin!
It’s a given that flaxseeds can help your body from the inside out. Perhaps the most important way is through what they can do to naturally increase collagen production for healthy tissue.
You may be aware that the key to youthful-looking skin is healthy collagen production in the dermis and other skin layers. Unfortunately, experts state that with each year we age after around 25, our collagen production will decrease significantly. This is especially true if we’re living a typical Western lifestyle and eating the standard American diet.
Flaxseed Oil: An Omega-3 Powerhouse to Boost Collagen Production for Healthy Skin
Collagen is a simple yet important protein, made up of peptides (chains of amino acids). It’s used for the creation and repair of all types of tissue in the body, including joints, cartilage, and skin.
Omega-3 fatty acids, especially EPA, DHA, and ALA (linolenic acid), assist with collagen production in a variety of ways. Omega-3 is a powerful antioxidant, so it can help protect the skin from pollutants and sun overexposure. It’s also an anti-inflammatory .
In addition, there is some evidence to support the fact that omega-3s help collagen production directly. A 2010 investigation conducted by Stanford University and the University of South Dakota found that omega-3 fatty acids help to modulate collagen signaling in the blood .
So, what’s the key to healthy collagen production? In simple terms, it’s to give your body the nutrients it needs while creating an environment that’s conducive to maximum production.
Omega-3s are vital for your body in all ways, yet the body cannot make them. The most common foods that contain omega-3s are fatty fish such as mackerel, salmon, and tuna. They’re also found in extremely high amounts in (you guessed it) flaxseeds and flaxseed oil!
Using flaxseed oil on your skin can help give it what it needs for a healthy glow without ever feeling oily.
Celery Seed Oil: Nature’s Anti-Inflammatory
One of the most powerful seed oils for skin is celery seed oil. Celery is related to parsley and fennel and can be extremely gut healing, and anti-bacterial . Celery also contains dozens of minerals, such as magnesium, as well as key vitamins, such as vitamin K.
Celery is especially known for its strong anti-inflammatory properties.
The pectin-based polysaccharides in celery can calm digestive system inflammation. Researchers at King Saud University in Saudi Arabia discovered that certain flavonoids in celery can even protect against ulcers by reinforcing the digestive tract lining .
Along the same lines, celery seed oil can be beneficial for skin as an anti-inflammatory agent . It’s used to fight red spots, puffiness, and blemishes. It can also be used to clear up discoloration and smooth out the complexion in general.
Used as a topical, it can prevent acne breakouts. Its antibacterial components can help to maintain deep cleaning and protection throughout the day. As an interesting aside, celery seed oil can also be used as a mild and safe insect repellant, according to a 2004 report in the Annals of Tropical Medicine .
The Perfect Blend of Seed Oils: PoreTect
PoreTect is a patented formula created by the French company Sederma. It joins together the best of the best in seed oils to provide you with maximum skin rejuvenation power.
It combines the anti-inflammatory, soothing benefits of celery seed oil with the antioxidant, collagen-boosting power of flaxseed oil. Together, this combination brings “firmness, tone and density to the skin” while at the same time reinforcing and repairing its actual structure which keeps pores tight and prevents sagging .
The celery seed-flaxseed combo that PoreTect provides is really something special since it also strengthens cellular metabolism in the skin in general. The result is a “refined skin texture with a blurred and satin appearance.”
AnnieMak Clean Skincare Reverse Anti-Aging Serum contains PoreTect and Juvinity™, two ground-breaking, patented formulas by Sederma, as well as Tremella fuciformis mushroom, cranberry seed oil, raspberry seed oil, and argan plant stem cells.
These substances work synergistically to create deep healing and revitalizing for all skin types. Packed full of all-natural and organic ingredients, Reverse can take aging skin to a new level of health and beauty.