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Greentech launched its new Inca Inchi Lipactive ingredient (INCI: Plukenetia volubilis seed oil) at in-cosmetics earlier this month. According to the company, the ingredient is cultivated from seeds grown in the Amazon region of Peru according to traditional and organic agriculture methods for a sustainable development. The seeds are reportedly grown without any chemical treatments and stored in controlled conditions. The seed oil is obtained by cold pressure of seeds followed by a mechanical clarification by decantation and filtration.
The ingredient reportedly is the richest oil in Omega-3 compared with oils of all oleaginous seeds worldwide. It is rich in unsaturated fatty acids and is a concentrated source of phenolic antioxidant with more than 2,000 mg/kg of tocopherol under gamma and delta form. This high content reportedly allows the oil to obtain a stability with an adequate oxidation to keep its taste and quality during preservation.
The company recommends the ingredient's use in: antiaging, regenerative, healing and anti-stretch mark skin care, moisturizing formulas, after-sun and feet and hand care.