Turns out chia is not only a healthy superfood. Squeezing the bejesus outta these little seeds produces a light-weight mega-omega super-oil for your skin.
Ours are grown organically from Central America. Hola! We press the seeds (solvent-free) to get the oil. It takes 1kg of chia seeds to produce 250ml of chia seed oil. The remaining husks are used as animal feed (lucky cows). Why's it so good? So our body is really good at making stuff, but it can’t make essential fatty acids, omega 3 and omega 6. Chia seeds happen to be one of nature’s richest sources of omega 3. We get loads of omega 6. But omega 3 is trickier to sort out. Here's where we're heading…
Chia has the perfect 3:1 ratio of omega 3 to omega 6 essential fatty acids.
BOOM! Chia seed oil is the bees knees, the A student, the red carpet gown of plant oils for your skin. A couple of drops a few times a day sorts out essential fatty acids, minerals, B-vitamins, amino acids, antioxidants and general goodness for your skin. Using chia seed oil means you’re giving your skin all it needs to do what it’s designed to do – making you look awesome plus keeping your insides infection free and in the right place.
What does it look like?
A very pale yellow colour.
What’s it smell like?
Lightly earthy and nutty - but not like that herbal shop down the road. It’s mild and pleasant, vanishing as soon as you put it on.
What does it feel like?
Lightweight and slippery. It’s super-slick to apply - it doesn’t sit on the skin; basically your skin gobbles it up.
How do I use it?
Well, first, clean your face. Then pat on a few drops. Next, put on your moisturiser ... or apply make-up ... or go to bed ... or drop the kids off at school ... or read a book ... or go kite-surfing ... you get the drift.
When to use it?
Whenever you like. We reckon the usual day and night is pretty good. But feel free to splash out and use it again at 12.50pm, after your lunchtime bike ride. Who can use it? Anyone and everyone. It doesn't clog pores. And it's great for combo skin types.
(PS: You'll find our chia seed oil in most Goodness products. Happiness!)