Monthly Roundup: What's Trending in Industry News?
The industry is constantly evolving and we like to share what captures our attention. Once a month, we are looking back at trending stories of interest on the subjects of beauty, skin care, health and wellness, aromatherapy, and more.
New science behind the benefits of lavender essential oil
Prevention recently published an article featuring the many benefits of lavender essential oil -- each claim backed by science. We've long been enamored with the relaxing effects of lavender and it is so promising to see research supporting the plant's myriad benefits, from alleviating the itch of bug bites to soothing the side effects of PMS.
Substantial growth predicted in the abyssinian oil market
If you have been a customer or fan of Seed for any length of time, you will know that we have been singing the praises of Abyssinian Seed Oil for a while now. We feature this ingredient in several of our products, from our facial care to body care. It's nice to be ahead of trends. We just read in Market Reporter about the huge demand for products with Abyssinian Oil.
In fact, they are predicting unprecedented growth in the Abyssinian Oil market by the year 2028. It makes sense. This natural oil has a unique molecular structure and contains an abundance of both Linoleic and Linolenic Acids. Linoleic Acid, an Omega 6 fatty acid, is helpful with skin regeneration, while Linolenic Acid, an Omega 3, is anti-inflammatory, cell-communicating, and skin conditioning.
Women: Let's start talking about perimenopause
Raise your hand if you are a woman in her 40s who is suddenly getting sweaty, a little moody, and with what sometimes resembles teenage acne. CONGRATULATIONS? You may be experiencing perimenopause. Let's be real here. I am almost 44 years old and I am right in the thick of this, and people do not talk about this enough. That is why I found it so refreshing to read Lisa Tozzi's piece in Glamour called No One Talks About Perimenopause. It was like she was talking to me. If you are of a certain age, take a look at the column.
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Argan oil is one of the most promising -- and most proven -- ingredients in skin care. While it is not a new ingredient, it is an important one which has stood the test of time.
Today we're sharing 5 key benefits of this oil. Although it is not as well known as coconut oil or jojoba oil, argan is truly a special oil.
Argan oil, found in both Seed Soft Balm and Seed Advanced Botanicals Extra Moisturizing Face Cream, contains more antioxidant and cell regenerative properties than olive oil, grape seed oil and avocado oil combined.
We're going to spotlight the special ingredients used in this serum so you can learn why each one was chosen to be used in our formulation.
This week's Ingredient Spotlight is on Kakadu Plum.
What is Kakadu Plum Extract?
Kakadu Plum (Terminalia Ferdinandiana) is a sour green fruit that is native to Australia. Small in size, this fruit contains 55 times more Vitamin C than an orange. While it is hard to fine, Kakadu Plum has been creating quite a buzz lately in the skin care industry because of its many benefits. It is safe to say that using Kakadu Plum is not just a passing fad. You'll be seeing a lot more of this ingredient as more and more solid research comes out.
This is a common question people have when seeking out a new facial moisturizer, especially those who have oily or combination skin. Back before people became more ingredients savvy, they heeded the advice "If you have oily skin, you have to choose oil-free products."
The truth, however, is that "oil-free" is