Yangu (Cape Chestnut) Oil prevents dehydration of the skin, causing the appearance of premature wrinkling, striations, cracks and dryness. When applied directly to the skin, Yangu Oil can penetrate the pores and cleanse the skin which results in it curing breakouts and keeping your skins moisture and oil levels balanced. Its most prized component is how well it provides inherent protestation against Ultraviolet (UV) Radiation. The antioxidants in Yangu (Cape Chestnut) Oil are excellent for any form of oxidative stress or inflammation, meaning that it can help prevent free radical activity in the body, including slowing the onset of wrinkles on the face.
Yangu seed oil is comprised of essential fatty acids that help to nourish the skin, as well as antioxidants that help protect the skin from free radicals. Think of free radicals as free scavengers that like to wreak havoc on the town and cause chaos. Once free radicals have caused chaos on the skin, it results in irritation, dullness, premature aging, and exposes your skin to more damage from environmental factors such as the sun, air, and other pollutants. The fatty acids that make up the composition of this lovely oil is Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, Oleic Acid, and Linoleic Acid.
To break it down even further let’s look at the benefits of each acid for the skin.
Palmitic Acid functions as an emollient for the skin, which helps to soften and soothe the skin. Palmitic acid also acts as an occlusive agent, as occlusive agents form a film on the skin to help lock in moisture. Therefore, this helps to keep the skin hydrated and moisturized.
Stearic Acid helps to protect the skin’s surface by forming a moisture barrier; protecting the skin against water loss and essentially “beefing up” your skin’s protective barrier.
Oleic Acid is as it sounds: oily. It’s good for those with deeply dry skin that is irritated, cracked, or matured especially for those with eczema, psoriasis, and flaky skin. It deeply penetrates into the skin’s dermis to replenish moisture that is lost that comes with age. Oleic acid also has free radical fighting capabilities, while also remaining non-comedogenic, as oleic acid mimics the oil that’s already found in our skin’s cells resulting in a more youthful, hydrated appearance.
Linoleic Acid has anti-inflammatory properties, while helping the skin cell turnover/regeneration process. Our bodies don’t product linoleic acid, but it’s essential for healthy skin, even though it doesn’t penetrate as deeply as Oleic Acid does.