From Plum Kernels

Plum is the fruit of a tree (Prunus domestica) belonging to the Rosaceæ family. The plant is classified with the peach, apricot and almond in the subgenus Prunus family of fruits. Plum kernel oil is obtained from the dried kernel of the plant. The oil has been traditionally used in some parts of France and Italy to lubricate the skin.

Plum Kernel Oil

Plum kernel oil, (INCI name : Prunus domestica seed oil) is very different from apricot kernel oil or almond oil. It has a complex and rich fragrance, a fruity top note and heart notes of almonds and marzipan. It's an oleic oil with high emollient and moisturizing properties. Plum kernel oil is highly resistant to oxidation due to the presence of γ–tocopherol in high percentage. The oil is fluid, leaving the skin is very soft when penetrating the skin, with no greasy residue.

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Going Natural

Cosmetic companies capitalise on the positive image of plum as a natural fruit to exploit its pleasant fragrance, its emollient and antioxidant properties.

Used in lip balms formulas, plum oil re-hydrate lips and add suppleness and volume. In moisturizing creams, because of its emollient properties, it brings nourishment and hydration to damaged skins. With shampoos, Prunus domestica seed (plum kernel) oil imparts a desirable sheen to the hair and acts as an oil and water emulsifier.

Almond-like Perfume

First used in body and face creams for its almond-like perfume, plum kernel oil inclusion into a wide rande of products benefits from the trend of using plant oils in cosmetics. Furthermore, plum is seen positively by consumers as a healthy and "clean" fruit. Today, our oil is used in a variety of cosmetic products for its skin conditioning, its emollient and its moisturizing properties.

Prunus domestic seed oil may be used in cosmetics and personal care products marketed in Europe according to the general provisions of the Cosmetics Directive of the European Union.

Factual Data

plum kernel oil fatty acid profile

plum kernel oil tocopherol profile

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