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Quinoa Oil

An exciting new oil with excellent antioxident properties, Quinoa (pronounced \'kEEn-wä\) is a flowering plant grown in the Andes Mountains. The oil is produced by cold-pressing the seeds of the Quinoa plant (“Chenopodium quinoa”). Rich in essential fatty acids (EFA) but also high in antioxidants, Quinoa oil imparts excellent emollient and moisturizing properties to the skin and is finding much increased use in cosmetics.

With high concentrations of I-tocopherols and especially K-tocopherols, Quinoa oil is a natural source of Vitamin E. The antioxidizing action of the tocopherols act on the EFA's of the skin membranes providing stability. Although the fatty acid profile and SAP value are very similar to corn, Quinoa is unusual in that it has a high percentage of naturally-occuring Vitamin E, so it resists rancidity.

With a soft, silky texture, it is a fantastic addition to your luxury facial prepartions and serums, and adds a lovely texture to creams and lotions. Also, it has a notably high L-Lysine content which makes it an interesting ingredient for balms, specifically for cold sores.

Features:
  • Has a regenerative effect due to the presence of unsaturated fatty acids.
  • Enhances local circulation in the skin area treated to bring about revitalization of the dermis.
  • High content of Vitamin E and is useful in anti-aging formulations and treatments for eczema.
  • May also be added to after-sun products.

Recommended Use Level: 1 - 5%


Packaged in HDPE plastic bottles.

Key Characteristics

INCI

Chenopodium Quinoa Seed Oil

CAS No.

225234-01-5

Specific Gravity

0.910 - 0.925

Acid Value

< 1.0

Iodine Value:

120 - 149

SAP Value (NaOH)

180 - 210

Refractive Index (25 °F)

1.4637

Peroxide Value

< 5.0

Flashpoint:

590 °F

Unsaponifiable Matter:

5%

Shelf Life

12 months in a sealed container.

Storage

Store between 50 and 75 °F in a hermetically-sealed container, protected from direct light and humidity.

Handling & Processing Guidelines

According to available information, no toxic effect of cutaneous irritation or sensitization has been reported. It is stable at a pH between 4.0 and 7.0.

Fatty Acids Composition (%)

Description

Abbr.

Content

Caproic

C 6:0

trace

Myristic

C 14:0

0.1

Palmitic

C 16:0

8.5 - 11.5

Stearic

C 18:0

< 1.0

Arachidic

C 20:0

< 1.0

Oleic

C 18:1

22 - 28

Linoleic

C 18:2

50 - 55

Alpha-Linolenic

C 18:3

3.5 - 4.0

Total Saturated

 

10 - 15

Total Monounsaturated

 

22 - 27

Total Polyunsaturated

 

60 - 65

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Quinoa Oil 7012-0022

Quinoa Oil (1 Fl. Oz.) 7012-0422$4.95
Quinoa Oil (4 Fl. Oz.) 7012-0622$16.50
Quinoa Oil (8 Fl. Oz.) 7012-0722$27.75
Quinoa Oil (16 Fl. Oz.) 7012-0822$49.75
Quinoa Oil (32 Fl. Oz.) 7012-0922$92.30
Quinoa Oil (64 Fl. Oz.) 7012-6422$170.80
Quinoa Oil (128 Fl. Oz.) 7012-1822$310.46
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