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Wheatgerm oil

Triticum vulgare

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Antioxidant and restorative
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Wheat germ oil contains at least twice as much vitamin E as other vegetable oils, a powerful antioxidant that is soothing and thought to help the skin stay firm and radiant.

Description

Description

Let's take a look at the name of this oil. First, the word 'wheat'. Wheat is one of the oldest grains cultivated by humans and one of the most important crops in the world today. In fact, it's so familiar in our diet that it doesn't really need an introduction!

Then, the word ‘germ’. Germs are small plant embryos found in seeds that grow into a new plant once germination is underway. It's nutritionally the richest part of the grain but it's usually discarded by the wheat milling industry, because if germination started it would use up the starch that the kernel contains as food and therefore the manufacture of flour would be greatly compromised. However, wheat germ on its own is far from being useless - it can be eaten or processed to obtain a rich oil.

If wheat germ oil has acquired such a good reputation in cosmetics, and in skincare products in particular, it is thanks to its high vitamin E content but also to two unsaturated fats, namely linoleic and linolenic acids. These allow the oil to penetrate the skin quickly and are known to restore moisture to the skin and strengthen its natural protective barrier.

Wheatgerm oil can be found in these products
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Products with this ingredient
Wheatgerm oil can be found in these products
Hair Treatment
Tame that mane
HK$270.00
220g
Gorgeous Facial Moisturiser
Moisturiser
Decadent and luxurious
HK$700.00
45g
Lip Balm
Lip nectar
HK$130.00
12g
Moisturiser
Soothe, balance and mattify
HK$550.00
45g