Mongongo carrier oil - Schinziophyton rautanenii - South Africa
This oil is of huge importance for skin protection, both for hydration but also for the restructuring and regeneration of the epidermis, largely owing to its content of linoleic acid (between 30% and 54%) - the derivatives of which are synthesized by the body to form part of the composition of cell membranes. The presence of eleostearic acid which reacts rapidly with UV light produces polymerization which acts as an effective protective layer over the skin. The kernel contains calcium, magnesium, iron, copper, zinc, thiamine, riboflavin, nicotinic acid, and high concentrations of vitamin E, making this oil very stable, so it does not become rancid in the African heat. You will find Mongongo oil in our Skin Revive bar.