Infinity ingredients is the UK distributor of Andiroba Oil from Laboratoires Expanscience.
Andiroba (Carapa guaianensis) is a tree from the Amazon. In Brazil, Laboratoires Expanscience contribute to local economic development by providing the population with a new source of income from gathering the nuts, helping to preserve biodiversity by preventing deforestation.
Andiroba oil is produced by pressing the nuts, which are dried in the sun. The resulting oil is refined in France, using a process developed by experts at Laboratoires Expanscience, is decolourised and deodorised, and has good stability to oxidation. It is naturally rich in unsaponifiables (up to 3%), mainly phytosterols and atypical triterpenes (limonoids), contributes to strengthening the hydrolipidic film and has reparative, soothing and anti-inflammatory properties.
The limonoids (particularly andirobin), one of the most important properties of Andiroba Oil, are described in literature as a natural protection from insect bites and other parasites. These natural qualities make the oil particularly useful for soothing products for sensitive skins, after-sun care or hair.
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