We caught up with Bouclème to tell us all about the importance of Castor oil and why they use it in two of their hero products, the Hydrating Cleanser and Curl Cream.
Castor oil is derived from the seeds of the Ricinus communis plants that grow wild across tropical regions and are native to Eastern Africa and India. It is known for its antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties and has been used topically to treat a variety of skin conditions, reduce pain and stimulate the immune system.
Castor Oil is very high in vitamin E and contains fatty acids that stimulate blood circulation on the surface of the skin and can help to promote hair growth.
The high levels of vitamin E can help reduce the appearance of scars and speed up the healing of sunburn whilst the antibacterial properties can help treat acne and fatty acids reduce skin sensitivity.
Castor oil contains ricinoleic acid, one of the essential amino acids required by the human body. It’s an omega fatty acid that can help provide nourishment, enabling hair follicles to restore growth and repair dull and damaged hair. It can also help free the scalp of any bacterial or fungal infection and dandruff.
Bouclème is a British, all natural hair care brand designed for those with curls. Its range of products uses pure natural actives that deliver moisture where it’s needed and eliminate frizz, creating beautifully defined curls.