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I am 69 and I have used this product for two years almost every day at a high dose, adding it to my antioxidant day cream, with excellent results. For me it has a very high quality and effectiveness: reduction of wrinkles, hydrated skin, unified color without blemishes ... A product of 10, the same score that I give to John for the quality of the products he sells, his excellent description / use and the bibliographic contribution.En .. ...»
María Jesus
Really loving this product. I make the best Centella toner and most concentrated ever. 2 g of centella extract dissolved in 10g of alcohol(you have to stir a lot) plus 88 grams of water and you get a very concentrated toner. Creams, toners, ampoules... all have only 0,1% of triterpenes, this toner i make have 1,4%. I am loving it, will see the results. .. ...»
excellence product, very good and made my skin soft and smooth just like baby's skin. Thank you john.. ...»
The Pre-dissolved solution is excellent. Ferulic Acid is an amazing skincare ingredient (potent antioxidant, protects other sensitive antioxidants from light degradation, UV protection) but is absolutely ineffective if it isn't solubilized correctly. Makes adding to any Serum Base or w/o emulsion easy. Love using it (at 6%; so active 0.5%) with the Resveratrol Fluid (10%; active 1%) and Green Tea Extr for potent nighttime brightening treatment... ...»
I wished i could order this in a smaller amount of 50 gr. Can i get informed when it is available ? -------------------- A. It will not be sold in smaller amounts. The review rating is meant to be for the product, not the size in which it is sold :-(.. ...»
Excellent quality, very fine texture and disperses easily when used correctly. Arrived in just seven days to London, England and with a reasonable postage fee. Very pleased... ...»
D N Bay
The best, most potent and most stable form of Vitamin C. Makes quite a difference to the appearance of mature, photo-damaged skin - don't expect results over night but with consistent use your skin will look more even and radiant!.. ...»
I bought this product before and I am here to buy it again! A high quality product for really good price... .. Thanks!.. ...»
Love the fine powder ascorbic acid. I use it in a recipe for skin care along with hyaluronic acid. I'm 65 years old and absolutely no one believes it 'cause I've been doing this for years... ...»
As all products from bulkactives, this is a really great and high-quality DYI ingredient. Along with John's friendly, reliable and very efficient service, it makes a purchase from bulkactives a very pleasant experience... ...»
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Buy Wheat Germ Oil For Skin Care

Wheat germ is the embryo from a wheat kernel. Oil produced from wheat germ is high in vitamins E, D, and A. It contains reasonable amounts of carotenoids [bioactive pigments] that are important for skin health, particularly lutein. Additionally, wheat germ oil contains large amounts of fatty acids such as linoleic, oleic, and palmitic acids. The compounds in wheat germ provide anti-oxidant protection. They are able to scavenge free radicals from UV light and ozone that harm the skin. Together, they hydrate and moisturize the skin, protect against sun damage, increase skin elasticity, and reduce inflammation.

Key benefits of Wheat Germ oil in skin care:

  • Antioxidant [3, 6, 8, 9, 12]
  • Anti-inflammatory [1, 10]
  • Sun damage protection [5, 8, 11]
  • Sun damage repair [7, 13]
  • Reduces fine lines and wrinkles [9]
  • Moisturizing and hydration [4, 7, 9, 10, 13]
  • Stimulate collagen synthesis [11]
  • Increase skin elasticity [4, 8, 9]
  • Scar Care [9]
BulkActives' oils are cold pressed, without the use of solvents or chemicals.

Wheat Germ Oil skin care active ingredients
Product Code: BulkActives
Reward Points: 5
CAS#: 8006-95-9
Net weight: 200g / 7.05oz
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Wheat Germ Oil

About Wheat Germ oil in DIY Skin Care

wheat germ oil in skin careWheat germ is the embryo of a wheat kernel [7]. It comprises only 3% the weight of the wheat grain, but contains 25% of the protein, vitamins, and minerals in the grain [7]. Oil extracted from wheat germ is a natural, stable preservative, making it a good carrier oil. Preparations using wheat germ oil are easily spreadable and stable [10].

It contains many important bioactive compounds. Wheat germ oil is rich in vitamins A, D, and E. It is also rich in proteins. It has high amounts of fatty acids, particularly linoleic, palmitic, and oleic acids [2]. Oils rich in fatty acids prevent loss of moisture [9]. Carotenoids, organic plant pigments, are also present in high amounts in wheat germ oil [2]. Several types of carotenoids, such as β-carotene and α- carotene, are precursors to vitamin A. The primary carotenoid in wheat germ is lutein, which is important for skin health [7­]. Carotenoids and vitamin E cannot be made by the body and must be supplemented.

Wheat germ oil has high anti-oxidant ability [12]. It is able to scavenge harmful free radicals that cause damage to the skin [6]. The anti-oxidant ability of wheat germ oil is associated with high levels of vitamin E, particularly the tocopherol form. Of vitamin E in wheat germ oil, 50% is the α-tocopherol form and 25% is the β-tocopherol form. Gamma and delta forms of tocopherol are absent [3]. Vitamin E in the skin is rapidly degraded by UV exposure. This natural deficiency increases susceptibility to skin aging and photodamage, thus vitamin E supplementation is essential for protecting the skin. Vitamin E is also known to increase collagen synthesis and decrease collagen degradation. It protects against inflammation and sunburn [11].

Topically applied carotenoids also show anti-oxidant activity and protect against UV skin damage [8]. They increase the amount of surface lipids, waxy compounds necessary for retaining moisture and providing barrier function, and decrease lipid degradation. Lipid degradation is associated with UV damage. Topical treatment of carotenoids is effective in increasing skin elasticity and skin hydration [8].

Wheat germ oil also contains reasonable amounts of squalene. Squalene is naturally found in sebum [oil] on the skin. It increases skin suppleness, restores barrier function in skin, and has anti-oxidant ability [4].

Linoleic acid [omega-6], one of the most abundant polyunsaturated fatty acids [PUFAs] in wheat germ oil, is also the most abundant fatty acid in the skin. It helps treat acne, moisturizes, and heals sunburn [13]. α-linolenic acid [omega-3], a major component of wheat germ oil, has anti-inflammatory activity [1]. It is associated with lower free radical production. Oleic acid [omega-9], aids in wound healing, collagen stimulating, and is anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory. Levels of palmitic acid, a saturated fatty acid, decrease with age and photodamage [5]. Supplementation of palmitic acid in the form of wheat germ oil may help prevent skin aging and sun damage.

Wheat germ oil supports skin regeneration and treats dry, cracked skin [9]. It helps diminish the appearance of stretch marks and scars [9]. It nourishes and softens the skin. Creams containing wheat germ oil increased skin hydration and decreased wrinkles after three weeks of application [9]. When applied to the skin, wheat germ oil increases circulation and heals skin damaged by the sun [7]. It reduces skin irritation and inflammation [10].

Fatty Acid Content in What germ oil

Component g/100g
Linoleic acid (omega-6) 55
Palmitic acid 16
Oleic acid 14
Linolenic acid (omega-3) 7

Vitamin E Content in Wheat Germ oil

Component IU/100g
Alpha Tocopherols 280-500
Beta and Gamma Tocopherols 20-40

BulkActives' oils are cold pressed, without the use of solvents or chemicals.
Wheat Germ oil should not be used by those with wheat or gluten allergies, either externally or internally.
CAS#: 8006-95-9
INCI: Triticum vulgare (wheat germ) oil
Appearance: Amber/Brown oil
Odor: Heavy
Acid value: less than 3.0
Specific gravity: 0.91-0.93
Refractive index: 1.46-1.49
Iodine value: 120-140
Peroxide value: less than 10 Total Vitamin E content- 300-500 IU/100g
Alpha Tocopherols: 280-500 IU/100g
Beta and Gamma Tocopherols: 20-40 IU/100g
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed
Suggested percentage: 1% to 25%
Usage: Wheat germ oil should not be heated.

Storage: Cool, dry place. Do not freeze. Keep away from light and moisture!
Country of Origin: Switzerland

Fatty Acid Content in Wheat Germ oil

Component g/100g
Linoleic acid (omega-6) 55
Palmitic acid 16
Oleic acid 14
Linolenic acid (omega-3) 7

Vitamin E Content in Wheat Germ oil

Component IU/100g
Alpha Tocopherols 280-500
Beta and Gamma Tocopherols 20-40

BulkActives' oils are cold pressed, without the use of solvents or chemicals.
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[2]  A. Brandolini and A. Hidalgo, “Wheat germ: not only a by-product,” Int J Food Sci Nutr., vol. 63, suppl. 1, pp. 71-74, March 2012.
[3. P.W.R. Eggitt and L.D. Ward, “The Chemical Estimation of Vitamin-E Activity in Cereal Products,” J. Sci. Food Agric., pp. 569-579, vol. 4, December 1953.
[4]  Z.R. Huang, Y.K. Lin, and J.Y. Fang, “Biological and Pharmacological Activities of Squalene and Related Compounds: Potential Uses in Cosmetic Dermatology,” Molecules, vol. 14, pp. 540-554, 2009.
[5]  E.J. Kim, M.K. Kim, X.J. Jin, J.H. Oh, J.E. Kim, and J.H. Chung, “Skin Aging and Photoaging Alter Fatty Acids Composition, Including 11,14,17-eicosatrienoic Acid, in the Epidermis of Human Skin,” J  Korean Med Sci., vol. 25, issue 6, pp. 980-983, June 2010.
[6]  G.S. Kumar and A.G.G. Krishna, “Studies on the nutraceuticals composition of wheat derived oils wheat bran oil and wheat germ oil,” Journal of Food and Science Technology, vol. 52, issue 2, pp. 1145-1151, February 2015.
[7]  P. Kumar, R.K. Yadava, B. Gollen, S. Kumar, R.K. Verma, and S. Yadav, “Nutritional Contents and Medicinal Properties of Wheat: A Review,” Life Sciences and Medicine Research, pp. 1-10, 2011.
[8]  P. Palombo, G. Fabrizi, V. Ruocco, E. Ruocco, J. Fluhr, R. Roberts, and P. Morgant, “Beneficial Long-Term Effects of Combined Oral/Topical Antioxidant Treatment with the Carotenoids Lutein and Zeaxanthin on Human Skin: A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study,” Skin Pharmacol Physiol, vol. 20, pp. 199-210, 2007.
[9]  S. Saraf, S. Sahu, C.D. Kaur, and S. Saraf, “Comparative measurement of hydration effects of herbal moisturizers,” Pharmacognosy Res., vol. 2, issue 3, pp. 146-151, May 2010.
[10]  N.K. Thakur, P. Bharti, S. Mahant, and R. Rao, “Formulation and Characterization of Benzoyl Peroxide Gellified Emulsions,” Sci Pharm, vol 80, issue 4, pp. 1045-1060, December 2012.
[11]  J.J. Thiele, S.N. Hsieh, and S. Ekanayake-Mudiyanselage, “Vitamin E: Critical Review of Its Current Use in Cosmetic and Clinical Dermatology,” Dermatol Surg,vol. 31, pp. 805-813, 2005.
[12]  Y. S. Velioglu, G. Mazza, L. Gao, and B. D. Oomah, “Antioxidant Activity and Total Phenolics in  Selected Fruits, Vegetables, and Grain Products,” J. Agric. Food Chem., vol. 46, issue 10, pp 4113–4117, 1998.
[13]  I. Vermaak, G.P.P. Kamatou, B. Komane-Mofokeng, A.M. Viljoen, and K. Beckett, “African seed oils of    commercial importance — Cosmetic applications,” South African Journal of Botany, vol. 77, pp. 920-933, 2011.

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