- Base Oil
- INCI: Triticum Vulgare (Wheat Germ) Oil
- Comedogenicity: 5
- Composition: Linoleic acid (up to approx. 54 %), oleic acid (up to approx. 19 %), palmitic acid (up to approx. 17 %), α-linolenic acid (up to approx. 9 %), stearic acid (up to approx. 1 %), tocopherols (primarily α tocopherol) and phytosterols.
- Cosmetic use: Mature, dry skin with poor circulation.
This dark yellow oil is obtained from the seedlings of wheat. Due to the complex extraction process and the high content of tocopherol and linoleic acid, it is one of the most valuable oils.
The vitamin E contained in wheat germ oil serves as a radical neutralizer and has an antioxidant effect. Thus, the oil is very well suited for the stabilization of less oxidation-stable accompanying oils. In skin care, the oil provides the skin with moisture, makes the skin firmer and younger and promotes the natural elasticity and blood circulation of the skin. The oil supports cell renewal and has a good protective and nourishing effect to prevent signs of aging, especially for dry, mature and pale skin.
The oil can also counteract the stretching process during pregnancy which increases the strain on the skin and leads to unwanted stretch marks.