This oil for the skin is composed of five ingredients: castor seed oil, water, ascorbyl palmitate (Vitamin C,) tocopheryl acetate (Vitamin E,) and lecithin. The formulation comes in a small bottle containing 15 milliliters which is dispensed through a dropper in the top.
I have applied several drops of the oil daily for over a week on my heels where I have problems with dryness. It has improved my skin tone, leaving my skin feeling moisturized and smooth. I haven’t had any problems with breakouts or skin redness.
The absorption is within minutes without causing any greasy residue.
According to the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) Skin Deep database where I listed the ingredients, the oil has an overall rating of 2. This is a relatively low score (good). The higher the score (which can go up to 10,) the more the concern with product safety.
An ingredient that may cause a problem for some is Tocopheryl Acetate. This form of Vitamin E can be potentially irritating.
The package insert recommends first that the user conducts a skin test on the arm to reveal any sensitivity.
Although I haven’t used the product in the following ways, instructions state that the oil can be used on the hair (5-10 drops before washing,) for first aid in abrasions and insect bites, and even in the nasal passages. Note: you may be surprised at the small size of the bottle.
Review Source: Amazon.com