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Castor oil and its benefits for the skin

Castor oil has many benefits for the body, the hair and as recently discovered, the skin as well.

Philip Martin uses this incredibly versatile product in Sun System Protection.

The origin

Castor oil is a multi-purpose vegetable oil that people have used for thousands of years; its first notions date back all the way to the egiptians. Castor oil comes from seeds of the ricinus communis plant, which is native to tropical areas of Africa and Asia.

It's made by extracting oil from the seeds of the Ricinus communis plant. These seeds, which are known as castor beans, contain a toxic enzyme called ricin,

It is typically applied directly to the skin using a cotton ball, and possesses many valuable uses from anti-inflammatory to even help prevent constipation.

The many uses

This precious ingredient can easily be used inside and outside the body, as it helps both in physical processes like digestion and regularity, helps healing fungus and mouth infections, but can also be applied on the skin and even on the hair.

Applying fats like castor oil to the hair on a regular basis helps lubricate the hair shaft, increasing flexibility and decreasing the chance of breakage of dandruff, a common scalp condition characterized by dry, flaky skin on the head.

The benefits for the skin

Castor oil can help lock moisture in the skin, bringing out its natural glow and levigating the texture of face and body.

It can also help heal wounds and scars by stimulating the growth of new tissue, reducing dryness and preventing the build-up of dead skin cells. Because of his powerful anti-inflammatory properties, and its ability to reduce bacteria and soothe irritated skin, it can also help reduce swelling and puffiness, which makes it a great ally against inflamed pimples or eye bags.

Philip Martin's products with Castor Oil

Philip Martin's uses Castor Oil within a solar product:


Tanning butter

The sun butter that promotes tanning faster and more intensely, leaving the skin hydrated and pleasantly soft. Protects from UVA and UVB rays thanks to the important presence of high-spectrum shielding filters. Ideal for skins that love a strong moisturizing and moisturizing action. Find out more.


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