Welcome to the world of skincare! Here, the abundance of supplements, tools and ingredients can make your head spin over and over again. Nothing, however (and we repeat, NOTHING), can get on the level of castor oil. This magic ingredient has been used for centuries, curing more ailments than you can think of.
So, what exactly IS castor oil?
Made from the fatty acid from castor beans, castor oil is a common ingredient in many beauty products, as it can give cosmetics a hydrating effect, while avoiding skin irritation and the clogging of pores.
There are 2 types of castor oil: Cold-pressed and Jamaican Black.
Although both are made from castor beans, the difference lies in how they’re processed. While cold-pressed castor oil is made using fresh and raw castor beans, Jamaican Black castor oil is made from beans which are roasted and pressed, giving its signature dark look. In fact, it is said that Jamaican black castor oil has higher pH balance and more clarifying properties.
However, did you know that castor oil can also be used to treat eyelashes and eyebrows, as well as being an effective remedy for hair problems? In fact, it is the primary ingredient that we use in our serums.
Have you ever wondered why it is so highly priced and treasured? Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of this miracle ingredient.
Benefit #1: Castor Oil helps to moisturise eyebrows and eyelashes.
We’ve all had a case of dry and dehydrated eyebrows and eyelashes. Worry no more, as castor oil is here to save the day. 90% of castor oil is composed of ricinoleic acid, which helps to moisturise eyelashes. The fatty acids found in castor oil prevent water loss through the outer layer of the skin, keeping the eyelashes hydrated and healthy.
Essentially, when moisturizing the brow hair, the moisture spreads to the skin beneath it, hiding signs of premature aging. The perfect solution for those who want to appear youthful!
Benefit #2: Castor Oil gives you fuller and thicker brows and lashes.
Once again, our beloved ricinoleic acid is here to save the day! Apart from its moisturising properties, it also helps to improve blood circulation.
Guess what happens when your blood cells are charged and boosted? That’s right! They carry more nutrients to hair follicles, which trigger their growth- precisely what those extremely delicate lashes long for. When each hair strand is strengthened and thickened, they break less often.
In the end, you get an end result of fuller, longer and more lush brows and lashes. Goodbye hair loss!
Benefit #3: Castor oil lengthens eyelashes
Sure, having moisturised, thicker and bolder eyebrows is great, but what good would it be without the main component that makes lashes and brows look stunning? Yes, we’re talking about the one characteristic that determines if your lashes top or flop the charts- their length!
Vitamin E, proteins, minerals and other antibacterial properties found in castor oil help to strengthen and lengthen those lashes for you. With regular application on the area, the castor oil is able to penetrate deep into the skin, moisturising and refreshing the area. This accelerates the growth of eyelashes which prevents them from breaking .
Benefit #4: Castor Oil keeps hair and scalp healthy
Are you having dry and damaged hair? No problem! Applying castor oil, which acts as a conditioner, will help to lubricate the hair shaft, increasing its flexibility and reducing the risk of breakage.
Tired of that pesky dandruff? No fear! Castor oil has anti-microbial properties due to the presence of ricinoleic acid (yes, again), which kills the bacteria that causes dandruff.
Scalp too itchy? Nutrients such as Vitamin E and Omega-6 fatty acids also help to ward off the itchy scalp syndrome.
So many benefits, but is it safe?
Castor oil is a safe and natural solution for treating your eyelashes. However, it is important to practise caution when applying it. Make sure that the solution does not get into the eye, as the castor oil can cause irritation to the area.
Luckily for you, we have designed both Forever Lash and Forever Brow (see image below) for easy application and hassle-free use, which minimises the risk of the serum affecting your eyes. Just take a look at our customer reviews!
Always make sure you buy products that contain castor oil that is pure, organic and additive-free. If you are a first-time user, you may want to take a patch test (see image below) before your purchase to check for any allergies so that you can make a well-informed decision.
There you have it- a complete introduction to castor oil. Now, why not take a look through our catalogue of products and grab a couple of them while stocks last? Go get those lashes and brows hydrated, moisturised and thickened, and while you’re at it, why not bold them too?