There it is again, a superfood making its way into beauty products. It’s an untapped source of nutrients in my opinion, so I am all for it. Sacha Inchi Oil is the key ingredient in this range from Eloquence Beauty – a newly launched natural skincare range that is cruelty, paraben and perfume free.
What is sacha inchi oil? It’s a Peruvian superfood – extracted from the seed that is rich in omega 3, 6, 9 – helping to restore skin’s elasticity, combat dehydration, and nourish skin so it is better protected against premature ageing and the effects of environmental stress. The oil is light, so easily absorbed, and contains vitamins A and E, so high in anti-oxidants too.
I’ve been using their nourishing treatment oil (naturally, it is an oil and I am all over it – just can’t get enough of oils!) on my hair and nails. Sacha inchi oil is 6th on the list of ingredients (in the top third of the list) and is known as Plukenetia volubilis seed oil (suggest they add sacha inchi oil in brackets, like they have almond and grape and olive – missed a trick there, I think).
Back to the oil… sunflower seed, coconut, grape, sweet almond and olive oils are blended with sacha inchi oil (and some others) to create a pleasant smelling and nourishing oil for hair, skin and nails. It softened my hair when used as a pre-shampoo treatment, and washed out easily without leaving any heavy residue. Love 🙂
The other product from Eloquence Beauty’s that I have tried is their firm and tone serum, containing hyaluronic acid which helps hydrate and plump skin, ideal for use after my ancient clay mask. It doesn’t contain any harsh chemicals or perfume, so is ideal for sensitive skin. Skin feels plump and smooth afterwards, with no unnecessary breakouts. I haven’t used it long enough to confirm whether it boosts collagen, but it does illuminate skin with its pearlescent consistency.
Other products in the pure luxury collection include a firming & moisturising eye gel, protect & repair cream, and purifying facial cleanser. Again, sacha inchi oil is the special ingredient in the range. I haven’t tried these myself yet, but they do smell lovely 🙂
A full ingredients list is available here (I couldn’t find it to start with but their PR agency showed me) – good to see this level of transparency from a brand who claim to be natural. Getting cruelty free accreditation would probably be the next step I would take if I were them.