Natural Sourcing, LLC
Egg Oil

Oxford, CT (11/2/2012) - Natural Sourcing is pleased to announce the availability of Egg Oil [INCI: Egg Oil] within its growing line of specialty oils for use in innovative personal care products.

Natural Sourcing's Egg Oil is a 100% natural oil extracted through a special technical process from hen eggs. It contains no chemicals, additives or preservatives.

Egg Oil is a high quality and functional source for cholesterol. As the oil is protein-free, the cholesterol is readily absorbed into the skin and hair. Personal care products containing cholesterol have shown great promise in healing dry and damaged skin and in conditioning damaged or color treated hair. Egg Oil may also help reduce premature hair loss.

Egg Oil is rich in essential fatty acids including Omega-3 Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) and Omega-6 essential fatty acids.

Egg Oil Properties:

  • Highly Moisturizing and Emollient
  • Humectant
  • Emulsifying Agent for Oil in Water (Use 1:1)
  • Yellow to Amber in Color
  • Clear to Hazy Appearance
  • Moderate Viscosity
  • Contains Approximately 4% Cholesterol
  • Rich in Fatty and Essential Fatty Acids:
    • Myristic Acid C14:0 0.5-2.0%
    • Myristoleic Acid C14:1 0.1-0.5%
    • Pentadecanoic Acid C15:0 0.1-0.2%
    • Palmitic Acid C16:0 34-37%
    • Palmitoleic Acid (PA) C16:1 (n-7) 5-10%
    • Heptadecanoic Acid C17:0 0.1-0.5%
    • Stearic Acid C18:0 3-5%
    • Oleic Acid (OA) C18:1 (n-7 n-9) 36-39%
    • Linoleic acid (LA) C18:2 (n-6) 10-12%
    • Gamma-linolenic Acid (GLA) C18:3 (n-6) 0.1-0.2%
    • Alpha-linolenic Acid (ALA) C18:3 (n-3) 0.1-0.2%
    • Eicosanoic Acid C20:0 0.1-0.5%
    • Arachidonic Acid (ARA) C20:4 (n-6) 01.-0.5%
    • Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) C20:5 (n-3) < 0.1%
    • Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) C22:6 (n-3) 0.5-1.0%

Cosmeceutical Uses:

The topical application of the cholesterol found in Egg Oil is gaining industry-wide attention for its ability to nourish, moisturize and improve the condition of skin and restore the health of damaged hair. It is also a good choice for inclusion in formulations for maturing skin.

Testing indicates that Egg Oil exhibits anti-inflammatory properties. Studies also indicate that Egg Oil has a significant potential to rapidly heal burns, reduce scarring and reduce the appearance of aging scars. When used in dental applications, testing indicates that Egg Oil may also play a beneficial role in preventing or slowing the progression of periodontal disease. Egg Oil is also an emulsifying agent for oil in water (use 1:1).

Egg Oil is a Recommended Ingredient in Personal Care Products Intended for the Following:

  • Dry or Cracked Skin
  • Damaged Skin
  • Psoriasis
  • Eczema
  • Wound Care
  • Burn Care
  • Scar Reduction
  • Anti-Aging and Wrinkle Reduction
  • Dry, Brittle and Damaged Hair
  • Hair Growth
  • Brittle Nails
  • Lip Care

Egg Oil is Perfectly Suited for the Following Cosmeceutical Applications:

  • Moisturizers
  • Hair Care
  • Lip Care
  • Nail Care

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About Natural Sourcing, LLC

Natural Sourcing specializes in the procurement and supply of over 500 natural ingredients for cosmeceutical, spa, massage and aromatherapy applications. Ingredients are carefully selected for their quality and functionality in skin care, hair care and beauty treatments. Natural Sourcing's ingredient lines consist of nutritive specialty ingredients including berry oils, organic beeswax, organic shea butter, pomegranate oil and watermelon seed oil. Additionally, Natural Sourcing offers over 25 categories of natural ingredients.

Natural Sourcing is a member of the Organic Trade Association and has its organic certification through CCOF. Natural Sourcing is dedicated towards becoming an increasingly strong presence in the growing awareness of the importance and benefits of organic skin care.

Natural Sourcing operates a 30,000 square foot facility in Oxford, Connecticut.

Customers and interested parties can learn more about Natural Sourcing or request a brochure and product samples by visiting its Web site at or by calling its Customer Care department at (800) 340-0080 or (203) 702-2500.