Red raspberry seed oil is highly moisturizing and emollient. it possesses an exceptionally high proportion of alpha and gamma tocopherols (Vitamin E), polyphenols and other antioxidants. It is also rich in Vitamin A and contains up to 83% omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Red raspberry seed oil has more pronounced anti-inflammatory properties than avocado, grapeseed, hazelnut and wheatgerm oils and may prove to be the most effective oil to use in the treatment of eczema, psoriasis and other skin conditions (Oomah et al 2000). Its high content of Vitamin A makes it a good choice for inclusion within acne formulations.
Red raspberry seed oil also offers the skin broad spectrum protection from damaging UV-A and UV-B rays. Red raspberry seed oil can be added to any formulation to add protection against the sun. The SPF of red rapsberry seed oil has been found to be equal to that of titanium dioxide and has been rated to have an SPF as high as 28-50 (Oomah et al 2000). Please note, however, that you will not be able to determine the exact SPF of your product without testing and you cannot market SPF products without a license to do so.
Its strong antioxidant properties and stable shelf life can help to extend the life of more fragile ingredients included within the same formulation. Red raspberry seed oil is a nourishing and healing addition to balm, cream, sun protection, and other skin care formulations.
Rubus idaeus (Red Raspberry) Seed Oil