Flax seed


Linum Usitatissimum Seed Extract, Linum Usitatissimum Seed Oil




Moisturizing, antioxidant, restructuring, anti-inflammatory

Flax seed

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The flax plant (Linum usitatissimum) belongs to the Linaceae family, it flowers between April and September and the seeds can be collected between July and September when they are ripe. Flax seeds are oval in shape, smooth, shiny and sharp. It is assumed that the first crops were located in Ethiopia and Egypt, about six thousand years ago, reaching our continent in the pre-Roman era. Flax has always been grown to obtain textile fibres, but also for linseed oil, much appreciated for its beneficial qualities and for the flour obtained from the seeds. Later it was discovered that even the seeds have good properties for the body and their consumption has spread.

The properties of flax seeds are many: they are rich in fatty acids, including omega 3, omega 6 and 9, useful for reducing cholesterol and with great anti-inflammatory properties, but also in minerals and vitamins and therefore able to cure dysfunctions intestinal.

From a cosmetic point of view, flaxseed oil (Linum Usitatissimum Seed Oil), applied to the skin, has moisturizing qualities and gives elasticity to the tissues. In fact, it contains linoleic acid, a substance that helps regulate skin hydration and exerts an elasticising action. Linseed oil can be used both on the skin of the face and on the skin of the body and is particularly suitable in areas that tend to have dehydrated skin more easily, such as elbows and knees.

Linseed oil also performs a powerful antioxidant action mainly due to the presence of lecithin and vitamin E, thus proving to be an excellent natural anti-aging remedy.

Flax seeds are often found in products aimed at hair well-being: rich in minerals and omega 3, these precious seeds are perfect for restructuring the fiber of any type of hair, especially damaged, brittle, dry and dull hair. Their use is therefore strongly recommended in the summer, on hair sensitized by exposure to the sun and by salt or chlorine, or on hair stressed by chemical treatments such as dyes and perms or by the frequent use of hair dryers and straighteners.

Instead, the Linseed extract (Linum Usitatissimum Seed Extract) helps to reduce the inflammatory states of the epidermis and is indicated in the treatment of irritated or sensitive skin. Some tests have demonstrated the effectiveness of the compound in inhibiting the biosynthesis of the ICAM-1 protein involved in inflammatory processes of the skin.


Ethical chain

Our linseed oil is from the Marches like us. It is produced in an organic consortium in the province of Pesaro and Urbino, which has always been committed to research and innovation. This controlled organic supply chain project was created to enhance Italian organic products with the aim of strengthening their safety and quality.
Instead, the Emilian company that supplies us with the glyceric linseed extract carries out the extraction using a technologically advanced method based on ultrasound: it is an exclusively mechanical method in which the entire extraction process takes place at room temperature thus avoiding breakdown of thermolabile active ingredients, such as vitamins or essential oils. During the process, the ultrasounds are transformed into shock waves which spread in the containment tank through the formation of millions of micro-bubbles which grow until they explode. This phenomenon allows the rupture of the cell membrane, the emptying of the active principles contained in it and the consequent solubilization in the solvent medium: in this way almost total extractions of all the active principles contained in the plants are obtained, which cannot happen with a physical extraction. It is therefore an extraction method capable of keeping the organoleptic and functional qualities of the plants intact.