Egg Oil? Really?
It may sound unbelievable, but Egg Oil could just be the next big thing in skin and hair care. Just think of all the years people have been slathering their heads in mayonnaise. What they were probably after, though they may not have known it, was cholesterol. Cholesterol has shown to dramatically affect dry and damaged hair and skin. Egg Oil has cholesterol in plenty, and because it is protein free, it means that the cholesterol can be readily absorbed into hair and skin.
Egg Oil also is also rich in essential fatty acids, including two of the most sought after acids, Omega 3 and Omega 6. It is highly moisturizing and emollient, and some believe that it could even help prevent hair loss. So how exactly is this wonder oil made? The process begins with pasteurizing egg yolks, making sure that the resulting oil will be safe for cosmetic use. The yolks are then filtered, and the oil is solvent extracted. The end product is a hazy yellow, moderately thick oil rich in cholesterol and fatty acids.
Egg Oil is ideal for use in hair care, as it acts as a humectant, drawing moisture in as it conditions. Studies also show it to have anti-inflammatory properties, making it a great choice for dry, damaged, and sensitive skin. Try using Egg Oil in conditioners, hot oil treatments, masks, balms, body lotions and butters.