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Milkweed Oil Found to Combat UV Rays, Help in Moisturization

Posted: February 11, 2009

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In addition to its UV protecting potential, the oil may also find uses as a moisturizing base for skin and hair care products. “The base of milkweed oil is very unsaturated, much more so than soybean or palm oil. I then modified the oil to make it more stable, and in its more stable form it is a very good moisture retainer,” explained the researcher.

The ARS is now looking for an industry partner to develop the technology further.

CosmeticsDesign.com, February 9, 2009