What are Oleospheres®
Last we talked about Why Oleospheres® but now lets take about what they actually are.
Oleospheres™ are a complex of the moisturizing Hyaluronic Acid and Safflower Oleosomes.
Science + ❤️ + Nature = Earth Baby®
Oleosome are a biological term describing the seed structures in plants called organelle. This is where the seed stores energy in the form of oil. Mother Nature uses phospholipids to make cell membranes, and the initial layer of the oleosome is phospholipids. The lipid or hydrophobic portion orients itself toward the safflower oil. The hydrophilic portion orients itself outward toward the outer coating towards water-solubles.
The Oleosome properties were actually discovered by accident when scientists at a biotech company in Canada were trying to manufacture an economical green version for a class of pharmaceuticals. They found out that their process resulted in a green byproduct that looked like creams used in the cosmetic industry. The analysis indicated that the cream still had intact oleosomes with the same properties as that of the safflower oil seeds in its natural state. Each oleosome contains in its core the plant seed oil and the outer shell are the oleosin protein which are both hydrophobic and hydrophilic. Such self-emulsifying property is very attractive to the cosmetic industry. In 2005 when the Oleosome raw material was introduced into the cosmetic industry, it won the Technology Innovation of the Year Award for personal care product applications.
Simply put, Oleospheres® are an enhanced version of the Oleosome by complexing it with well-documented global moisturizers. This combination provides triple action benefits as emulsifier, moisturizer, and emollient to the Earth Baby products.
In the coming weeks will unpack all this sciencey information in more digestible bites. Our next stop will be understanding phospholipids and liposomes.
At Earth Baby we do real organic science to find out what is best for your baby. Developed from a loving grandma who has been a leading formulator of cosmetics and care products for over 40 years. We commit ourselves to using certified organic fruit and vegetable based ingredients that are truly non-toxic, gentle and effective on baby’s skin, hair and body.