Black Seed Oil, derived from the seed of the Nigella Sativa flower, is a staple in Middle Eastern Culture for its widely recognized health benefits. It is a prophetic cure for many of the Muslim faith, as their Prophet Muhammad said that black seed, or black cumin, is a "remedy for all disease except for death." Aside from its numerous health benefits, it is also a powerful antioxidant when used for cosmetic purposes. There's a reason we made it a key ingredient in our best-selling hydrating Black Seed & Orange Blossom Cream. Let's talk about some of the many benefits of black seed oil when it is incorporated into your skincare routine.
5 Skincare Uses of Black Cumin Seed Oil:
- It can treat discoloration and dark spots. Black seed oil is extremely rich in amino acids and vitamins that can promote skin cell regeneration. This makes it great for healing acne scars, age spots, and sun spots.
- It fights wrinkles and fine lines. Black Cumin Seed Oil is a known antioxidant that can protect the skin from free radicals This will, in turn, retain skin elasticity and a youthful glow.
- It is an astringent that can combat acne and oily skin. Black Cumin Seed Oil can help regulate the production of sebum, the natural oil our skin secretes. This can help prevent and treat acne, which is caused by the clogging of this sebum in the pores. Studies show that lotion with 20% black seed oil is more effective at treating acne than a 5% benzoyl peroxide (1)
- It combats skin dryness. Black Cumin Seed Oil is extremely hydrating, helping the skin retain moisture without causing breakouts.
- It reduces redness and irritation. Black Cumin Seed Oil is incredibly anti-inflammatory, making it a particularly helpful remedy for those with eczema, psoriasis, or sensitive skin.
Black Cumin Seed Oil is the second ingredient in our customer favorite Black Seed & Orange Blossom Cream.
(1) Hadi, N. and Ashor, A. Nigella Sativa Oil Lotion 20% vs. Benzoyl Peroxide Lotion 5% in the Treatment of Mild to Moderate Acne Vulgaris. Iraqi Postgraduate Medical Journal 9.4, (2010)