Borage Seed Oil
CAS No. 840112-16-8
Borage Oil, 18% GLA is derived from the seeds of the Borago Officinalis (Borage) plant, also known as a starflower. It is an annual herb native to the Mediterranean that has been naturalized in many regions. Borage has one of the highest amounts of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) of all seed oils. Because GLA is converted to precursors of a variety of prostaglandins and leukotrienes, it may have potential as an anti-inflammatory in cosmetic formulations.
Borage oil may be unsafe for use during pregnancy and should be avoided by those who are pregnant unless otherwise directed by an expert qualified in the appropriate use of the substance.
Recommended Usage Rate: 1 - 100%
Appearance: Honey colored oil
Country of Origin: Chile
Method of Extraction: Cold pressed
Processing: Filtered, but not refined
Shelf Life: Up to 2 years if stored under refrigeration, 3-6 months at room temperature
SAP Value: KOH .179 - .190
Required HLB: 7