Castor oil is good for eyelashes and eyebrows (and more)

Castor oil is good for eyelashes and eyebrows (and more)
Castor oil is good for eyelashes and eyebrows (and more)
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One of the most popular eyelash care remedies is extracted from the seeds of the plant Ricinus communisand it’s called thecastor oil. It is also found on the market under the name castor oil. «The reason is linked to its consistency: it is fluid and viscous and is very reminiscent of that of animal origin obtained from the perianal glands, called castoreum, of the beaver. This substance is used as an aroma and, now more rarely, in perfumery “, explains Corrado Pifano, pharmaceutical chemist and cosmetologist. Used in the past as a laxative and purgative (a treatment no longer in use), the precious vegetable oil, on the other hand, has made a comeback because the belief that it favors regrowth has spread. Action that would also exert on the roots of the hair. But it’s true?

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The proven actions of castor oil

Beyond belief, the properties of this substance are essentially restructuring and polishing. «It is very rich in omega 6 and 9, essential fatty acids very similar to the keratin constituting the structure of eyelashes, eyebrows, hair and beard of men. Therefore, it does not intervene on the roots or on the growth phases, but has a real action on the lengths, providing structure, thickness and elasticity. For these reasons it is useful as a reinforcer in case of thinness, fragility, tendency to break », explains the pharmaceutical chemist and cosmetologist. “It also has filming and laminating properties: envelops the lengths smoothing them and retains moisture. With the well-compacted coating cuticles, frosted reflections are obtained ».

There is a recommendation: it is always advisable not to abuse it. «Prolonged use of castor oil generates the so-called effect rebound: instead of providing nourishment in the long run it causes dryness and dryness », he warns Corrado Pifano.

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The article is in Italian

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