The Science of Black Cumin Seed Oil in Clay Masks

Black cumin seed oil has been used by various cultures around the world for centuries. Using modern science its powerful nutrients are being incorporated into modern skincare products. From cleansers to clay masks, black cumin seed oil can do wonders for your skin.

In this post we take a look at what it is, why it works and how it can help your skin look fabulous. 

What is black cumin seed oil?

Black Cumin Seed Oil (BCSO) is derived from Nigella sativa, a plant native to Asia, and has been used for centuries as a herbal remedy in traditional medicine. 

In recent years, BCSO has become increasingly popular due to its ability to reduce signs of aging, soothe dry skin, promote collagen production, reduce acne scarring, and fight bacteria that causes acne breakouts. 

4 Powerful Properties of Black Cumin Seed Oil?

  • As an antioxidant. Black cumin seed oil contains a number of essential fatty acids, including linoleic acid, oleic acid, and gamma-linolenic acid. These fatty acids are known to be powerful antioxidants that help protect skin from environmental damage, as well as hydrating the skin to keep it healthy and supple.
  • Repair and rebuild. Black cumin seed oil is rich in phospholipids like lecithin which helps rebuild and repair damaged skin tissue.
  • Anti-inflammatory. Black cumin seed oil also contains vitamins A and E which have anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce redness and calm irritated skin.
  • Reducing redness. It also contains thymoquinone, an active compound that provides anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties, making it great for reducing redness and calming irritation.

5 Scientifically Proven Benefits of Black Cumin Seed Oil

When it comes to skincare products containing BCSO, research has shown that there are several scientifically proven benefits.

  • Treating eczema. Studies have found that this oil can be effective in treating eczema due to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
  • Treating skin from sun damage. BCSO can also help protect the skin from sun damage by decreasing UVB-induced damage.
  • Wrinkle Fighting. This oil also helps reduce wrinkles by increasing collagen production.
  • Moisture Retention. Black cumin seed oil is rich in fatty acids such as linoleic acid, which helps keep skin hydrated and nourished.
  • Reducing Dark Spots. Finally, there's evidence that black cumin seed oil can help lighten dark spots on the skin due to its tyrosinase inhibiting activity.

What clays are best in combination with black cumin seed oil?

The best clay mask formulas to really enhance the benefits of this powerful oil are usually made up of a combination of Kaolin clay and Bentonite clay. The Bentonite Clay in the mask helps draw out impurities from deep within the pores while the Kaolin Clay works as a gentle exfoliant to remove dead skin cells without irritating the skin.

When combined with the antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties of black cumin seed oil this mask makes for an unbeatable combo! Not only does it leave your face feeling smooth and refreshed but regular use will help keep your complexion looking bright and healthy.

In summary, black cumin seed oil has many scientifically proven benefits when used as part of a skincare routine or included in a clay mask formula. Not only can it help reduce wrinkles but its anti-inflammatory properties make it perfect for those dealing with acne or redness too! So next time you’re shopping around for a new face mask be sure to look for one that includes black cumin seed oil.

Glorio's Calm Restoring Clay Mask is a nutrient and antioxidant rich mask that uses rare purple clay sourced ethically in Brazil, and mixed with white clay gathered at the mouth of the Amazon river. These two gorgeous Bentonite and Kaolin clays are then combined with soothing black cumin seed oil, neem oil, aloe, and oats. This combination of oils and plant extracts soothe stressed skin and strengthen skin’s moisture barrier for a healthier-looking, more hydrated complexion.

The product is also packaged in individually-sealed treatments that contain the exact amount for one treatment.

The benefit here is your product never has time to degrade because as soon as you open it and it's exposed to air, it does not have time to oxidize or degrade because you use it immediately, while it's fresh.

As an added eco-benefit, all the packaging is 100% recyclable so you are never adding waste, plastic or glass into the environment. Give it a try!