Sandalwood Soars As An Antioxidant
Recent research has confirmed what Cleopatra knew all along: Sandalwood Essential Oil protects the skin from premature aging.
Honey-scented sandalwood has been revered for thousands of years as a skin serum, body oil, and hair emollient, and this spring cosmetic researchers demonstrated the skin-protecting, conditioning, and healing activities of the unique mono- and sesquiterpenes distilled from the heartwood of Santalum album.[i] They found that even with the subtlest of dilution rates, at and below 0.2%, sandalwood essential oil is as potent an antioxidant as quercetin and is more free radical scavenging than alpha-tocopherol (a form of vitamin E). It also inhibits the breakdown of the collagen matrix that contributes to sagginess and wrinkles. This luxurious oil protects and repairs skin from stressors that lead to early skin aging which is exactly why organic sandalwood is part of our Poetic Pits, sings in our skin serums, juices our Jewel Dab, and blesses our Best Skin Ever.