Our Ethically sourced Skincare Hero
Have you ever heard of this magical ingredient supplied to us directly from nature? It’s Kalahari Melon Seed Oil and if you look at Essence of Humanity product ingredients, you’ll notice that all of our products contain this unique super oil. We chose this hero ingredient for its outstanding hydrating and antioxidant action. Think “City pollution” super shield protection.
This golden oil produced from its seeds has a high content of fatty acids (Omega 6 included) and phytosterols, which help improve cell regeneration and strengthen the skin barrier repair and function. You won’t notice this happening but you will notice how much softer, supple and smoother your skin is.
Kalahari Melon Seed Oil is an intensely moisturising ingredient but those with combination or oily skin types shouldn’t be afraid. The oil is quickly absorbed by the skin and won’t clog pores. It also contains a high content of linoleic acid, which assists in the removal of excess sebum. Therefore, you won’t be left with an oily residue on the skin. It is the “Ultimate” super ingredient for all skin types, which is why we’ve included it in all of our products.
From the scorching Kalahari Desert
Unlike the common watermelon, whose flesh is sweet and red, the Kalahari melon’s juicy flesh is pale yellow or green and tastes bitter. Not many plants can survive a harsh desert climate but not only does the Kalahari Melon thrive, it also provides a vital water source for the nomadic San people who travel the Kalahari. A person can survive for six weeks on an exclusive diet of Kalahari Melon with no other food or water.
The seeds are also considered a delicacy and are eaten whole as a protein-rich snack-food or roasted and stone ground into a coarse meal.
Kalahari Melon Seed Oil is obtained by cold pressing the fruit. It has high antioxidant activity, which possibly helps the plant survive in the harsh Kalahari Desert environment and protects your skin from the harsh pollutants of city living.