Elaeis guineensis (Palm) Fruit Oil*
Palm oil is used in skin care due to its high content in vitamins A & E, squalene and ubiquinone. Therefore it has good antioxidant properties. Also it is applied to wounds, just like iodine tincture, to aid the healing process.
Palm oil is a very common cooking ingredient in the regions where it is produced.
Red palm oil is known to be healthier than refined (discolored) palm oil. This is a result of several mitigating substances found in the red palm oil. These compounds are:
* betacarotenes (present in higher amounts than in regular palm oil)
* co-enzyme Q10 (ubiquinone)
* Vitamin A
* Vitamin E