Castor oil is a thick, viscous oil derived from the seeds of the castor plant (Ricinus communis). Castor oil is used in skincare products for its moisture-rich and emollient properties. It can help soften and hydrate skin which makes it desirable in products like creams, lotions and lip balms. Castor oil is also used in cleansers and makeup removers because of its ability to dissolve makeup and impurities.


Ricinus Communis Seed (Castor) Oil


Castor oil is derived from the seeds of the castor bean plant, scientifically known as ricinus communis. It's native to Eastern Africa but is now cultivated in various regions around the world for its oil.


Castor oil is generally well-tolerated on skin and considered safe for most, but it can cause skin irritation in some.


Creates Moisture-Rich Skin

Castor oil is highly emollient and can deeply condition skin to keep it hydrated.

Smoothes and Calms Skin

The ricinoleic acid in castor oil has anti-inflammatory properties and can calm and soothe irritated or inflamed skin.

Manages Acne

Castor oil has antimicrobial properties that may help combat acne-causing bacteria. It can be used as a spot treatment for acne or as an ingredient in facial cleansers and masks.

Contains Anti-Aging Benefits

Castor oil contains antioxidants that can help fight free radicals and reduce signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles.

Reduces Scars

Regular application of castor oil to scars may help soften and fade their appearance over time.