Texiterra™ Kalahari Melon Seed Oil

Texiterra™ Kalahari Melon Seed Oil is a light, non-greasy and easily absorbed cold pressed oil rich in fatty acids, vitamins, and antioxidants. With a long history of traditional use in Africa, its high Omega 6 and Omega 9 content stimulates skin cell growth, prompting regeneration of skin cells, giving skin a fresher appearance.

Due to being rich in Vitamins A, C and E, Texiterra™ Kalahari Melon Seed Oil nourishes, protects and hydrates the skin, unclogging pores and reducing excess sebum. A tightening effect makes skin look firmer and the appearance of wrinkles is reduced. The product can be used in a range of applications, including skin creams, facial cleansers, hair care, and is even suitable for baby care products.

Texiterra® Kalahari Melon Seed Oil is available in 20Kg kegs and drums (your local representative will be able to advise you of availability). The oil should be stored between 10 and 25°C in the original, unopened container in a dry, well-ventilated place. Ensure the product is kept from freezing temperatures and direct sunlight. If the product is stored correctly, the oil will have a shelf life of 24 months.

Key benefits:

  • Cold pressed, natural oil
  • Protects, nourishes, hydrates and moisturises skin, hair and scalp
  • Non-greasy and non-comedogenic
  • High in natural fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants
  • Anti-inflammatory and anti-aging
  • Typical properties
  • Applications
  • Resources
  • Formulations
  • Regional availability and certification

Typical properties

INCI name
Citrillus lanatus (Watermelon Seed) Oil.

Function

  • Appearance – Yellow Oily Liquid
  • Odour – Characteristic
  • Specific gravity at 0.910 – 0.920
  • Acid Value – <10.0
  • Peroxide Value – <15.0

Applications

Texiterra Kalahari Melon Seed Oil is a light, non-greasy easily absorbed cold pressed oil rich in fatty acids, vitamins, and antioxidants with a long history of traditional use in Africa. Its high Omega 6 and Omega 9 content stimulates skin cell growth, prompting regeneration and giving skin a fresher appearance.

  • Face / neck skin care
  • Cleansers
  • Exfoliators
  • SPF moisturisers
  • Gradual tan / Tinted moisturisers

  • Shampoos
  • Conditioners - rinse off
  • Conditioners - leave on
  • Anti-dandruff / Specialist shampoo
  • Hair colour

  • Cream - leave on
  • Waxes
  • Putties / Pomade
  • Emulsion Spray
  • Hair relaxing / Permanent waves

  • Moisturiser
  • Kids Sun protection
  • SPF Spray
  • Aftersun

  • Lotions / Balms
  • Creams
  • Emulsion Sprays
  • Bath / Shower
  • Scrubs / Exfoliants
  • Shaving / Hair removal
  • Foot care
  • Soaps
  • Feminine hygiene wash
  • Specialist - (e.g. Dry skin, Anti-cellulite)

  • Face - Foundation, concealer, bronzer

  • Lotions / balms / creams

  • Aftershave
  • Shaving
  • Styling - Beards

  • Washes
  • Lotion
  • Creams / balms

Resources

Data sheets

  • Texiterra® Kalahari Melon Seed Oil - English Download
  • Texiterra® Kalahari Melon Seed Oil - Chinese Download

Formulations

Download formulation sheet

Regional availability and certification

Available In:

Europe, Asia, North America, Latin America, Australasia*

*Check with your local Scott Bader representative for availability.

  • ISO 16128 – Natural derived
  • Vegan suitable

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Our founder, Ernest Bader, believed that ethical and moral action to improve this world was vital. His beliefs are still the foundation for everything we do and they continue to drive our innovation today.

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