The zero waste skincare oil that outperforms standard fruit seed oils
Raspberry NECTA® is a zero waste skincare oil made from upcycled raspberry seeds; a by-product of the juicing industry. In addition to championing sustainable ingredient production, Raspberry NECTA® has been proven to outperform standard raspberry oil.
So what makes it so unique? Here's everything you need to know about this zero waste oil...
Raspberry NECTA® is 100% upcycled
In keeping with our ZERO WASTE BEAUTY® philosophy, the raspberries used to create Raspberry NECTA® are a waste product of the juice production industry.
The oil is extracted from the seeds of the waste pulp, which is upcycled into a luxurious active oil for personal care.
Thanks to our short and transparent supply chains, we can tell you exactly how many berries you helped divert from waste when formulating with Raspberry NECTA®.
1kg of Raspberry NECTA® contains 100,000 raspberries diverted from waste
Any remaining leftovers are used to create Raspberry CRUSH™ fruit scrubs
That’s right – any leftovers from the production of Raspberry NECTA® are upcycled once again to create Raspberry CRUSH™ exfoliants for face & body applications.
We don’t let anything go to waste!
Raspberry NECTA® is COSMOS Certified & Nordic Ecoswan Certified
In addition to being upcycled and vegan, this zero waste oil is certified COSMOS Natural.
It's also Nordic Ecoswan Certified; The Nordic Swan Ecolabel creates sustainable solutions based on a lifecycle assessment and employs an overall goal to reduce the environmental impact from production and consumption of goods, including promoting a circular economy.
Raspberry NECTA® contains a standardised level of natural vitamin E
Vitamin E is an integral part of the skin’s antioxidant defences, primarily providing protection against damaging free radicals. Studies show that raspberries in particular contain just over 200mg/100g total tocopherol content, significantly outweighing other seed oils.
Raspberry NECTA® contains a standardised level of vitamin E and has been shown to contain nearly 20% more tocopherols than standard raspberry seed oil.
It contains many other skin-enhancing nutrients...
In addition to its high vitamin E content, Raspberry NECTA® is rich in omega-3 (alpha linolenic acid) and omega-6 (linoleic acid) fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids help the skin retain moisture, regulate oil production, and maintain elasticity. Omega-6 has a particular role in structural integrity and barrier function of the skin, and can be extremely useful in the treatment of cutaneous disorders.
Based on studies, the levels of omega-6 fatty acids in raspberry oil are higher compared with blueberry seed oil, cranberry seed oil, kiwi seed oil and strawberry seed oil.
Clinical studies have also shown that Raspberry NECTA® is effective at hydrating the skin when incorporated into a base lotion at only 1% to 3% levels.
Raspberry NECTA® is a powerful antioxidant
Raspberry NECTA® was tested using the ORAC method to measure antioxidant capacities in biological samples in vitro. Raspberry NECTA® demonstrated significant antioxidant activity - especially when compared with standard raspberry seed oil (+120%) and standard blueberry seed oil (+61%)!
Raspberry NECTA® is cold-pressed and unrefined
Just like our other zero waste oils, Raspberry NECTA® is cold-pressed and unrefined. By extracting the oils from the seeds via cold-pressing, we preserve and protect the precious active micronutrients already present within the oil.
It's a beautiful oil to work with
Raspberry NECTA® has a slightly fruity scent and a beautiful sunshine yellow hue, resulting in a luxurious skincare oil just as nature intended with the eco-friendly credentials to match.
You can purchase as little as 30g
As with all our ingredients, there are no big MOQs so you don't have to worry about ordering more than you actually need – it’s all part of our ZERO WASTE BEAUTY® pledge.
Our smallest pack sizes for Raspberry NECTA® are 30g, 200g and 1kg. Shop Raspberry NECTA® online or get in touch to request 1kg pricing.