Sesamum indicum is a flowering plant that is cultivated for its edible sesame seeds, which grow in pods or “buns”. Sesame seed powder is a powder derived from crushed sesame seeds. Sesame seeds have one of the highest oil contents of any seed.
The beneficial fatty acids in sesame seeds, such as linoleic acid and oleic acid, replenish the skin’s lipid barrier. In turn, this helps to prevent water loss and keeps harmful environmental irritants out of the skin. The result is smooth, moisturized, healthy skin. Sesame seed powder also provides antioxidant activity and protects the skin from free radicals, the unstable molecules that contribute to the formation of premature wrinkles and fine lines on the skin.