Lecithin is a naturally occurring group of phospholipids that is found in both plants and animal cells. It is widely used within the food and cosmetic industry for its nutritive benefits and as a lipophilic emulsifier, thickener and emollient.
The term lecithin was derived from the Greek word for egg yolk because lecithin was initially discovered upon isolating it from egg yolks. However, it is also present in vegetable sources, with soy being the most concentrated plant-based source of natural lecithin.
Organic Sunflower Lecithin Powder is produced from Organic Sunflower Lecithin by using CO2 supercritical extraction. The CO2 extraction process removes the oil from the lecithin and results in a natural powder consistency that does not require any further processing. The powder is 100% pure and contains no additives.
As with all of our premium quality organic ingredients, our Organic Sunflower Lecithin Powder is non-GMO. It is certified organic by CCOF, a USDA-accredited organic certifying agency, and it fully meets USDA organic regulations.
- Moisturizing and Emollient
- Mild, Nutty Aroma and Tan Hue
- Small Grain Size
- Soft, Slightly Sticky Consistency
Lecithin is highly beneficial for the skin and hair, and it is especially well suited for use in moisturizers, cosmetics, soaps and a wide range of other personal care products. Our range of certified organic liquid and powdered lecithins are highly emollient and can be used as a co-emollient and emulsifier to help thicken and emulsify beauty and personal care formulations.
Lecithin is typically used between 0.5-5% in cosmetic applications to help keep formulations from becoming too heavy or greasy, but the usage ratio can be increased, depending upon your application.
Our Organic Sunflower Lecithin Powder is ideally suited for applications in which traditional soy-based lecithin is not desired.
When working with our Organic Sunflower Lecithin Powder, we recommend that you first combine it with a vegetable oil, and then incorporate the lecithin-oil mixture into your formulation.
Organic Sunflower Lecithin Powder is Perfectly Suited for the Following Personal Care Applications:
- Skin Care
- Lip Care
- Hair Care
- Nail Care
Recommended Usage Rate:
*Typical Shelf Life begins on the date of manufacture and is defined as the typical shelf life of an ingredient when it is stored and handled properly. The Typical Shelf Life is offered as a general guideline. It should not be considered to be an expiration date. Many ingredients are usable beyond the stated date, especially when stored and handled very carefully.