Because of its white flowers, meadowfoam (Limnanthes alba) is commonly known as “white meadowfoam.” The oil extracted from this plant is highly moisturizing and provides a rejuvenating, anti-aging effect when applied to the skin. It also reportedly softens small lines and wrinkles.
The oil's fatty acids do not penetrate deeply into the skin, instead forming a kind of moisture barrier on the uppermost layers of the skin and ensuring that it remains hydrated. Meadowfoam oil makes the skin feel very silky and smooth without greasiness.
Meadowfoam oil is incorporated into the formulas for: