Tomato seed extract for nourishing and moisturising products

Praan Naturals has introduced Tomato Seed CO2 Total Extract (Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Seed Extract) to its range of more than 500 certified organic and conventional natural ingredients for personal care product development.

“Our premium quality Tomato Seed CO2 Total Extract is similar in texture and consistency to that of expeller pressed Tomato Seed Oil and can be used within similar applications,” said Anáil Mitra, chief executive officer of Praan Naturals. “However, the CO2 supercritical extraction process exposes the extract to far less heat during production, giving this oil a longer shelf life. Our CO2 Extracted Tomato Seed Oil is also higher in Vitamin E, Lycopene and Essential Fatty Acids than an expeller pressed oil.”

The average tomato typically contains over 150 seeds. Each tiny seed is rich in lycopene, Vitamin E and essential fatty acids. Tomato Seed CO2 Total Extract is obtained by pressurised supercritical fluid extraction using carbon dioxide as the solvent. This method effectively extracts all the beneficial lipophilic constituents present in the tomato seeds. Once the extraction process is complete, the CO2 dissipates back into a gaseous state, and the extract then undergoes molecular distillation to remove unwanted components. The CO2 supercritical extraction process exposes the extract to far less heat during production than even a cold pressed oil, leading to a reduced risk of oxidation and a much more prolonged and stable shelf.

With its composition of lycopene, essential fatty acids and Vitamin E, Praan Naturals Tomato Seed CO2 Total Extract is a nourishing, moisturising extract that is worthy of inclusion in the finest personal care applications. Suitable for all skin types, it is especially well suited for inclusion in formulations intended to soothe, protect and support delicate or aging skin. Tomato Seed CO2 Total Extract absorbs rapidly, leaving the skin looking and feeling more youthful and hydrated.