Commonly referred to as Angled Luffa, Chinese Okra, Ridged Gourd, Ribbed Loofah, and Silk gourd, its fruits are harvested at a young stage of development to be edible. The fruits may also be allowed to mature, and then peeled to reveal the matrix of tough fibrous tissues inside that act as wonderful natural sponges.
When used topically, Ridge Gourd Seed Oil acts as an exceptional emollient and hydrating agent, helping the skin look and feel smooth, plump, firm, and youthful. It cleanses skin to prevent the growth of harmful bacteria and to promote the growth of new skin that is clear, cleansed, healthy, and supple. Ridge Gourd Seed Oil additionally supports the slowing down of TransEpidermal Water Loss (TEWL) and can be highly beneficial for skin that is suffering from dryness, dullness, and flakiness. On acne-prone skin, it functions as a deep cleaning agent that clears blocked pores and soothes irritated skin with its anti-inflammatory properties.
Used in hair, Ridge Gourd Seed Oil can rejuvenate and promote its growth. By stimulating circulation to the scalp and eliminating dirt and buildup therein, Ridge Gourd Seed Oil prevents damage to the hair follicles and increases the growth of stronger, healthier hair. Its anti-bacterial properties protect the scalp against bacteria that contribute to conditions such as scalp psoriasis and scalp eczema, and it relieves redness, itchiness, and inflammation associated with these conditions.
Nature In Bottle certify that Ridge Gourd Seed Oil is suitable for cosmetic application and is not included in the list of substances prohibited in cosmetic products. Neither does it contain parabens, restricted preservatives, colorants or UV filters (Annex II - VI of EU Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009).(Download Declaration)
Nature In Bottle certify that Ridge Gourd Seed Oil has been extracted using cold pressing which means it is minimally processed using mechanical extraction (pressure) and low-temperature controlled conditions [at around 80-90°F (26-32°C)] controlled conditions to extract the oil. The phytonutrient-rich oil is then fine-filtered using a screen, to remove any significant solids or undesired impurities from the oil. No chemical solvents, no high-heat temperatures, and no further chemical refining to alter the condition (colour, scent) of the oil.(Download Declaration)
Nature In Bottle certify that Ridge Gourd Seed Oil is cruelty-free and free of animal testing.
Nature In Bottle does not conduct or commission animal testing of any cosmetic ingredient, raw material, or formulation of any finished product in the context of Cosmetics Regulation (EC) 1223/2009. Additionally, we do not buy any ingredient, formulation, or product from any supplier or manufacturer that conducted, commissioned, or had been a party to Animal Testing. We also encourages customers who manufacture cosmetics and skin care products to avoid animal-tested ingredients and offer cruelty-free products to their customers.
Nature In Bottle certify that Ridge Gourd Seed Oil contain no animal ingredients or animal by-products, use no animal ingredients or by-products in the manufacturing process, nor does the above product come in contact with any animal products during storage and transportation.(Download Declaration)
Nature In Bottle certify that Ridge Gourd Seed Oil is free of Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy (TSE) and Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE). We further declare that this product is Dioxin Free.(Download Declaration)
Nature In Bottle certify that Ridge Gourd Seed Oil is manufactured without the use of genetically modified organisms and without the use of raw materials or processing aids containing or derived from genetically modified material. As such, Ridge Gourd Seed Oil should be considered non-Genetically Modified in the context with the directives outlined in Regulation (EC) No. 1830/2003 and 1829/2003.
Nature In Bottle also declares that Ridge Gourd Seed Oil has not been:
1) Exposed to Irradiation
2) Derived from Sewage Sludge
3) Treated with Ethyl Oxide
Nature In Bottle can approve that Ridge Gourd Seed Oil does not contain as an ingredient and is not manufactured on processing equipment that comes in contact with gluten or products containing gluten.(Download Declaration)
Nature In Bottle confirm that Ridge Gourd Seed Oil is free of any Melamine and hence should be considered to be Melamine-free.(Download Declaration)
Nature In Bottle can approve with reference to Ridge Gourd Seed Oil that no Nanomaterials were added at any stage of the manufacturing/production process, in accordance with EU Cosmetics Regulation.(Download Declaration)
Nature In Bottle certify that Ridge Gourd Seed Oil does not contain chemicals that are listed on California's Safe Drinking Water & Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, also commonly known as Proposition 65 (Prop 65).
Proposition 65, officially known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, was enacted as a ballot initiative in November 1986. The proposition protects the state's drinking water sources from being contaminated with chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm, and requires businesses to inform Californians about exposures to such chemicals.
Proposition 65 requires the state to maintain and update a list of chemicals known to the state to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity.
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Nature In Bottle declare that Ridge Gourd Seed Oil is compliant with the European Union Regulation (EC) 1907/2006 governing the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) and does not contain substances above 0.1% weight of a Substance of Very High Concern (SVHC) listed in Annex XIV as of July 16, 2019.
Furthermore, Ridge Gourd Seed Oil is also compliant with the European Union Regulation (EC) 1272/2008 Classification, Labeling and Packaging of Substances and Mixtures (CLP Regulation) under entries 28 to 30 of Annex XVII of REACH, which prohibits the use of carcinogenic, mutagenic or reprotoxic category 1A or 1B substances (CMR category 1A or 1B substances) in products supplied to the general public.
Based on the ISO 16128-1:2016 (Definitions for ingredients) and ISO 16128-2:2017 (Criteria for ingredients and products), Nature In Bottle can advise that Ridge Gourd Seed Oil would have a Natural Origin Index of 1 and therefore, could be considered to come under the definition of a 'Natural Ingredient'.(Download Declaration)
Based on our knowledge of the production process, raw materials and equipments used, there is no potential for any residual solvents to be present in Ridge Gourd Seed Oil.(Download Declaration)
Nature In Bottle certify that Ridge Gourd Seed Oil is manufactured completely from raw materials none of which is listed on the Appendices of the the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).(Download Declaration)
Nature In Bottle certify that Ridge Gourd Seed Oil is compliant with the Senate Bill S4389B An Act to Amend the Environmental Conservation Law, in Relation to Prohibiting Household Cleansing Products, Cosmetic Products and Personal Care Products that Contain 1,4-Dioxane, which limits the trace concentration of 1,4-dioxane to 1 ppm.(Download Declaration)
As a global corporation engaged in the procurement and sale of goods internationally, Nature In Bottle deplores the presence and persistence of Modern Slavery, Forced Labor and Child Labor, and takes seriously its responsibility to ensure that Modern Slavery, Forced Labor and Child Labor does not take place in its supply chain or in any part of its business.
"Modern Slavery" in this statement refers to slavery, forced or compulsory labor, trafficking, servitude, and workers who are imprisoned, indentured, or bonded.
"Child Labor" refers to work performed by someone under 15 years of age, as set forth in the International Labor Organization (ILO) Minimum Age Convention No. 138 (unless local minimum age law stipulates a higher age for work or mandatory schooling, in which case the higher age would apply).