Omega-3, -6 and -9 fatty acids play a major role in our health. When brought into balance with a diet of omega-packed foods (and supplements when needed), this mighty trio fights inflammation, helps decrease the risk of disease and keep us looking and feeling our best—all from the inside out. But what about from the outside in? Skin and haircare products that are formulated with superfoods and natural oils allow us to double down on these healthy omegas. At Rahua, we harness their powers in our non-toxic hair products and vegan skincare with omega-rich, rainforest-grown ingredients formulated to fortify, replenish and rejuvenate.

Our plant-derived Color Full and Omega 9 Hair Masks, Body Lotion and Amazon Oil are all full of omegas!

Omega Chart

Omega-3

Harvested from the Pracaxi tree in the Amazon rainforest, Sacha Inchi oil has the highest concentration of vegan omega-3 on the planet. In our Amazon Oil, Sacha Inchi helps skin retain its elasticity and keep oil production in check. Notice organic quinoa and flaxseed on the chart as being high in omega-3 fatty acids, too. The star ingredients of our Color Full and Omega 9 Hair Masks, these gluten-free superfoods deliver omega-3s and other nutrients straight to the cuticle, which keeps strands hydrated, stimulates hair growth and leaves tresses lustrous and easier to manage.

 

Omega-6

In addition to promoting moisture retention, omega-6 essential fatty acids also soften and repair damaged skin and hair. As a result, you’ll find them in both our hair and body care collections. Sunflower seeds are a fantastic source of omega-6. Look for sunflower seed oil in our Body Lotion, which helps skin stay healthy and lock in moisture. In our Color Full Hair Mask deep conditioning treatment, Morete oil does the same for hair. The result is vibrant tresses with a gorgeous gloss.

Color Full Mask

 

Omega-9

Rahua, our namesake oil, is high in omega-9, a non-essential fatty acid. This simply means that our bodies cannot make this fatty acid on its own. (Our bodies make omega 3 and 6, so they’re essential fatty acids). Powerful, potent and handmade using ancient tribal wisdom,

Rahua oil is a key ingredient in all our products, including our Amazon Oil. Omega-9s allow this lightweight yet luxurious body oil to hydrate and tone skin. Omega-9s also fortify the hair and nourish the scalp, another benefit of the Morete oil that’s in our Color Full Hair Mask.

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