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What Are Super Seeds & Why Your Skin Needs Them

What Are Super Seeds & Why Your Skin Needs Them

Tiny powerhouses. Little superfoods. Small yet mighty.

Seeds are crops at their very beginning stage of life. Because they contain all the nutrients essential for growing a healthy and resilient plant, they offer our skin a wealth of benefits.

Some of nature's most powerful seed sources like our Arctic Cloudberry, Moringa, and Dew Bean are packed with antioxidant protection. Antioxidants work to keep free radicals at bay which can help restore and repair skin damage for brighter, healthy-looking skin.

Nuts & seeds

The Purist Delicate Skin Serum is 100% seed oils (no nuts) to accommodate those with sensitivities. 

“The Purist has been wonderful to me. It’s very soothing. I like it so much better than what the dermatologist gave me. Thx so much for developing such a great product.” - Cindy (Mason)

The Alpine Phytonutrient Serum contains Argan nut oil and 20 other premium botanicals. 

"I LOVE your product!!! I’m in Aspen as I write this and my VERY dry skin is drinking up your magic potion like a parched desert! It leaves my face feeling moisturized and plump again. 😊 Thank you! I’m a devoted and grateful fan!” - Laura Hannon

Our glorious seed oils

Since our early beginnings, Telluride Glow's vision was to develop a range that truly delivers the power of nature -- certified organic, unique, innovative, and eco-sustainable.

Seed oils are integral to our formulations; seeds are the essence of plant life. It's no wonder they are packed with life-supporting nutrients that are incredibly nourishing for the skin. 

Here is a list of some of our most beloved seed oils we use in formulation.


Cloudberry seed oil contains the protective phenol antioxidant ellagic acid and also omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids, which help to relieve stressed skin, retain moisture and strengthen the skin’s protective barrier, and possesses clear antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory effects.

Dew Bean

Known to boost renewal and reveal a fresh, radiant complexion, this botanical is reknown as a non-irrtitating and safe natural alternative to retinol.


Plum kernel oil helps reinforce the skin’s natural defenses and restore suppleness. It has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antiseptic constituents.


A dry oil, hemp seed oil is light and thin and a powerhouse of essential fatty acids (omega-3 and omega-6) that help to strengthen and maintain the protective myelin sheath so your skin cells stay healthy.


Also called the "tree of life," moringa shows antimicrobial activity and produces a lightweight, fast-absorbing oil abundant in retinoid acid that smooths skin to a porcelain-like texture.


With both antimicrobial and anti-fungal properties this super seed offers superb absorption similar to our skin’s own sebum that helps to balance oil production.

Goji berry

Goji is high in vitamin C which helps with firming and tightening the skin, and its antioxidant benefits help in rejuvenating the skin and mitigating the aging process with antimicrobial and  anti-inflammatory activity. 

Evening Primrose

Evening primrose touts high concentrations of gamma Linolenic acid, essential for collagen production. Balances the skin between oily and dry and has anti-fungal and antibacterial properties. 

Arctic Cranberry

Not your Thanksgiving cranberry, this fruit seed is an excellent antioxidant lubricant and conditioner for the skin and a substantive contributor to moisture retention.


Coveted for its antioxidant protection and skin hydration, pomagranate penetrating easily and deeply to create lasting, non-greasy moisture.


Rich source of Palmitic and Omega-6 Linoleic fatty acids, as well as numerous anti-aging polyphenol antioxidants. Fast absorbing, it permeates deep into the lower layers of the skin, encouraging cell growth and giving the skin support and flexibility.


This "Queen of face oils" rosehip is packed with antioxidants, linolenic acid, and vitamin A (as beta carotene) to attack oxidative damage and leave the complexion rejuvenated and brighter.


Sunflower offers antimicrobial activity plus potent antioxidants and has emollient properties that help the skin retain its moisture.

What to look for in seed oils

When it comes to plant oils in skincare, look for whole plant botanicals that are raw, cold-pressed, organic, and unrefined where the precious nutrients remain undisturbed.

Because extraction and cold-pressing processes are so labor-intensive, many skincare companies sell versions that have been subjected to heat, chemicals such as hexane, and bleach. Even expeller-pressed oils encounter heat from machinery.

Add cold formulation after cold pressing the ingredients and you have another safeguard to keep nutrients intact. 

The label doesn't always tell you the extraction process, so knowing your brand integrity is helpful in making choices. If you are using botanical oils, make sure they are the most effective you can find.

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