Nature Unleashed: The Power of Supercritical Extraction
We are immensely proud that World Organic is a pioneer in the use of supercritical extraction technology. This technology is a breakthrough in herbal extraction; the cleanest, purest way to extract a plant’s value and deliver it to your skin.
What is Supercritical Extraction?
Unlike many other extraction techniques, supercritical extraction is not reliant on chemical solvents to extract a plant’s nutrients. Instead, it makes use of a natural compound: compressed carbon dioxide (CO2). This is a harmless natural gas found in the air we breathe and absorbed by plants all around us.
The supercritical extraction process involves using this natural gas (CO2), which is compressed until it is a semi-liquid. Working at low temperatures, it is then ‘washed through’ the plant or herb, collecting all of its key nutritive compounds.
What are the Benefits of Supercritical Extraction?
The difference supercritical extractions make to our ranges is incredibly meaningful. It allows us to get the maximum nutritional and beauty benefits of the whole plant – literally thousands of important compounds – and not just an isolated chemical constituent. Equally important, the extracts are extremely concentrated as they are full extractions, including essential oils as well as other water-soluble and fat-soluble substances from the plants we use. The end product is an extract that is all-natural, wonderfully pure, and super potent (in fact our extracts are often more than 100 times stronger than conventional extracts!).
What this means for you is a product that delivers the full spectrum (and benefits) of nature’s powerful phyto-nutrients straight to your skin. Our products don’t just smell, look and feel great, they also offer a breakthrough in high quality, therapeutic, organic skincare.