The power of the seed

Core Ritual’s ultra-pure seed oils boast a broad spectrum of antioxidant activity, essential fatty acids, and valuable nutrients that deliver proven anti-aging benefits naturally. Powered by plants and backed by science, Core Ritual™ signature seed oil blends nourish your skin from the inside out to reveal a healthier looking, more youthful complexion.

Boasting antioxidant activity and rich in essential acids, Core Ritual’s seeds are sustainable, fully traceable, and cold-pressed to maintain optimal nutritional properties, maximizing product efficacy. We ensure the quality of our products through extensive third-party testing that includes measuring micros, heavy metals, water activity, and pesticides.

Benefits of seed-powered skincare

Core Ritual’s seed-powered skincare system is a simple and effective way to nourish your skin and visibly reduce signs of aging. Our skin-loving seed oils offer a wide range of benefits including visibly smoother, brighter, more hydrated skin that looks and feels younger. 

With our diligent sourcing, field-to-formulation traceability, rigorous quality assurance measures, and NatureFRESH Cold Press™ process, you can trust that you’re getting the most effective high-quality seed oils that nourish and support your skin.

Synergy patent

Core Ritual Synergy Oil Blend™ works synergistically to boost the efficacy of each ingredient in our signature seed oil blends. Our synergy patent (US Patent No 7,897,194 B2) describes a method of combining black cumin seed oil with separate cold-pressed oils to create synergistic antioxidant activities that are greater than the sum of each individual ingredient.

This means that products made with black cumin seed oil provide antioxidant levels drastically greater than the sum of antioxidant activity within each of the individual oils. The patent encompasses the synergistic effect of antioxidant activity when used both topically and when ingested, making black cumin seed oil a powerful ingredient in your beauty ritual.

The patented antioxidant synergy (US  Patent No 7,897,194 B2) increases antioxidant activity when black cumin seed oil is blended with other cold-pressed seed oils such as red raspberry seed oil, cranberry seed oil, and black raspberry seed oil.

In short: Core Ritual’s black cumin seed oil blends are truly greater than the sum of their parts!

Cold press process

Core Ritual’s oils are produced using the NatureFRESH Cold Press process which results in  ultra-pure oils that maintain the integrity of their optimal antioxidant and nutritional properties.

Mass produced seed oils use high heat, harsh chemicals, and harsh solvents in the extraction process, leading to low-quality oils with little to no benefits. When these same oils are cold pressed in small batches without the use of high heat, chemicals, or solvents, the oils result in more health and beauty benefits and less waste.

Discovering the best means of extracting these oil lipids from seed fiber is what led to the development of the trademarked NatureFRESH Cold Press process used to produce our ingredients. This gentle, all-natural extraction method yields pure ultra-virgin seed oils and powders that maintain the integrity of each seed’s individual benefits.

All of our seed oils and powders are extracted using the NatureFRESH Cold Press process. This gentle, all-natural method isn’t the fast or easy way, but it yields the purest, highest-quality products. That’s why we’ve been exclusively cold pressing in small batches for more than 20 years.

The NatureFRESH Cold Press process yields extra virgin and ultra-pure seed oils in their purest form. No chemicals, no solvents, and no preservatives are ever used. Because of the cool processing temperatures, the natural nutrient density and powerful benefits of the seeds remain intact resulting in a high-quality product that maintains the optimal nutritional benefits of the seed.

Core Ritual’s seed-to-skin products may be born in the field, but their health promoting benefits are rooted in science. As stewards of the Earth, sustainable, natural ingredients drive much of what we do. 

Every product we make is backed by science. As a customer-driven brand, we also recognize that a skin care product or supplement is only valuable if it works, so we strive to investigate and fully understand each seed’s unique properties and attributes. Leveraging collaborative science from our network of academic institutions, medical doctors, and nutrition scientists, we can confidently stand behind our products.

Supporting research includes:

University of Minnesota Medical School – Seed oil effects

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh – Biochemical characteristics of cranberry extract

University of Maryland – Biochemical characteristics and synergistic antioxidant activity of cold-pressed seed oils

Colorado State University – Oxidative stability of cold-pressed oils

Oregon State University – Biochemical characteristics of cranberry seeds and oils