The African Baobab can reach up to 30m in height with a trunk diameter of 2-10m. It takes 200 years for the tree to bear fruit, with some trees being over 1000 years old. Many scientists believe that “baobab” is derived from the Arabic word ”buhibab”, which means “fruit with many seeds” as the woody shell of the fruit contains many brown, hard seeds. It is a majestic tree, which has been referred to as “arbre a palabre” which translates to “the place where the elders meet to resolve problems”. Traditional medicinal uses include inflammation, toothache, fever, and microbial diseases and wound healing.
Esse does not use Baobab oil but uses an extract of the fruit. The extract contains soluble fibre (prebiotics) as two thirds of the total fibre. It also contains a large amount of Vitamin C, which is an effective antioxidant and collagen booster. Other than Vitamin C, the fruit pulp contains Vitamins A, F, E and D3.
Baobab extract has anti-ageing properties. It enhances elasticity and provides skin firming effects.