All oils are not created equal
Reasons You Should Really Start Using Face Oils
If the thought that putting oils on your face brings even more oil think again.
Using Facial oils has been around for a very long time but is making a huge comeback right now. In fact, according to top dermatologists, facial oils may be that missing step in your beauty routine pinky swear.
Not all facial oils are the same so before you grab the old bottle of caster oil do a bit of research. See why oils should be included into your skincare routine. Lets see….
- They really do protect your skin.
- They can help reduce enlarged pores
- Great under your moisturiser before applying makeup.
- Lets look at the properties of some quality oils.
- They calm irritated skin.
- They are good for dry skin (like me)
- They are great for acne and blemished skin.
Sea Buckthorn Oil
Sea Buckthorn Oil really is a power-house of bio active nutritional content, and using Supercritical CO2 extraction is the most effective way of getting the full profile of an ingredient. It is known as one of the most vitamin and nutrient rich fruits in the world, containing over 190 nutrients & phytonutrients including flavonoids (36 kinds), carotenoids (it has the richest source of Vitamin A aka Beta Carotene), polyphenols and the strongest antioxidant profile of any super fruit with Vitamin A D E and K all present. Of course its fatty acid list is comprehensive with 22, including essential fatty acids Omega 3 and Omega 6, Omega 9, and it holds the highest concentration of Omega 7 Palmitoleic acid of any source. Omega 7 has only relatively recently come into the spotlight in skincare, particularly for its anti-ageing properties, and so the popularity of Sea Buckthorn will only increase in the years to come.
Rosehip oils packed with beauty essentials like anti-inflammatory fatty acids and vitamins A and C.
"These ingredients allow rosehip oil to treat signs of ageing and pigmentation, hydrate skin and repair damaged skin, and provide a strong protective antioxidant boost
The astringent properties in rosehip oil help tighten your pores and brighten your skin, Rosehip oil may help your skin regain elasticity if you’ve noticed some sagging lately. Add a few drops to your face in the morning and again just before bed to help with fresh, younger-looking skin.
The ultimate beauty ingredient trio — anti-inflammatory fatty acids and vitamins A and C — make this oil a potential solution for fading any facial scars or unsightly marks.
"Together these help undo and prevent oxidative damage and help the skin re-build collagen It can help fade skin hyper pigmentation and potentially minimise the appearance of fine lines and even stretch marks."
Pomegranates are fondly referred to as “The Fruit of Life” and as “Nature’s Power Fruit” for their ability to maintain and enhance many body systems and functions, thereby promoting optimal health.
Pomegranate seeds are pressed to produce Pomegranate Oil, which is known for the numerous benefits it has for skin, hair, and overall health.
Used topically in skin care and in massages, Pomegranate Carrier Oil boosts collagen production, enhances skin elasticity, reduces the appearance of scarring, promotes the reversal of skin damage, and leaves lasting moisture without leaving a greasy residue or clogging pores.
Used medicinally, Pomegranate Carrier Oil reduces inflammation, protects the skin against sun damage, relieves the discomfort associated with psoriasis and eczema, and accelerates the reconstruction of skin to speed wound healing.
Used in hair, Pomegranate Carrier Oil works effectively on all hair types to hydrate dull, dry strands and to protect against harsh environmental stressors. It stimulates circulation to the scalp, eliminates dirt and dandruff, prevents damage to the follicles, and increases the growth of stronger, healthier hair.
Camellia Oil protects the skin from drying out while replenishing vital nutrients. It has outstanding moisture retaining ability and is one of the most rapidly absorbed plant oils. Known for its ability to penetrate into the deepest layers of the skin. It helps promotes skin elasticity.
Most people know that macadamia oil is good for you on the inside, but a lesser known fact is that it’s also great for skin, hair and nails. Macadamia oil has been found to slow the signs of ageing and can improve the appearance of scars and other minor skin irritations.
Australian macadamia oil contains high levels of palmitoleic acid, an omega 7 fatty acid believed to help skin retain suppleness, and also contains vitamin E and squalene, nutrients that may help reduce inflammation and oxidative stress in the skin.
It’s important to note that there is a difference between macadamia oil used for cooking and macadamia oil for skin care. The kind of oil used for beauty products is cold pressed and further refined to remove impurities and the nutty smell.
Higher-end oils such as macadamia, jojoba, and camellia actually pull out grime and fats from pores, making them appear smaller and less noticeable. But be warned: The proof is in the formula don’t go buy any old oil of the shelf they must be of a high quality our preference is the Macadamia Oil from Australia known for its high quality
Meadowfoam seed oil
Meadow foam seed oil contains a rare blend of fatty acids. Eicosenoic Acid is non-comedogenic(does not block the skin’s pores), it can be readily absorbed by the skin, and it balances the oil in the skin, making it less oily.
How they work.
Many oils have anti inflammatory as well, helping to quell irritated skin. Rosehip, Argan and yangu oils are ideal for irritations that follow use of popular anti-ageing products such as retinol or alpha hydroxy acids. Geranium oil is also fabulous at reducing redness from rosacea, as well.
They're great for acne and blemishes.
Believe it or not, Tea Tree oil is a good for pimples. And no, you won't get breakouts if you use oils. We are talking about good quality high performance oils after all.
"Using in moderation can actually reduce oil production, making a great addition to your topical acne regimens. Just keep in mind that a small amount of the right product goes a long way. Just a few drops will suffice
They can reduce your wrinkles because they protect you.
Too much unprotected ultraviolet light is a set-up for free radical damage — and that means wrinkles and sunspots galore. Some facial oils are packed with antioxidants, a facial oil with a vitamin E base, such as Argan oil.
Because oils are lipophilic, they can penetrate deep into the skin, trapping water and other moisturising goodness in, while keeping toxins and other bad stuff out. Some oils also help to fortify and strengthen our own natural skin barrier. This is especially important for big city dwellers who need extra protection against pollutants and smog, a known source of unwanted wrinkles. On a cold winter day, using a product with Rosehip seed oil which is highly concentrated with antioxidant ingredients would be beneficial.