Oils are a wonderful natural resource that provide so many benefits for our skin. They are full of vitamins, fatty acids, antioxidants and minerals to help heal, boost skin function, nourish and protect. Essential oils contain the most nutritious and protective component of plants at high concentrations and are derived from various parts of the plant: seeds, barks, roots, leaves. Using individual oils, or a combination of oils can be beneficial for several skin concerns. Whether you want to increase hydration, reduce redness and inflammation, manage acne breakouts, soften fine lines and wrinkles, or just maintain your skin – oils will deliver results and help you reach your skincare goals.
Are Oils Better than Serums?
Face serums are lightweight moisturizers that penetrate deeper to deliver active ingredients into your skin. They are a common step in a skincare routine and can offer specific benefits to the skin. You have to look at the ingredients to make sure that not only do they address your skin concerns, but also that the product includes ingredients that make skin healthy. Serums alone may not offer enough hydration or targeted solutions, and it is recommended to follow with a moisturizer. Just as you layer your clothing to keep warm, effective skincare also uses layering to provide fuller benefits. Serums are typically packed with antioxidants to help protect against possible sun damage and fight the damaging free radicals that cause fine lines and wrinkles. You will also see hydrators in the list of ingredients, such as ceramides, amino acids and essential fatty acids. These strengthen the skin's barrier and help build strong cell membranes to protect against dryness and fine lines by replenishing naturally occurring skin lipids, improving moisture retention, and protecting skin from the environment.
Whether it be a serum or an oil, they are both good for the skin – depending on your specific skin’s needs and goals. Using a facial oil will provide different benefits than a serum and will help to maintain the oil / water balance of the skin better than a serum alone. Oils really offer the daily protection your skin needs. Because oils are lipophilic, they can penetrate deep into the skin, trapping water and other moisturizing goodness in, while keeping toxins and other bad stuff out. Some oils also help to fortify and strengthen our own natural skin barrier. Take a look at our Botanical Beauty Oil with Hyaluronic Acid – a pure blend of beneficial oils with plant-based hyaluronic acid. Our antioxidant-rich formula delivers deep hydration, nourishment, and powerful age-fighting benefits. The combination of 8 plant oils, vitamin E, Essential Oils, and plant-based Hyaluronic Acid boosts both surface hydration and beyond.
What makes our Oils Special?
All of our oils are cold-pressed and un-refined, which means they have not been processed at high heat or chemicals and so they retain all of the antioxidants to nourish and rejuvenate your skin. The oils we use in our products are of the highest quality and maintain the integrity of the source.
Oils of Excellence
Grapeseed and Argan oils contain strong antioxidants. They have high vitamin E levels and other antioxidants that prevent free radical disruption and ageing of the skin. Triterpenoids and phytosterols in oils have anti-inflammatory properties. The skin appears smooth and supple due to their rapid absorption, revealing plump and radiant skin. Oils helps active ingredients such as vitamin C to penetrates deep into the skin, reducing the overall inflammation that these active ingredients alone may cause. Oils also protect the acid mantle of the skin, restore, and maintain the lipid barriers, and accelerate the healing of the skin.
Jojoba oil has a plethora of benefits, including anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, healing, repair, and moisture. This oil is rich in vitamin E and is a fast-absorbing oil. Jojoba is excellent for acne skin because it is lightweight and helps to heal and restore the balance of the skin.
Carrot Seed Oil is a Super Antioxidant we infuse in our Facial Oils. Antioxidants in this essential oil repair a lot of the damage done to your tissues by oxidants (free radicals), and stop them from doing further harm. Carrot Seed essential oil is super high in vitamins that encourage cellular repair and growth. In other words, Carrot Seed essential oil protects your skin from wrinkles!
We also use Rosehip Seed Oil which is high in vitamin A to soften, firm, brighten and boost collagen production, which aids in reducing fine lines and wrinkles. Rosehip oil is a champion in restoring the skin’s health from damage caused by the sun. It’s composition of vitamins A and C target age spots, scars, hyperpigmentation and stretch marks, along with providing radiance to your complexion.
Another ingredient we added in our Beauty Oil is Sesame oil which is packed with benefits that give your skin a pleasant, silky feel. The inclusion of fatty acids, along with linoleic acid, makes it an excellent moisturizer for the skin. Sesame oil has a high degree of viscosity and this particular property makes it ideal for massaging as it is capable of penetrating deep into the skin. This oil is good for restoring weakened cells and enhancing blood supply and can be readily absorbed by the skin. Massaging with sesame oil improves the muscles of the body, which gradually helps in improving skin appearance and tone.
Facial Oils - Friend or Foe?
Despite what their name might imply, face oils won’t leave your face oily and will not make your skin break out. Plant Oils are packed with good-for-you ingredients such as polyphenols, fatty acids, and antioxidants, to help reduce inflammation and give skin a dewy glow. Whether you are looking to eliminate redness, stop irritation from acne or rosacea, plump skin, or simply moisturize – go for the oil!