The Amazing Benefits of our Nourishing Facial Oil
Do you know what’s in your facial oil? We use only the finest natural ingredients and here’s why:
As you may already know, hydration is essential for soft, supple skin. Lack of hydration can become a problem as we age, or go through hormonal changes such as menopause, because we produce fewer natural oils, sun damage begins to show and have a decreased level of cell renewal. All leading to dry, rough skin. We also start to lose collagen and hyaluronic acid, both of which are responsible for keeping our skin hydrated and plump looking.
So will a facial oil help?
The primary job of a face oil is to deeply hydrate the skin. High quality face oils contain a combination of oils that do different jobs, for instance Rosehip seed oil for moisture and pomegranate oil to increase collagen production.
We have carefully chosen some of the most beneficial oils in our Nourishing Facial Oil including:
Rosehip Seed Oil – rosehip oil is pressed from the fruit and seeds of the rose plant and is full of antioxidants and fatty acids that protect and hydrate the skin. It contains a plethora of fatty acids, including linoleic and linolenic acid. These fatty acids help to keep cells walls strong so that they don’t lose water. The vitamin A, or retinol, in rosehip oil encourages skin cell turnover, allowing the oil to travel deep into the skin’s layers. Vitamin A is also necessary for the production of collagen, the building block of our skin. Sun damage can also interfere with the body’s ability to produce collagen so it needs antioxidants, like Vitamins A and E to combat visible sun damage.
As we age, or go through hormonal changes such as pregnancy or menopause, hyperpigmentation can occur. This is when excess melatonin forms dark spots on the skin. Retinoids, found in Vitamin A have been shown to reduce hyperpigmentation as well as other signs of ageing with regular use.
This amazing oil is also rich in polyphenols and anthocyanin as well as Vitamin E, which may help reduce inflammation, making it a great choice for those with rosacea, eczema and psoriasis.
This rich, red oil is abundant in essential fatty acids and antioxidants, which are integral for tissue and cell regeneration in the skin. It’s no wonder the oil has long been used as a remedy for wound healing, as well as in anti-ageing products for its ability to reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
Argan oil – Argan oil is made from the kernels that grow on the argan trees in Morocco. Moroccan women have long used this oil to protect their skin from sun damage as the antioxidants in the oil protect the skin against free radical damage caused by the sun. Argan oil has an abundance of Vitamin E, a fat-soluble antioxidant that helps to improve water retention in the skin, making it an incredible moisturiser.
The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of argan oil reduce the symptoms of a number of skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and rosacea, although rosacea is often best treated by ingesting the oil. Other skin conditions, such as acne, can also be helped because argan oil can effectively regulate the amounts of sebum on the skin, promoting a smoother, calmer complexion.
One of the most compelling reasons to use argan oil though is for its anti-ageing properties. It is rich in essential fatty acids and antioxidants as well as high amounts of linoleic acid which all help to increase the skin’s elasticity. It is also abundant in Vitamin E, which helps to diminish scarring, redness and inflammation. In short, it is a powerful anti-wrinkle tool, softening skin and protecting it from external irritants, providing deep nourishment.
Pomegranate oil – Pomegranates, often referred to as ‘The Fruit of Life’ are known for their ability to maintain and enhance many body systems. The pomegranate seeds are pressed in order to produce the oil, which has numerous benefits on skin and hair, boosting collagen production and enhancing skin elasticity. Pomegranate oil is also known to support hormonal balance in both women and men, thereby enhancing skin texture.
The punicic acid in pomegranate oil is responsible for increasing collagen production as well as reducing its breakdown whilst the oleic and linoleic acid (omegas 9 and 6) maintain softness, suppleness and radiance as well as reducing the signs of premature ageing. They are also known to reduce acne and prevent further breakouts, making this oil perfect for all skin types as it leaves lasting moisture without a greasy residue or clogging pores.
Pomegranate oil is an ideal ingredient in a facial oil because it nourishes skin whilst offering soothing and protective properties, especially to skin that is irritated. By stimulating cell turnover and renewal in the outer layer of the skin it promotes the reversal of sun damage, uncovering a more youthful look and feel.
So it’s easy to see why we’ve chosen these exceptionally special oils to form the basis of our Nourishing Facial Oil (we also include Frankincense, Lavender and Rose essential oils). If it’s rosy red glow isn’t enough of an enticement then all the added benefits definitely are. So yes, it should form part of your daily skincare regime. We recommend using it at night after Cleansing and toning (check out our Oat & Mandarin Cleanser and Balancing Skin Toner), or just try adding a few drops to your favourite moisturiser.
We promise your skin will thank you for it!