6 Natural Oils For Smooth, Radiant Skin
Natural and essential oils have long been a staple of our beauty routines. In fact, there is evidence to suggest that the Ancient Egyptians cultivated essential oils over 5,500 years ago! Oils derived from natural ingredients are enjoying a recent resurgence too, and with good reason: they have anti-bacterial, moisturizing, smoothing, clearing and toning properties, to name but a few.
But with so many oils out there and a huge range of uses, how do you know which oils are best for giving you smooth, radiant skin?
At Organica, we’ve tested a whole array of natural oils (floral, plant and seed-based) and witnessed first-hand the amazing results of these wonder ingredients on hair, skin, and nails - not to mention the incredible benefits associated with mental wellbeing!
So here’s our round-up of our 6 favorite natural and essential oils, and why they’re our top picks for smooth, radiant skin:
1. Almond Oil
Whilst commonly referred to as nuts, almonds are in fact seeds from the almond fruit of the Prunus dulcis tree. Almonds are a perfect source of oil due to being rich in fat and are also high in Vitamin E. This essential nutrient helps support the immune system, cell function, and skin health. By encouraging the regeneration of new skin cells, it can lighten brown spots or scars found on the face, giving you a fresh, smooth glow!
Our almond oil favorite:
Our original Dream Lotion is loved for its hydrating almond oil, which cleanses and rejuvenates the skin as it helps you drift off into a restful night’s sleep. An added bonus, it smells delicious!
2. Safflower Oil
Another favorite of the ancient Egyptians, chemical analysis of textiles dated to the Bronze Age found dyes made from safflower, whilst garlands of the thistle-like yellow plant were found in the tomb of the pharaoh Tutankhamun! The oil itself is an excellent moisturizer, while its high content of linoleic acid also helps to stimulate the generation of new skin cells, making the skin’s surface smoother over time.
Our safflower oil favorite:
Our special foot care product, Heel Defend, capitalizes upon Safflower oil’s ability to lock in moisture to soften those pesky dry, rough patches feet are prone to. Personally, we like to smooth it on before bed, treating our feet to luxurious hydration at the end of a long day!
3. Patchouli Oil
Patchouli is an aromatic herb, with a deep, rich, woody scent. Studies suggest its anti-inflammatory properties can soothe the skin, and it is also associated with relieving stress and anxiety. In particular, we love it for its impact on collagen, a vital component in the body for improving elasticity and reducing the appearance of fine lines.
Our patchouli oil favorite:
Patchouli is one of four expertly blended essential oils in our Pure Zen Oil Roller. This is one of our favorites for stimulating relaxation of mind and body and can be administered via inhalation and skin absorption for maximum impact. We recommend applying the roller to pulse points, and deeply inhaling the scent as you take a moment to pause. Your skin will be left smooth and supple, and your mind will thank you too!
4. Jojoba Oil
This golden liquid comes from the jojoba bean, a plant native to southern Arizona, southern California, and northwestern Mexico. Research confirms that jojoba’s properties mimic that of the skin’s natural oils, and can penetrate deep into the skin layers for ultimate hydration. The gold stuff is also full of Vitamin A, key for skin cell regeneration, and essential fatty acids omega 6 and 9 which help to repair damaged skin tissue.
Our jojoba oil favorites:
We love jojoba so much we put it to moisturizing use in our original Dream Lotion and our Pure Energy Oil Roller! Let the jojoba oil in Dream Lotion lock in moisture as your head hits the pillow - without leaving your skin feeling greasy. Or try applying Pure Energy Oil Roller’s combination of energizing citrus fruit oils and hydrating jojoba to your pulse points for a luxurious wake-up call.
5. Tea tree Oil
Tea tree oil comes from the leaves of a small tree native to Australia and has been used as traditional medicine by Aborigines for centuries. It contains the compound terpinen-4-ol, which has been shown to kill certain bacteria, viruses, and fungi, and also increases the activity of your white blood cells, which help fight germs. Due to infection-fighting and healing properties, tea tree oil makes the list as a firm favorite for ensuring blemish-free, radiant skin!
Our tea tree oil favorites:
We use tea tree oil in Heel Defend to help remove dead skin cells and dry skin, and it is also a key ingredient in Nail Guardian, our wonder product for healthy nails! We also recommend mixing pure tea tree oil with water and applying it directly to problem areas if you suffer from breakouts or clogged pores.
6. Rosehip Seed Oil
Rosehip is part of the rose plant and can be found beneath the flower itself, containing several seeds from which rosehip seed oil is extracted. This powerful ingredient is packed with essential nutrients, Vitamin A, C, and E - antioxidants which protect your skin from free-radical and environmental toxins. The oil also contains high levels of Vitamin C; a vital component of collagen production that can help rejuvenate and lift aging, damaged skin. Best of all, there’s no greasy finish, so it’s perfect for all skin types and will give you a hydrated, natural glow.
Our rosehip seed oil:
At Organica we only produce 100% organic, cold-pressed Rosehip Seed Oil, meaning all those important nutrients are not lost in the journey from plant to bottle. We recommend massaging into your face twice daily, just like you would a moisturizer.
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