I have a confession to make.
Facial oils use to freak me out. Personally, my skin tends to be more on the oily side and the thought of a shiny forehead and breakouts, yikes! However, not all oils are made equal.
When applying facial oils, you want to make sure the oil is non-comedogenic. Non-comedogenic oils don’t clog your pores. Allowing the skin to breathe, remain hydrated, and keep it free from breakouts.
My top 3 facial oils are sea buckthorn, jojoba and rosehip oil. These oils are loaded with vitamins, nutrition and hold incredible benefits for the skin. Here’s a breakdown on what these miracle oils can do for your face:
Originating in the Himalayas and long used in Asia and Europe, sea buckthorn oil only recently gained popularity in the rest of the world. Traditionally used for healing wounds and dry skin, this oil is another incredible source of Vitamin C. Additional benefits come from a long list of star ingredients including Vitamins A and E, beta-carotene, omega-3 fatty acids and minerals. Sea buckthorn oil can aid in keeping the skin firm, healing scaring, and acne.
You can find sea buckthorn oil in our Balancing Serum
There are so many reasons to use oils for your complexion, especially precious rosehip oil. This genius ingredient can be found in our best selling Anti-Aging Serum and our popular Herbal Face Cream. Rosehip oil is incredibly rich in nutrients like Vitamin C and is key for superstar skin.
As an antioxidant, Vitamin C fights free radicals – unstable molecules with a missing electron that go around “stealing” electrons from other particles. When free radicals steal electrons from proteins like collagen, the process creates damage, called “oxidation,” which ages the skin. Antioxidants like Vitamin C save the day by donating electrons to these greedy free radicals and stopping the oxidation process. With its high content of Vitamin C, rosehip oil protects the skin from the aging effects of free radicals.
Rosehips stimulates collagen production in the skin which help to create a more youthful glowing skin. On top of its antioxidant superpowers, rosehip oil also hydrates powerfully, targets the look of dark spots and works against inflammation.
Jojoba oil contains a bundle of beneficial ingredients including Vitamin B complex, copper, zinc, selenium and Vitamin E. The superstar benefit of jojoba oil, though, is its ability to mimic your body’s natural oils. Jojoba oil is the closest oil to our skin’s natural oil. Say goodbye to shiny foreheads because jojoba oil communicates to your skin that it is sufficiently moisturized and doesn’t need to produce more sebum. It tricks your skin into producing less oil. You’ll find organic jojoba oil in almost all our moisturizers, roll on treatments and serums. We love jojoba!
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