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March 03, 2020
To all the oil haters out there, I say listen up: the thing you’re running from is the very thing you need to nourish and regenerate your skin! Whoever said that oils are bad for your skin missed the memo on the science of skin care...And I know what you’re thinking, “Um, I don’t need anymore oil on my face, thank you.” Guess what? Your skin’s outermost layer - the acid mantle - is actually made up of oil! It’s called sebum, a waxy, oily substance that protects the skin from bacteria and other contaminants. Your skin’s sebum requires a healthy dose of natural oils to function and stay radiant, youthful, and healthy. Using natural oils on your skin, no matter your skin type (dry or oily), maintains your skin’s acid mantle, and with it your skin’s natural oil production, giving you that dewey glow you're seeking...and yes, that's right, WITHOUT clogging pores, and even preventing and reducing acne. So, keep reading for our favorite skin oils you'll want to slather on today:
Let's start here: The kind of natural oils we're talking about are called carrier oils. Not to be confused with essential oils, carrier oils are base oils pressed from fruits, seeds, kernels, and nuts. Think Argan Nut Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil, Jojoba Seed Oil, etc. Carrier oils are rich in essential vitamins, nutrients, and fatty acids, which when absorbed into the skin, heal and renew on a cellular level, in a million different ways. Plus, they dilute and literally “carry” essential oils into the skin, thus the name. This is actually a very necessary process when using essential oils so that they are absorbed effectively and enter the bloodstream where they can work their skin-healing magic. The combination of carrier oils and essential oils work serious magic on a chemical level to repair, rejuvenate, and restore skin's natural radiance, and balance skin conditions along the way.
Avocado has become a superstar in its own right. It is beloved by many, good with / on most anything (not just toast), and has a ton of health benefits! Filled with fatty acids, carotenoids, vitamins and antioxidants such as Vitamin E and C, it has very high moisturizing properties. It is also highly anti-inflammatory. Avocado Oil works well on most skin types, including sensitive skin. Because of its natural gentleness, it can help reduce redness in skin from blemishes or acne and can be used as a cleanser for open wounds.
Try it in our Empower Body Oil, a deeply moisturizing, smoothing, and protective luxurious oil for everyday that will give you serious Cleopatra feels.
When it comes to being a catch-all of carrier oils, jojoba is where it’s at. Remember that sebum I mentioned above? The chemical makeup of Jojoba oil is so similar to sebum that your skin can’t tell the difference, which makes it non-clogging and noncomedogenic. Not only is it gentle enough to moisturize, but it also gets into tough spaces to clear out black heads and acne. It helps in being a natural antioxidant and antibacterial - which makes for a perfect cleanser and replenisher! Our pick for a tranquil change of pace using jojoba oil is one of our mood oils: Tranquil Mood Oil or Indulge Mood Oil.
If you want to lather some of it on your face for a brilliant dewey sheen, try Jojoba Oil in our Rose Gold Face Oil - an expert-blended non-clogging oil to balance the skin’s natural oil production.
Not just beautiful to look at, Sunflower oil makes one of the most nourishing massage oils. This super-powered plant oil is rich in vitamin A and E which means it rejuvenates the collagen in your skin to give off a more youthful, dewy complexion. It helps heal and restore dry & sensitive skin without clogging your pores with oil. We use Sunflower oil combined with Avocado oil in our skin-smoothing and emotionally-grounding Empower Body Oil.
For those with that desert dry skin, you are going to want to invest in a nice little bottle of rose essential oil. This bad girl is superb for rehydrating, repairing, and renewing skin, and with its floral and delicate scent, it also works through the science of aromatherapy to boost the mood. If someone asks you can just say, “What? Doesn’t everyone smell like roses?” We’ve infused rose into our bestselling Rose Gold Face Oil for its innumerable skin and mood benefits.
Those are our top picks for the best carrier oils (and essential oil) to try despite what kind of skin type you may have. I know oil gets a really bad rep, but when it comes to carrier oils, they are essential. Not only do they sink into your skin to create that glowing complexion you want and need, they cleanse and clear the skin, unclog pores, and can have the exact opposite effect of what you've been afraid of all along. Aka...they're key for the real glow up - repairing, protecting, and maintaining your skin's most vital and precious outermost layer from the inside out.
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