Hey Natural Beauties,
Most people think those with oily and acne prone skin, should avoid oils. That's not true. Oils can work wonders in balancing your oil production, eliminating dirt from your clogged pores and controlling your blemishes and outbreaks.
We are going to look at six of these oils. Let's get to it Beauties,
Jojoba is not a true oil, but rather a liquid wax.
- Its a non-comedogenic (not pore clogging) which is important for those with acne prone skin.
- The chemical composition of Jojoba closely resembles the sebum (oils) found in our skin.
- It can help balance your oil production, eliminate excess dirt and oils from your pores.
- A word of caution, it can cause 'purging', a break out on the skin. This doesn't happen to everyone and it is temporary. Think of purging as your skin dumping its garbage.
2) Meadowfoam Seed Oil
This flower grows in Vancouver. The oil is made by crushing the seeds (called the cold press process).
- has some of the same acids found in Jojoba Oil, but has a lighter feel.
- It does not cause the 'purging' that occurs with Jojoba Oil.
- It does non-comedogenic (meaning that it will not clog pores).
- Contains powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant substances such as vitamin C and vitamin E, to help with the skin repair.
3) Borage Oil
Borage Oil is an amazing oil derived from cold-pressing the seeds of this blue flower.
- This oil contains stearic acid, which can with moisture retention, flexibility of the skin, and skin repair.
- The oleic acid offers moisturizing, cell regenerating, and softening to our skin. And the linoleic acid will help restore barrier function of our skin, and acts as an anti-inflammatory that can soothe dry skin and itchiness.
Borage contains one of the highest amount of GLA (gamma-Linolenic acid) found in plant oils. GLA helps with inflamed skin. It reduces inflammation, itchiness, and irritation to helps restore the skins natural barrier.
This oil also contains, Ferulic acid which is an anti-oxidant more powerful than Vitamin E. It can prevent skin aging, reducing age spots, and helps repair light and radiation induced damage.
4) Rosehip Oil
There are two types of Rosehip oil. One pressed from the fruit, the other pressed from the seeds. The Rosehip Oil, we use is pressed from the seeds. Rosehip Seed Oil, is a lighter oil with more GLA. Here are some additional benefits to Rosehip Seed Oil,
Rosehip Carrier Oil has skin brightening properties that help restore skin’s natural color and tone while lightening any unwanted dark blemishes. This is due to the natural beta-carotene found in its oil.
- Similar to Borage Oil, Rosehip Seed oil also contains GLA. This helps reduce inflammation, itchiness and general skin irritation.
- A word of caution!!! do not use Rosehip seed oil at 100%. This can cause aggravate acne in some people and cause a sensitivity to the sun. Rosehip seed oil should be used in a blended product.
5) Grapeseed Oil
This fruit is both delicious and great for your skin.
- Grapeseed Carrier Oil tightens and tones the skin, protects against sun damage, and reduces the appearance of blemishes, wrinkles, and stretch marks.
- Used on skin, Grapeseed Oil cleanses the pores and balances oil production, thereby reducing future acne breakouts.
- Used in hair, Grapeseed Carrier Oil contributes to its softness and smoothness while promoting its growth.
- Used medicinally, Grapeseed Carrier Oil boosts circulation and reduces the appearance of varicose veins and cellulite while soothing tired muscles and boosting immunity.
Check out our oils serums loaded with the good stuff!