Argan oil contains incredible skin reparative benefits without clogging the pores. For this reason its the holy grail for treating numerous skin conditions. The Vitamin E content helps to heal scars and smooth skin, and the natural regulating effect on the skin production of sebum makes Argan oil perfect for treating acne, breakouts and imbalanced skin conditions.
Avocado Oil is packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents that oil help your skin stay smooth, strong, and elastic. It great to calm and soothe irritated skin and hydrate and nourish dry skin. Avocado oil is said to diminish pore size and remove impurities from the skin over time.
Beeswax acts as a protective barrier from environmental attacks, while also holding in moisture and reducing dryness. This is one of the reasons beeswax is often used in lip balms. Unlike ingredients made from petroleum, however, beeswax doesn’t “suffocate” the skin, and won’t clog pores. Beeswax is a humectant, meaning it ‘attracts’ water. When you apply it to the skin, the wax will attract water molecules, helping your skin to stay hydrated. The wax is also known to temporarily soothe itching. If you suffer from dry, itching or sensitive skin, beeswax is the perfect ingredient for you.
Cocoa butter is an antioxidant powerhouse which help fight off free-radical damage to the skin.It is an incredible moisturiser, which is high in fatty acids that penetrate the skin for deep hydration. Cocoa butter is also an anti-inflammatory, and has been known to help skin irritations such as eczema and dermatitis. Some use it sparingly around the eyes as an effective anti-aging eye balm or on rough patches of the skin.
This oil is a world wide favourite known for its many amazing health benefits and nutritional properties. It smooth’s skin and deeply nourishes, revealing a fresh and glowing complexion. Coconut oil is a rich and heavy oil, because of this it is best used on skin that is not prone to acne or pimple breakouts. This oil is perfect for very dry skin types.
Coconut sugar is an unrefined sugar, made from boiling down sap from the coconut palm flower. It contains trace amounts of micronutrients like zinc and iron, and it’s fine texture will gently exfoliate the skin without leaving harmful residue that can clog the pores. Coconut Sugar scrubs are a beautiful natural way to soften, exfoliate and freshen up skin.
Frankincense has the ability to strengthen skin and improve its tone, elasticity, defense mechanisms against bacteria or blemishes, and appearance as someone ages. It helps tone and lift skin, reduces appearance of scars and acne, and heals wounds. It can also be beneficial for fading of stretch marks, surgery scars or marks associated with pregnancy, and for healing dry or cracked skin.
Hazelnut oil is known to fight bacterial infections such as breakouts, blackheads, whiteheads, acne & other skin conditions. It is also well known for being extremely moisturising and rejuvenating for the skin. As an extra benefit, it may provide UV protection due to its high antioxidant content.
Hemp seed oil
Hemp seed oil has incredible moisturising and skin conditions properties. It reduces inflammation and redness caused by acne and pimple breakouts, and is known as a beneficial treatment for eczema, psoriasis, and dry/itchy skin.
Jojoba oil is a holy grail for many skin condition treatments because it mimics the consistency of our own sebum. It absorbs well into the skin and has a light moisturising feel. Some skin types may experience a ‘purge’ of toxins as a result of using Jojoba, however this will come to pass within a few weeks, revealing clearer pores and brighter revitalised skin. Jojoba oil is also used to treat acne, psoriasis, and dry chapped skin. Because Jojoba is also an emollient; it soothes skin and unclogs hair cells (perfect for the back of thighs!)! It is also a very effective moisturiser and skin repairer!
Lavender Oil is an amazing oil for inflammations. It helps to soothe and heal irritated skin, and is a great oil for cleaning impurities. Lavenders natural antibacterial and antiseptic properties offer an ideal solution to acne prone or irritated skin, greatly reducing inflammation, bringing relief and healing. It is also used to treat other various skin challenges such as wrinkles, psoriasis, and other inflammatory conditions. It is commonly used to speed up the healing process of wounds, cuts, burns, and sunburns because it improves the formation of scar tissues.Lavender is very well known for its calming effect and doesn’t clog pores.
Macadamia Oil is rich in naturally occurring vitamin E and is hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic (meaning it’s great for sensitive skin, and acne/pimple prone skin). It contains squalene and oleic acid that assists with cell regeneration and is particularly useful for dry skin as it softens and moisturises. Its moisturizing benefits keep skin soft and nourished, especially when other active ingredients are added. This is because macadamia nut oil, like emu oil, acts as a vehicle to carry ingredients like essential oils deep into the dermal layer.
Neem oil is the perfect moisturising oil for acne prone skin due to its potent anti-bacterial properties. It aids in reducing inflammation, redness and irritation, whilst protecting, feeding and nourishing the skin.
The saponins contained in Oatmeal make it the perfect ingredient for removing excess oil and dirt from the body and face. Oatmeal has natural cleansing and exfoliating properties as well as strong anti-inflammatory properties and can be used to relieve itchy, uncomfortable skin. Oatmeal also helps with hydration because it is rich in lipids and proteins, locking in moisture and protecting the skin’s barrier function.
Olive oil contains potent anti-oxidents and squalene; a lipid that is also found in our skin cells. This is what makes Olive Oil the best all round nourishing and mousturising addition to a skincare regime. Olive oils has been shown to reduce signs of aging, smooth texture and tones, minimise inflammation and deeply hydrate dry skin conditions.
pumpkin seed oil
Pumpkin seed oil fights acne from the inside out due to it’s rich zinc and selenium content, however is now gaining popularity applied topically. It deeply hydrates, renews, and increases firmness of the skin, and it’s anti bacterial content may fight acne bacteria whilst also preventing scars.
(One of my favourite oils). Rosehip is known for its incredible ability to reverse hyper-pigmentation, ageing, sun damage, stretch marks and scars. It’s very high in anti-oxidents which improves, smooth’s and revitalises skin and skin texture.
Salt does an amazing job at smoothing rough skin on the body. Sea salt also offers a therapeutic, mineralization benefit, acting as a natural purifier that removes toxins that block the pores. It helps the skin breath easier, promotes better circulation and improves skin texture. The minerals in salt may help to promote circulation, reduce the inflammatory response and act as a detoxifying agent.
Sweet orange oil
Sweet Orange Oil is rich in vitamin C and antioxidants which helps to revive dry skin. (And an amazing added bonus: the sweet calming smell helps to relieve nervous disorders!!)