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11 Best Carrier Oils for Radiant Skin

While moisturizers, serums and creams are frequently highlighted as integral parts of a skincare regimen, carrier oils are a little bit less known. They’re natural oils that are extracted from plants, nuts or seeds that can be applied to the skin alone or mixed with essential oils. Carrier oils then “carry” the essential oil into your skin and deliver nourishing effects at the same time. Most carrier oils aren’t potent and are only lightly scented, therefore they don’t interfere with the essential oils.

What are the best carrier oils for my skin type?

There are many carrier oils, but you’ll want to figure out which is best for your skin type first. The Good Housekeeping Institute asked top dermatologists for everything you need to know about carrier oils, including which are best for use in skincare for every skin type so you’ll be on your way to having glowing and healthy skin. Used correctly, carrier oils can help lightly hydrate and seal moisture in skin.

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Apricot Kernel Oil

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According to Adebola Dele-Michael, M.D., a dermatologist in New York City, this is a safe go-to to use on your face, no matter what your skin type. Apricot kernel is made from apricot seeds and absorbs easily into skin. “It is very rich in vitamin A and nourishes the skin by keeping it hydrated,” she explains. Plus, it helps to soften and calm irritation, making it great for sensitive skin.

Argan Oil

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Argan is also a great carrier oil for the face, as it’s not too heavy or light, making it suitable for all skin types. “It’s rich in omega fatty acids, vitamin E, and linoleic acids,” explains Debra Jaliman, M.D., a dermatologist in NYC. “These work to lightly moisturize your skin, soften dry patches and help with rosacea.”

Rosehip Oil

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Rosehip oil has strong moisturizing properties. Rosehip oil also has vitamins A, C and E and “helps to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and discoloration,” Dr. Dele-Michael adds, making it a great anti-aging oil. It’s also known for its ability to penetrate deep into the skin, therefore boosting moisture and collagen levels.

Jojoba Oil

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Oily and acne-prone skin types can sparingly use jojoba oil, which has anti-inflammatory properties. “Jojoba oil is very similar to the oils we have naturally on our skin, so it helps balance out the skin,” Dr. Jaliman says. There is vitamin E in jojoba oil, which is an antioxidant that “blocks free radicals from the body and aids in slowing down the aging process,” Dr. Jaliman explains. It aids in minimizing wrinkles and keeping skin looking youthful.

Marula Oil

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Marula oil is ideal if you’re looking to reduce redness and hydrate skin. “This soothing oil is rich in omega fatty acids,” Dr. Jaliman says. “It’s not heavy, so you won’t feel greasy.” It is also high in antioxidants and amino acids, which makes it beneficial for dry and aging skin.

Grapeseed Oil

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Grapeseed oil comes from grape seeds and allows for easy absorption into skin, thanks to its lightweight properties. “The vitamin E in grapeseed oil may help lessen the appearance of acne scarring,” Dr. Jaliman explains. “The linoleic acid in this oil helps with acne because of its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties, so some people use it to treat breakouts.” It also improves moisture levels and keeps skin hydrated and plump due to its fatty acids.

Olive Oil

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“[Olive oil] contains antioxidants, such as vitamin E and polyphenols,” Dr. Jaliman explains. “When topically applied, it may help protect the skin from early aging and is super hydrating.” Olive oil is not recommended to use if you have acne-prone skin, as it is a heavier oil. But since it’s very moisturizing, olive oil is “an excellent option for those with dry skin,” Dr. Dele-Michael says.

Avocado Oil

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Similar to olive oil, avocado oil is heavy and thick. It is high in oleic acid, which is believed to help dry or damaged skin. It’s a good carrier for dry skin remedies and can be really soothing and hydrating for eczema or irritated skin, but if you have oily or acne-prone skin, you’ll want to stay away from using avocado oil as a carrier. It also contains vitamins A, D and E and helps to boost collagen production, which promotes elasticity and helps combat wrinkles.

Coconut Oil

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Coconut oil is packed with vitamin E, antioxidants and natural fatty acids that will help hydrate skin and nourish hair. But it’s definitely another one to avoid if you have acne-prone skin.

Sweet Almond Oil

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Packed with vitamin E and fatty acids, sweet almond oil is very moisturizing and penetrates deep into the skin quickly, making it a perfect match for dry skin. If you’re wary of highly nourishing oils on your complexion, start by using it as a body oil before trying it on your face. (Bonus: It smells amazing!).

How to use carrier oils for skincare

“Some essential oils can be a bit stronger than others, so you should always check which essential oils you should dilute and with which carrier oil you should dilute it with,” Dr. Jaliman says. “Dilution ratios depends on which carrier and essential oil you choose, so it’s best to check online when you have chosen the specific oils.” There are a variety of charts and calculators you can find to check how you should dilute certain oils.

Keep in mind that certain carrier oils can trigger allergic reactions and impact skin differently. If you’re unsure what carrier oil is the best option for you, be sure to ask your dermatologist for recommendations. Then, start by testing a small hidden patch of skin first to see how your skin responds.

Marielle Marlys
Marielle Marlys is a freelance writer at Good Housekeeping and Cosmopolitan.

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Everything You Need to Know About Beauty Oils

The Skin We’re In: Because sometimes beauty really is skin deep.

There’s no neutral stance on oils; everyone has an opinion. A quick Google search on beauty oils reveals the breadth of the spectrum. “Better than any moisturizer ever!” reads one review. “Has caused a major setback in my progress in controlling my breakouts,” writes another customer — about the same product. And then there are the people who like to warn that some oils, particularly mineral oil, will make you sick. To thoroughly understand how oils actually affect your hair, face, and body, the Cut talked to dermatologist Dr. Elizabeth Tanzi and celebrity facialist Joanna Vargas. Read on for ten key takeaways.

1. You cannot moisturize your skin with an oil.

Moisturizing with an oil is like sitting in a car while it’s raining and expecting to get wet: It will never happen. To understand, let’s deconstruct a product that actually moisturizes — a lotion — and its three major umbrella ingredients: humectants, occlusives, and emollients. Humectants are ingredients that draw water (from the air and from the lotion) into skin and in turn, hydrate skin cells. The most popular and effective humectants are glycerin and hyaluronic acid. On the other hand, emollient ingredients soften skin. And instead of hydrating, occlusive ingredients trap humectants and emollients onto your skin, so your skin can stay hydrated and soft throughout the day. Now here’s the important part: oils can function as an occlusive and as an emollient, but never as a humectant. As Dr. Tanzi explains, “They put a sealant on your skin by coating the top layer. This is different from pulling in water and hydrating skin.”

2. There’s only one way to really benefit from an oil.

Save oil for the final step of your skin-care routine. If you apply oil first, any moisturizer that follows won’t be able to fully penetrate the oil barrier; it’s like applying lotion over a wet suit. Remember, oils are only the gatekeepers, not producers, of hydration, so load up on humectants first, and then pile on the oil afterward to keep moisture from escaping.

3. Yes, oils will clog your pores.

But not all oils. Vargas warns that mineral oil is a chronic offender, and Dr. Tanzi adds that olive oil and the oil du jour, coconut, easily clog pores, too. So which oils don’t cause breakouts? The answer depends on you. Though there are oils that are less likely to irritate, like marula and argan, your unique genetic skin makeup will determine your oil tolerance. It’s annoying to admit, but trial and error is your best bet at determining what will work for you.

This lighweight oil comes with a sunflower and jojoba oil blend.

4. Oils are filled with good-for-your-skin antioxidants.

Oils are naturally replete with vitamins that repair and protect. Vargas and Dr. Tanzi both agree that argan, though pricey, is especially concentrated in vitamins A and E, which work to smooth fine lines and soften skin, respectively. There’s up to four times more vitamin C in marula oil, an antioxidant that fights hyperpigmentation, than in an orange. Sunflower oil is also high in vitamin E. Another great option: rosehip oil, which is padded with vitamin C. “It’s amazing for protection against environmental damage,” says Vargas. “I have it in my Rejuvenating Serum.”

Josie Maran’s argan oil is a global best seller.

5. There’s an oil that specifically treats acne-prone skin.

Dr. Tanzi recommends tea tree oil for acne-prone skin, and for good reason. Scientific evidence proves its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, which in turn, kill acne bacteria and reduce the size of pimples. However, you’ll need to proceed with caution. Tea tree oil may irritate skin, so it’s better to test it on an inconspicuous area first.

This out-of-this-world oil uses both tea tree oil and salicylic acid to clear up skin.

6. For the driest skin, reach for the heaviest, most occlusive oils.

Vargas says to look out for avocado and sweet-almond oils, which are notably fatty and rich. “Sunflower-seed oil is a potential as well,” says Dr. Tanzi, “though that can be a little greasy.”

7. Facial oils should be lighter than the robust ones used on your body.

Look out for quick-drying oils like grapeseed, apricot kernel, argan, and marula, which are ideal for most skin types. Even people with oily skin can use oil. “Jojoba tells the body to stop overproducing sebum, thus controlling oily skin,” explains Vargas.

Nuxe’s spray oil dries on skin in a flash.

8. It doesn’t really matter what kind of oil you use on your hair.

Vargas says that avocado, jojoba, argan, and almond are all great, but more importantly, you’ll need to focus on how much oil you use and where you put it. Start with a small amount — only a drop or two — and work it through your ends to seal in moisture and shine as the last step in your routine. Even if your hair is fine, a tiny amount of oil can dramatically boost its luster. If your hair is thick and dry, consider this: Coat your hair from mid-shaft to ends before stepping into the shower. Shampoo and condition like you normally would. The oil will protect your hair from the drying effects of shampoo.

9. Mineral oil may not kill you, but it’s still pretty much crap.

Vargas agrees. “Fifty years ago, it was a common ingredient in products because we just didn’t know any better. However, now, with so many wonderful oils available to us, it is outdated.”

10. Oils are good for cleaning, too.

It’s strange to imagine that the same ingredient that seals in moisture can also clean, but it’s true. Vargas explains that “oil cleansers break up makeup on the face in a gentle way instead of stripping the skin, so skin won’t feel irritated after.” A few swirls around your face, and presto!

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What You Should Know Before Using a Trendy New Face Oil

The basic idea is that putting an oil on your face will help supplement the natural oils your skin is (or isn’t) producing in an effort to add moisture to your skin and help repair the barrier that keeps that moisture in. Depending on the type of oil—jojoba, maracuja, coconut, argan, tea tree, etc.—the oil may naturally have other purported benefits, like anti-inflammatory or antioxidant properties, but those are bonuses. The biggest benefit that comes with an oil is the moisturizing benefit.

So, how do moisturizers work? There are essentially three ways a moisturizer can increase the water level in your skin.

First, humectants, such as glycerin, are often found in moisturizers and actually add water back to the skin, John G. Zampella, M.D., assistant professor in the Ronald O. Perelman department of dermatology at NYU Langone Health, tells SELF. They can attract water molecules and draw them into the skin. These are inherently hydrating. Interestingly, oils don’t typically fall into this category.

The other types of moisturizers are emollients (which are used to soften and strengthen the outer layer of skin by filling in the spaces between skin cells) and occlusives (which act like sealants to keep water in). In general, oils fall into the occlusive and emollient categories, Jeremy A. Brauer, M.D., a New York–based dermatologist, tells SELF.

“Most oils that are applied to the skin end up forming more of a protective barrier on its surface, rather than actually penetrating the skin,” Dr. Hollmig agrees. So, although oils are moisturizing and may indirectly increase the amount of hydration in the skin, they are not technically hydrating.

The crucial factor here is the size of the fatty acid molecules that make up the oil. If they’re too big to get through the skin barrier, they sit on top and act as occlusives. If they’re small enough to get through, they may be able to penetrate to deeper layers and strengthen the stratum corneum. For instance, research suggests that jojoba oil and argan oil can actually help repair the skin barrier.

Plus, some oils come with other benefits, such as antioxidants or anti-inflammatory properties, that might make them beneficial for certain skin concerns. Whether or not an oil is the best choice for that issue is another question.

Different face oils claim to combat different skin concerns—and it’s not always about hydration.

“The problem with a lot of these oils is there’s like a new flavor of the week every week,” Dr. Zampella says. “There’s a new oil that somebody’s trying out on their skin all the time, so there’s just not a lot of data to say this definitely works for this or that.”

There are some oils that we know more about than others, he says. Tea tree oil, for instance, has been shown to have some antibacterial and antifungal properties that can be useful for acne and seborrheic dermatitis, SELF explained previously. And rose hip oil is often touted as having antioxidant benefits.

So, even though the biggest benefit you might get from using an oil would be moisturizing, some oils are marketed as having other benefits. But every single oil product hasn’t been researched—and your derm probably isn’t going to recommend tea tree oil or rose hip as a first-line treatment over something like, say, a salicylic acne medication or topical retinoid that’s been in clinical trials and proven to work in a specific formula.

Oils may be appealing to some consumers because they’re touted as being “natural” or because they may be more accessible than whatever a dermatologist recommended. And, of course, those are valid reasons to use a product. But when we’re talking about treating or managing specific skin conditions, there’s almost always a product that has more peer-reviewed research or clinical trials behind it.

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Those with acne-prone skin may see significant improvement in their complexion by incorporating essential oils into their skin-care routine.

Offering a natural blemish-fighting treatment, the best essential oils for acne boast potent anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, allowing them to not only reduce the size and redness of active breakouts, but also successfully remove acne-causing agents from the pores to prevent future blemishes from forming. Additionally, using essential oils in skin care benefits those with oily skin thanks to their sebum-absorbing abilities, another essential acne-fighting factor. Beyond the realms of acne prevention, they also stimulate the skin’s natural regeneration process and help fade acne scars and discoloration, creating a brighter and more even complexion.

What to know before using the best essential oils for acne

Like with any new skin-care product or ingredient, it’s highly recommended to perform a patch test before applying your chosen essential oil directly to your face, especially if you’ve decided to use it as a spot treatment or have known skin sensitivities. This will ensure that your skin isn’t irritated by the essential oil and guarantee a successful acne treatment.

Essential oils are also known for their dense oil composition, which may result in the clogging of the pores in some users. As a general rule of thumb, it’s always best to combine your essential oil with water or carrier oils such as jojoba oil or rosehip seed oil in order to effectively dilute it without hindering its efficacy. This dilution process will also help minimize irritation as well.

Below, explore the best essential oils for acne that will help you combat acne in all of its forms.

Lavender

Suitable for all skin types, lavender essential oil makes for an excellent solution to fading acne scars thanks to its regenerative effect on the skin. In addition to stimulating cell renewal, this essential oil, which is commonly associated with instilling feelings of calmness, also boasts anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties to help reduce redness and prevent acne-causing agents from causing future breakouts. Implement it into your skin care routine with Vitruvi’s Organic Lavender Essential Oil.

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Rosemary

For those with oily complexions, rosemary essential oil helps regulate sebum production in the skin, which simultaneously prevents the clogging of your pores as it helps keep breakouts, inflammation and infection at bay. This multipurpose essential oil can also be applied to the scalp to stimulate hair growth as well. Implement it into your beauty routine with Gya Labs’ Rosemary Essential Oil.

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Peppermint

Renowned for its antibacterial and antiseptic properties, peppermint essential oil aids in the cleansing of acne-causing bacteria from the skin and provides an excellent defense against the formation of future pimples. Additionally, it delivers relief from irritation and inflammation, making it a natural remedy for dry, itchy skin types. Implement it into your skin care routine with Artizen’s Peppermint Essential Oil.

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Tea Tree Oil

Commonly used to treat wounds, tea tree essential oil effectively treats and clears acne at the same level of intensity as popular blemish-fighting ingredients such as benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid without causing dryness or irritation. Ideal for balancing your skin’s sebum production, this powerful essential oil also boasts impressive antiseptic properties and helps clear the pores of acne-causing bacteria, fungi and more. Implement it into your skin care routine with Healing Solutions Tea Tree Essential Oil.

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Grapefruit

Delivering a potent dose of collagen-stimulating vitamin C into your acne-fighting regimen, grapefruit essential oil not only helps promote a brighter complexion but plays a significant role in fading discoloration and clearing breakouts thanks to its antioxidant-rich composition. Implement it into your skin-care routine with Cliganic’s Organic Grapefruit Essential Oil.

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Lemon

A powerful acne fighter thanks to its oil-absorbing abilities, lemon essential oil acts as a balancing toner for those with oily, acne-prone skin while also restoring its natural radiance. Implement it into your skin-care routine with Plant Therapy’s Lemon Essential Oil.

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Sandalwood

Gentle enough for those with sensitive skin, sandalwood essential oil boasts potent anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antioxidant properties that may benefit those prone to cystic acne breakouts. Its oil composition allows it to penetrate deep into the skin, making it successful at preventing the formation of surface-level acne pustules or papules. Implement it into your skin-care routine with Gya Labs’ Sandalwood Essential Oil.

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Carrot Seed

Rich in anti-inflammatory beta-caryophyllene and cell-regenerating vitamin A, carrot seed essential oil has been found to reduce the size and appearance of breakouts and acne scars in the skin. Doubling as an effective skin moisturizer, this versatile essential oil also replenishes missing hydration while imparting a healthy glow. Implement it into your skin-care routine with Plant Therapy’s Carrot Seed Essential Oil.

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Cypress

Cypress essential oil fortifies any existing acne-prone skin care regimen with its sebum-absorbing properties, which allows it to effectively soak up excess oil from the pores and prevent future breakouts. Implement it into your skin-care routine with Esslux’s Cypress Essential Oil.

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Frankincense

A centuries-old remedy for healing wounds, frankincense essential oil aids in the repair of the connective tissue in the skin and boasts powerful anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and irritation-alleviating benefits. In addition to aiding in the reduction and prevention of acne, it also has a rejuvenating effect on the skin, making it excellent for boosting radiance. Implement it into your skin-care routine with Handcraft Blend’s Frankincense Essential Oil.

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Patchouli

Highly sought after for its invigorating aroma, patchouli essential oil aids in the production of cell tissue and the repair of dry, inflamed skin. For those with acne-prone skin, it will help accelerate the clearing of your breakouts and acne scars while its antibacterial properties remove all traces of future acne-causing agents. Implement it into your skin-care routine with Sun Essential Oils’ Patchouli Essential Oil.

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The 3 Best Oils for Oily Skin

If shaving really makes the hair grow back thicker and darker, let’s just say most razor companies would be out of business. While many common beauty myths have been dispelled, some continue to linger like a bad perfume.

Take facial oils for example, and the claims that putting oil on your face will make it oilier and more prone to breakouts: is this myth or fact?

Contrary to popular belief, facial oil is one of the best treatments for any skin type – including oily skin. Using an oil can replenish your skin’s natural oils, which can keep oil levels balanced and breakouts at bay.

We’re here to debunk some common myths about facial oils, the best oils for oily skin, and the benefits of using these wondrous beauty elixirs.

The Benefits of Facial Oil for Oily Skin

We understand that using a facial oil on oily skin sounds paradoxical and well, terrifying! Is it a slippery slope into an acne apocalypse, or are facial oils simply misunderstood and actually skin-friendly?

Let’s start with what happens when skin has too little oil. If skin is deprived of natural oils, it will go into overproduction mode to make up for a lack of sebum. Drying out oily skin by skipping moisturization and using harsh, stripping ingredients will actually lead to breakouts, acne, and even more oil.

If you’re using the correct oil for your skin, it can help replenish your natural facial oils, which can keep levels balanced and breakouts at bay. Some facial oils can even target excess oil, and help to slough away dead skin cells that might clog pores.

Using a facial oil for oily skin types creates an occlusive layer to seal in moisture, keeping it hydrated and plump. These ultra-luxe elixirs provide anti-inflammatory and antibacterial benefits, which can help reduce the redness and sensitivity of acne while diminishing post-breakout discoloration. Facial oils also provide an extra sealant of protection, and can transform skin from dull to dazzling.

The 3 Best Oils for Oily Skin

Lucky for your skin, no two oils are alike – that means there’s plenty of hope for oily skin in search of treatment! If you want to reap all the potential benefits of using a facial oil, you’ll need to choose one that’s formulated specifically to your skin type.

So, what kind of facial oils should you choose and why? You’ll want to use lighter oils that can be absorbed quickly and easily into your skin, so there’s no pore-clogging residue left to torment your complexion. Look for oils with a smaller molecular size: argan, squalane, and jojoba oils do the trick. If the molecular structure of an oil is too big, it won’t be able to penetrate the top layer of your skin.

Without further ado, here are the top 3 best oils for skin:

Jojoba Oil
Ultra lightweight jojoba oil can help balance your own oil production without leaving behind a greasy residue. In fact, it’s the top choice for mimicking your skin’s own sebum. This similarity can essentially fool our bodies into producing less oil, meaning less chance for breakouts.

Jojoba oil can also be very beneficial for acne prone skin since it is non-comedogenic, meaning it won’t clog your pores. Thanks to jojoba oil’s small molecular size, it’s able to penetrate deeper layers of the skin. This can help carry along active ingredients like retinol and vitamin C to combat breakouts and acne.

To help regulate sebum production, try adding jojoba oil after a lightweight moisturizer. You only need a few drops of this holy grail of facial oils to do the job.

Olive Squalane
Olive squalane replenishes skin’s moisture barrier and leaves skin plump and hydrated. The texture is super-light, non-greasy, and absorbs well into the skin.

Squalane’s non-comedogenic quality is useful for balancing sebum production and regulating excess oil production in oily or acne-prone skin types. Even oily skin types can benefit from squalane – especially if they’ve been stripped by drying acne products.

As for using squalene oil for oily skin, it can be used daily to maintain light moisture levels. Try using a few drops of this beauty elixir, or add to a lightweight moisturizer.

Argan Oil
We’ve seen it, heard about it, but don’t really know what secret skin weapons lie in argan oil. Not only does the vitamin E in argan oil act as an anti-inflammatory for irritated or sensitive skin, it may also bring balance to your skin’s sebum levels.

Combine the skin-soothing benefits of vitamin E with the powerful antioxidants in argan oil, and you’ve got a “liquid gold” love potion for fighting acne and fading acne scars. “Argan oil is rich in oleic acid, which can improve skin permeability and assist with other ingredients penetrating the skin barrier,” says Susie Wang, expert skin care chemist and co-founder of 100% PURE™. Now we’re true believers!

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Intensive Nourishing Facial Oil
Our Nourishing Facial Oil is lightweight, making it a friendly choice for oily skin. This wonderfully silky oil moisturizes without leaving a heavy, greasy feeling behind. So why is it so good for you in the first place? The main ingredient in this formula is grapeseed oil. It’s an amazing antimicrobial oil that helps fend off acne-causing bacteria.

Grapeseed oil also contains an omega-6 fatty acid called linoleic acid. Your skin barrier is composed of tons of fatty acids and lipids that help your skin retain moisture naturally. Linoleic acid is one of the most prominent. Without them, you would develop a compromised skin barrier. In fact, studies show that acneic skin usually lacks this particular omega-6. That’s why oils rich in linoleic acid are great for oily or acne-prone types!

Working alongside grapeseed oil are blackcurrant and rosemary oils. We love using antioxidants like blackcurrant, which is rich in flavonoids and polyphenols. The rich pigment and strong flavor of these berries is proof of their impressive nutrient profile! This potent ingredient works to help boost UV protection and protect from free radicals found in pollution, smoke, and other environmental stressors.

Multi-Vitamin + Antioxidants Facial Oil
Our favorite part about this nighttime facial oil is the fact that it’s infused with tons of antioxidants. Think vitamin E, vitamin C, vitamin D3, coenzyme Q10, and retinol. Not only are you getting these potent concentrations of free radical fighters, you’re getting oils rich in vitamins and skin barrier protectors. Rosehip seed oil and green tea oil are just two examples of antioxidant-rich oils in this formula.

A common objection is that vitamin C and retinol shouldn’t be formulated together. While certain kinds of vitamin C contain a different pH than retinol, tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate is the form of vitamin C we use in this oil. It’s a much gentler, more stable version compared to ascorbic acid. It’s also oil-soluble so you don’t have to deal with any weird or grainy textures.

Honorable Mentions for Oily Skin

Although these facial oils may not have landed a spot in our top 3 best oils for skin, they’re still major players in the natural beauty scene with some amazing benefits. Let’s find out who these gems are and unlock their skin-loving benefits.

Tea Tree Oil
You can’t miss this oil: its crisp, herbal scent can reach the moon – and so can its benefits. This light, non-comedogenic oil is ideal for acne-prone skin due to its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. It can kill bacteria that live in oily regions of pores on your face to help eliminate those pesky, painful acne bumps.

If you have sensitive skin, you’ll need to be mindful how you’re using tea tree oil. It’s a potent essential oil – hence its mighty acne skin-fighting properties – and will therefore need to be diluted in a carrier oil.

Marula Oil
Marula oil is a lightweight, fast-absorbing, and antioxidant-rich beauty elixir that may have well fallen from the hands of skin care gods. Marula oil is always a great choice for acne-prone skin since it’s light in texture, kills acne-causing bacteria, and won’t clog pores.

Add a few drops of facial oil to your moisturizer, or apply the oil and layer a lightweight moisturizer over once it’s absorbed.

Green Tea Oil
If its skin and health benefits are as over-the-moon wonderful as drinking its liquid counterpart, green tea oil is invited to the party anytime! As we know, excess oil or stripping your skin of its natural oils can clog pores and lead to breakouts. The polyphenols and EGCG, a main catechin or polyphenol in green tea, are effective in controlling sebum production and breakouts.

Green tea oil’s antibacterial properties help tame bacteria that can live in oily pores, which causes painful acne bumps. EGCG is responsible for that antimicrobial activity – it’s a true multitasker and a prized skin care gem!

Hopefully, we’ve calmed your mind and cleansed it of any myths preventing you from using facial oils for your oily skin type. Simply adding a few drops can do major wonders for your skin. No myths, just facts, and the rest is for you to unlock the ultimate skin care secrets of facial oils.

The 4 Best Carrier Oils For Skin

Though essential oils might get all of the attention, it’s carrier oils that do the heavy lifting when it comes to creating DIY skin care products. According to certified aromatherapist Sharon Falsetto, with whom Bustle spoke for this article, the best carrier oils for skin will be cold-pressed, since the way an oil is processed is what dictates its eventual therapeutic benefits. Cold-pressed carrier oils are rich in nutrients like linoleic acid, linolenic acid, oleic acid, and omega fatty acids, which are all really good for your skin. That means, in addition to being used to create DIY beauty products, you can also use them as moisturizers and apply them directly onto your hair/nails/skin.

That said, finding the right carrier oil for your skin can be challenging, as each body responds in its own unique way, Nova Covington, CEO of Goddess Garden Organics, tells Bustle. For her brand’s products, she relies heavily on her favorite carrier oil, jojoba oil, but she suggests people always do a patch test on the inside of their elbow before using a new carrier oil, essential oil, or, for that matter, any new skin care product in general. Also be aware that some essential oils are not safe for the skin, even when diluted with a carrier oil, so be sure to do your research before using an essential oil anywhere on your body! (For a list of skin-safe essential oils, read here).

To get you started, below are four of the best carrier oils for your skin, whether you plan on using them for DIY beauty projects or as all-over moisturizers.

1. The Overall Best Carrier Oil For Skin

Why award jojoba oil (simmondsia chinensis) with the distinction of being the best carrier oil for your skin?Because jojoba is one of the carrier oils that’s the most similar to the sebum our skin naturally produces, Covington says. In addition to being highly moisturizing, it also has a long shelf life and holds fragrance from essential oils particularly well. Falsetto adds that it’s a safe choice for most skin types, including those that are sensitive or prone to acne.

This particular jojoba oil is USDA certified organic and Non GMO Project verified, in addition to being cold-pressed and unrefined. Choose from a 4-ounce bottle with a dropper, or a huge 16-ounce bottle with a handy pump top.

2. The Best Carrier Oil For Sensitive Skin

Though both the experts stress that each person responds differently to carrier oils, Falsetto says that a good, noncomedogenic carrier oil is evening primrose (oenthera biennis) oil, which is especially gentle and nourishing. Though most of the carrier oils on this list should be completely safe for use on sensitive skin, this one is perhaps the most foolproof choice when you’re ordering online.

3. The Best Carrier Oil For Acne-Prone Skin

For clients who are prone to breakouts, Falsetto likes to start out with a lightweight carrier oil such as sunflower (helanthius annuus) oil. Be sure to purchase cold-pressed sunflower oil, not the hot-pressed sunflower oil you see in grocery stores, because one pressed at high heat will lose many of its therapeutic benefits, she says.

4. The Best Carrier Oil For Uneven Skin

Rosehip oil (rosa canina) is another good choice for people who are prone to breakouts, but honestly, with so many skin care benefits, it’s a great oil for anyone. This carrier oil is rich in fatty acids, antioxidants, and vitamin A, and it’s also known to reduce hyperpigmentation and increase skin cell turnover, which will be especially beneficial if you’re trying to achieve a smoother, more even-looking complexion.

Experts:

Sharon Falsetto, founder of Sedona Aromatics, the Garden School and Chief Editor of the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA) Journal.

Nova Covington, CEO of Goddess Garden Organics.

6 Essential Oils for Dry Skin

For centuries many cultures have looked to essential oils to enhance their daily lives, perform religious rites, support wellness, and wear as perfumes. Not only are essential oils extremely versatile but many also contain naturally occurring constituents that are practically made for one particular usage: beautifying the skin.

Unlike skin care products that rely on harsh and synthetic ingredients, essential oils use their natural properties to brighten, smooth, and moisturize the appearance of skin in a way that leaves you feeling perfectly pampered.

Check out some of our skincare favorites to get your glow on!


1. Lavender

Lavender essential oil is the perfect place to start and a must-have in every home. This popular essential oil soothes and nourishes all skin types and is easy to incorporate into your skin care regimen every day.

  • Add a drop to your hand, mix with facial moisturizer, and treat your skin to a mini facial massage.
  • Make a basic homemade body scrub by combining coconut oil, sugar, and Lavender oil. Start with 3–4 drops and gradually add more as desired.
  • Create a spa-like retreat by combining 1 cup Epsom salt and 4 drops Lavender and adding to a hot bath.

2. Frankincense

Frankincense essential oil has been sought after since ancient times for its many benefits, including its rejuvenating and beautifying properties. Great for all skin types—but especially beneficial for mature complexions—this luxurious oil helps moisturize and smooth the skin.

  • Boost your skin’s radiance by massaging a drop of Frankincense into facial skin after cleansing, followed by applying your regular moisturizers.
  • Add a few drops to your face cream or body lotion and rub directly into skin.
  • Massage into the skin on hands and feet after a long day to restore skin’s texture.

3. Cedarwood

Great for smoothing and nourishing all skin types, Cedarwood essential oil is a very versatile oil with a rich, woodsy aroma. Because this oil also benefits hair, it’s a great choice for nourishing skin on the scalp.

  • Smooth skin on the face or body by adding a few drops Cedarwood to your favorite lotions.
  • Add 3–4 drops to a bowl of hot water. Cover your head and the bowl with a towel and breathe deeply and slowly for several minutes to open pores and enjoy the calming aroma. Follow up with a facial massage that includes 1 drop of Cedarwood oil.
  • Mix 5–6 drops of Cedarwood with a small amount of coconut or argan oil. Massage into your scalp 30–60 minutes before showering, then wash and rinse hair as normal.

4. Tea Tree

Traditionally used in skin care products for its cleansing properties, Tea Tree essential oil is great for all skin types but is especially suited for use on oily skin.

  • Use as a spot treatment by placing a drop on the end of a cotton swab and dabbing lightly onto targeted areas of the face.
  • Add 1–2 drops to your daily application of shampoo to nourish your scalp. Lather shampoo into hair and scalp, let sit a few minutes while enjoying its cool, tingly sensation, and then rinse.

5. Geranium

Geranium essential oil is a popular choice to help smooth and tone skin. This essential oil is great for all skin types, but it’s especially beneficial for skin that’s either oily or dry.

  • Add a few drops of this essential oil to a DIY face mask or use it during a stress-reducing facial massage.
  • Add 4–5 drops to a water bottle with 2 ounces of water. Spritz lightly over skin for a refreshing, revitalizing effect.

6. Ylang Ylang

Known for its sweet floral fragrance, Ylang Ylang essential oil also helps moisturize and revitalize skin. This uplifting essential oil is great for all skin types, but it especially benefits dry or mature complexions.

  • Add several drops into a carrier oil, such as V-6™ Enhanced Vegetable Oil Complex, and incorporate into a relaxing massage at the end of the day.
  • Add 2–3 drops to your bathwater.
  • Add a few drops to your face cream or body lotion and rub directly into skin.

What essential oil skin care tips are you most excited to try?

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Natural products nourish the skin as well as expensive lotions and creams with a rich composition. We will tell you what oils can replace skincare cosmetics.

Features of body oils

Unlike lotions containing a large amount of water, natural oils are less readily absorbed.Preservatives are added to most body products so that bacteria do not multiply in them, and there is nothing superfluous in the oils. They do not penetrate the skin with water, but create a layer on its surface. Lotions are more suitable for oily skin, as they provide light hydration, and oils can cope even with severe dryness, including on the elbows and knees. For maximum effect, apply to damp skin.

In recent years, the cosmetics market has been actively developing, experts are increasingly turning to organic products that do not contain harmful impurities. Rajani Katta, M.D., assistant professor and certified dermatologist at Baylor College of Medicine, believes natural oils are popular because they rarely cause allergic reactions and are very effective.

Coconut oil

Copra-derived oil is known for its nutritional properties. He has many uses: in cooking, cosmetology and for cleaning the house. Coconut oil has antibacterial properties, so it can be used as an alternative to topical antibiotics, promotes wound healing and works as an antioxidant.It moisturizes well and removes flaking. The scent of coconut oil is associated with a holiday in paradise islands. Sanil Chulukuri, MD and founder of Refresh Dermatology, claims that coconut oil is high in essential fatty acids and antioxidants, but it clogs pores, so people with oily skin are better off ditching it for other options.

Almond oil

Popular cosmetic ingredient with mild soothing properties. It helps prevent moisture loss, making it suitable for hair, body and face. Almond oil contains vitamin E, which protects against ultraviolet radiation and premature aging. It does this by reducing, firstly, DNA damage, and secondly, the amount of chemical structural changes in the skin caused by the sun’s rays. A study of 160 women confirmed that almond oil helps prevent the appearance of stretch marks on the skin, relieves itching and redness. Moreover, it can be used for massage and make-up removal.

Evening primrose oil

This oil also has a more prosaic name – donkey, because the petals of the flower from which it is obtained resemble donkey ears. The peculiarity of this plant is that its flowering period lasts less than a day. Evening primrose oil helps with long-term systematic use. It contains high concentration of omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids and has good anti-inflammatory properties. Primrose oil fights acne, strengthens the skin’s lipid barrier, retains moisture, regulates oil production and prevents infections. It is suitable for external and internal use and is also sold as a non-medicinal food supplement.

Olive oil

This oil usually does not cause allergies, but virgin varieties should be preferred. Olives contain vitamins A, E, D and K.Research published in the journal Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology confirms its high moisturizing qualities. Creams, lotions and soaps are created on the basis of olive oil for gentle cleansing of the skin. It neutralizes the action of free radicals, preventing early skin aging and the appearance of wrinkles, and also protects against sunburn, softens, fights bacteria and has exfoliating properties. Try making a natural olive oil scrub by mixing it with salt or sugar.In addition, olive oil is beneficial to apply after sun exposure: scientists have conducted experiments, which have led to the conclusion that olive oil is especially beneficial for the skin after sun exposure.

Grape seed oil

Grape seed oil is less fatty than most popular oils used in cosmetology. It is easily absorbed, while it is saturated with fatty acids and contains vitamin E.According to an article published in the journal Nutrition and Metabolic Insights, grape seed oil has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. It is used less frequently for the skin than, for example, jojoba and olive oil, but it is also high in antioxidants. The product provides cleansing and combats bacteria that cause irritation and acne. Grape seed oil is used to soften and increase the elasticity of the skin. Research has shown that this is an excellent deep hydration product that does not cause allergies.

Cocoa butter

This butter is made from cocoa beans and is used for making desserts. But it can also be a great beauty product. Cocoa butter has been used medicinally since the Mayan and Aztec times, and modern scientists confirm that it helps maintain healthy skin and prevent stretch marks. Cocoa butter contains fatty acids and is excellent for moisturizing. It is a suitable product for increasing elasticity and creating a protective barrier on the skin.The photochemical compounds in cocoa butter increase blood flow, thereby slowing down blood aging. The use of the product helps to smooth out fine wrinkles and protects against the harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation. A separate bonus is a subtle sweet aroma that uplifts the mood.

Jojoba oil

This oil is made from the seeds of a shrub plant. Jojoba has good moisturizing properties.It helps protect the skin from germs and fungi. Laboratory tests confirm that jojoba oil kills certain types of bacteria that cause salmonella and candidiasis. In addition, it is non-comedogenic and contains a lot of vitamin E, which works as an antioxidant. Jojoba oil helps fight oxidative stress caused by the harmful effects of toxins. It is hypoallergenic and regulates the production of sebum, as it does not activate the sweat glands when applied. Studies have shown that applying antioxidants to the skin promotes the production of collagen, a protein found in all body tissues.

Sunflower oil

Not only exotic extracts can help to make the skin beautiful. Common sunflower oil also has many health benefits. For example, it contains many vitamins A and E, which, like other oils, protect the skin and promote wound healing. These substances act as antioxidants and help get rid of acne and inflammation caused by bacteria.Sunflower oil is light and non-greasy, so it is quickly absorbed and does not clog pores. It is ideal for sensitive skin as a natural moisturizer. The only drawback of unrefined sunflower oil is a rich culinary smell, which many do not like, unlike, for example, the subtle coconut aroma. However, sunflower oil is great for home treatments. A small study on 19 volunteers showed that sunflower oil moisturizes the skin better than olive oil and maintains the integrity of the top layer.

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Anti-wrinkle face oil – basic and essential

Every woman sooner or later faces the appearance of wrinkles on her face. However, the inevitability of this is still not an obstacle to the desire to remain forever young. Moreover, there are anti-wrinkle essential oils that help maintain skin firmness and elasticity for longer.

Thanks to natural ingredients, each type of oil carries a special value. Some oils help fight wrinkles, while others nourish and moisturize the skin, giving it a healthy complexion. To get the desired effect, you need to start using them as early as possible. Let’s take a look at the most popular and effective cosmetic oils that are used to preserve youthfulness and beauty of the skin.

The best oils for the face against wrinkles

Almond

Unique cosmetics and aromatic compositions are created on the basis of almond oil.It is also used as a self-contained anti-aging mask. After all, it consists of 70% oleic acid, as well as phytosterols, vitamins K and E, which contribute to rejuvenation and smoothing of wrinkles under the eyes.

It should be applied daily, with light touches with claps, to places where age-related changes have already become noticeable. The skin receives the necessary hydration and nutrition, so it retains its elasticity for a long time.

Wheat germ oil

Oil is an effective treatment for all skin types.It helps to get rid of oily sheen, moisturize and nourish the skin, effectively tightens the epidermis and smoothes wrinkles. Also protects the skin from UV exposure.

The benefits of wheat germ oil are expressed in the stimulation of metabolic processes and blood circulation, which is very important for the metabolic and regenerative process. Regular use of the oil helps to restore the protective functions of the skin, restore its elasticity and even out the complexion. At the same time, it will significantly slow down aging, help get rid of blackheads, narrow pores and cleanse the surface of the epidermis.

Due to its high viscosity, the oil is recommended to be combined with light oils (1: 3). Suitable for pink, peach, apricot. It is not recommended to mix in a metal container. Face masks should be left on the skin for up to 30 minutes, otherwise burns will remain.

Sea buckthorn

The healing properties of sea buckthorn oil have long been known in folk medicine, because with its help you can easily get rid of inflammation, tighten wounds, remove dryness and flaking. That is why sea buckthorn oil is so valuable for anti-aging care. With its help, you can get rid of not only the first wrinkles, but also smooth out the creases on the skin. The components contained in sea buckthorn are able to penetrate deep into the skin and start the body’s regeneration processes.

It is not recommended to use it in its pure form, since a high concentration of natural components in it can have the opposite effect. Therefore, it is best to add sea buckthorn oil for face and body to creams or mix with lotions.

Linseed

An effective oil for the care of more mature skin, because, due to its mineral and vitamin complexes (phosphorus, vitamins A, E, group B), it is able to start the processes of skin regeneration. Daily use will give a positive result in the fight against fine wrinkles and at the same time add elasticity, firmness and radiance to even the most exhausted skin. When buying, one should take into account not only the individual characteristics and portability of the components, but also the method of manufacture of this product. It is best to choose cold pressing, which allows you to preserve all the beneficial properties of the seed.

Linseed oil should be applied to the entire surface, except for the area around the eyes. After 10-15 minutes, wash off the remaining oil with warm water. With its bactericidal properties, it is able to soothe and moisturize the skin by replenishing the need for nutrients.

Avocado oil

Avocado oil contains a large amount of vitamins, minerals, trace elements, and also contains zinc, potassium, calcium.The concentration of healthy unsaturated fats and acids in it is significantly higher than that of olive oil. It has nourishing, antibacterial, moisturizing and regenerating properties. Prevents premature aging and restores the skin’s lost elasticity.

Vitamins A, C, E help to overcome all the changes caused by a lack of elastin and collagen. The oil helps to improve blood circulation, prevent the appearance of age spots and rosacea. Due to these properties, the oil is used as an effective anti-aging component in cosmetics.

See also: Avocado oil for face and body (benefits and how to apply correctly)

Grape seed oil

This is an effective anti-wrinkle oil. It is the best care for the eye area. The oil can significantly slow down aging, but it is not recommended for use on dry and damaged skin. In this case, it is better to combine it with more fatty and saturated oil components.

The product contains a large percentage of vitamin E, as well as vitamins C and A, thanks to which the cells regenerate and gradually return to them vitality, tone and radiance.

Cocoa butter

The oil contains tocopherols, which effectively smooth mimic wrinkles. Biologically active substances nourish the epidermis and promote cell regeneration. Fatty acids create a protective barrier against aggressive external factors.

The oil has a dense structure and a high melting point; therefore, it must be warmed up by hand before application. Absorbed completely, without the formation of an unpleasant film, the skin becomes light velvety, radiance and softness.

Jojoba oil

A large concentration of vitamins, amino acids and minerals not only ensures the restoration and regeneration of epidermal cells, but also fights wrinkles in the area around the eyes. This fact is due to the content of eicosene fatty acid in its composition, which rejuvenates the delicate areas of the skin.

Instant oil absorption allows it to be used as an individual product or added to daily care products. It can quickly restore vitality and significantly increase the elasticity of mature skin.

Peach

Peach oil is suitable for all skin types, regardless of age, but it is especially recommended for use at a young age. The composition contains proteins and carotenoids that feed the cells of the epidermis and stimulate the formation of collagen.Fatty acids (palmitic, linoleic, oleic, stearic) moisturize and nourish the skin, prevent flaking. Thanks to vitamin A, the skin retains its youth for a long time.

Coconut

Coconut oil is an effective anti-wrinkle treatment. The composition includes vitamin B1, ascorbic, pantothenic, folic acids. These components help smooth the skin, eliminate wrinkles, moisturize the epidermis and protect against negative external factors.

With constant use of coconut oil, you can tighten the oval of the face, smooth mimic wrinkles and eliminate age spots.

Essential oils for wrinkles

There are essential oils that also effectively remove wrinkles. They are found in anti-aging cosmetics and can also be added to base oils. Let’s take a look at the most popular oils and their properties:

  • sandalwood – removes laxity, wrinkles, moisturizes the skin;
  • rose – strengthens the vascular network, has moisturizing and regenerating properties, triggers the protective functions of the epidermis;
  • geranium – makes the skin more elastic, triggers cell regeneration;
  • pine – improves blood circulation, has antioxidant properties, restores tone;
  • fennel – helps to strengthen and tighten the skin, gives it elasticity;
  • neroli – tones the skin, moisturizes, and activates protective functions.

How to choose anti-wrinkle oil

When choosing an anti-wrinkle oil, it is important to consider the degree of comedogenicity (from 0 to 5 points). This indicator indicates how much the product is able to clog pores. Comedogenic zero products are suitable for all skin types and do not clog pores. The higher the number, the more caution they should be used by people with acne and other skin problems caused by blocked pores. Please note, however, that this information only applies to pure oils.

You should also select anti-wrinkle products, taking into account the type of skin. Most products are suitable for normal to dry skin. It is necessary to select them taking into account the individual reaction to certain components.

Combined and oily types of epidermis are characterized by increased sebum secretion, therefore it is necessary to use products marked “non-comedogenic”.

Problem skin often lacks linolenic and linoleic acids, so you should choose foods rich in these components (grape seed oil, rosehip oil).

How to apply anti-wrinkle oils

Base oils (almond, linseed, olive and others) can be easily combined with each other. It is important to take no more than 5 types for one serving (in equal doses). If an oily product is used for the preparation of anti-wrinkle cosmetics, the percentage must be observed.

If you want to remove makeup with oil, just apply it to the sponge and treat each area of ​​the face.For these purposes, olive oil is best suited.

Anti-wrinkle face oil is applied with light movements, with fingertips, to moisturized skin. It is important to move along the massage lines. For this, 2-3 drops of the product are enough. After the massage, apply a cream that matches your face type.

If you have not used anti-wrinkle oils before, first apply the product to a small area of ​​your skin. Natural ingredients can cause allergies, so it is best to do a test.

Apply anti-wrinkle oil in dosage. Do not put a lot of product on your face at once, otherwise the skin will become oily and swollen.

When applying a natural product to your face, it is important to warm it up in a water bath or in your hands to body temperature (36 degrees). Thus, all components will be better absorbed.

Read the instructions for the selected product in advance. It often indicates with which oils it should not be combined. Otherwise, you may get the opposite effect of what you want.

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See also: The benefits of pumpkin seed oil for face and body

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Useful oils for face and body skin

We would like to warn you right away: if you are the owner of oily and combination skin, do not stop reading this article.The big mistake is that natural oils are only suitable for nourishing dry skin on the face and body. In fact, fans of oil elixirs use strong arguments in their favor: the absence of preservatives, thickeners and flavors.

The fact is that natural oils are made by cold pressing from fruits, seeds and grains of oil plants, nuts and fruits. The content in them of antioxidant shields, amino acids, polyunsaturated fatty and omega acids, vitamins E, A, F is simply off scale.

This in no way means that you need to abandon the usual (and suitable for your skin) care in favor of an arsenal of bottles with all kinds of oils. However, enriching your daily beauty diet with them is definitely worth it.

These are exactly:

Coconut oil

Ideal as a make-up remover, as an antibacterial treatment for problem skin due to lauric acid in the composition, a regenerating agent for sun-damaged hair, regular coloring and styling.Coconut oil is also great for softening and soothing the skin after a beach or tanning bed.

Argan oil

Nourishes the skin of the body, works as a booster for the moisturizing properties of your favorite cream, increasing them several times, heals acne and even suits skin with eczema, psoriasis and rosacea.

Tea tree oil

Neutralizes bacteria, rashes, redness on the face, and is also able to quickly cope with inflammation and irritation of the skin.As a result, it has become a star ingredient in many industrial beauty products for problem skin.

Shea butter

It is shea butter. An active fighter against flaky skin, dry skin, dull complexion and aging. Despite its very dense texture, it is not at all comedogenic.

Avocado oil

The undisputed leader in absorption due to its composition, which is similar to the fat cells of our skin.Promotes natural collagen and elastin production for firmer, more radiant skin. Ideal even for the delicate skin around the eyes. Sterols in avocado oil fight aging and wrinkles. We also learned what is needed to care for oily skin.

How to properly apply oils to the skin for maximum benefit?

  1. Oils’ almost endless abilities – no reason to use them whenever and how you want.You should definitely not do this, for example, at night, when the skin is actively removing toxins accumulated during the day to the surface – oils will only interfere with this important process.
  2. But in the morning, after applying the serum and cream, one layer of oil will not be superfluous. Then it will work all day as a shield for the skin, preventing the loss of moisture and protecting it from the aggression of the environment – dust, tobacco smoke, gusts of cold wind and dry conditioned air in the office.
  3. Another life hack: applied to hot, still slightly damp skin after taking a shower, any oil will be much more beneficial and, moreover, retain moisture inside the cells.Goodbye dry skin! By the same principle, oils in the sauna and a few drops while taking a bath work great.
  4. Also, remember that the use of oils does not exclude the usual routine of cleansing and toning the skin. They are first and foremost. Oil is the final stage. Always (unless we are talking about hair masks that are applied before shampooing).
  5. The oils can also be used as an SOS treatment for hardened skin on elbows, feet and knees. To do this, first use a thick body cream and, without waiting for complete absorption, apply a second layer of oil.Result: velvet-like skin. Even in the off-season.

See also: How to determine your skin type?

Read also: How to get rid of stretch marks and what to do to prevent their appearance

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“Facial oils can harm the skin”: Japanese dermatologists beat alarm

“Face oil in recent years has become a real Holy Grail of cosmetology: literally all brands have products based on oils or oils in their pure form in their lineup.They recommend both washing and moisturizing the skin, and applying as a mask, and replacing makeup removers. Yes, I cannot disagree that oils are really effective in solving many skin problems – from acne to dull skin color. But only if they are used correctly! And most of the girls (we have conducted a number of studies on this issue) use oils completely wrong and thus cause great harm to the skin! ” Says Kazumi Toyama, MD and dermatologist-cosmetologist.

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“Oils perfectly dissolve all fatty substances – from decorative cosmetics to excess sebum, which clogs pores. Is it good? Yes, just fine! However, many people forget that the oil must be washed off the surface of the skin so that it does not remove too much fat. Our skin is protected by a lipid barrier that prevents moisture loss and protects cells from the harmful effects of the environment.If the oil is not washed off after applying it to the skin, the oil will begin to dissolve this barrier. The result can be overdrying of the skin, peeling, irritation, and if you make such a mistake systematically, the skin will be exposed to the destructive effects of free radicals, unfavorable environmental conditions and other harmful factors.

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How to use cosmetic oils correctly so that they are beneficial? Apply them to the skin with massage movements and wash for no more than 30 seconds, then rinse off the oil with water.In no case should oils be used as masks, creams or other care products that should remain on the skin. After washing, you must (without wiping your face) apply a moisturizing serum or cream. If you are using oil as a makeup remover, be sure to complete the treatment with micellar water and then apply the skincare products. ”

Olive Oil for Skin – Useful Tips

No cream can be compared to olive oil – an ideal cosmetic product for both body and delicate skin!

Olive oil is unique in that it contains a large amount of squapen (a moisturizing ingredient).For cosmetic procedures, use extra virgin oil “Εξαιρετικό Παρθένο”, which retains beneficial nutrients.

Effectively prevents skin aging
Olive oil contains vitamin E, which neutralizes the effects of free radicals, which cause the skin to fade faster and wrinkles appear.

Strengthens and protects the skin
Vitamins A and D contained in the oil participate in the renewal of the epidermis , reduce the number of dead skin particles, and carotene protects the skin from UV rays.

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Basic Steps for Proper Skin Care

Cleansing the skin with oil
There is a traditional way to cleanse the skin with oil: apply a little olive oil on a damp (squeezed out after hot water) cotton pad and rub the skin along the massage lines. Of course, this method is good and effective for both makeup removal and regular skin cleansing.

There is an alternative, more effective way to cleanse the skin using olive oil.When cleansing your skin with oils, remember that oil dissolves grease. Don’t be afraid to apply oil to your face. The oil alone will not cause acne or irritation. Acne, blackheads, comedones, acne are formed as a result of many other different factors: hormones, bacteria, dead skin cells, and a combination of these factors.

Your skin produces the fat it needs by itself. This is inherent in nature. The oil lubricates the skin, protects it, moisturizes it so that it can look beautiful, clean and radiant.

Talking about the benefits of external application of oils, I always want to remind you how important it is also moisturizing the skin from the inside. WATER! Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. Water flushes out toxins, and your skin glows with beauty, its tone is increased.

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Mix 2 tbsp. l. wheat bran with 2 tbsp. l. olive oil. Massage the skin with the resulting mixture for 1-2 minutes.

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Masks based on olive oil

For silk skin: To keep the skin soft and supple for a long time, rub it with olive oil, and then take a bath with the addition of 3 tbsp.spoons of tincture.

Tincture recipe: Mix 400 g of rose petals with ½ liter of olive oil, leave for 1 week, drain. The tincture is ready to use!

For fresh leather : Mix 1 tsp. mint, 1 tsp. honey and 1 tsp. olive oil in a mixer. Apply to clean skin, except for the eye area. Leave it on for 10 minutes, then wash off with cool water.

For oily skin : Mix 50 grams of chopped cabbage leaf with 2 tablespoons of olive oil.Apply the mask for 15 minutes, then rinse off with cool water.

To soften the skin in winter : Prepare a cremise of olive oil and avocado gruel. Apply to skin for 15 minutes. Blot the rest with a soft cloth.

Soothing Mask for Sensitive Skin : Mix half a banana and half a finely chopped cucumber, add 2 tablespoons of olive oil and apply the mask on your face for 30 minutes. Rinse off with cool water.

Softening and moisturizing mask for youth and beauty : Mix some of the cosmetic clay with a few tablespoons of olive oil until you get a thick slurry. Apply to skin for 15 minutes. Rinse off with cool water. Thanks to this mask, the complexion will not fade for many years. We advise you to do the mask no more than 1-2 times a week.

Whitening mask: Mix, in equal proportions, low-fat cottage cheese, olive oil, milk and carrot juice. Rub the resulting mass into your palms and apply a thick layer to your face.Rinse off the mask with lukewarm water and then wipe your face and neck with a piece of ice. The mask not only whitens the skin, but also nourishes and moisturizes it.

Relaxation. Moisturizing and nourishing – Three in one : Mix finely grated fresh cucumber with grated ripe banana adding olive oil to obtain the desired consistency. Apply the gruel to your face and neck and leave it on for 30 minutes. The mask soothes, moisturizes and nourishes sensitive skin.

Spring mask for the neck : It is recommended to do the spring mask in a course – three times a week for a month.Heat a small amount of olive oil in a water bath. Apply with a cotton swab to the previously cleansed neck skin from bottom to top. Wrap a cotton cloth around your neck. After half an hour, remove the remaining oil with a napkin. The procedure is recommended to be carried out in the evening before going to bed.

Anti-wrinkle: Mix in a one-to-one ratio of olive oil and fresh lemon juice. Wipe your skin with this mixture 2 times a week.

Toning

To tone the skin, mix 1 tbsp.a spoonful of apple cider vinegar and 1 tbsp. a spoonful of olive oil. Massage this mixture onto dry skin.

Additional fields of application of olive oil in cosmetology

For the skin of expectant mothers and babies: To prevent stretch marks, rub pure olive oil into the skin of the abdomen, chest and other risk areas. As an alternative to powder, use olive oil to moisturize babies’ skin.

For chapped lips: If your lips are chapped or chapped, apply a few drops of olive oil to them.

To strengthen nails: Use a 5-minute bath of warmed olive oil to strengthen nails and soften the skin of the hands.

For hands and feet: Rub a mixture of olive oil and coarse salt into the skin and rinse with water. Hold your hands for at least 30 minutes, once a week in heated olive oil. This will relieve dryness on your hands. After such a bath, it is very easy to do a manicure. We advise you to repeat the procedure periodically to achieve an ideal and long-lasting result.

Daily Home Skin Care Program

1. Apply a small amount of a mixture of olive oil and a suitable essential oil on the face and neck along the massage lines. Make the oil work for your own benefit – sit down, relax, massage your face. Try not to expose your skin to risk and stress that can harm it.

2. Moisten a terry towel with hot water, wring it out, tilt your head and place it on your face. This simple process warms up and opens pores, which helps you cleanse your face deeper and more effectively.

3. As soon as your “hot compress” starts to cool down, gently wipe it over your face and neck. Keratinized skin cells will remain on the towel.

4. Rinse a towel in hot water and remove oil and dirt from your face. Repeat several times until complete cleansing. Additional cleansing is not required further; after this procedure, it will certainly shine with health.

5. Wipe face with ice cube or spray with cold water to shrink pores.If you feel a strong tightness, rub a drop of the oil mixture in your palms and gently beat it into the skin with your fingers until the oil film disappears completely.

Athletes

1. Ointment based on infusion of 100 grams of jasmine flowers and 250 grams of olive oil (aged for two weeks) an excellent remedy for relieving muscle pain .

2. The olive oil compress is an effective remedy for leg cramps .

Olive oil massage
Olive oil massage can work wonders.It not only helps to keep the skin toned, but also improves the secretion of the glands, which accelerates the elimination of harmful substances from the body. Olive oil is an excellent base for dissolving essential oils in it, allowing you to create a variety of toning, relaxing or energizing aromatic compositions.

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Choosing massage oil

If your diary is covered up and down, your computer is pasted over with poisonous yellow stickers, every second letter comes with the mark “urgent!”, And only a cat sleeps in your family, then you are well aware of the consequences of the modern rhythm of life.Fatigue, apathy, irritability, weak immunity, tension and stress … While some are seizing their problems with sweets, and others are buying another book on time management, we offer you an effective solution to the problem – body massage.

Massage can not only relax muscles, improve well-being and charge you with vigor and energy, but also work on the general condition of the body: make the skin soft, elastic and smooth. There are many techniques and types, but oil massage is especially popular.In addition to the masseur’s hands themselves, massage oil matters here. In this article we will tell you which oil to use for body massage and how to choose it, introduce you to accessories that will improve the effect of the procedures, and share some tips.

Which oil can be used for massage? Quality product free of sulfates, parabens and silicones. The oil is a homogeneous liquid, has a delicate pleasant aroma and velvety texture.

What are the main advantages of massage oils? The use of oils promotes good sliding of hands over the surface of the body, which protects the skin from damage under intense exposure. Natural oils make the skin firm and nourish the tissues with essential microelements and vitamins.

Which oil to choose for body massage? Massage oil should be selected taking into account the needs of the skin, the goals of a particular massage, as well as personal preferences.The main components of massage oil are base vegetable oils and active essential oils.

Which massage oil do I need?

Thai Makrut Lime Massage Oil

This toning oil not only improves skin elasticity and firmness thanks to the nourishing marula oil, but also charges incredible vigor due to the kaffir lime extract in the composition. Also among the ingredients is soybean oil, which is rich in vitamin E. The product is suitable for vegans.

Polynesian Monoi Radiance Oil

Universal oil that will be equally useful for both skin and hair. The product contains the unique Monoi Oil, a blend of organic coconut oil and tiare flowers. This oil softens skin and hair, provides all-day hydration and a delicate glow. Monoi oil is renowned for its healing properties, promotes the revitalization of skin cells and maintains the natural ph level, while the delicate scent of tiare flowers helps to cope with headaches.

Suitable for all skin and hair types. It is quickly absorbed and does not leave greasy stains.

Thai Lemongrass massage oil

Lemongrass oil is considered antimicrobial, tonic, wound healing, soothing, immunostimulating and antifungal. This oil is obtained from the Cymbopogon cuttings, which are called lemongrass or lemongrass. The color of this oil can be from deep yellow to dark red. The best Thai massage oil!

Massage oil French lavender

The scent of lavender is liked by many and is capable of having a soothing, bactericidal and anti-inflammatory effect.Most massage therapists use this oil for relaxing purposes. Lavender oil has a very light consistency and is almost transparent in color with a slight amber tint.

Just 10 minutes of massage before going to bed will relieve you of fatigue and worries of the passing day!

10 tips from professional masseurs

  1. Positive attitude. A tired, annoyed, or frustrated massage therapist can never please you with a great session. If you are doing the massage yourself, bring yourself into the right emotional state: drink herbal tea, listen to calm music, focus on pleasant emotions.
  2. Suitable environment. The atmosphere in the massage room should be relaxing. Before starting the procedure, make sure that nothing will distract you. Massage is best done on a hard surface. The light should be soft, dim. During the massage, the body cools down, so it is important to monitor the air temperature as well. Avoid drafts.
  3. Individual approach. If you are going to please someone with a massage for the first time, do not forget to specify which massage oil is suitable for this person.Each of us may have an intolerance to one or another remedy or a dislike for certain aromas. Better to use a product that only benefits.
  4. Correct oil application. Warm a few drops of the oil in your palms and massage into the skin. If you are using massage oils to nourish your skin, it is best to apply them immediately after showering on damp skin.
  5. Storage conditions. All natural oils, namely they are part of The Body Shop products, must be stored at room temperature.Avoid direct sunlight. Do not use the oil longer than the manufacturer recommends.
  6. Hand movements. Begin to massage the body from the bottom up. Your hands should fit snugly against the massaged surface, do not spread your fingers. Knead, rub and pat one at a time. Finish the massage with light stroking.
  7. Secrets of your body. A good master not only owns the technique and knows which oil is better to choose for one or another type of massage , but also sees your health problems.Listen to the recommendations of experts. Your body says more about you than you think.
  8. Relevant dialogue. We are all accustomed to a massage in silence or to a relaxing melody, but if you are giving a massage to someone for the first time, do not hesitate to periodically inquire into the person’s well-being. This is extremely important! Effective massage and painful sensations are far from synonymous.
  9. After massage. After the end of the procedure, treat yourself to a few more minutes of relaxation. Have a cup of your favorite green tea or a glass of mineral water.Do not rush outside after your massage, especially in bad weather.
  10. Improving efficiency. Specialists are often asked not only about which oil can be used for massage , but also how to get the most out of the procedures.

We have compiled a list of accessories that will definitely be useful for those who look after their health and beauty:

  • A real magic wand – The Body Shop manual massager. This wooden massager with a handle will fit any part of the body.It perfectly relieves tension and has a calming, relaxing effect. Works well in duet with your favorite massage oil.
  • Wooden with two rotating balls and comfortable long handle relieves tension after a hard day’s work and relaxes muscles. Suitable for neck, shoulder and back massage.
  • Universal body massager consists of a semicircular handle and smooth wooden balls, which will allow you to forget about pain and fatigue.Massage towards the heart to improve blood circulation
  • Scrubs, exfoliating towels, shower gloves and brushes . All these products have common goals – skin renewal and microcirculation stimulation. The assortment of The Body Shop includes a huge selection of both scrubs and accessories, the effectiveness of which has already been convinced by millions. Join us!

The Aromatherapy and Massage section has everything for amazing relaxation! And if you do not know which massage oil to choose as a gift , The Body Shop consultants will be happy to help you.

90,000 Coconut oil is a magic wand in the fight against dry skin and … colds!

+3 Coconut life hacks you probably haven’t heard of!

Greetings, dear friends. Surely you already know a lot about coconut oil, and most likely even actively use it in the summer and in the off-season. But believe me, the information in this article will also be new and interesting for you, and you have not even heard about some of the ways to use coconut oil!

But you need to remember and observe an important rule in the use of any natural products – moderation! In small therapeutic doses, organic, pure foods may help, but if consumed uncontrolled, the effects will be reversed.
In the course of writing this article, we went through a lot of studies, comments and reviews about coconut oil. More often than not, people respond positively to the use of coconut oil.

So, let’s start …

What is coconut oil?

In fact, it is a squeeze from copra (coconut pulp), which is successfully used in cosmetics, medicine and food. Coconut oil, unlike many other vegetable oils, has medium chain triglycerides (MCTs).

What are medium chain triglycerides and MCTs?

Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT) are fats that are more easily absorbed and broken down by the body. MCTs are quickly broken down into ketones in the liver and distributed in the bloodstream, providing the body with an almost instantaneous boost of energy. Therefore, by consuming coconut oil, your body gets more energy.At the same time, the breakdown of MCT oil does not require either bile or pancreatic enzymes.

There is also the view that MCTs lower cholesterol levels (more research needs to be done).

In terms of its organoleptic properties, coconut oil is very rich, dense and has a visual moisturizing effect, therefore it is excellent for hair and body, especially rough areas.
Coconut oil is very beneficial for the skin. It is 85% saturated fat, which is closer to animal fat than vegetable fat.Thanks to these fats, coconut oil hardens at + 24 ° C

What is coconut oil made of?

Lauric acid (50%) and Palmitic acid (8%) are responsible for creating a protective film on the skin surface. Unfortunately, palmitic acid is quite comedogenic, meaning it clogs the pores. Antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties are attributed to myristic acid (20%) and caprylic acid (7%). They are used as emulsifying emulsifier and soapy substance. Helps in the treatment of dandruff and dermatitis. Useful polyunsaturated fatty acids O mega-9 (7%) and Omega-6 (3%). Perfectly absorbed into the skin, promotes greater absorption of other beneficial substances, regenerates and heals damaged skin. Vitamin E is a popular cosmetic antioxidant that moisturizes and heals.

Thus, coconut oil is not a moisturizing treatment.
Of course, it, forming an invisible film, prevents moisture from leaving the skin, but does not contribute to its greater hydration.

How is coconut oil made?

There are two types of oil production – cold and hot pressing.

Cold pressed from the whole walnut produces only 10% oil. It is extracted from freshly harvested young coconuts using a press or centrifuge. When pressed, the oil heats up, but not more than 40 degrees.Then the oil is settled, all large particles are removed from it and packaged.

Important notice! To prevent rancidity, cold-pressed unrefined oil should be stored in an oxygen-free environment in a dark, dry place.

Hot-pressed oil is obtained from ripe coconuts. They have more pulp and oil, but their quality is worse than young raw materials. In the second option, coconut residues are used – a by-product after the production of coconut flakes. The oil is produced by hot pressing using chemicals to separate the oil from the pulp and completely purify the resulting oil from impurities, or by chemical extraction using alkali and other solvents, if coconut residues are used as raw materials.

Which oil is better?

Traditionally, the highest quality is considered to be organic unrefined coconut oil obtained by the first cold pressing method.
This natural coconut oil has a high nutrient content and therefore a great positive effect on the body
You can not discount the taste and aroma. Organic coconut oil has amazing ones!

Where to buy coconut oil?

All oils are now extremely popular and are used in organic home cosmetics and soap making.Therefore, it should not be difficult to find regular cosmetic coconut oil at a drugstore or art store. But the quality of of such oil, in fact, leaves much to be desired, at its rather high cost.

We recommend choosing oils from specialized stores that sell natural products or Asian products. The fact is that in Asia it is cheaper to extract cold-pressed oil. Therefore, coconut oil is sold exclusively natural, i.e.n. Organic Virgin Coconut Oil.
High-quality cold-pressed coconut oil can be bought quickly and easily, with prompt delivery throughout Russia, in the Vanlang online store.

Coconut oil for food

It is gaining its popularity, so it can be found in any large supermarkets, as well as stores that sell natural eco-products. The big disadvantage is that such edible oils are heat treated, bleached and refined.All this makes edible refined coconut oil easier to transport, removes its odor and doubles its shelf life, however, most of the nutrients are removed from it in this way.

But don’t be upset! Our Cold Pressed Organic Butter is great for baked goods, desserts and drinks. It gives all dishes a delicate seductive coconut aroma and amazing taste. It is not very suitable for frying, but in other cases it is simply irreplaceable!
By the way, be sure to try baking with coconut oil.It will turn out to be incredibly airy, fragrant and healthy. Delight!

Why use coconut oil for food?



Our body, in order to break down the usual fat that enters the digestive system, needs to mix it with bile. And the breakdown of coconut oil requires neither bile nor pancreatic enzymes.
Some experts believe that MCT oil promotes weight loss due to the positive effects of fatty acids on metabolism.These substances are easily digested and absorbed. The body burns them for fuel rather than storing them as fat.
In addition, MCT oil also provides antioxidant protection.
If you consume coconut oil regularly, your body will begin to produce ketones and convert body fat into energy.

Coconut oil is easily digestible, instantly increasing mental clarity, helps to normalize intestinal microflora; promotes the absorption of vitamins and minerals required for good digestion.
As if enveloping all the insides, it heals the damaged mucous membranes, therefore it is especially useful to use it internally for patients with an ulcer, and the active fight against pathogenic bacteria makes it indispensable for patients with gastritis and duodenal diseases.

Coconut oil for face, body and hair


In cosmetology coconut oil can be added to face creams, favorite hair masks, body scrubs.
For face care, unrefined oil should be diluted with other cosmetics in a ratio of 1:10, and in body products, its concentration should not exceed 30% of the total weight.

It perfectly copes with peeling and irritation of dry and sensitive skin. Nourishes and moisturizes mature and aging skin.
It is undesirable to constantly use pure coconut oil for moisturizing – it can clog pores and lead to inflammation. It is best used in conjunction with other moisturizers.
In its pure form, coconut oil is used to care for hardened areas of the body (elbows, knees, heels) and to care for hair along the length, giving them shine, silkiness, and preventing split ends.

The properties of coconut oil make it an optimal ingredient in home cosmetic masks for hair, especially for weak, brittle and damaged hair.

How to apply on hair in pure form?

Before taking a bath, rub a small amount of coconut oil into the hair roots, distribute over the entire length and leave for at least half an hour.If the scalp is peeling, apply the oil to the skin, wrap with cling film, warm with a soft cap and leave it overnight.
Another way to beauty hair: heat 2 tbsp. l. coconut oil, add 2 tbsp. l. sea ​​salt, stir well. Apply the resulting mask to hair, strand by strand, without touching the scalp, leave for one hour. Warm your head with cellophane and a towel.

Important clarification: it is recommended to make such masks no more than 2-3 times a week.

Cosmetologists advise using oil instead of lip balm. Active acids heal small cracks, saturate cells with moisture and create a protective barrier against cold weather, high humidity and temperature extremes.

Can you share the recipe?

We have collected some of the most valuable face, body and hair masks with different compositions. Of course, coconut oil can also be applied to hair in mono form, but with the addition of some ingredients, the result will be more effective.

Yoghurt face mask with coconut

Mix half a tablespoon of coconut oil, half a tablespoon of lemon juice, and one tablespoon of yogurt in a bowl until a pasty texture is formed.
Apply a thick layer of the mask to cleansed face for 15 minutes and relax. Then rinse off with warm water.

Matcha coconut mask

In a bowl, mix thoroughly two tablespoons of honey, one teaspoon of coconut oil, two tablespoons of lemon juice, and one tablespoon of matcha tea.
Using a brush or fingers, apply the mixture evenly on the face for 15-20 minutes. Rinse off with warm water and pat dry your face with a towel.

Coconut Oil & Cocoa Face Mask

Place two tablespoons of cocoa powder, one tablespoon of melted coconut oil, and one tablespoon of sour cream in a bowl. Mix these ingredients until you get a smooth consistency, apply on face and neck for 15-20 minutes. When it’s dry, use cool water to rinse it out.Repeat the mask 1-2 times a week.
For best results, you should use dark cocoa powder.

Homemade hair mask with coconut oil and honey

For medium hair lengths, mix two tablespoons of oil with a teaspoon of honey. You can add a few drops of essential oil for scent.

Hair mask with coconut oil and aloe

Combine a couple tablespoons of coconut oil and about four teaspoons of aloe gel.The number of components can be varied depending on the length of the hair. The resulting mixture must be stirred until smooth and applied to the hair

Hair masks with coconut oil and gelatin

You will need about 20 g of natural coconut oil. A few drops of your favorite ethereal won’t hurt either. Pour gelatin with water and mix well. Add liquid coconut oil to the mixture of water and gelatin.Spread the coconut oil mask along the length of the strands, then cover your hair with plastic wrap and wrap with a towel.
After 40 minutes, rinse thoroughly and enjoy an instant effect of extra-smooth and shiny strands.

Body Care

The use of coconut oil is widely used in cosmetology. Preparations based on it are used in massage, treatment of cracked heels, to moisturize dry and flaky areas of the body (knees, calves), to reduce stretch marks, etc.The oil is especially recommended for the care of thin and sensitive skin: for lips, décolleté, elbows and hands (additional cuticle nourishment).

Systematic rubbing after bath procedures will keep the skin of the whole body velvety and moisturized. The components in the oil well get rid of cellulite and stretch marks: melted butter mixed with other essential additives (rosemary, citrus, rose oil, etc.) is applied to the affected areas for 1-2 months.

After the course of procedures, a tightening, moisturizing effect is provided. Such a course is useful after childbirth, when you need to put your figure in order, but you can also take care of your body in advance and apply oil to the chest and abdomen during pregnancy in order to prevent stretch marks and dry skin.

Your skin will be grateful to you for this scrub , which can be made from improvised means.
Take a couple of tablespoons of drunk coffee (Vietnamese coffee), two tablespoons of coconut oil, one tablespoon of honey and one tablespoon of sea salt, mix thoroughly and apply 2-3 times a week to problem areas.

Is coconut oil harmful?

With all the wonderful properties of coconut, the use of its oil still has a number of restrictions

· High calorie content (about 900 kcal per 100 grams) Excessive consumption of oil can provoke exacerbation of cholecystitis and pancreatitis. And in general, uncontrolled consumption of fats (it does not matter whether they are of plant or animal origin) will not bring health and figure benefits.
· The opposite effect from the use of oil. If you do not observe moderation in use, you can grab a whole bunch of side effects, ranging from acne to eczema.
·Allergy. very often there are cases of individual intolerance to coconut products.
· Risk of counterfeiting natural coconut oil. Often hot-pressed oils are fakes, which are initially poorer in terms of useful components, but their price is not as high as that of first cold-pressed oil.

We sell excellent cold pressed coconut oil

We are proud to announce that we have one of the purest cold-pressed organic coconut oils in our range.
The catalog contains convenient dosages that you can take with you, or proudly put on a cabinet in the bathroom or kitchen:

Baby oil in a package of 30 ml. Convenient packaging that you can always take with you.

Oil-standard in quality and packaging – 250 ml. Vietnamese cold pressed coconut oil in a convenient plastic package.

Gift oil. In a glass jar 200 ml. Attractive and beautiful.

Oil in an economical package of 500 ml. Enough for a long time


Such oil, obtained using the cold-pressed technology , is more expensive than hot-pressed, since from about 1000 nuts weighing about 1500 kg, only about 170 kg of pulp and 70 liters of the highest quality coconut oil are extracted.

And … the long-awaited BONUS!

They promised to tell unusual ways of using oil.

Oral hygiene

Coconut oil is used as a healthy alternative to toxic commercial toothpastes that contain fluoride. This oil strengthens the enamel, thereby reducing the number of serious dental procedures.Finally, due to its antibacterial properties, it helps to heal ulcers and other infections. Coconut oil prevents tooth decay and other oral health problems.

Allergy Relief

There are many natural ways to relieve allergies, and coconut oil has become another much-needed aid for those with seasonal or chronic allergies. Coconut oil is also used to combat food allergies.Those who have difficulty with common allergens such as soy, wheat, gluten, peanuts, and fermented milk products can find their salvation in coconut oil. However, it should be borne in mind that in rare cases, a person may be allergic to coconut oil, so this possibility cannot be completely discounted.

Cold and Flu Prevention and Relief

Coconut oil has antiviral, antifungal and antimicrobial properties and includes lipids, lauric acid, nylon and caprylic acids.Consuming this oil daily can boost your immunity significantly. By simply replacing butter and oil with coconut oil, you can help your body fight off infectious agents. If the cold or flu persists, coconut oil can shorten the duration and mitigate the effects as it acts as a natural antibiotic. Adding some coconut oil to a smoothie or tea is the perfect way to relieve nasal congestion, sore throat, bones, joints, ears, and headaches.

Coconut oil contains unique substances that make it an effective cold medicine. Coconut oil helps to quickly remove the unpleasant symptoms that usually accompany the disease.

Coconut oil gargle helps to relieve discomfort when swallowing and sore throat. To do this, suck a tablespoon of the oil in your mouth, tipping your head back from time to time so that the oil touches the infected area in your throat.Rinse your mouth with oil several times a day.

Coconut oil can help relieve swelling of the mucous membranes and relieve nasal congestion , effectively managing inflammation.

Dip a cotton swab in coconut oil and apply gently to the nasal mucosa. This procedure can make breathing easier and speed up the healing process. Coconut oil softens the nasal mucosa and destroys a variety of pathogenic microorganisms living on it.In addition, the oil is very good at relieving nasal irritation, which often occurs with frequent blowing of your nose. The skin around the nostrils often cracks and reddens. To deal with dry skin and relieve discomfort, apply some coconut oil to the tip of your nose and then spread it over each nostril.

How to use coconut oil for cough

Coconut oil can be a natural alternative to chemical medicines.It gently promotes the discharge of mucus, preventing it from lingering in the bronchi and lungs.