A skincare expert has revealed the eight oils that you should look for in the ingredient list of your cleanser, moisturizer and serums to get the ultimate summer glow.
Founder of the Australian Florette Skincare Belinda Lo only incorporates natural components into her products and recommends those who reduce inflammation, reduce scars and act as a natural sunscreen.
These oils promise to nourish the outer layers of your face without blocking the pores or causing the excessive build-up that leads to acne.
A skincare expert has revealed the eight oils you need to look for in the ingredient list of your cleanser, moisturizer and serums to get the ultimate summer glow
L’Occitane’s supple skin oil for almonds ($ 68)
It is both super hydrating and rich in vitamins A and E, as found in L’Occitane’s Almond Supple Skin Oil ($ 68).
Almond oil also helps to relieve irritation and is easily absorbed, leaving the skin soft and smooth.
Diets rich in unsaturated fat – such as those in almonds – may offer some health benefits, including a reduced risk of heart disease and obesity.
La Mer Renewal Oil ($ 350)
Apricot oil has very good damage repair options and good skin nourishing and soothing properties, Lo said.
It soothes and moisturizes the skin and improves skin elasticity.
La Mer has produced a renewal oil ($ 350) that contains apricot extract, cranberry seed oil and meadow foam seed.
Jurlique Skin Balancing Face Oil ($ 69)
Argan oil is known for its ability to hydrate, nourish and promote skin, such as that in Jurlique’s Skin Balancing Face Oil ($ 69).
It is rich in omegas 3 and 6, vitamin E, essential fatty acids, triterpenoids (skin healing properties) and polyphenols (anti-inflammatory), said Ms. Lo.
Argan oil offers powerful conditioning and strengthening benefits to dry out, regenerate and restore dry skin by increasing the nutrient content in skin cells.
Also great for skin healing, inflammation reduction and anti-aging properties.
Castor oil is a natural astringent that easily removes excess sebum and impurities.
It is also best known for its ability to create a protective barrier on the skin that protects it against harsh environmental conditions.
Castor oil is rich in antioxidants, plus its anti-inflammatory properties can help reduce swelling and soothe itchy skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis, Ms. Lo said.
Australian Jojoba ($ 29.95)
Jojoba oil is very similar to skin sebum and is rich in nutrients such as vitamins E and B, antioxidants and essential fatty acids that work together to help repair damaged skin cells, combat premature aging and provide long-lasting moisture for the skin.
It penetrates easily into the skin and is well suited for all skin types, but particularly sensitive, greasy and combined.
Because it is such an effective moisturizer, it is excellent for treating signs of aging and helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, such as the Australian Jojoba ($ 29.95).
Macadamia oil contains many monounsaturated fatty acids and palmitolic acid (which promotes soft skin) as well as omega-3 and 6-fatty acids.
It is a very nourishing oil for dry, sensitive and aging skin and is found in the Alpha-H Vitamin E serum with Macadamia ($ 39.96).
This non-pore clogging and non-irritating oil is known for its components that care and nourish in combination with skin lipids, making the skin supple and soft and providing a protective barrier against moisture loss.
Alpha-H Vitamin E serum with Macadamia ($ 39.96)
ROSE HIP OIL
Rosehip is the only vegetable oil that naturally contains tretinoin that helps to repair damaged skin and scars, relieve acne and reduce wrinkles.
It is also a fantastic natural source of essential fatty acids (omega 3 and 6) that help with skin regeneration, recovery and healing.
It can be found in Jurlique’s Moisture Replenishing Day Cream ($ 89), which has been specially developed for dry skin.
Sea buckthorn oil is often used in medicines for the treatment of damaged skin, and due to the high concentration of vitamins in the oil, it is excellent for reducing and helping with burns, scars, cuts and scratches.
Seabuckthorn Pulp CO2 is also useful in sunscreen for the relief of sunburn.
It contains anti-inflammatory agents that can help heal ecezma, dermatitis, acne and other mild skin conditions.