Toss out those chemical laden moisturizers and night creams. Use natural oils to bring renewed radiance back to your skin.
It is indeed both incredible and disheartening that we have not been educated about the benefits that natural oils (Carrier and Essential Oils) provide. We have been content using over-the-counter face creams without ever trying to evaluate their safety and efficacy firsthand. It is all too easy to squarely place the blame on big cosmetic companies and their advertising propaganda. Unfortunately though we have been equally complicit, choosing skin clogging – yet easy to apply – chemical laden creams over natural oils which are more efficacious and half the cost.
Natural Oils are not miracles but the right plant oil can make a remarkable difference for almost all skin types. Natural Oils are for anyone whose skin can use a boost of nourishing, soothing renewal or damage repair. Perhaps the easiest way to include natural oils in your daily skincare regimen is to use them as a night time moisturizer or lotion. We recommend using an organic, all natural cleanser in the night and then follow it with a natural oil which is suited to your skin.
Below we list a set of Natural Oils which are organized by skin type. These will help you decide where to begin – if you need a more holistic skincare regimen based on your skin type – take the skin quiz here.
Jojoba Oil Grapeseed Oil Neem Oil
Avocado Oil Olive Oil Rosehip Seed Oil Sweet Almond Oil
Apricot Kernel Oil Kukui Nut Oil Avocado Oil Grapeseed Oil
Jojoba Oil Rosehip Seed Oil Kukui Nut Oil Tamanu Oil
Sweet Almond Oil Sunflower Oil Jojoba Oil Apricot Kernel Oil
Let’s go over the attributes of each individual oil in more detail and help you select the one which best meets your goals
Excellent for Dry, Aging Skin. Fatty Acid Content: Oleic, Stearic, Linoleic, Palmitic, and Linolenic Acids. Is anti-inflammatory and helps calm the skin. Has a thick, heavy texture with medium viscosity. Storage: Good shelf life - upto 2 years; must avoid excessive light.
Effective for all types of skin, particularly recommended for acne prone skin. Contains Vitamin E and essential fatty acids. Has strong anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and antiseptic properties. Known to contain regenerative and moisturizing capabilities. Helps treat a plethora of ailments including: acne, skin irritations, psoriasis, eczema, and even wrinkles Has a thick and heavy texture with high viscosity Storage: Good shelf life - upto 2 years; need to avoid excessive light and heat.
Ideal for Severely Dry, Aging Skin, Irritated Skin, Also recommended for Sensitive Skin and in case of Psoriasis, Eczema, and Wrinkles. Fatty Acid Content: Oleic, Palmitoleic, Linoleic, Linolenic, and Palmitic Acids. Abundant reserves of Vitamins A, B1, B2, D and E. Has thick texture and high viscosity. Storage: Good shelf life - upto 1 year.
Excellent for all types of skin, Dry or Aging , Oily or Acne-Prone, Sensitive and Combination Skin Fatty Acid Content: Oleic, Gadoleic and Erucic Acids. Has a light, thin texture; is non-greasy and gets easily absorbed. It is actually a wax and is very similar to skin’s natural oils. Does not clog pores. Helps reduce stretch marks and superficial wrinkles. Has Deep moisturizing capabilities. Rich in Vitamin E. Helps reduce the appearance of pores over time. Storage: Stable shelf life; Is not prone to rancidity.
Rosehip Seed Oil
Excellent for Dry, Dehydrated, Aging or Damaged Skin. Fatty acid Content; Palmitic, Oleic, Linolenic, and Linoleic Acids. Has reserves of Trans-Retinoic Acid, which is similar to Retin-A Helps reduce Wrinkles, Sun Spots, Scars, UV Damage and Stretch Marks Abundant in Vitamin A and E. Ability to regenerate skin cells. Has a light texture with low viscosity; gets easily absorbed and is non-greasy. Storage: Excellent shelf life - upto 1 year; needs to be refrigerated.
Kukui Nut Oil
It is suitable for all types of skin. Ideal for providing nourishment to Dry, Aging ,Damaged Skin. Fatty Acid Content: Oleic, Linoleic, Alpha Linolenic and Palmitic Acids. Forms a protective layer over the skin helping guard against sun and environmental damage. Is very effective at treating sunburns and heat induced burns Helps lock-in moisture and easily penetrates skin layers Rich in Vitamins A, C and E. Useful for Acne, Dry skin, Psoriasis, Eczema, Scars and Chapped skin Has a thin, light texture; gets easily absorbed and is non-greasy Storage: Has good shelf life - up to 1 year when refrigerated .
Effective for all types of skin, well suited for Dry, Aging, Scarred or Damaged Skin. Fatty acid Content: Palmitic, Oleic, Stearic, Linoleic, and Linolenic Acids. Helps treat several skin ailments including; acne, sunburn, scars, psoriasis, stretch marks, and eczema. Successfully fades both new and old stretch marks and acne scars. It is an efficacious therapeutic, and healing oil for the skin. Has a medium viscosity but absorbs fast. Storage: Excellent shelf life - upto 2 years; must avoid excess light and heat.
Sunflower Seed Oil
Effective for types of skin, particularly for Dry, Aging or Damaged Skin. Fatty Acid Content; Oleic, Stearic, Linoleic, and Palmitic Acids. Provides deep conditioning and nourishment to the skin. Contains abundant reserves of Vitamins A, D, and E. Has a definite light texture which helps in easy absorption. Storage: Excellent shelf life - upto 2 years; avoid extreme heat and light.
Apricot Kernel Oil
Effective for all types of skin, recommended for Sensitive and Aging skin. Fatty Acid Content: Palmitic, Oleic, Stearic, Linolenic, and Linoleic Acids. Abundant in Vitamin A. Has a light texture with low viscosity; gets easily absorbed. Storage: Excellent shelf life - upto 1 year; needs to avoid light and excessive heat.
Highly recommended for Oily, Acne-Prone Skin, or Sensitive Skin. Fatty Acid Content: Oleic, Linoleic, Linolenic, Stearic,and Palmitic Acids. It is an astringent oil which is non-allergenic. Has a light texture with low viscosity; gets easily absorbed. Storage: Excellent shelf life - upto 2 years; must avoid light and excessive heat though.