As we age, our skin loses moisture and elasticity, which in turn causes wrinkles, dryness, and fine lines. Face oils do a wonderful job of providing hydration thanks to their pure, concentrated potency. Handling everything from wrinkle reduction to calming inflammation and repairing cells, these oils can do it all.
Below are the ingredients in my Liquid Gold Oil. This is my personal favourite of all the products I make – every single ingredient is a superstar in its own right!
Apricot kernel oil – rich in vitamins A, C, and E, as well as the essential linoleic and oleic fatty acids; moisturising, soothing
Argan oil – antioxidant, high in vitamin E and essential fatty acids which protect and regenerate
Baobab oil – rich source of vitamins A and F, rejuvenating, cell membrane renewal, skin rebuilding
Cacay oil – rich in Vitamins A, E, and retinol
Hemp seed oil – soothes, heals, replenishes moisture and protects against cellular damage, broad range of fatty acids
Jojoba oil – moisturising, nourishing, antioxidant
Macadamia oil – healing and restorative, high source of palmitoleic acid
Olive squalane – softens the skin, improves elasticity and protects against moisture loss
Rosehip oil – deeply nourishing for ageing and dehydrated skin, aids cell regeneration
Essential oil of carrot seed – regenerates skin tone and elasticity, cleansing, detoxifying, healing.
Essential oil of vetiver – healing, strengthening, scar minimising, rejuvenating, toning aging or tired skin
Essential oil of frankincense – stimulates regeneration, healing, rejuvenating, toning
How do I use face oil?
Just as you would a moisturiser. You can also mix some oil into your regular daytime moisturiser. The oils take a little longer than cream to absorb into your skin, so if you wear makeup, night time use is more convenient as there is no wait time.
There are many benefits to using face oils. Because they are so concentrated, they can be more effective than typical skincare products. Since dryness is a common skin condition in mature skin, oils provide a direct way for the epidermis to absorb moisture.
What about oily skin?
If you produce excess amounts of oil, it is actually your skin’s way of letting you know that you need it. If your body senses a lack of it, it will produce more to compensate. By adding it yourself with an anti-aging oil, you’ll be slowing down the body’s natural oil production and in turn balancing out your skin. There is a misconception that face oils will clog your skin. There are certainly some oils that will do that, but they are not used in a quality face oil. Which of course, mine is 🙂