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10 Best Age Defying Oils to Feed Your Skin
Categories: Beauty, Our ProductsApril 21, 2015 | Posted by Mukti
Without a shadow of a doubt, botanical oils are one of the best ingredients for your skin. They contain many essential fatty acids such as omega
3, 6 & 9, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that feed, nourish and nurture aging skin and assist in fighting free radical and environmental damage.
Oils are fat loving or lipophilic, which means that they pass through the lipid layer of the skin faster, preventing transdermal water loss (TEWL), plumping and hydrating the skin with moisture more effectively.
If for example, you apply an oil such as our Antioxidant Facial Oil Omega 3-6-9 before your age defiance serum or daily moisturiser, the oil molecules will have the ability to allow the skin to let in more active ingredients – like peptides, vitamins, minerals and and extracts – deeper into the skin and closer to the collagen-producing fibroblasts, all without irritating the surface of the skin. This is particularly beneficial in the winter months when the skin requires extra hydration and may be more prone to irritation.
Solely using plant oils as a primary form of moisturising the skin is not recommended, as they lack the complete profile of ingredients to keep the skin young, supple and healthy. An arsenal of additional products including a cleanser, moisturiser and serum are formulated to do exactly this and contain ingredients that communicate with the skin cells and work on repairing the skin. A healthy lipid barrier prevents dehydration and supports the retention of moisture in the skin.
A well-balanced blend of oils is going to have a much better impact on the complexion than a single oil used on its own. Skin conditions such as rosacea, wrinkles, sun damage and acne are complex issues to resolve and require a combination of specific products to effectively treat and obtain the desired results.
Here is my top ten list of oils to use on the skin:
1. CALENDULA OIL
Rich in beta-carotene it has renowned anti-inflammatory and healing properties. Contains carotenoids, oleanolic acid, mucilage and essential oil. It is a stimulant, demulcent softener and freshener that is useful for inflammation, rashes, eczema, psoriasis, chapping, soothing and softening for all skin types. Extracts of calendula may assist with the stimulation and formation of new tissue, and is obtained from the calendula or marigold blossom.
The following products contain this ingredient: Balancing Foaming Cleanser, Antioxidant Facial Oil Omega 3-6- 9, Aloe Vera Moisturiser, Tinted Moisturiser with Sunscreen, Marigold Hydrating Creme, Rosehip Eye Gel, Nature Balm.
2. carrot seed oil
A potent skin healing oil that is used primarily for dry and mature skins. Its high carotol content gives it skin-rejuvenating and regenerating properties and helps to alleviate the effects of environmental stressors. Carrot seed oil contains an abundance of pro-vitamin A, carotene and carotenoids, as well as B1, B2, tocopherols (Vit E), F and minerals. It acts as a protectant for the external skin layers and prevents cornification of the skin. It is also beneficial in the acceleration and formation of new cells, and reinforces the resistance of the skin. It assists with stimulating the secretion of sebum, therefore having a softening and anti-drying effect. Assists with revitalising and toning mature complexions.
The following products contain this ingredient: AGE DEFIANCE EYE SERUM, ANTIOXIDANT FACIAL OIL OMEGA 3-6-9, ANTIOXIDANT FACIAL SERUM, HYDRATING MOISTURISER.
3. Chia seed oil
Useful for all skin types as it is the perfect 3-1 balance of Omega 3 and Omega 6 essential fatty acids that provide optimal nourishment for the skin. It also contains alpha lipoic acid that assists wrinkle and enlarged pores, phyto-nutrients and antioxidants that encourage healthy cellular function. It increases hydration by reducing trans-epidermal water loss (TEWL).
The following products contain this ingredient: ANTIOXIDANT FACIAL OIL OMEGA 3-6-9, BALANCING MOISTURISER.
4. coconut oil
Is an excellent emollient suitable for all skin types due to it softening and soothing effect. It is highly saturated and remains stable against rancidity. It has a semi solid consistency and is a grouping of short chain fatty acids bonded with glycerin and expressed from coconut kernels. The solid fat is obtained from the flesh of the coconut and is heated and the top liquid fraction is then removed. It contains palmitic fatty acid, ricinoleic acid and glycerine.
The following products contain this ingredient: PINK GRAPEFRUIT BODY LOTION,HYDRATING MOISTURISER,HYDRATING CLEANSING LOTION,MARIGOLD HYDRATING CREME,ROSEHIP EYE GEL.
5. Evening Primrose Oil
An essential fatty acid that contains 10% gamma linolenic acid, that is vital for maintaining the normal functioning of the epithelial barrier membrane. External application assists with the prevention of moisture loss from the dermal layer of skin. It improves the skin’s hydration and its ability to develop normal barrier functions.
The following products contain this ingredient: Antioxidant Facial Oil Omega 3-6-9,Antioxidant Facial Serum, Balancing Moisturiser,Hydrating Moisturiser.
6. Jojoba oil
Is actually a liquid wax that is about 97% unsaturated waxy esters. These esters are very similar in composition to what is found in our natural skin sebum. A stable oil that is readily utilised by human skin tissue and highly penetrable. It has excellent moisturising and protective effects as it reduces trans-epidermal water loss providing the skin with softness and suppleness. In addition it gives products excellent spreadability and lubricity. It is rich in vitamin E and contains proteins, minerals, myristic acid and a substance that mimics collagen.
The following products contain this ingredient: BOTANIQUE SHAMPOO,BODY OIL,ANTIOXIDANT FACIAL OIL OMEGA 3-6-9,TINTED MOISTURISER WITH SUNSCREEN FAIR & MEDIUM, SCULPTURESQUE - SHAPE & TEXTURE WAX.
7. macadamia nut oil
High in palmitic acid, a monounsaturated fatty acid that is a component of our own skin sebum. It is highly emollient oil, light penetrating oil that is excellent for dry and mature skins that have a reduced production of natural sebum. It has excellent spreadability, lubrication and penetration properties that imparts a smooth non-greasy after effect. It also has a slight sunscreen effect.
The following products contain this ingredient:PINK GRAPEFRUIT BODY LOTION,body oil,ANTIOXIDANT FACIAL OIL OMEGA 3-6-9,BALANCING MOISTURISER,HYDRATING MOISTURISER,TINTED MOISTURISER WITH SUNSCREEN FAIR & MEDIUM HYDRATING CLEANSING LOTION,ROSEHIP EYE GEL,SCULPTURESQUE-SHAPE & TEXTURE WAX, NATURE BALM.
8. Pomegranate OIL
Protects skin against UVB damage and assists with repairing sun damaged and aging skin by extending the life of the fibroblasts that are responsible for the production of collagen and elastin. This assists with plumping the skin, maintaining elasticity and minimising wrinkles. It has excellent moisturising, protective and nourishing properties and it is wonderful for mature and aging skin as it soothes dry and irritated conditions. It has a high amount of conjugated fatty acids that have anti-inflammatory properties. The specific acid found in pomegranate seed oil is Punicic Acid. It is renowned to assist with collagen production as it acts as a free radical scavenger and boosts restoration and repair of the skin.
The following products contain this ingredient: AGE DEFIANCE EYE SERUM,AGE DEFIANCE DAY SERUM,AGE DEFIANCE NIGHT SERUM,ANTIOXIDANT FACIAL OIL OMEGA 3-6-9,ANTIOXIDANT FACIAL SERUM,CLARITY BALM,HYDRATING MOISTURISER.
9. Rosehip oil
Rosehip oil is rich in essential fatty acids and is renowned for its antioxidant properties and anti-aging benefits. As well as containing linoleic and linoleic essential fatty acids (EFA’s), it also contains naturally occurring vitamin A and E. It is slightly astringent and is considered to be drier oil, which means that it does not leave a greasy residue to the skin. It heals scars and wounds, reverses sun damage and pigmentation, brown spots and wrinkles. The high content of EFA’s assist in keeping the skin looking young and supple and assist with replenishing moisture loss in older skin.
The following products contain this ingredient: ANTIOXIDANT FACIAL OIL OMEGA 3-6-9,ANTIOXIDANT FACIAL SERUM,BALANCING MOISTURISER,HYDRATING MOISTURISER,TINTED MOISTURISER WITH SUNSCREEN FAIR & MEDIUM,ROSEHIP EYE GEL.
10. sea buckthorn oil
Sea Buckthorn is cultivated in the Arctic region and is one of the most potent antioxidant and bioactive skin food available. It contains approximately 108 age reversal bioactives including abundant levels of Vitamin C, A, B, E, K and P as well as essential fatty acids 3, 6, 9 & 7, carotenoids, flavonoids, lycopenes, phytosterols and minerals. Due to its ability to assist with free radical scavenging and tissue regenerating properties it assists with combating wrinkles and soothes dry, irritated skin. Clinical studies have demonstrated that it can improve skin metabolism and retard skin maturation, thereby retarding the aging process. Due to its extremely high nutrient content, it can also contribute to the reduction of the damaging effects of sun radiation. Treats a variety of skin conditions such as eczema, rosacea and psoriasis.
The following products contain this ingredient: AGE DEFIANCE EYE SERUM,AGE DEFIANCE DAY SERUM,AGE DEFIANCE NIGHT SERUM,ANTIOXIDANT FACIAL SERUM.
It is important to choose certified organic oils as opposed to conventional as the method of extraction is either expeller pressed, steam distilled or CO2-extracted which guarantees potency, purity and efficacy.
Do you have a favourite oil that you use in your skin care arsenal?
Join the discussion (8)
Jun 03, 2016 03:08am
Hi! You mostly recommend using this oil nighly but also as a daily moisturiser. I heard one skincare producer says that Omega 3 6 9 oils are not stable in terms of UV hence should not be used for AM applications, they are suitable strictly for PM usage.
He also adds that under UV these oils are breaking into parts which may be damaging for the skin. Could you please comment? To me this is a total nonsence but maybe he has a point.
Aug 08, 2015 01:07am
So good to know what to do first....also 2nd,3rd,etc....Thanks so much
Jul 13, 2015 06:02pm
Hi, I'm from Vietnam. How can I buy this product ?
Apr 22, 2015 10:09am
It's been over a month now I've been using your Mukti regime...I've been seeing progressive improvement on my skin each day! I appreciate how you have all your ingredients listed on your products and the benefits they will give. I've included in my regimen the Antioxidant Facial Oil Omega 3,6,9. I do love how it just absorbs into the skin and lovely scent also not leaving skin oily. Thank you for the tip: putting the oil first before the serum or moisturizer...I did it the opposite:(
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