The Best Skincare Ingredients for your Skin Type
Plant oils are magical, their different properties mean you can manage skin that is prone to break outs, sensitivity, dehydration.
But using a plant oil designed to hydrate dry skin, on skin that is prone to oiliness and break outs is not going to end well.
It's important to pick botanical ingredients that will work with rather than against your skin.
Below is my guide to the best plant oils for your skin type.
Also some of my favourite types of ingredient to look out for, split by skin type.
It will allow you to search out ingredients that are likely to suit your skin type.
Knowledge is power.
Dry, Dehydrated Skin Ingredient Secrets
Some of the best moisturising oils for dry skin include argan, avocado, olive and rosehip.
You are looking to gently nurture and nourish your skin. No scrubbing it within an inch of its life.
Use an organic body oil while your skin is wet, to seal in as much moisture as possible.
Humectants are a good addition for a dry skin regime, as they draw moisture into the skin. Look out for natural humectants like honey and glycerine.
Natural plant butters hydrate and protect the skin from moisture loss. Shea butter, cocoa butter, and mango butter are good choices for dry skin.
Oily, Problem Skin Ingredient Secrets
Some of the best plant oils to help with oily, combination skin include jojoba, hazelnut and argan.
Our Radiance Facial Essence with Rose & Marula is specifically designed for oily and combination skin types.
Ditch the aggressive oil stripping products that leave your skin feeling temporarily tight, only for your skin to produce more oil to compensate for being stripped of its natural oils.
Look for naturally antibacterial essential oils like lavender, geranium, bergamot and palmarosa.
Natural clays are good to help draw out impurities, while rosehip, and carrot oils contain high levels of beta carotene to help with reducing scarring.
Sensitive Skin Ingredient Secrets
Some of the best plant oils to help with sensitive skin include, apricot, avocado, rosehip and jojoba.
Gentle really is the watchword here. Let the beautiful plant ingredients do their thing, nourishing and conditioning without irritation.
If your skin is sensitive and prone to breakouts, try our Facial Essence with Rose & Marula, while if your skin tends to be sensitive and dry, opt for our Facial Essence with Rose & Blackcurrant, with nature's most powerful hydrators, including blackcurrant, cranberry, pomegranate, baobab and argan oils for brighter, hydrated skin that is unbelievably smooth and soft.
Some of the best naturally anti-inflammatory ingredients include marshmallow which we use in our multiple award winning Intensive Balm with Marshmallow & Frangipani, lavender and carrot seed oil.
Calendula oil is one of my favourite ingredients for sensitive skin, a powerful soothing and repairing agent that is bursting with antioxidants to fight inflammation and soothe irritation. St John's Wort is anti-inflammatory, calming and repairing.
Natural & Organic Makes a Difference
Most of my customers come to me, disheartened with commercial skincare, with a desire to use real ingredients and understand exactly what these are and be sure they are not dangerous or toxic.
And the best bit is that they leave amazed by the difference pure, effective natural skincare can be.
So many of us have increasingly sensitive skin, suffering with allergic reactions, eczema, dry bits, break outs. Not to mention we are so rushed off our feet we barely have 2 moments to ourselves.
I focus on ingredients that actually make a difference. I like organic; I like my skincare ingredients to not have been fiddled with too much. And I definitely prefer them without pesticides. I do the worrying so you don't have to.
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