The body is able to produce almost every essential acid to protect the skin and help it remain hydrated and nourished. However, there are still some essential acids that the skin requires, but unfortunately the body is not able to provide them. This is the case with the skin of the face, where most nourishment comes from face creams, masks, and most importantly, face oils.
Face oil is one of the most important sources of nourishment outside the body to preserve the skin’s good health. It protects the skin’s acid mantle, rebuilds and maintains skin’s lipid barrier due to external influences, like extreme temperatures, over-cleansing, low humidity, sickness and travel. As the face oil goes through the skin, it carries the required active ingredients deeper into the lower levels of skin, helping it to absorb every element important for its health. Moreover, by creating the lipid barrier over the skin, face oils are perfect when skin is in the process of healing.
To protect the skin we often use face creams as well. But there is a good reason why face oils are much better: every cream, lotion or moisturizer is nothing but a combination of face oil and water. The moisturizers create hydrolipidic film that covers the surface of the skin and mimic skin’s acid mantle structure to help hydrate the surface. Face oils are perfect solution when the skin needs to be nurtured with the required acids, and they also help in restoring the balance to oily skin. They work in both situations. It seems like they are smart enough to feel what the skin requires and provide it.
When it comes to face care, pure organic plant oils are most effective. They are considered as a powerful lightweight treatment of the skin. The benefits of using them range from treating acne to preventing pre-mature aging of the skin.
As with every other cosmetic product, in some cases side effects may occur. Not very often, but some oils can make a thick oily layer on the face, leading to clogging of skin pores, which may result in breakouts, blackheads or whiteheads. So, before you use any face oil, make sure you read the instructions on how to use it and consult your cosmetic expert.
Following are organic plant face oils that skin experts from Aristocrat Plastic Surgery & MedAesthetics recommend for a perfect skin treatment.
Tea Tree Oil
Perfect for: Acne prone
It feels and smells more like an astringent, unlike some other oils. Studies have proved that tea tree oil really works: 5% tea tree oil is as effective at treating acne as 5% benzoyl peroxide. We recommend it as a gentle, natural alternative to harsher acne treatments. It is best to use it as a spot treatment. Recommended product: The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil
Perfect for: Oily Skin
If you have an oily skin — even if you don’t have acne – you’re probably repellent to oils. But, grapeseed oil can actually help regulate your natural oil production, plus it’s packed with antioxidants, including skin-brightening vitamin C. Recommended product: Caudalie Vinosource Nourishing Concentrate
Perfect for: Anti-Aging
The oil contains a high concentration of vitamin E and fatty acids, and it’s more stable in sunlight than other antioxidants – so it’s perfect to have it on your skin during the day. The vitamin E content makes it great for moisturizing skin. Being rich in antioxidants has many benefits for the skin. First, it prevents pre-mature aging of the skin. It also acts as a scavenger for the free radicals. Argan oil has anti-inflammatory property. Inflammation is another cause for aging, so once again argan oil helps in preventing signs of aging. Recommended product: Josie Maran Aragan Oil
Black Currant Oil
Perfect for: Repair
If your skin has been traumatized in some way – laser treatment, too much sun exposure, or even wind-burned from skiing, black currant oil is the healing hero. It’s a reparative treatment because it’s rich in fatty acids and has anti-inflammatory properties. It even works on eczema. Recommended product: Cecilia Wong Reviving Black Currant Serum
Perfect for: Sensitive skin
As the camomile tea calms your mind, the camomile oil calms your skin. It soothes redness and irritation in a matter of seconds. It has amazing anti-inflammatory properties that make it ideal for patients with rosacea. Recommended product: Darphin Organic Chamomile Aromatic Care
Rose hip seed oil
Perfect for: Discoloration
Rose Hip Seed Oil has properties that can fade discoloration and even out skin tone. It contains essential fatty acids, an antioxidant (vitamin C), and a natural retinol (vitamin A). It’s ideal for protecting your skin, as well as for increasing cell turnover. Recommended product: M. Steves RHSO Power-Packed Ultra-Nourishing Boost