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About the Oils

ABOUT THE OILS

Almond oil contains high amounts of Vitamins E and D, magnesium, and calcium. It is similar in composition to the oil babies excrete to keep their skin healthy, so it is a natural alternative to baby oil. It moisturizes and nourishes the skin, helps your skin retain or restore its glow, and lightens dark circles under the eyes.

Argan oil is high in essential fatty acids and it can help with many skin conditions, from dry skin and wrinkles to psoriasis, eczema and acne. Argan oil is rich in vitamin E and antioxidants (tocopherols), protecting against the visible signs of aging.  Also, the saponins and triterpenoids in argan oil promote healing and hydration.  Argan oil also contains 80 percent unsaturated fatty acids omega-9 (oleic acid) and omega-6 (linoleic acid), helping to improve the condition of your skin and hair. The sterolins (plant sterols), found in argan oil support cell turnover and help retain moisture.

Avocados have the highest Vitamin E content, adding to the antioxidant power of bel essence. Avocado oil is absorbed by the deep layers of the skin and because of its ability to retain water, avocado oil acts as an emollient, promoting soft and supple skin. Avocado oil also contains sterolins, helping to produce more skin collagen and reducing the incidence of age spots. Avocado oil is rich in omega-3, shown to be effective protection from UV rays, and helps prevent sun damage to the skin.

Borage oil is nutrient-rich, containing omega fatty acids, folic acid, B complex vitamins, magnesium and potassium.  All these nutrients can help your overall health as well as benefit your skin.  It acts as a   moisturizer and penetrates into the deep layers of your skin.   Borage oil provides high levels of the fatty acid gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), a strong anti-inflammatory.  Borage seed oil and GLA also have anti-mutagenic properties and antioxidant capabilities that fight the growth of cancerous cells.

Castor oil has been recognized for centuries as a benefit for many health conditions.  Castor oil fights off infection by inhibiting the growth of bacteria and fungi, and has anti-inflammatory properties.  The oil is also believed to have great anti-viral properties.  It is an excellent anti-oxidant and contains many compounds which help to fight off the effects of aging.  Castor oil penetrates deep into the skin, softens and hydrates it.  The oil also helps to promote the production of elastin and collagen, which help to delay the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and give the skin a more youthful appearance.

Coconut oil is high in saturated fats, which keep skin smooth to the touch and retain the moisture content of the skin.  Coconut oil also contains Capric, Caprylic and Lauric acid which have antimicrobial properties and protect the skin from microbial infections.  Coconut oil is high in Vitamin E and rich in a number of proteins that contribute to healthy cells and cellular repair.

Evening Primrose oil is high in essential fatty acids, the building blocks for cell membranes.  The oil is very gentle and boosts blood circulation which is helpful to treat tired skin and eyes.  The oil's essential fatty acids help treat reduce inflammation, and help prevent acne by reducing the overproduction of sebum that clogs pores.

Grapeseed oil is high in antioxidants which fight free radicals from the environment that cause damage to the skin. The flavanoids contained in grapeseed oil can inhibit allergic reactions, and may help fight skin problems such as eczema or psoriasis. It is also absorbed quickly by the skin. Another benefit is that it protects your skin's natural collagen.

Hemp butter and oil contain omega-6 and omega-3 essential fatty acids, necessary for healthy cell production and good skin health.   The  balance of these fatty acids can help alleviate common, chronic dry skin conditions like eczema or dermatitis.  Hemp seed oil and butter have a high gamma-linolenic acid content giving it anti-inflammatory properties.

Kukui nut oil contains essential the fatty acids linoleic and linolenic. Kukui nut oil is soothing and softening for the skin without leaving an oily residue and without blocking pores. It effective in treating wounds and burns, and has shown effectiveness in treating the symptoms of eczema and psoriasis.

Meadowfoam oil is a powerful moisturizing oil and stays on the skin for longer moisturizing. Meadowfoam oil also provides ultra-violet protection, and helps reduce wrinkling and signs of aging.  It has a high content of fatty acids and the anti-oxidant vitamin E, giving the oil amazing hydrating and rejuvenating benefits.

Olive oil contains important antioxidants: vitamin E, polyphenols, and phytosterols, which help protect the skin from premature skin aging. Vitamin E helps restore skin smoothness and protects against ultraviolet light.  Hydroxytyrosol, a compound found in olive oil, also prevents free radical damage to the skin.  The hydrophilic properties of these antioxidants allow it to form a protective barrier trapping moisture on your skin, making olive oil an effective moisturizer.

Rice Bran oil is rich in inositol and gamma oryzanol, potent anti-oxidants and nourishing moisturizers, and is an important source of vitamins A, B2, B12 and E and moisturizing proteins.  The combination of vitamin E and vitamin B help increase elasticity while maintaining hydration, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.  Rice bran oil contains squalane, a natural fat produced by human skin cells, and helps the skin naturally regenerate itself for younger  looking skin.  Rice bran oil has a slight anti-melanin property to help protect from the sun and fade dark spots and smooth skin tone.  Other components like beta-carotene and lycopene protect from free radical damage, and enzymes like CoQ10 help skin maintain its youthful glow.

Rosehip oil is high in vitamin E, an anti-inflammatory anti-oxidant that calms and hydrates dry and sensitive skin, and protects skin cells from sun damage.  Rosehip oil contains essential fatty acids omega 3, 6 and 9 which help repair and regenerate damaged skin tissue.  Rosehip oil contains one of the highest percentages of vitamin C, which brightens skin and restore skin tone, and also promotes the production of collagen.  Rosehip oil contains the powerful antioxidants lycopene, which helps improve skin texture and protects against premature ageing, along with beta-carotene, which helps prevent free-radical damage responsible for skin ageing.

Sesame Oil is nutrient rich, containing Vitamins E, K, B6, as well as phosphorus, copper, calcium, zinc, magnesium, omega-3 and phytosterol. Sesame oil is antibacterial in nature, and has anti-inflammatory properties. In addition to Vitamin E, sesame oil also contains an antioxidant called sesamol, shown to prevent fine lines and wrinkles from appearing. Sesame oil is rich in fatty acids, making it an excellent emollient and moisturizer. The oil has the ability to attract and trap toxins soluble in oil and aids in the detoxification of the skin.

Shea oil and butter are known for healing properties attributed to the presence of several fatty acids and plant sterols such as oleic, palmitic, stearic and linolenic acids.  Shea contains plant antioxidants, such as vitamins A and E, as well as catechins, protecting cells from free radicals and environmental damage. The cinnamic acid esters in the shea fat help prevent  skin damage from UV radiation.  Shea has several derivatives of cinnamic acid that have anti-inflammatory properties.

Sunflower oil has one of the highest percentages of linoleic acid, an essential fatty acid.  Skin that is prone to acne and breakouts is generally low in linoleic acid, making sunflower oil effective in preventing breakouts.  Sunflower oil is extremely high in antioxidants and Vitamin E, essential for preventing sun damage to the skin, preventing scarring, as well as smoothing existing wrinkles.  Sunflower oil is also rich in vitamins A, C and D and healthy carotenoids and waxes which form a protective barrier on the skin, retaining moisture. It is absorbed into the skin easily, without clogging or blocking the pores.