Oils have become increasingly popular within the past few years. While they seem to be the newest and greatest trend, essential oils have been used since pre-history to treat disorders or promote beauty. Below is a short list from Bell Chem, experts in beauty care chemicals, of some of the most powerful essential oils relating to beauty care.
- Argan oil is an anti-aging miracle. With an abundance of vitamin E and omega-6 fatty acid, dry skin is revitalized with argan oil. The ability to remove free radicals from the skin and reduce inflammation gives argan oil the title of the go-to skin enhancer. Add a tiny amount to the skin, nails, or hair to absorb moisture and reduce wrinkles. Unlike many other products, argan oil is stable in sunlight, so it can be applied before your day begins or as it winds down.
- Jojoba oil has properties that closely match your skin’s natural oils. With antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and moisturizing benefits, jojoba oil has the ability to trick your body into believing it has sufficient oil on the surface, thereby reducing oil production.
- Marula oil contains a high concentration of oleic acid, which causes this soothing oil to penetrate the skin rapidly for almost immediate results. High in antioxidants, marula oil defends against ultraviolet damage as it moisturizes.
- Olive oil, the same product you have in your kitchen cabinet, is one of the best “bang for your buck” skin care oils on the market for dry skin. While it seems contradictory to use olive oil on your face, the effects are noteworthy. Olive oil contains lactic acid to exfoliate your skin and stimulate skin cell regeneration. The antioxidants in olive oil also counter the effects of aging.
- Rose hip seed oil fades discoloration and scarring. Applied over a two-week period, even decades-old scars fade miraculously. With essential fatty acids and vitamins A and C, rose hip seed oil protects skin while increasing cell division to slough off old, scarred epithelial cells.
- Tea tree oil has the effectiveness of benzoyl peroxide in treating acne. According to recent studies, 5% tea tree oil is as effective as 5% benzoyl peroxide without the harshness of chemical compounds.
- Chamomile oil may replace calamine lotion in your medicine cabinet. Perfect for sensitive skin, chamomile oil soothes skin much like chamomile tea relieves tension. Redness and irritation disappear in seconds because of its anti-inflammatory properties, and patients experiencing rosacea find relief with chamomile oil.
For more skin care tips read our past blogs, or contact a Bell Chem associate today at (407) 339-2355 (BELL) to hear about these beauty care chemicals or any of our other products.