One of my favourite beauty products – natural beauty oils! Their versatility, their nurturing and nourishing ways, how they leave my skin soft, smooth and utterly hydrated… really what’s not to love?! I’d love to know your thoughts on natural beauty oils, so why not leave me a comment with your favourite natural beauty oil below, or on Facebook or tweet me @biteablebeauty
Why Beauty Oils?
I am forever getting questioned about beauty oils – mostly along the lines of “won’t they make my skin oily?” or “my skin is already oily, won’t a beauty oil just add to the problem?” The answer to both of these questions dear readers is a big fat NO! If you think back to your chemistry lessons at school, think about how oils and water react. They don’t mix remember? Well, the same happens in your skin – neither water nor water-based products will remove excess oil from the skin. It’s only oil that can balance oil in the skin. There are so many nutrient-rich oils found in nature that are of great benefit when applied to the skin, delivering antioxidants as well as hydration. Oily skins will be balanced and healthy-looking (not a shiny T-zone in sight) whilst dry skins will soak up the oil and feel softer, smoother and hydrated.
What is the Difference Between a Serum and a Beauty Oil?
A serum is a concentrated product, it’s thick and is made from extractions of natural ingredients based in water. They have a lightweight feel and because they are water based they are absorbed quickly into the skin, delivering the ingredients deeply through the skin’s pores. A facial oil is a concentration of natural oil extracts from botanicals and fruits and are rich in vitamins, essential oils and antioxidants. They take longer to be absorbed by the skin.
Biteable Beauty’s Round Up of Beauty Oils
I know that everyone has a varying beauty budget, so I have gone to the effort of finding a beauty oil to suit every pocket.
Spa Fabulous Bliss for your Skin Face Oil I love this oil! It plumps and replenishes the skin, promoting smoothness and a radiant glow. It contains clarifying Frankincense, healing German Chamomile, hydrating Pure Persian Rose, healing and plumping Pure Rosehip Seed Oil, softening and rehydrating Jojoba (which also mimics collagen in the skin!), soothing Sweet Almond, anti-inflammatory Lavender, nutrient-rich Apricot Kernel and balancing Citrus. It smells absolutely divine, thanks to the flowers and the Frankincense. This is a lovely product to apply before bedtime and let the aroma carry you away and the oil go to work on your skin. Read about the Spa Fabulous Complexion Perfection Facial here
Bodhi Desert Rose Rejuvenating Face Oil is the first in their “Artisan Series” and I was lucky enough to go along to the bloggers launch event earlier on in the year, read more about that here. It’s an oil packed full of vitamins, antioxidants and fatty acids, all ingredients that help to hydrate, stimulate cell rejuvenation, increase cell regeneration and combat the signs of ageing. Bodhi’s Desert Rose Rejuvenating Oil contains a gorgeous blend of Bulgarian Damask Rose Otto, Organic Moroccan Argan Oil and Rosehip Seed Oil and has a beautifully balanced fragrance of floral notes, lemon and honey. This is another one of my favourite beauty oils, I love both its scent and its effects! Read about Bodhi Bath & Shower Therapy Body Washes here
Antipodes Divine Face Oil contains a blend of super anti-ageing ingredient Avocado Oil, smoothing and nutrient-rich Macadamia Oil, collagen-mimic-ing, soften and rehydrating Jojoba, sebum regulating Ylang Ylang, anti-inflammatory Torchwood, anti-ageing Sandalwood, antiseptic Jasmine, Balancing Orange and pure Vitamin E. Read about Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask here, Apostle Skin Brightening and Tone Correcting Serum here, Brightening Juliet Cleanser here, and Joyous Night Replenishing Serum here.
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Pukka Ayurveda Nourishing Face Oil contains an array of oils including fatty acid-rich Evening Primrose Seed Oil and Roso Otto Flower Oil to plump, Hemp Seed Oil to intensely hydrate, Almond Oil, Jojoba Oil, Vitamin E-rich Wheatgerm Oil, antioxidant-rich Pomegranate Seed Oil, soothing Calendula, Sandalwood Oil and pure natural Vitamin E. Read about the book A Pukka Life here.
Rio Rosa Mosqueta is a pure and simple oil – containing just 100% Rio Rosa Mosqueta Oil. The Rosa Mosqueta is a wild rose found in the Chilean Andes and is the most effective plant oil for skin repair and restoration. Antioxidant-rich, it helps slow the ageing proces, and contains vitamin A in the form of trans-retinoic acid. It has a high content of Essential Fatty Acids, in particular, Gamma Linoleic Acid, which are necessary for healthy skin regeneration, maintaining elasticity, and hydration. Clinical studies have shown that Rio Rosa Mosqueta softens scars, reduces pigmentation and sun damage, improves the appearance of stretch marks, fine lines, crow’s feet and helps moisturise dry skin. One thing I would say is that this oil doesn’t have a “fragrance” as such, so it doesn’t smell like a luxurious skin treat, but it is highly effective and is a bargain for the price!
JĀSÖN® Vitamin E Oil 5,000iu is a blend of 5 essential natural oils of Almond, Apricot, Avocado, Sunflower and Wheat Germ to renew skin’s softness. It smells like marzipan, thanks to the almond, and is suitable for all-over use. It’s not heavy and is easily absorbed by the skin. I sometimes use this oil by itself or if I need an extra hydrating treatment I will add to my favourite moisturising cream or lotion.