This moisturizing face oil is the result of a carefully selected blend of exotic seaberry, rosehip, borage, evening primrose, cranberry, planell, and pomegranate oils. These oils are packed with a large number of bioactive substances that provide unique nutrients to make a balanced restorative formulation. This lightweight formula sinks in quickly for fast delivery of essential nutrients known to replenish and recharge skin.
Recommended for all types of skin, but it is especially beneficial for dry skin.
- Fragrance and preservative free
- Gentle on all skin types
- Easily absorbed
- Clog pores
- Contain skin-irritants or phototoxic essential oils
- Seaberry (Sea Buckthorn) Oil: Contains omega 7 and 9 fatty acids not found in most oils and an unusually high level of gamma-tocopherol and tocotrienols, which are powerful forms of vitamin E, as well as flavonoids, and phytosterols.
- Rosehip Oil: Rich in vitamins A and E and both linoleic and linolenic acids. Good emollient with antioxidant properties.
- Borrage Oil: Native from the Mediterranean, is full of gamma-linoleic acid, a precursor of prostaglandins and leukotrienes involved in several anti-inflammation pathways.
- Evening Primrose Oil: Contains a high level of the omega-6 gamma-linolenic acid and linoleic acid, both essential nutrients that cannot be synthesized in the body.
- Cranberry Seed Oil: Has a unique balance of omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids with beneficial properties. Rich in antioxidant polyphenols and tocotrienols (a highly potent form of vitamin E), as well as phytosterols, phospholipids, and Vitamin A.
- Planell Oil: Fraction of olive oil rich in phytosterols and glycolipids that makes the skin more pliable and resilient.
- Pomegranate Seed Oil: contains the unique punicic acid, an omega-5 conjugated linolenic acid
Caprylic Capric Triglycerides, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil Unsaponifiables, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Seed Oil, Rosa Mosqueta (Rose) Hip Oil, Borago Officinalis (Borage) Seed Oil, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Seed Oil, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract.
Oils have been widely used in cosmetics and in traditional therapies to alleviate dermatological disorders. Aboriginal tribes in Australia enjoyed the moisturizing effect of emu oil for thousands of years. Records indicate that ancient Egyptians used olive, castor, and sesame oils to soothe and beautify skin. The ancient Indian Ayurvedic traditional medicine recommends skin oils to nourish and moisturize skin.
One effect of plant oils is to penetrate the upper layer of the skin and help to reduce transepidermal water loss and increase the water content of the epidermis. An extra benefit is the delivery of countless beneficial compounds, including lipids with omega 3, 6, 7, and 9 fatty acids, vitamins, flavonoids, and phytosterols.
Lipids are building blocks of cell membranes. Omegas 3 and 6 fatty acids are polyunsaturated lipids that cannot be produced by the body and need to be incorporated from vegetable sources. Omega 7 fatty acids, found in macadamia nuts, sea berries and cold-water fish, have recently stepped to the forefront of scientific research for its positive effect on inflammation. Omega 9s are monounsaturated oils that can be produced by the body but it is always beneficial to have extra amounts.
Plant oils provide loads of vitamin E, either as tocopherols or as a tocotrienols, which in conjunction with flavonoids are powerful antioxidants. Phytosterols contained in oils are very similar in structure and function to cholesterol found in human cell membranes.
A word of caution: Free fatty acids, which are a product or lipids degradation, may disrupt the skin barrier function, hence the importance of always using fresh oils.
Claims of this product are supported by the following research:
Patzelt, A., Lademann, J., Richter, H., Darvin, M. E., Schanzer, S., Thiede, G., . . . Hauser, M. (2012). In vivo investigations on the penetration of various oils and their influence on the skin barrier. Skin Research and Technology, 18(3), 364-369.
Kenza, Q. B., Charrouf, Z., Derouiche, A., Rahali, Y., & Bensouda, Y. (2014). Skin hydration in postmenopausal women: Argan oil benefit with oral and/or topical use. Przeglad Menopauzalny, 13(5), 280-288.
Mack Correa, M. C., Mao, G., Saad, P., Flach, C. R., Mendelsohn, R., & Walters, R. M. (2014). Molecular interactions of plant oil components with stratum corneum lipids correlate with clinical measures of skin barrier function. Experimental Dermatology, 23(1), 39-44.
Danby, S. G., AlEnezi, T., Sultan, A., Lavender, T., Chittock, J., Brown, K., & Cork, M. J. (2013). Effect of olive and sunflower seed oil on the adult skin barrier: Implications for neonatal skin care. Pediatric Dermatology, 30(1), 42-50.
Boucetta, K. Q., Charrouf, Z., Aguenaou, H., Derouiche, A., & Bensouda, Y. (2013). Does argan oil have a moisturizing effect on the skin of postmenopausal women? Skin Research and Technology, 19(3), 356-7.
Auberger, J., Vogt, S., Hopfinger, G., Clausen, J., & Greil, R. (2013). Topical evening primrose oil for reduction of bortezomib-induced skin reactions. Annals of Hematology, 92(7), 995-6.
Soltanipoor, F., Delaram, M., Taavoni, S., & Haghani, H. (2012). The effect of olive oil on prevention of striae gravidarum: A randomized controlled clinical trial. Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 20(5), 263-6.
Shivananda Nayak, B., Ramdath, D. D., Marshall, J. R., Isitor, G., Xue, S., & Shi, J. (2011). Wound-healing properties of the oils of vitis vinifera and vaccinium macrocarpon. Phytotherapy Research., 25(8), 1201-1208.
Grether-Beck, S., Mühlberg, K., Brenden, H., & Krutmann, J. (2008). Topical application of vitamins, phytosterols and ceramides. protection against increased expression of interstital collagenase and reduced collagen-I expression after single exposure to UVA irradiation]. Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Für Dermatologie, Venerologie, Und Verwandte Gebiete, 59(7), 557-562.