Why You Should Be Using an Anti-Aging Oil Serum May 06, 2017 09:39
What is an anti-aging oil serum?
An anti-aging oil serum is a blend of plant oils, which work synergistically to reverse the effects of skin aging.
Used for centuries throughout the world to treat skin, facial oil serums are just starting to make a name for themselves, and rightfully so. If you tend to think of oils as the enemy of a clear complexion, you may be missing out on great products for your skin. Counter-intuitive as it may sound, using an oil serum can actually have amazing benefits for your skin.
Why use it?
Skin pollution is the main source of damage to the skin. Stress, fatigue, polluted air and water, makeup, UV radiation create millions of toxins and free-radicals that accumulate on the skin, suffocating your complexion, causing breakouts and speeding up the aging process.
Facial oils are the fastest way to fortify and strengthen our own natural skin barrier, restoring the skin's first defense against skin pollution. If properly chosen, cold-pressed plant oils boost radiance, give much needed moisture, and can help fight breakouts and discoloration. Oils have the capacity to deliver antioxidants, vitamins and omega fatty acids deeper into the skin, delivering results you will most likely notice after the first application.
How to apply the serum?
For a more intensive or spot treatment, use the serum alone. Rub a few drops between your palms and very gently massage them into your freshly cleansed and still wet face, neck and cleavage. Having your face wet will help the oils to be absorbed quicker and deeper into the skin, and won’t leave your face feeling greasy. For extra beneficial ingredients, cleanse your face with our Hydrating Toner, then apply the serum while the skin is still wet.
You can also mix a couple of drops with your favorite moisturizer, so it can infuse your skin throughout the day or night, apply as a primer to create a perfect canvas for makeup application or add a drop in your foundation to give it a treatment effect.
The oils in this serum were specifically selected for their richness in anti-aging compounds such as essential fatty acids, antioxidants, flavonoids, polyphenols and vitamins. Easily absorbed into the skin, they will hydrate, nourish and help to refine mature, aging skin. The Sea Buckthorn berry oil gives this blend a lovely golden colour. It looks like liquid gold and this will undoubtedly be gold for your face.
A few facts about the stars of this serum:
Also known as Tea Seed Oil, this oil has been popular in Japan for thousands of years and is responsible for the peachy skin and long nails of Japanese women. It is high in monounsaturated oleic acid (80%), which gives it excellent skin-conditioning properties. This oil doesn’t clog pores or leave an oily feel, due to tannins present in the seeds. Able to rejuvenate and maintain moisture, its protective polyphenols, vitamins A, B, C and E and other antioxidants also protect the skin from UV and environmental exposure.
This rare oil softens and rejuvenates by promoting healthy new cell growth, nourishing dry and mature skin types. It contains punicic acid at 75%, a highly nutritious fatty acid for the skin, able to balance pH and condition the skin’s surface. This fatty acid is anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and cell regenerating, helping to increase elasticity of the skin and repair sun and weather damage. Other acids contained in this oil are gallic and ellagic acid. Gallic acid heals wounds and soothes burns, while ellagic acid protects and rebuilds collagen and provides added thickness to thin skin.
High in oleic acid (75%), with a smaller amount of linoleic acid (11%), hazelnut oil is able to penetrate the skin with proteins, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Its tannin content stimulates skin circulation and helps to reduce and shrink the size and visibility of thread veins. As one of the vegetable oils high in unsaturated fatty acids, it is good for moisturizing and softening.
Sea Buckthorn Berry Oil:
This oil has the ability to promote regeneration of skin cells and mucous membranes, heal wounds and ease pain. Its powerful orange colour is due to its high concentration in provitamin A carotenes and carotenoids, which protects against damaging UV exposure. Vitamin E tocopherols, vitamin C and flavonoids, vitamin B1, B2 and K, as well as essential fatty acids and phytosterols, make sea buckthorn an exceptionally nourishing ingredient in caring for the skin.
This blend is infused with precious, therapeutic grade essential oils such as Frankincense, Copaiba, Helichrysum, Clary Sage and Patchouli, specifically selected for their skin-toning and anti-aging properties. Due to their small molecules, essential oils can penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin, where they release powerful antioxidant, anti-bacterial and rejuvenating compounds. The smell is simply divine!
I would love to know if you used an oil serum before and what your experience was. Drop me a line in the comments section below!
Here's to a beautiful, healthier you!