I have always been a great believer in the power of plants to heal and nourish the body and skin, so I dedicated the last couple of years to finding EXACTLY which oils repair, hydrate and firm skin cells as you age!
You see not all plant oils have the same impact on the skin. Each plant has a unique make up of natural vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids. Some vitamins such as vitamin C and A are more essential to healthy skin than other vitamins!
So after years of research here are the 10 best oils for naturally vibrant skin as you age:
1. Sea Botanical: Algae Oil
Laminara digitata, the oil from green algae from deep within the North Atlantic Ocean. This incredible oil has the ability to Replenishing lipids within the skin, enhancing the skins barrier function, therefore minimising the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the skin.
This incredible plant oil has 3 times more Vitamin A (natual Retinol) than Rosehip Oil and is an incredible nourishing primer for the skin.
3. Frankincense Oil:
This oil is the protector of skin cells. It works to reduced acne, the appearance of large pores, and naturally slow signs of ageing.
4. Pomegranate Seed Oil:
One of my absolute favourite oils, as it is high in Omega 6 , Omega 9 and Vitamin C, it boosts collagen production, enhances skin elasticity by stimulating cell growth.
5.Raspberry Seed Oil:
This oil has has pronounced anti inflammatory properties and is an effective treatment of eczema, psoriasis and other skin conditions.
6.Rosehip Oil :
A well known oil loaded with skin-nourishing vitamins and essential fatty acids. It hydrates , moisturises and naturally exfoliates to reduce dullness.
7. Seabuckthorn Oil ;
One of the most potent oils mother nature has to offer, Seabuckthorn oil has 12x more vitamin C than a orange, reducing inflammation, boosting collagen and brightening the skin! It is also the only plant source of omega 7, another essential fatty acid for the skin
8. Tamanu Oil ( ALLERGY CAUTION : Tree Nut Oil)
This Oil is the go to for inflamed skin. It is ideal for minimising the severity of skin irritations such a eczema.
9. Tomato Seed Oil:
Packed with essential fatty acids, anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals, carotenes including lycopene and phytosterols, this oil is very important in bringing out the radiance of the skin.
10. Watermelon Seed Oil
This oil moisturizes, clarifies, smooths, detoxes, and promotes/restores youthful appearance in the skin!
There you have it ... 10 oils that will transform the health of your skin!
The thing about these oils is that they all offer a unique blend of vitamins and minerals. What I discovered that while each was good for the skin, together they are incredible.
For this reason I decided to infuse these oils with each other to create a superior blend of pure botanicals, and I bottled it in the QO.10 Face Oil. This blend has been a game changer in skin health, especially for skin over 40.
If you would like to find out how it could improve the health of your skin click HERE