- Natural oils are currently gaining more prominence in most beauty regimens, given its ability to moisturize, nourish and even repair damaged skin.
- There are now specific oils that reduce sebum production that can even be suitable for oily skin.
- Some oils even have properties that aid in firming and tightening aging skin, and can even stimulate cell rejuvenation.
In the past, applying oils on the skin tends to be associated with clogged pores that cause breakouts. But, everything has changed as more quality natural oils hit the beauty scene. Make sure you’re getting an oil product that’s best for your skin by checking the labels for descriptions such as “organic”, “unrefined” or “100% pure”, particularly those that don’t contain parabens, synthetic fragrances and chemical preservatives.
Thinking of adding a beauty oil to your skin care routine? Check out these 11 anti-aging natural oils:
Rosehip Seed Oil
This popular oil is extracted from rose plant seeds and is a great source of antioxidants and Vitamins A and C that can deal with scars, dry skin and wrinkles.
Evening Primrose oil
Evening Primrose oil provides nourishment through gamma-linoleic acid or GLA, an Omega 6 fatty acid that can decrease inflammation (this helps slow down aging) by enhancing the skin’s barrier function. This oil can be applied topically, or taken orally in capsule form for menopause or PMS.
It softens the skin and facilitates the reduction of age spots through its sterolin content. The unrefined version of avocado oil can increase the skin’s collagen amount, according to studies. This oil has a thick consistency, though.
Wheat Germ Oil
Containing high amounts of essential fatty acids and Vitamin E, this oil is known to aid in cell regeneration and help in improving circulation. Great for aging skin for its rejuvenating ability. A word of caution: a test patch should be done before using this oil, for allergies to wheat and those who are gluten-intolerant.
This lightweight oil is a common ingredient in moisturizers in face oils, and helps tighten and firm the skin.
Pomegranate Seed Oil
Usually recommended for dry and irritated skin, and decreases the signs of aging and reduces wrinkles by promoting elasticity. This oil can be absorbed quickly by the skin and is known to have high amounts of antioxidants for cell regeneration.
Sea Buckthorn Oil
This not-so-common oil boasts of its remarkable nourishing properties. Sea Buckthorn oil has skin repair properties because of its Omega 6 and 7 content, beating orange with its Vitamin C content that’s twelve times higher, and carrots for its Vitamin A content which is three times more.
Raspberry Seed Oil
This fruit oil has impressive sun protecting effects, working as a broad spectrum UV protectant. Containing high amounts of Omega 3 and 6 and Vitamin E, it shields the skin from environmental damage.
Extracted from a unique Moroccan tree, this oil is filled with Vitamin E, antioxidants and essential fatty acids. Its ability to promote healthy collagen and protecting elasticity makes it a great anti-aging product.
Great for dealing with acne and blemishes, this exotic oil contains amazing antimicrobial properties and can also combat inflammation. Abundant in Omega 9 fatty acids Vitamin C and E, it helps renew cells and enhances elasticity.
Prickly Pear Seed Oil
Recommended for mature skin types, this oil has high concentrations of Vitamin E and K with Omega 6 and 9 that can help soften skin and reduce dark circles which makes it an awesome anti-aging product.