Is Oil the Missing Ingredient in Your Skincare?
It seems counterintuitive to put oil on your face. Won't it clog your pores? Make your acne worse? Make your face greasy?
It turns out organic, cold pressed oils are actually GOOD for your skin - no matter what type of skin you have!
This is because cold pressed oils retain many of the natural nutrients and antioxidants that are present in the original plant, making it more beneficial for the skin. Cold-pressed oils are also free from added preservatives and other chemicals, they are easily absorbed by the skin, helping to improve skin tone and texture, and also preventing premature aging.
There are many different ways that oil can be used in skincare, including as a cleanser, moisturizer, exfoliant, and treatment for specific skin conditions. Oil plays a really important role in keeping your skin hydrated by protecting the outer layer of your skin.
Here’s how it works:
Our skin secrets sebum from its sebaceous glands. This contributes to the noticeable oiliness on your face. But there are also other lipids (fats and oils) produced by the cells in the stratum corneum, the protective outer layer of skin that functions as the skin’s primary protection against water loss.
In a perfect world, the natural oils produced by your skin would keep the layers of your skin soft, seal hydration in, and protect against allergens and pathogens by keeping the stratum corneum intact.
But it's NOT a perfect world, and that's why oil-based skincare products are essential to younger looking, healthy, glowing skin.
Whether your skin is dry, dehydrated, or oily, the addition of oil to your skincare routine is important to balancing your skin.
- Dry skin -> Underproducing oil & needs oil to balance skin
- Dehydrated skin -> Lacks water & needs oil to lock in moisture
- Oily skin -> Overproducing oil & needs oil to balance oil production
Natural oils have amazing nature-made properties that address all of your skincare needs:
- Hydrates the skin by providing a barrier of moisture on the surface of the skin, keeping your skin hydrated.
- Provides the nutrients and antioxidants your skin needs to help it look its best
- Different oils have special properties that can prevent premature aging, reverse skin damage, and brighten skin. For example, pomegranate oil contains powerful antioxidants that work to neutralize free radicals that otherwise cause skin damage and visible signs of aging. It is known to promote the synthesis of new collagen, enhance skin elasticity, reduce the appearance of scarring, promote the reversal of skin damage, and leave lasting moisture without leaving a greasy residue or clogging pores.
- Red Raspberry Seed Oil has a natural SPF of 28-50 and is used to protect against damaging sun rays.
- Natural oils can help with hyperpigmentation. Oils like argan, rosehip, and sea buckthorn, are rich in antioxidants and fatty acids and help to even out your skin tone.
- In addition to oil balancing your skin’s natural oil production, some oils are antimicrobial, which can result in fewer blemishes
- Oils help to remove makeup naturally and deeply penetrate your skin, to ensure deep cleansing without stripping your skin of moisture.
A NOTE ABOUT COMMERCIAL SKINCARE PRODUCTS
When it comes to skincare - regardless if a product claims it’s “natural”, “organic” or has oil in it - there are a few things that you MUST avoid in order to keep your skin healthy and looking its best.
Plastic bottles: Plastic bottles can contain harmful chemicals that can leach into skincare products, such as Bisphenol A (BPA). These chemicals can be absorbed by the skin and may cause health problems such as endocrine disruption. This is why at Primal Life Organics, our skincare is packaged in amber glass bottles.
Chemicals: Commercial skincare products contain chemicals such as parabens, phthalates, and synthetic fragrances. These chemicals can cause skin irritation, allergic reactions, and other health serious problems.
Toxins: Commercial skincare products contain heavy metals, pesticides, and other pollutants - particularly if water is listed as an ingredient.
Water: Most commercial skincare products contain unpurified water. While this ingredient seems harmless, unpurified water is polluted with drug waste, heavy metals, fluoride, and other toxins that can cause premature aging and other serious health issues.
To ensure you are getting the highest quality, safe products that are beneficial for your skin, it is important to read the labels.
THE BEST OIL-BASED SKINCARE PRODUCTS
At Primal Life Organics, ALL of our skincare products are oil-based, using organic essential oils and botanicals carefully selected to nourish, brighten, hydrate, and balance your skin.
If you want younger looking, healthy, glowing skin, you need natural products that work with your skin to keep it hydrated and balanced.
Some of our best-selling favorite products include:
The Primal Life's Earth Face Wash was designed to revitalize dehydrated, aging skin, leaving you with smoother skin and a natural glow.
This botanically-infused, clay and herbal blend liquid face cleanser is gentle enough for everyday use for all skin types. Organic oils of coconut, olive, and jojoba are blended with aloe vera, grapefruit, lavender, and honey to soothe the skin and naturally remove impurities and makeup while having a calming and toning effect.
Coffee Bean Serum
The Primal Life's Coffee Bean Serum is formulated with hydrating and nourishing ingredients like Arabica Coffee Seed Oil, Argan Oil, and Collagen Protein to moisturize, brighten, and improve an uneven skin tone and promote skin firmness.
Coffee Bean Oil is packed with caffeine and essential fatty acids used to promote deep moisturizing and pH balance on the skin's surface. This powerful combination can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as wakes up tired eyes! Coffee Bean oil quickly penetrates, allowing for smooth and ideal cosmetic applications. It is known for its ability to give your skin a very healthy glow.
Blu Berry Brightening Serum
The Blu Berry Serum is formulated with a unique blend of essential oils that brightens, balances, soothes, and moisturizes your skin. It’s the perfect bedtime treatment that helps your skin repair and rejuvenate while you sleep.
Beyond Face Moisturizer
Our Beyond Moisturizer is ultra-potent “skin food", formulated with nutrient-rich oils like Tamanu Oil, Emu Oil, Rosehip Seed Oil, and Sea Buckthorn Oil combined with pure filtered beeswax, used to not only heal and hydrate, but also help reduce the appearance of dry, dull skin to promote a younger, smoother, firmer complexion.
Gruff After Shave
Gruff After Shave is full of antioxidants, vitamins, nutrients, proteins, and essential fatty acids, which are used to help replenish, repair, and restore your natural protective barrier.
Formulated with certified organic essential oils, Gruff After Shave helps to speed up the repair of any micro-tears your razor may have left in your delicate facial tissue, as well as soothe and moisturize your skin post-shave
A FINAL WORD
If you want younger-looking, balanced, and glowing skin, oil-based natural skincare products can transform your skin.
Whether your skin is dry, oily, or normal, your skin will glow from the inside out once you give it the antioxidants, vitamins, and nutrients it needs.
Ready to get glowing skin? Shop our best-selling, premium quality line of oil-based skincare products.