Remember when coconut oil was all the hype? Coconut oil for a hair mask, coconut oil on your face, coconut oil to clean your mouth? Even cooking with coconut oil! Well I am here to tell you that it was no lie – natural oils are extremely beneficial for the body internally and externally. But there are other oils out there arguably better when used as a topical product. So great in fact, that Organic Nation has harnessed 8 oils and super fruit vitamins into the incredibly light and beautifully smelling Supernatural 8 Recovery Oil! This product was designed to smooth, hydrate and detoxify while balancing out uneven skin tone. So what are the perks of using different oils on your skin? Each of them have unique properties that provide different benefits:
Camellia Oil – this deeply nourishing oil contains vitamins A, B, D and E as well as Omega 3, 6 and 9. It’s like a superfood for your face! It also includes a high concentration of oleic acid which is known for aiding dry, aging skin lock in moisture by penetrating easily into the skin’s surface.
Argan Oil – The golden oil! Not too heavy, not too light, it can actually aid acne prone and oily skin in fighting breakouts. It seems strange to fight oil with more oil but here’s why it works: sometimes acne-prone skin produces excess oil to repair an inflamed or damaged barrier caused by harsh acne-targeting products. Argan oil can help moisturize the dryness in your skin barrier with its potent Vitamin E and can help control sebum levels. This way the skin barrier gets the moisture and anti-inflammatory benefits it needs to repair without clogging pores!
Grapeseed Oil – Rich in Vitamin C, Grapeseed oil is a natural skin brightener. Because of its high astringent properties, it has huge anti-aging benefits, helping firm the skin and reduce (and sometimes even reverse!) signs of aging such as sun spots, fine lines and wrinkles. It’s also non-comedogenic oil (meaning it won’t clog pores), making it great for all skin types.
Rosehip Oil – Another oil that had its well-deserved time in the spotlight! Rosehip oil is often used to reduce the appearance of scarring because of its antioxidant and vitamin power. It includes a high concentration of essential fatty acids that are imperative to skin health. It’s also rich in lycopene which can help protect skin from premature aging.
Jojoba Oil – I’m learning to love the Jojoba plant more and more! This amazing oil is extremely nourishing and provides high levels of hydration. Fun fact: Jojoba oil is the oil that most resembles human sebum so it also provides benefits such as killing bacteria, healing wounds and reducing acne breakouts.
Olive Oil – Contrary to popular belief, this oil is not just great for cooking and making salad dressings but quite valuable in skincare as well. Because of its high concentration of squalene (another oil property that mimics human sebum) it has an amazing softening effect. Olive oil has the same healthy fats as avocado (still thinking about salad?) so it plumps and moisturizes the skin with a combination of vitamin E and vitamin A.
Neroli Oil – Did you know it takes at least 1,000 pounds of orange blossom flowers just to make one pound of Neroli oil? In addition to its calm, relaxing scent – which can actually help alleviate anxiety and insomnia, this beautiful flower is packed with regenerative properties and is often rubbed on scars, stretch marks and dark spots to reduce their appearance.
Lime Oil – Apart from making a delicious margarita, limes produce a stimulating oil that is used to balance and brighten dull complexions!
So there you have it! Yes, this article may make you hungry for a salad and thirsty for a lime-flavoured drink. But it also should make you want to slather this delicious skincare smoothie all over your face. The benefits of each oil blended together create a hyper-beneficial, lightweight and calming serum.