The Skin & Health Benefits of
Pure Essential Oil
Frankinsense Essential Oil
Usage of Frankincense floral water can act as skin conditioner if used externally. Regular use of this natural conditioner can leave your skin soft and smooth.
A blemish free skin is a dream for many. Frankincense can help in fading away acne, surgery marks, stretch marks and other types of scars from the skin, making your dream a reality. It also helps in quicker healing.
Regeneration Of Skin
Frankincense can reduce wrinkles and fine lines by regenerating healthy skin cells. The use of this sap can keep you looking as young as feel in your heart! This is considered to be the best Frankincense skin care benefit.
Strengthens Finger Nails
Application of frankincense on fingernails can strengthen weak or brittle and delicate fingernails.
Frankincense, being a disinfectant, can be used to clean wounds or cuts, making way for quicker healing without leaving scars behind.
Neroli Essential Oil
One of the most precious not to mention the most expensive essential oils, neroli is an intoxicating blend of floral and citrus aromas with a vast range of therapeutic benefits for you to enjoy.
Neroli essential oil is a product of the bitter orange tree known scientifically as Citrus Aurantium. No less than three essential oils are derived from this tree. Petitgrain is extracted from its leaves, bitter orange oil from its fruit and finally neroli oil is steam distilled from its small white blossoms.
In fact, it takes in the range of 1000 pounds of its hand-picked flowers to make just a pound of essential oil which partly explains its price tag. To ensure that the highest possible quality neroli oil is produced, the blossoms are handpicked carefully ensuring they are not damaged or bruised.
While the bitter orange tree is an original native of Africa and Asia, it is also cultivated these days in Mediterranean Europe as well as California and Florida.
In times gone by, neroli oil was used to fight the plague, treat fevers and banish nerves. In ancient Egypt, it was used by ladies in the upper echelons of society for emotional and spiritual well-being.
It is commonly used in the perfume industry because of its alluring fragrance as well as its many uses in aromatherapy.
Neroli essential oil might be expensive but it is a popular addition to the skin treatment routines of many people. Because of its excellent antimicrobial ability, it may help treat conditions like acne and eczema naturally.
It can also help to regenerate skin cells and improve the skin’s elasticity which should help you look younger and fresher. Its antioxidant properties also make it useful in reversing cellular damage that is so obvious on the skin and may even help reverse some of those telltale signs that we are getting older like blemishes, age spots and wrinkles. Neroli oil is considered to be an excellent option for all skin types.
Jasmine Essential Oil
The first jasmine oil benefit is that it can serve as an amazing disinfectant as it carries an abundance of natural antiseptic properties. Its components include benzoic acid and benzyl benzoate, which are chemicals that kill and inhibit both bacteria and fungi. Jasmine essential oil can speed up the healing of wounds and reduce the chance of infections (think, open acne blemishes!).
Great for Dry Skin
We love to have glowing skin all year ‘round! Jasmine essential oil is a wonderful component for skincare products given its healing, relaxing and glow-promoting benefits. This oil can aid the treatment of dry and irritated skin. It’s especially great for those who suffer from eczema outbreaks.
Helps control oiliness
A lot of us find T-zone oiliness or overall dull worn-out oily layer on our face, due to excess sebum production in the skin that leads to that greasy appearance. Jasmine oil contains hormone-balancing attributes which can benefit balancing the oils in our skin. It helps reduce oiliness without the skin feeling dry. Regular usage promotes a stable skin with healthy glow.
Provides Anti-Aging Benefits
It’s never too early to start the anti-aging process! That’s why jasmine should be a staple item in your skincare routine. Before bed each night, take some time to rub a few drops of the essential oil on your face and neck before applying your nighttime moisturizer. This will help slow the process of fine-line development on the skin as the oil helps promote collagen production, which helps fill in the space created by wrinkles.
Fabulous for Sensitive Skin
A surprising benefit of jasmine is it's great for sensitive skin! If you have sensitive skin, this essential oil is perfect for you. Jasmine is known to have soothing properties that can help comfort irritated, itchy, and dry skin without causing unwanted breakouts. It’s natural scent and completely natural formula will help bring a plant-based remedy to any skin condition you might be experiencing.
Works to Heal Scars
Everyone has scars and blemishes we work tirelessly to remove, some that concealer just can't hide. Jasmine can eliminate acne spots, stretch marks and scars. This natural essential oil can even help reduce the appearance of cellulite! Jasmine is known as a natural cicatrisant, which targets scars and works to reduce their appearance.
We’ve all been there – sleepless nights filled with tossing and turning and anxious thoughts. Most of the time, anxiety is the main culprit for that pesky insomnia. Jasmine can help clear your mind and relieve any tension you might be holding onto. With slight sedative properties, jasmine can help you feel instantly calm and relax your nerves.
Evens Skin Tone
Jasmine essential oil is a go to tonic for beautiful, balanced and glowing skin. It gets rid of dark spots and unevenness, plus helps lighten acne scars over time, revealing healthy, radiant skin. It is known to provide a natural glow when mixed with foundation or applied as a makeup primer.
The delicate, appealing and romantic scent of jasmine is no secret, and a big benefit. Wearing the elegant scent of jasmine is proven to make you more attractive because of its aphrodisiac effects. Jasmine essential oil has a refreshing fragrance which you can smell over and over again as you love it at its first sniff! It can be used as perfume and works wonders in eliminating even the strongest of odors.
Well known for its calming, soothing properties, the jasmine oil also helps lower anxiety levels and eases restlessness, thus promoting a healthy happy mood. The endorphins released along with gentle jasmine oil massage improve blood flow and promote skin rejuvenation.
Amazing Skin Moisturizer
Moisturizing your face and body is probably the most important thing you can do for external skincare. The best time to moisturize is after bath or shower, to lock in the moisture your body has absorbed. Our (soon to be introduced) oil based anti-aging fluid drops contain jasmine and other incredible skin renewing ingredients for anti-aging benefits to help your skin glow, it also serves as a moisturizer. With our facial oils you can eliminate the need for an additional product, moisturize your skin and fight aging altogether!
Protector of the scalp
Jasmine oil can help with dandruff, which is caused by extremely dry scalp. Moreover, the antiseptic properties of Jasmine help eliminate any bad bacteria from the scalp, thus minimizing scalp acne, dandruff and other irritating conditions. Being a natural healer, jasmine oil prevents infections and its nourishing attributes are restorative for hair follicles, as much as for skin, which helps in reducing hair breakage and promote healthy hair elasticity. Since we are all about holistic beauty, we thought we must share this added bonus benefit for a shiny, healthy mane!
Jasmine oil is one of the many luxurious, natural ingredients we used when formulating our luxury facial oils. We believe that great skin can come naturally, without the need for harsh chemicals and additives.
Myrrh Essential Oil
Myrrh can help maintain healthy skin by soothing chapped or cracked patches. It is commonly added to skin care products to help with moisturizing and also for fragrance. Ancient Egyptians used it to prevent aging and maintain healthy skin.
A research study in 2010 discovered that topical application of myrrh oil helped elevate white blood cells around skin wounds, leading to faster healing.
Myrrh is commonly used in aromatherapy for massages. It can also be added to a warm bath or applied directly to the skin.
Myrrh is also a very potent antioxidant with myriad health benefits!
Hyssop Essential Oil
What is Hyssop?
You may never have heard of hyssop, a member of the mint family, it has been used as a natural healer as an oil and as a herb since ancient times. Indeed, its name is derived from the Hebrew word ezob which means holy herb. The oil is distilled from the leaves and flowers of the plant and delivers a sweet, woody, herbal scent.
The oil has a powerful chemical composition and has expectorant, digestive, diuretic, cicatrisant, antimicrobial, and astringent properties. This makes hyssop essential oil highly beneficial for skin and hair.
Cleanser for Skin
Because of its natural herbal and astringent properties, hyssop makes an excellent skin cleanser. Properly cleaning your skin on a regular basis helps control the bacteria that can lead to acne and other skin issues such as blackheads and pimples.
Wards off Infections
Any time you’re injured where your skin is broken, there’s the risk of bacteria getting in, leading to infection. Left untreated, these infections can become quite dangerous.
The antiseptic properties of hyssop oil make it ideal for cleansing wounds and killing the bacteria and germs in and around them. Simply rub a small amount of the oil into the wound and allow it to do its magic.
Promotes Healthy Hair Growth
Whether you’ve always had thin hair, or it’s recently begun thinning, the application of hyssop oil can thicken and strengthen each strand.
Healthy hair starts with the products you use on it so adding a few drops of hyssop oil to your shampoo or conditioner infuses your hair with its marvellous chemicals, stimulating hair growth and discouraging hair loss.
Fights Oily Skin
Oily skin can make it difficult to keep your makeup in place, and it also increases the chances of developing breakouts. Use hyssop oil to take advantage of its natural astringent properties for clearing the greasiness.
Any astringent will also shrink your pores which helps to ward off pimples and breakouts. The oil can also be used in a facial steam treatment – just a couple of drops are needed in the water.
Softens and Smooths Skin
Another of the many benefits of hyssop is that it helps smooth and soften the skin on your face and body. It can help even out skin tone awhile nourishing and hydrating at the same time.
Hyssop oil can help soften and smooth all skin types so it’s a valuable addition to your regular skincare routine. Have a multi-purpose skincare product is always a bonus.
Scars can appear after an injury, a disease such as chickenpox, or as a result of bug bites or acne. Most people with scars, especially on the face, do anything they can to hide them.
Hyssop oil can help prevent these scars from appearing in the first place. It can also help minimize and fade existing scars when applied via our products containing hyssop over an extended time.
Soothes Skin Conditions
The chemical composition of hyssop oil makes it soothing for skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, or other similar afflictions. Because it’s safe for use on sensitive skin, it can be used to treat and soothe the itching, flakiness, and redness that goes with certain skin irritations.
The oil’s anti-inflammatory properties will also contribute to the soothing effect. It’s as easy as adding a few drops to your usual skin cream or lotion with each application.
Hides and Prevents Wrinkles
We all want to keep looking young for as long as we can, wanting to stave off the signs of ageing that inevitably appear first on the face as those fine lines and wrinkles appear.
Hyssop oil fights wrinkles by hydrating the skin, plumping it up, smoothing out the furrows. At the same time, hyssop has firming properties that help combat sagging, wrinkly skin that forms when the skin’s elastin relaxes, and we don’t produce enough collagen to counteract it.
Aids in Detoxification
If your body is filled with toxins, such as those from a poor diet, smoking, drug use, alcohol ,or environmental exposure, it can’t do a good job of keeping skin and hair healthy.
It makes sense therefore, that detoxing the body will help boost the look and feel of both your skin and your hair. Hyssop aids the body’s natural detox by removing excess salt, water. and fats from your system, thereby boosting overall health.
Stimulates the Circulatory System
Both healthy skin and healthy hair rely on a properly operating circulatory system. Without adequate blood flow to your scalp, your hair may become dull and lifeless. The same goes for the skin all over your body.
Hyssop oil stimulates the circulatory system, making it an ideal choice for bringing shine and lustre to your hair and smoothness and brightness to your complexion.
Hyssop oil really is one of nature’s little miracles. It has many great properties that target skin and hair issues but also your overall health, and when you feel good and your body is functioning well, you also look good. Its versatility makes it a must-have essential oil in your collection if you are serious about natural remedies.
Lavender Essential Oil
Yes, it makes perfect sense to use an oil to fight acne. Acne often flares up when your skin does not have enough oil. Dry skin can start to overproduce sebum (your skin’s natural oil) to compensate, leading to clogged pores and acne formation. Lavender oil gently moisturizes skin, and is non-comedogenic for pores.
Lavender oil is naturally antibacterial, meaning that it kills acne-causing bacteria that might infiltrate your pores. This makes the purple flower perfect for preventing, calming, and healing painful acne breakouts.
Soothes Eczema and Dry Skin Conditions
If you’ve been itching away at dry skin patches with no hope in sight, turn to lavender oil for some much needed relief. As we mentioned, lavender oil does a stellar job at balancing your skin’s moisture barrier, so that it isn’t too oily or too dry. Massage our lavender containing lotions and balms onto extra dry areas to promote soft, itch-free skin.
The effects of lavender are known far and wide for managing stress and reducing anxiety. Not surprisingly, it offers the same calming benefits for your skin. You can use calming lavender oil for skin to help reduce redness, blotchy patches, and acne scarring. Lavender oil’s anti-inflammatory properties make it great for soothing and healing skin that’s irritated or reddened from the sun, insect bites, or bacteria.
With an eye on lavender’s incredible aromatherapeutic resume, we’ve incorporated this essential oil for the bath, too. Our Bathing Minerals comes in lavender and lavender blends as an option, for a spa worthy self-care experience at home. These Bathing Minerals deeply detoxify to purge harmful toxins from the skin, while promoting tension-release for sore muscles and a tired mind.
No time for a bath? Consider our Shower Gel in the shower for super cleansed and nourished skin, thanks to a concentrated blend of soothing, nourishing essential oils and blissful lather.
Heals Injured Skin
The ancient Greeks used lavender oil to clean wounds, heal burns, and treat other skin injuries. Its antiseptic properties also help skin to heal faster, while fighting and preventing further infection.
Helps Prevent Wrinkles
Lavender oil is a potent source of antioxidants and other beneficial phytochemicals, making it useful for battling signs of premature aging. Antioxidants fight free radical damage, which is caused by environmental stressors like UV rays, chemicals in the food supply, and pollution.
Supplementing your skin care regimen with antioxidants is an easy way to help protect against wrinkles, fine lines, and dark age spots.
Citrus Essential Oil
Orange, lime, and lemon are the most common citrus oils found in skin care, not only do they contribute amazing qualities to skin, they smell smashing! Other lesser known citrus essential oils include bergamot, neroli, and lemongrass. To ensure the potency and quality of essential oils for face and body, we infuse them into other oil-based ingredients depending on the necessary formula, using skin nourishing carrier oils. Citrus is one of the best essential oils for face products, since it has high concentrations of vitamin C. Vitamin C is one of our favorite natural ingredients for brightening and enhancing the glow of our skin.
Besides having anti-inflammatory effects for skin, citrus oils like sweet orange, bergamot, and orange essential oils are great for relieving stress, anxiety, and agitation. Neroli and grapefruit are helpful in battling fatigue, while issues with insomnia can be quelled with neroli, bergamot, lemon, mandarin, or sweet orange essential oils.
Aromatherapy is often used during massage because essential oils promote further relaxation and stress reduction. Try a facial firming massage with a citrus oil of your choice, or our Restorative Facial Oil (coming soon!). We also offer custom blend massage oil, contact us for pricing.
Carrot Seed Oil
Tailor made for our facial serums, eye treatment, and neck creams, carrot seed oil greatly benefits sagging, wrinkled, sun damaged skin. High in vitamin A and perfect for all skin types, we've incorporated this into our product lines. Carrot seed oil is a regenerating, rejuvenating essential oil that stimulates circulation and aids in repairing and toning the skin while increasing skin elasticity, helping reduce wrinkles.
Starflower (Borage) Oil
Borage oil lends special impact as an additive to our anti-ageing moisturizing product lines, it's extremely moisturizing, smoothing and helps fight those fine lines and wrinkles as it tones and tightens tired skin.
As Borage Oil has such high levels of GLA (24%!), it has incredible hydrating benefits for skin, perfect for sensitive skin issues. When the skin isn't able to produce enough protective oils, it can easily dehydrate and result in inflammatory flare ups. When this occurs, applying our borage oil containing products can provide your skin with the essential fatty acids that it's lacking.
Borage Oil is a little-known secret for keeping your skin healthy. It is a natural oil that not only restores moisture and smoothness to dry and damaged skin but can also provide relief to people who suffer from chronic skin disorders such as eczema and atopic dermatitis.
Several recent studies indicate that Borage Oil taken orally increases PG1 levels in the skin and suppresses chronic inflammation. Evidence from animal studies indicates that skin disorders associated with fatty acid imbalances can be corrected through the dietary inclusion of Borage oil. Similar research with humans has confirmed these findings 8,9. In fact, a recent study10 has shown that dietary supplementation of Borage Oil for patients with skin disorders can result in direct improvement in the condition of their skin.
Not only is Borage Oil excellent for your skin when taken internally but there is also more than enough evidence showing that when applied topically to your skin Borage Oil has the same positive effects on clearing up various skin disorder.
A very interesting experiment measured the effects of skin creams containing Borage oil on dry or damaged skin13. Twenty healthy subjects who had either dry, but otherwise normal skin, or else had surfactant induced dry, scaly skin were tested over 14 days. Results indicated that the cream containing the Borage Oil was superior in restoring moisture and smoothness to both the dry skin as well as the surfactant damaged skin. This experiment was interpreted as strong evidence for the role that Borage Oil plays in restoring the intracellular moisture barrier of adult skin that is either chronically dry or has been environmentally damaged.
Evening Primrose Essential Oil
When our body has a deficit of Linoleic Acid it leads to dry hair, hair loss, and poor wound healing. Evening primrose contains a lot of this essential fatty acid that is crucial for healthy-looking skin.
But not only those of us who have dry skin might be suffering from Linoleic Acid deficiency. Oily skin owners also may have reduced levels of linoleic acid in their skin. People with such skin types actually have more oleic acid and less linoleic acid in their sebum. This leads to thicker sebum which blocks pores and leads to breakouts
Fatty acids that evening primrose oil contains, help skin to look firm and tight. Evening primrose can also help calm the skin, it is also great for periods when your skin looks dull or pimply.
Hormonal acne, which most commonly appears in adult women ages 20 to 40, is caused by fluctuations of estrogen and progesterone hormones. Evening primrose oil is known for treating hormonal imbalance in the body because it is is extremely rich in omega-6 fatty acids.
According to Dr. Axe, omega-6 fatty acids play a key role in supporting the hormonal function. This, in turn, helps reduce acne and breakouts on the face, because it tackles the root cause of hormonal acne, which is a hormonal imbalance.
There two most common ways you can do it. First of all, you can apply Cris Naturals evening primrose oil containing products topically on your skin just before going to bed.
Our skin needs 27 days to fully regenerate and get rid of old dead cells, you'll need to wait a miniumum 27 days to see the results.
In general, long-time usage of evening primrose oil for skin shows better results, and if you won’t get rid of acne completely, at least your pimples will start clearing up faster than usual.
For a 1-2 punch, taking evening primrose oil in supplement form has an even better effect on acne healing, as it helps to combat hormonal imbalance problems internally.
Reddit readers report major improvements in their fight against acne since they started to Evening primrose oil can also keep skin from becoming overly dry, which is a common side effect of certain acne medications.
Evening Primrose Oil for Psoriasis
Psoriasis is an auto-immune disorder that is a common skin condition that speeds up the life cycle of skin cells. It causes cells to build up rapidly on the surface of the skin.
As a result, the skin might be covered with spots of irregular form, which may be red, white and peeling. Common symptoms of psoriasis, apart from the skin look, are dryness, itchiness, discomfort, and pain.
Some tests show that evening primrose oil in combination with fish oil has a positive influence on patients' condition and helps to reduce psoriasis symptoms. There is also evidence that large doses of Vitamin D3 (always take D3 with K2!) helps relieve psoriasis. When used together, evening primrose oil is exceptionally useful in decreasing inflammation and excessive cell turnover.
Thanks to the GLA, which can be found in high concentration in evening primrose oil, conditions like psoriasis whose cause and cure are unknown, can be relieved.
Supports Skin Health
Evening primrose oil makes the skin soft, supplies it with essential nutrients and healthy fats, making your skin look youthful and plumped. Healthy fats are essential for healthy-looking skin.
Primrose oil is also known for its anti-inflammatory properties including the ability to reduce swelling, redness, itching, and rashes.
To get even more benefit, and support the glowing appearance of your skin, take evening primrose oil orally.
Lightens Dark Spots
Evening primrose oil is known to lighten the skin and reduce dark spots. This feature is among one of the most powerful evening primrose oil benefits for the skin.
A study reveals, that evening primrose oil reduces melanin production and has a soothing and restoring effect on pigment spots caused by exposure to UVB radiation.
But the most effective application to achieve this effect is topical, Cris Naturals evening primrose containing cremes are ideal and easy to use, they also contain other skin nourishing properties.
Evening primrose oil is also effective in reducing hyperpigmentation when it is caused by hormonal imbalance. Atopic dermatitis (eczema) is a skin condition that is characterized by dryness, itchiness, swelling, and crusted, thickened plaques of skin.
Hyperpigmentation can be caused by excessive exposure to the sun, but as well in situations when the balance between estrogen and progesterone is distorted. It can also be caused by severe adrenal stress. Heat, trauma (chemical treatments, lasers, or cuts) can also cause hyperpigmentation.
Helps With Eczema
There is some scientific evidence supporting the idea that evening primrose oil is a great natural remedy for eczema, which indicates the cause of eczema may be a lack of linoleic acid in the body. One of the studies showed some improvements in eczema condition (through lowering the inflammation), but the effect appeared only after 12 weeks of taking evening primrose oil.
Use evening primrose oil topically or in the form of capsules at least for 12 weeks to improve eczema symptoms. Evening primrose oil is famous for its anti-inflammatory properties to help reduce inflammation, swelling, and soreness on the skin.
Revives Dull Skin
If you want to get rid of dull and uneven skin appearance naturally, evening primrose oil is one remedy you definitely should consider. Unlike other oils such as coconut oil, evening primrose oil does not have a reputation of tanning skin or darkening the skin. Use twice daily our evening primrose oil containing products and you'll enjoy skin brightening effects in weeks!
Anti-aging & Anti-Wrinkle Power
One of the main benefits of evening primrose oil for skin is an anti-aging benefit. This oil is often used by the cosmetic industry as the main ingredient in anti-aging cosmetics for mature skin.
It is explained by the fact that EPO has ultra-moisturizing qualities that can help keep the skin supple, smooth and soft.
It also supplies our skin with vitamins and other nutrients that help maintain the normal function of the skin to prevent premature aging.
Evening primrose oil also has strong antioxidant properties that help prevent free radical damage on the skin.
Applied topically, evening primrose oil enhances the epidermal barrier, which in turn helps prevent the formation of wrinkles and fine lines.
Rosehipseed Essential Oil
Hydration is essential for soft, supple skin. Lack of hydration can be a problem during extreme weather, or as skin ages.
Rosehip oil contains a wealth of essential fatty acids, including linoleic and linolenic acid. Fatty acids help to keep cell walls strong so that they don’t lose water.
The many fatty acids in rosehip oil make it an excellent option for hydrating dry, itchy skin. The skin also easily absorbs the oil, allowing its antioxidants to travel deep into the skin’s layers.
Moisturizing helps lock in your skin’s natural hydration and any added oils.
A 2015 study using rosehip powder suggests that rosehips offer several anti-aging properties, including the ability to keep skin moisturized. Researchers found that participants who took rosehip powder orally experienced noticeable improvements in the overall moisture of their skin (this could be due to the high vitamin C content).
Rosehip oil is a dry, or nongreasy, oil. This makes it a great natural moisturizer for all skin types.
Exfoliates & Brightens
Natural exfoliation with rosehip oil can help reduce dullness and leave you with glowing, vibrant skin.
That’s because rosehip oil is high in vitamins A and C. Vitamin A, or retinol, encourages skin cell turnover. Vitamin C also aids in cell regeneration, boosting overall radiance.
Collagen is the building block of skin. It’s essential for skin elasticity and firmness. Your body naturally makes less collagen as you age.
Rosehip oil is rich in vitamins A and C, which are both necessary for the production of collagen. Rosehip has also been shown to inhibit the creation of MMP-1, an enzyme that breaks down collagen in the body.
Research supports these benefits, too. In one 2015 study, researchers found that participants who took rosehip powder orally experienced a noticeable increase in skin elasticity.
Rosehip is rich in both polyphenols and anthocyanin, which may help reduce inflammation. It also contains vitamin E, an antioxidant known for its anti-inflammatory effects.
With this in mind, rosehip oil may help calm irritation resulting from:
Protects Against Sun Damage
Cumulative damage from a lifetime of exposure to the sun plays a major role in premature aging. UV exposure can also interfere with the body’s ability to produce collagen.
Rosehip oil contains antioxidants like vitamins A, C, and E. These vitamins have been shown to synergistically combat visible sun damage. They may also help prevent photoaging.
With this in mind, rosehip oil may be used to help reduce the negative effects of UV exposure. But it shouldn’t be used in place of sunscreen. Talk to your doctor or dermatologist about how you can safely use both in your skincare routine.
Hyperpigmentation occurs when excess melanin forms dark spots or patches on the skin. This can result from a number of factors, including:
hormonal changes, such as with pregnancy or menopause
certain medications, including birth control pills and chemotherapy drugs
Rosehip oil is rich in vitamin A. Vitamin A is made up of several nutritional compounds, including retinoids. Retinoids are known for their ability to reduce hyperpigmentation and other visible signs of aging with regular use.
Rosehip oil also contains both lycopene and beta carotene. These ingredients are said to have skin-lightening properties, making them staple ingredients in many skin-lightening products.
Animal studies indicate that rosehip extract does contain melanin-reducing properties, and may warrant further study for its use on humans.
Reduces Scarring & Fine Lines
Rosehip oil is rich in essential fatty acids and antioxidants, which are integral for tissue and cell regeneration in the skin. It’s no wonder that the oil has long been used as a folk remedy for wound healing, as well as the reduction of scars and fine lines.
One 2015 study on rosehip powder showed a significant reduction in the appearance of fine lines around the eyes, also known as crow’s feet, after eight weeks of treatment. Participants in this study consumed the powder orally.
In a separate 2015 study, participants with post-surgical scars treated their incision site twice per day with topical rosehip oil. After 12 weeks of use, the group using rosehip oil experienced significant improvements in scar color and inflammation when compared to the group who received no topical treatment.
Rosehip oil is rich in antioxidants and polyunsaturated fatty acids, like linoleic acid, which are imperative for preventing the breakdown of cell membranes in the skin. Strong, healthy cells act as a barrier to prevent bacteria from invading the skin, which can lead to outbreaks and infections.
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Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Eucalyptus oil contains certain healing properties, and can be effective in treating cuts, insect bites, minor wounds, sores and contusions. It has also been found to treat symptoms of the herpes simplex virus.
As with many essential oils, it’s considered to be an effective natural moisturizer, while it’s anti-inflammatory compounds can treat skin issues such as acne and eczema. Because eucalyptus essential oil is antiseptic and antibacterial, it helps cleanse the epidermis of impurities that contribute to acne breakouts.
Although the evidence is anecdotal, some believe eucalyptus oil will both lighten and tighten the skin, reducing the visibility of wrinkles and lightening dark spots. For these reasons, a variety of skin care products contain eucalyptus leaf extract.
In spite of the claims made by some cosmetic and essential oil companies that products containing eucalyptus oil will lighten the skin, there is little legitimate scientific study available to confirm this.
Inflammation is a healing response that causes increased blood flow to a specific area of the body as a response to harmful stimuli such as irritants or bacteria. By promoting blood circulation, eucalyptus oil can reduce blood flow to the area and ease inflammation.
One of the primary components of eucalyptus oil is eucalyptol, or cineole, a prominent oxide found in certain essential oils. Eucalyptol contains powerful anti-inflammatory benefits that, when applied topically, work to rejuvenate and invigorate the skin.
Science has not yet determined the exact cause of eczema, however the consensus is that it is due to an overactive immune system that, when triggered by particular allergens, causes skin inflammation. Symptoms include redness, itching and dry, scaly or cracked skin.
With an eczema flare-up, the body produces a surplus of enzymes, particularly the COX-2 enzyme. Evidence indicates the anti-inflammatory compounds found in eucalyptus oil are effective in reducing levels of this enzyme.
Ceramides are a type of fatty acid found in the epidermis that are responsible for maintaining the skin’s barrier and retaining its moisture. Eucalyptus contains a compound called macrocarpal A, which has been shown to boost ceramide production.
In one study, topical application of eucalyptus oil improved the appearance of the skin by increasing its ceramide content.
Eucalyptus oil’s antibacterial properties make it an effective cleanser, particularly as a treatment for those with certain skin infections and acne. These antibacterial properties have been used to treat boils, bacterial dermatitis, chicken pox, herpes (cold sores) and fungal infections.
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