We’ve all been there. You’ve been trying product after product to improve your skin tone and texture, but to no avail. Even worse still, your skin seems to be getting drier, more irritated, and inflamed instead of smoother and more radiant. So what’s the problem? Many common skincare products contain harsh ingredients like sulfates, parabens, and alcohol that can dry and irritate your skin, causing a vicious cycle of poor skin conditions.
Natural face oils, on the other hand, don’t contain potentially damaging additives or preservatives. Instead, they’re packed full of natural ingredients that can profoundly benefit your skin.
Whether from the sun’s UV rays, air pollution, cigarette smoke, or other environmental factors, our skin is constantly exposed to free radicals, which are responsible for a variety of different types of skin damage. Antioxidants help by neutralizing the oxidization of free radicals within our bodies, thus preventing and even reversing cell damage.
The antioxidants contained in face oils can have a brightening, detoxifying, and nourishing effect on your skin. A few notable ingredients that have strong antioxidant properties include:
Carrots aren’t just healthy foods for your body – they’re also excellent ingredients to use in your skincare routine. Carrot seed oil is known for its antioxidant, antiseptic, antiviral, and even stress-relieving properties, and can be found in the Detox & Brightening Night Treatment Face Oil and Youthful Hydration Age-Defying Face Oil.
Pomegranates are rich in vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that has been shown to brighten and even skin tone and texture, reduce inflammation, and protect against cell damage caused by free radicals. Pomegranate oil is a key ingredient in the Super Antioxidant Nourishing Face Oil to help rejuvenate and refresh the skin.
Rich in vitamins C and E as well as fatty acids, rosehip oil has strong anti-aging and skin repairing benefits. This oil is linked with an improvement in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, discoloration caused by sun damage, and scarring. You can find rosehip oil in the Harmony Balancing Face Oil and Detox & Brightening Night Treatment Face Oil formulas.
Like antioxidants, essential fatty acids are natural compounds that can benefit your skin. Fatty acids like omega-3s and omega-6s help to reduce inflammation, promote healthy cell function, and strengthen the skin’s natural oil barrier. Your body doesn’t produce essential fatty acids on its own, though, so you need to obtain these nutrients through your diet and skincare products like face oils that contain them. Some key face oil ingredients high in fatty acids include:
Baobab oil is derived from the baobab tree, which is native to Madagascar, Africa, and Australia. This oil, found in Super Antioxidant Nourishing Face Oil, is a rich source of omega-3, -6, and -9 fatty acids and has been shown to aid in the skin’s healing process and strengthen skin elasticity for a rejuvenated, more youthful-looking complexion.
Grape seed oil contains palmitic, stearic, and linoleic acids. In clinical trials, these ingredients have been shown to minimize the appearance of wrinkles, scars, and other skin imperfections while also providing deep moisturization. Try Fine Oils Harmony Balancing Face Oil and Super Antioxidant Nourishing Face Oil to reap the many skin health benefits of grape seed oil.
Sea buckthorn is a shrub species native to parts of Europe and Asia that produces bright orange berries rich in oils. In fact, sea buckthorn is the only plant that contains omega-3, -6, -9, and -7 fatty acids, making it one of the most beneficial face oil ingredients for your skin. For this reason, it is an important component of Fine Oils Super Antioxidant Nourishing Face Oil.
Because these oils are non-comedogenic, meaning they won’t clog your pores, they’re perfect for any skin type, even acne-prone or oily skin. Take advantage of some of the most effective natural ingredients that contain powerful antioxidants and essential fatty acids to give your skin a smooth, healthy glow.