People suffering from skin irritations can use Sweet Almond oil topically to reduce inflammation, redness, and itching. A study conducted by Hamdard University in New Delhi, India, and published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology concludes that application of this oil on the skin not only protects the skin from harmful UV rays but also slow down the aging process. It a great emollient, moisturizer, absorbent and is rich in vitamin E. It also contains magnesium, calcium, and vitamin D which packs it full of nutrients for our Bum Butter and RENEW lip & eye cream.
Argan oil contains vitamin A, omega 6 & omega 9 fatty acids which provide antioxidant benefits like neutralizing free radicals. Because argan oil reduces skin inflammation and irritation, it helps cure numerous dermatological disorders such as eczema, psoriasis and even acne. It helps restore nutrient content to skin cells and regenerates skin by revitalizing the cell functions that prevent early skin aging due to sun, pollution, stress and smoking.
Argan oil is a highly effective skin moisturizer with anti-microbial properties and helps restore the natural pH of the skin which has been shown to increase elasticity and cause tightening of the skin. Because of it’s sebum regulating action, oil levels on skin are balanced; oily skin becomes less oily and dry skin, less dry.
While avocado oil is considered a veggie oil, it is actually a fruit which yeilds a rich deep penetrating oil, full of vitamins A,D, and E, lecithin and potassium. It is high in sterolins, which are said to reduce age spots, help heal sun damage and scars. This natural oil penetrates the deep layers of skin allowing it to transport nutrients to the dermis for increased effectiveness. Because avocado oil has amazing emollient properties, it is ideal for mature skin while also relieving dryness and itching associated with psoriasis, eczema or other skin irritations.
Chia seed oil is a super food for skin because of it’s amazing levels of Omega-3 fatty acids, protein, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. We use this wonderful ingredient because it aids in soothing inflammation, smoothing fine lines and improves skin elasticity. Chia seeds contain more Omega-3′s than any other plant source, including flaxseed which helps to maintain moisture levels and provides a healthy protective layer to skin while relieving irritation, dryness and peeling.
Did you know that this amazing oil has antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-fungal & antibacterial properties? These properties form a barrier on the skin to ward off infection which reduces symptoms associated with skin irritations. By supporting the naturals chemical balance of skin it causes skin to soften, helps relieve dryness & flaking, prevents wrinkles & age spots. Coconut oil provides protection from damaging effects of ultraviolet radiation from the sun. When used on the scalp, it helps to heal dry flakey scalp.
Grapefruit can protect skin from UV damage. Since most visible signs of skin aging are the direct result of sun damage, this is one more layer of defense to add to your skin-care regimen. Grapefruit is rich in anti oxidants. Grapefruit is known to be a purifier of congested, oily and acne prone skin by cleaning out dirt, oil, & dead skin cells from pores while, also having anti-bacterial properties to help combat problematic bacteria on the skin which causes skin to be irritated. It also helps to keep natural ingredients fresh & helps slow oxidation of oils.
Essential oils like lavender nourish and soothe the skin. Lavender Oil produces a calming effect, aids in regenerating the skin, & can minimize scar tissue. Lavender reduces inflammation, has anti-bacterial properties & enhances blood circulation. It also adds a beautiful scent that is such a treat when applied while being very subtle. Even those who are sensitive to smells will enjoy Lavender!
We all know that Olive oil is healthy to eat but do you know how nourishing it is on your skin? It is closer in chemical structure to Sebum, the skin’s natural oil than any other plant oil and has regenerative power that can stimulate the healing process and, because of Squalene in Olive oil, it can increase elasticity of skin thus preventing sagging of skin and leaving it firmly toned with youthful glow. Olive oil can be used to soothe and heal skin irritations. Because it is rich in healthy fats and phenolic antioxidant vitamin E along with squalene and oleic acidas, Olive oil can help in removing free radicals as well as repair the damage done by exposure to sun. The antioxidants present in olive oil along with the vitamin E help in preventing cell degeneration in your skin, thus helping to prevent premature aging.
The oil from the seed of this beautiful fruit aids in revitalizing dull or mature skin, assists with wrinkles and soothes minor skin irritations. It has natural anti-bacterial properties, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and is a powerful antioxidant. Several recent studies have shown that pomegranate seed oil promotes regeneration and strengthening of the epidermis (outer layer of skin).
Pumpkin seed oil is packed full of antioxidants, enzymes, iron, zinc, vitamins C and K and essential fatty acids. Throughout our lives we are exposed to free radicals through polluted air, environmental toxins, stress, and less than perfect diets. Those cause damage to our skin cells. Antioxidants like those in pumpkin protect our skin cells by neutralizing free radicals. That’s good news for us because pumpkin seed oil helps to rebuild skin structure while preventing wrinkles. Essential fatty acids help regulate proper skin sebum (oil) production, which makes it useful for both oily/acne-prone skin and dry skin. This oil is dense with nutrients which is why we were so excited to offer it in REVIVE.
Sea buckthorn berry promotes cell tissue regeneration, thus aiding in the healing of wounds and restoring skin tissue. Because sea buckthorn has high levels of vitamin A & E, it helps to destroy free radicals on skin.
Shea butter comes from the nuts of the shea tree [also known as the karite tree] which grows wild in Central and Western Africa where it has been used as skin care for centuries because of it’s healing properties. Shea Butter absorbs quickly & is great for stretch marks, dry skin, cracked heels and more. It has also been clinically proven to have anti-aging properties, protection against inflammation and rapid healing for burns to minimize scarring. This nut is high in vitamins A and E and minerals. If you have a small cut or burn, immediately apply soothing shea butter to it. Shea butter also helps alleviate the pain from sunburns. For those with dry skin, raw shea butter may be the most naturally moisturizing product you will ever use. In addition, Shea Butter has natural sunscreen properties and anti-inflammatory agents. Regular users of pure, unrefined Shea Butter notice softer, smoother, healthier skin. Shea Butter has also been shown to help with skin conditions and irritations, skin allergies, fungal infections, blemishes, wrinkles, scars, scrapes, and more. The Shea Butter we use is produced using fair trade practices and Organic standards.