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Why do we love oils so much?

Updated: Dec 29, 2022

If you can't tell already, we're obsessed with botanical oils!

Oils are best known for enhancing our skin's function by forming a physical barrier and supplying essential fatty acids to different skin layers. They help slow down transepidermal water loss (water being evaporated from our skin) which can lead to skin tightness. As well as trapping moisture, oils are emollient and great at softening skin.

They also contain vital nutrients and vitamins that absorb deep into your skin and do wonders for the health of your skin, hence why we've based most of our products around them. There are so many different oils and each one has nutrients and compounds to tackle different skin concerns.

With this in mind, we put together blends of cold-pressed plant and seed oils that are naturally rich in nutritive properties and that work well together to deal with particular issues.

For example, our Balancing Face Oil was formulated for all skin types to reduce inflammation (breakouts and redness) while also calming skin. Therefore we knew Hemp Seed Oil would be the perfect botanical oil to use as the star ingredient - it's non-comedogenic so it doesn't clog pores. The oil has a cult following because of its content of flavonoids, terpenes and phytosterols which ensure its anti-inflammatory characteristics.​ We also added chamomile which helps relieve atopic dermatitis (skin irritation) and lavender can help treat anxiety, fungal infections and wounds.

Our Avocado Face Oil was designed for dull and dry skin that needs an extra glow! It contains avocado oil which is antioxidant and great for parched skin as well as carrot seed which is a regenerating and hydrating oil excellent for dry and sun damaged skin​. We also added olive squalane to enhance surface-level hydration.

Botanical oils are a great way of providing a lasting glow to skin while keeping it nourished. The best way to use our oils is to hydrate your skin before the oil is applied. For body oils, apply them when your skin is still damp from a shower. For face oils, use a hydrating toner before application. Our oils will help fortify your skin barrier to prevent water from escaping, therefore keeping your skin supple and hydrated.

Our facial oils should be the last step of your PM skincare routine and the second to last step of your AM skincare routine (the last step being your SPF).

"No longer is a shiny face a crisis, calling for blotting paper; now, it broadcasts health, inner radiance and even authenticity."


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