What Is The Best Natural Oil For Your Skin?
A number of natural oils have skin benefits that might exceed your expectations. Almond oil has anti-aging benefits, pomegranate oil boasts antioxidant properties, and jojoba oil can help balance sebum production and decrease acne breakouts.
Some folks are hesitant to use anything other than the over-the-counter moisturizer their mother used for years. However, switching up your radiant skin care routine and introducing natural oils might just make the difference for a skin issue that concerns you.
Even if you have more oily skin, there are excellent options for you. As we just mentioned, some oils can even help bring balance to a troubled complexion.
People have been using natural oils to heal and moisturize skin for centuries. The JUARA brand is inspired by the Indonesian wellness tradition of Jamu, which has harnessed the healing power of botanicals for beauty and health. These natural ingredients hydrate and nourish skin, and many are also used in traditional tonics.
Other natural oils, such as essential oils, can provide additional benefits to the skin. Rosemary oil can decrease dandruff, peppermint oil may alleviate itching, and you may have already used tea tree oil to spot treat acne.
Tea tree oil is one of the most popular essential oils. Tea tree oil helps prevent infection when your skin is in the healing process. That's because this essential oil is both antimicrobial and antifungal.
If you've ever had a drink of chamomile tea to take the edge off, it makes sense that chamomile oil can calm your skin. Of course, as is most often the case with essential oils, you'll need to dilute it in a carrier oil to avoid allergic reactions or irritation.
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A note about natural oils if you have sensitive skin
If you haven't already incorporated natural oils into your beauty ritual, be sure to follow this advice: when trying a new product or ingredient, it's a good idea to do a patch test on the skin to assess the possibility of allergic reactions.
Natural oils may make your skin feel slightly different than the lotions and creams you're used to, but most likely, you'll be pleasantly surprised.
Now let's take a look at some of the best products for your skin that contain natural oils.
10. Herbivore's Jasmine Glowing Hydration Body Oil
Herbivore has a bevy of botanical body and face oils, all presented in pleasant packaging and pretty colors. But even though we shouldn't judge a book by its cover, in this case, a quality product is contained inside.
One of our favorite options from this brand when it comes to body oils is the Jasmine Glowing Hydration Body Oil, though the Coco Rose Body Oil is also nice, especially if you like a subtle rose scent.
But for this pick, we're going with Jasmine for its particular blend of oils. It has coconut oil, grapeseed oil, camellia flower oil, jojoba oil, and more. The effect is a noticeable impact on skin elasticity and hydration.
It's great to have grapeseed oil, and we'll tell you why. Grapeseed oil is plentiful in polyphenols, which are antioxidants that play an important role in the stabilization of collagen and the maintenance of elastin. Collagen and elastin are the fibrous proteins that provide structure and support to the skin.
Since our bodies slow down the production of these proteins as time goes by, it's a great anti-aging ingredient to have in body or face oils. Along with all the other botanicals in this mix, you'll feel more revitalized and moisturized.
9. One Love Organics Vitamin C Body Oil
Another oil showing up with its share of antioxidants is this particular Body Oil by One Love.
It bills itself as "part silky moisturizer, part luxury skin refiner," and it pretty much lives up to that description. This body oil uses high-quality ingredients that revitalize and moisturize the skin.
While it's suitable for all skin types, it does a great job making formerly dry skin more supple, silky, and smooth all over. You can say farewell to flaky, itchy skin. This oil penetrates and repairs the skin barrier very well.
The shea butter oil is the show stopper in this mix, lifting up moisture levels and addressing all sorts of skin concerns. The skin barrier repair effects are in part due to the fatty acids in the shea butter oil. Shea oil is obtained by filtrating shea butter, and has an even higher oleic acid content.
Vitamins A, E, and C contribute to the moisturizing and free-radical fighting power of this body oil. And with fruit enzymes from papaya to naturally exfoliate, it's a great way to rejuvenate the skin - just like an enzyme mask.
This oil comes in a pump top and has a slightly thicker texture that makes it extra easy to apply. It features a fresh and fragrant pineapple citrus scent.
8. Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Antioxidant Face Oil
Whether you have oily skin or dry, this Virgin Marula Antioxidant Face Oil by Drunk Elephant will work wonders. Since it is free from added fragrances and filled with nourishing ingredients, it's a good go-to for sensitive skin.
The secret is in its simplicity. It consists of 100% unrefined marula oil. And though you're working with just one ingredient, there are several benefits.
Marula oil has powerful antioxidants like vitamin E and flavonoids, and omega 6 and omega 9 fatty acids. This means more moisture for the face, as well as diminishing fine lines and wrinkles.
Marula oil is lightweight and absorbs easily. Because it has antimicrobial properties that work to fight bacteria, it's a bonus for acne-prone skin. Bacteria, dirt, and sebum can cause pimples, so this naturally antibacterial oil is one of the best natural oils for this particular skin situation.
7. Radiance Vitality Oil by JUARA
JUARA's Radiance Vitality Oil is a rejuvenating oil that will beautify your face, and it's a fan favorite. Read some of the reviews and you'll see why. People love the lightweight, non-greasy feel, the subtle natural scent, and the fact that this oil makes skin soft and silky while reducing fine lines.
The Radiance Vitality Oil is an award-winning elixir for good reason.
Nourishing coconut, candlenut, and avocado oils balance and heal the skin as part of this holistic skin nutrition. It's about as close to a genie bottle as you can get when it comes to wishing for gorgeous skin.
It brings all the basics that your skin needs, and then goes beyond.
A few drops of this oil will deliver antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. Because it helps fight free radicals, skin will look brighter and show fewer signs of aging. It also calms skin and decreases the likelihood of irritation.
You can mix it with your favorite JUARA moisturizer to really rev up the radiance, or apply a little bit over your makeup to give skin that extra glow. Sometimes it's okay to be extra.
6. Everyday Oil Mainstay
If you want a glowing complexion, healthy hair, and soft skin all over, Everyday Oil Mainstay might be for you. It's also one of the less pricey oil options on the list.
It boasts cold-pressed plant oils such as olive oil, coconut oil, argan oil, and jojoba oil, all of which are super nourishing.
Olive oil contains polyphenols, squalene, and fatty acids like oleic acid. Because of this, olive oil helps condition both skin and hair. Similarly, jojoba oil is a wonderful skin softener and great for textured or frizzy hair.
Argan oil, rich in fatty acids and antioxidants, can address environmental stress to the skin and may even be beneficial for eczema or rosacea. There's a lot of anecdotal evidence to support this notion, but more studies are needed. It is great for balancing skin and may help control oil production.
Together these oils absorb into the body with ease, calming and clarifying irritated skin.
5. Bio-Oil Body Oil
Bio-Oil gets extra points for affordability, so if you're on a budget and just want to try out this whole body oil business before committing, this is a good one to get you hooked.
It contains many natural oils like lavender, chamomile, and sunflower seed oil. All of these plant-based oils are anti-inflammatory, which helps to calm the skin and allow for faster healing. That's why many people use this product to address scarring and stretch marks.
It's non-comedogenic so it won't clog pores, and also improves the appearance of uneven skin tone. So not only can it address acne scars, but it may be able to deal with some of those dark spots.
Vitamins were added to this formula to boost its potency. Vitamin A oil assists with the process of collagen production, which we already mentioned helps with skin elasticity. Vitamin E is an amazing moisturizer that supports skin health and reduces the signs of premature aging.
4. Myth Spectacular Scented Body Oil by Ellis Brooklyn
The Myth Spectacular Scented Body Oil from Ellis Brooklyn smells superb and works like a dream. This body oil combines natural oils like squalane, rosehip oil, and avocado oil.
Rosehip oil (or rose hip seed oil) is extracted from wild rose bush seeds through the process of cold pressing. Rosehip oil is becoming more and more popular due to its impressive anti-aging effects. It combats oxidative stress to the skin that occurs after exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun and environmental toxins.
Rosehip oil also has anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce redness and improve several skin issues, such as eczema or acne. And vitamin A means this oil supports the skin's natural renewal cycle, which helps bring fresh skin cells to the surface.
The other oils complement each other and create an overall quality body oil.
3. Juara's Kartini Body Oil
JUARA's Kartini Body Oil brings a little bit of luxury to your beauty ritual.
Named after a widely-admired Indonesian ruler, Princess Kartini, this body oil is nothing short of regal. It honors her generous heart with a blend of botanicals focused on wellness, healing, and beauty.
Going beyond the name, this lightweight body oil lifts the spirit with a subtle but exotic aroma as it soothes and softens the skin.
Kartini Body Oil contains coconut oil, candlenut oil, avocado oil, moringa oil, and other ingredients like turmeric, which is known for its potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits.
(Not to mention, turmeric makes its way to the mainstage with our turmeric eye cream that's to die for!)
Coconut oil keeps skin soft and moisturized by minimizing water loss. Hydrated skin is healthy skin, and coconut oil tackles even the toughest dry skin symptoms.
There's also sunflower seed oil in this formula, and with essential fatty acids like linoleic acid, it helps protect and moisturize, while improving the skin barrier.
With so many natural oils nourishing your skin, you'll be thanking Mother Nature for that gorgeous all-over glow.
2. Nécessaire The Body Oil
This cruelty-free and hypoallergenic body oil will leave your skin softer to the touch. A mix of sweet almond oil, hazelnut oil, macadamia oil, and sclerocarya birrea seed oil (marula oil) make it especially nourishing for the skin.
Sweet almond is an especially hydrating oil and a delight for dry skin. It is one of the most popular carrier oils in skin care circles because it excels at keeping moisture locked in.
This brand's body oil has anti-aging antioxidants, as have all of the body oils that made this list. It's also packed with vitamins and Omegas 6, 7, and 9, which are restorative and nourishing. Over time, skin will feel noticeably softer, smoother, and healthier all around.
Consisting of all organic oils, the focus of this formula is on fast absorption and clean skin care. Similar to all of JUARA's products, it is free of sulfates, phthalates, and parabens.
1. Candlenut Glow Body Oil
With JUARA's Candlenut Glow Body Oil your skin will feel more moisturized and appear more luminous than you could have imagined.
This luxurious dry oil formula contains candlenut oil, avocado oil, moringa oleifera oil, turmeric oil, and Coconut Oil. As you may already know, this ensures that there will be no shortage of essential fatty acids to feed the skin what it craves. This oil is also rich with antioxidants to protect skin.
There are so many youth-boosting benefits, it's hard to know where to start, but just to highlight one ingredient and how it helps slow down aging skin, let's look at avocado oil. When applied topically, this avocado oil can promote increased collagen synthesis and also decrease inflammation.
Along with the turmeric and moringa oils, which bring their own unique benefits to the skin, this means the Candlenut Glow Body Oil is likely to have wound-healing effects. It's always a good thing when you can help the skin heal itself.
As a bonus, you can also use this oil to give dry hair a much-deserved dose of moisture. And with its enchanting tropical aroma - which includes notes of bergamot, blooming white jasmine, and coconut - you'll probably want to put it just about everywhere.
If we've piqued your interest and you want to learn more, here's Dr. Dray (Andrea Suarez, MD, FAAD) with a more in-depth look at using natural oils for skin care:
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