The latest trend in luxury skincare hails newly discovered oils or time-tested ones. It’s sometimes over-hype but also holds true for oils of Rosehip Seed, Argan, Coconut, Marula, Prickly Pear, Sacha Inchi, and other fine oils. The more exotic the oil, the higher the allure. There’s magic in the story of an oil hailing from deep in the rainforest, used for thousands of years and benefiting health & beauty. And there are are also oils closer to home that are just as rich and nutritious.
I’m not saying we should not embrace those remarkable oils from all over the world, we definitely should, and for good reason—all of these oils are indeed rich in nutrients highly beneficial for healthy skin and hair. What’s also true is that these oils are also often times ingredients used as part of a formula, where the whole is bigger than the sum of its parts.
Aromatherapy defines these oils as carrier oils—a good base for mixing in other ingredients. Marula or Argan oils are excellent oils, and applying them alone is beneficial, but not as much as when they’re part of a formula—like when Marula oil, an anti-oxidant is combined with Pomegranate Seed Oil – another highly anti-oxidant oil, and then infused with herbal botanical extracts or essential oils. You now have a highly nourishing formula – See Me C Repair Serum, where Marula Oil is only one of the players.
A legitimate herbal formula needs to have at least three ingredients. Peppermint is a good herb on its own, but when combined with Ginger or another herb, depending on the desired synergistic results, the combination of herbs is what makes the formula effective, while combining Peppermint with another set of herbs will have a different effect.
Another oil lately touted as the new miracle oil is Rosehip Seed Oil. Rosemira has been using this oil for ten years. Rather than purchase Rosehip Seed Oil in bulk, then pouring it into 1 oz. bottles and advertising the oil as the next best moisturizer, we take our time, research the interactions between Rosehip Seed Oil and other beneficial oils, and then choose the right oils and the rest of the ingredients to partner it with. What oils you use, and in what manner, is the key to effective formulas.
Our popular Divine Honey Rose Replenishing Cream reaps the full benefits Rosehip Seed Oil and Pulp can deliver when combined with oils of Borage Seed, Olive, Jojoba, Neroli and Rose Hydrosol. These ingredients mix to enhance Rosehip Seed Oil within a final product.
Skin Lullaby Anti-Wrinkle Serum has high concentrations of Rose Hip Seed Oil and Pulp, but here we chose to partner it with a potent Carrot Seed CO2 Essential Oil, Jojoba Oil, Green Tea Extract, Immortelle Flowers, Blue Malva Flowers and other herbal infusions, then adding the Anti-Aging essential oils of Myrrh and Frankincense to formulate a superb night serum which treats wrinkles and scars.
Gorgeous Gold Stem Cell Serum has a high concentration of Rose Hip Seed Oil and Pulp as well, however here it is joined with Pomegranate Seed Oil, Jojoba Oil and Grapeseed Oil, then we’ve added Stem Cell Botanical Extract of Alpine Flower and many anti-aging essentials oils like: Calendula Select C02, Roman Chamomile, Rosewood, Frankincense and more.
We hear about the next best oil and wonder: will Tamanu Oil be the next panacea for youthful skin, or could it perhaps be Dragon’s blood?
As a formulator, my mission is to research, share, inform and educate, and then formulate and manufacture products using the best ingredients that will deliver the results you expect. I want to relieve you of the burden of wondering whether you’re up on all the best ingredients for youthful, healthy skin. This is my job, so you can relax and know that your skin needs are covered.
I’m always available to answer your questions and concerns. If there’s an ingredient you’re concerned or curious about, if there’s something you think you may need in your skin care products, write me an e-mail and I’ll respond.
To your health, with love,