Plant-based oils deluxe: These five incredible miracles of nature assist you in perfecting your beauty routines.
Who would have thought it! Oils as ingredients in beauty products were the horror vision par excellence: we are afraid of oily skin and stringy hair. But heads up, there’s no reason to panic. Meanwhile many existing oil care products in the market are just incredible. Here’s a list of our favourites:
The oil which is extracted from the kernels of the Marula tree is a true vitamin C-bomb. The contained unsaturated fats strengthen the natural skin protection and have a regenerative effect. Powders extracted from the tree bark are supposed to even help against rheumatism. Seems to be the African beauty secret.
Strictly speaking, Harakeke is not an oil. But it’s so good that obviously, we need to share it with you! The New Zealand beauty secret is an extract of the flax leaves. Similar to Aloe Vera, it has a cooling and soothing effect as well as a revitalising impact on the suppleness – your skin’s perfect thirst quencher!
Centuries ago, the beautiful geishas already used camellia oil to add shine to their hair. The oil is extracted from the seeds of the camellia tree and has long since made it into our beauty products. Proteins and oleic acids smoothen the hair’s surface and provide natural shine as a result. And your skin will be happy too: as a pure face oil, it refines the texture.
This oil has its origins in the Brazilian jungle and due to its versatile functions has a priceless value for the forest dwellers: it has a pain-relieving effect, is antiseptic and stimulates the blood circulation. More than that, it helps against skin problems, prevents cellulitis and has a natural sun and insect screen.
”Monoï“ means „scented oil“ in Tahitian and it smells like the Tiaré flower, the national flower of Tahiti. For the Monoï oil manufacturing, the flowers are picked and placed in refined coconut oil. During the ”enfleurage“ (flower soaking), the flowers give off their moisturizing ingredients and caring agents. The beauty-allrounder provides smoothness and elasticity to the skin, shine to the hair and prevents from drying out.
Here, you can find our oily treasures from toner through lotion up to body oil:
Translation: Danielle De Bie