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Why Oils?

How are botanical oils beneficial in skincare?

In recent years organic skin oils have become widely recognised by the beauty industry for their therapeutic benefits. Research into certain botanical oils suggests they interact favourably with the skin because they are known to:

  • Balance Sebum production
  • Reduce inflammation and infection
  • Protect the skin’s barrier layer
  • Support hydration
  • Encourage cell regeneration
  • Strengthen the skin
  • Provide nourishment to the skin
  • Contain antioxidants, minerals and vitamins

As we age our skin produces less natural oils, this leads to moisture loss and impaired barrier function.  By applying organic skin oils we enhance the skin’s natural lipid barrier, preventing dehydration by locking in moisture. Using organic skin oils is also an effective way to nourish the upper layers of the skin, where the blood supply is limited, these layers often lack nutrients and become imbalanced due to stressors of everyday life.

At Botanyblend we use ‘cold pressed’ organic botanical oils because they offer optimal performance, nothing is lost during the extraction – all the vital components of the plant including plant pigments, phytonutrients and ‘bioactives’ remain.

We complement our cold pressed oils with essential oils chosen for their powerful synergies. Our organic skin oils are also rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants prevent oxidation, a natural process which causes skin tissues to break down. Environmental factors, such as pollution and sun damage accelerate this process. Antioxidants, neutralise oxidation in the skin, thus preventing the signs of ageing.

 

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