I always say if you are going to use just one skincare product make it a natural oil! Not only are these products often multitasking skin wonders, with many skin care benefits and even doubling-, or tripling-up as cleansers and body or hair care products too, but they are the most easy to absorb formula for our skin. This means those potent antioxidants and phytonutrients can be delivered deeper, targeting the areas that need it most, and working most effectively.
Often those with oily/combination skin types are put-off using a skin oil, since they worry it will cause them to have more oiliness, but that couldn't be further from the truth, using a 100% natural oil can actually help our skin to regulate its own sebum production, balancing and reducing the skin's need to produce excess oil.
At Beautiful Because, we stock a wide range of pure, organic and wildcrafted skin oils, from basic multitasking coconut oil, to super deluxe cult beauty products. With so many super natural oils available it can be hard to pick just one! Here are ten of the best super skin oils that have made our eco edit, with the benefits of each explained, plus what makes them extra special.
It’s probably the most talked about all-natural product out there for its remarkable, instant skin perfecting results, beautiful scent and proven formula. It has earned a cult status around the world and has many high-profile devotees including Gwyneth Paltrow. Founder, April Gargiulo, does not come from the world of beauty. She comes from the world of fine-wine, where quality and artisanship are honoured and celebrated. April decided to make something different: her desert-island product, one and all, super product. Containing a unique infusion of 22 of the world's most active organic and wildcrafted botanicals, this powerful concentration of anti-inflammatory phytonutrients, balancing minerals, collagen building phytoceramides, nourishing fatty acids and wrinkle fighting antioxidants helps reduce the signs of ageing; stimulate cellular turnover; inhibit melanin production; strengthen collagen and skin elasticity; deliver oxygen to cells and protect against free radical damage.
Best for: Everything! Multi-correctional. In particular, open pores, pigmentation, fine lines.
Gold leaf has long been used in Ayurvedic and holistic skin remedies for centuries in Asia. It is highly regarded, particularly by those with a penchant for luxury, for it has anti-inflammatory, skin-brightening and healing properties. Topically, gold stimulates blood flow to the tissues by relaxing the tiny blood vessels and thereby supporting the skin’s regenerative powers. What’s more, it deliciously melts into skin providing a healthy, luminous glow and is a decadent beauty ritual. With two options: one for dry/mature skin – Sierra Gold Deep, and one one for oily/combination/younger skin – Sierra Gold Light. Another thing we love - both oils have their signature aromatherapeutic flower scent, Blue Lotus and Hyacinth.
Best for: Reviving dull, lacklustre, tired skin. Mild sun protection.
This award-winning, intensely nourishing and skin strengthening certified organic facial oil, helps assist in replenishing, restoring and promoting skin cell growth, which in turn may reduce pigmentation and blemishes. NEO’s certified organic base oils are high in vitamin A, E, P & K, making it an organic multivitamin shot for your skin. The blend of certified organic essential oils are known to help even skin tone, lift sagging skin, brighten skin tone and minimise open pores. They are argan oil, seabuckthorn oil, pumpkin seed oil, essential oils of rosemary, lemongrass and vetiver. NEO is a pure beauty elixir and a definite must for every beauty cabinet.
Best for: Acne, skin-balancing, blemishes, scarring, pigmentation.
The next level rosehip oil, Kypris have created a super luxe, moisturising face oil, for Rose lovers, containing 1,000 organic Bulgarian roses that combine to repair signs of environmental challenge to deliver dewy, glowing, rose-petal-soft skin. Formulated with scientifically established nutrients, a plethora of botanical extracts, and the essential oil of heart-centring rose, it delivers luminous, lusciously soft skin and helps diminish the appearance of UV overexposure.
Best for: Mature, sun-damaged skin, rosacea, sensitivity
The Beauty Chef has taken skin food to the next level, with this topical skin treatment containing 15 powerful, pure and potent, certified organic ingredients, that demonstrate a very high level of anti-oxidant cellular repair. Created by the inner beauty goddess herself, Carla Oates, this super-charged skin serum contains Vitamin E analogues found in raspberry seed oil and acai berry oil and carotenoids/provitamin A found in tomato fruit and sea buckthorn berry to boost anti-oxidant levels up to 100 times. Scientific studies show that these two constituents co-operate very effectively within the lipid membrane to repair and rejuvenate the cell, magnifying each other's skin enhancing properties.
Best for: Preventing premature ageing, cellular repair, combination skin types
A nutrient-rich, active, herb-infused serum that penetrates quickly and moisturises fully to assist and support real skin transformation. Rich fatty acids and vital phytonutrients help calm, nourish, moisturise and repair skin cells through our unique, concentrated plant and herb synergies. The serum not only smells divine but has such pure and potent plant ingredients, making a super luxe drink for skin, quenching dehydration with key fatty acids found in its super blend of oils: avocado, marula and jojoba to name a few.
Best for: Tired, dry, dehydration, anti-ageing
This miracle oil serum is great for every day. It combines a potent dose of anti-ageing vitamin E, omega 3 fatty acids and squalene. The Miracle Oil Serum helps to accelerate skin repair and prevent premature ageing. Featuring a combination of delicate essential oils to penetrate and nourish the skin while heavier molecular oils provide a protective barrier over the skin to lock in nutrients. Leaving you feeling and looking divine! It is also great value for a product of such high quality.
Best for: First signs of ageing, collagen boosting
Created by master facialist Sharon McGlinchey, this is a super product for those with rosacea, containing proven skin healer Bulgarian Rose Oil (the rarest of the rose family) and Rosehip Oil, this versatile booster is wonderfully nurturing and strengthening. It also helps balance hormonal skins and calm redness associated with damaged capillaries and rosacea. Better still, it smells divine! The lightweight formula is easily absorbed so won't leave residue on the skin. It is exceptionally nourishing and skin normalising.
Best for: Rosacea, sensitive, hormonal, couperose skins
Veteran makeup artist Kirsten Kjaer Weis certainly know what it takes to be a super skin oil, having used countless ones on her clients. The launch of her very own was sure to be something special, and it is a luxurious treat for the skin to awaken its natural luminosity. This nourishing elixir features Dioscorea Batatas, a biodynamically grown root that’s been called “The Root of Light”. Combined with a luxurious blend of wild rose, sweet almond seed, olive and jojoba seed oils, The Beautiful Oil does more than hydrate, it transforms. Use night or day as a facial moisturiser, and as a primer for the Kjaer Weis Foundation. It instantly transforms skin, plumping and illuminating for health and radiance. It may seem pricey, but that's 65mls you are getting!
Best for: Imparting a healthy, radiant, hydrated and youthful glow to skin.
By Nina Weston