Skinimalism is all the rage in skincare right now – and we are HERE for it! Gone are the days of caking on makeup at the start of each day and feeling the need to slather different products filled with unpronounceable ingredients on each part of our body. Instead, more people are opting for a “less is more” approach to get #NoFilter–approved skin.
One of the easiest ways to hop on this trend is to start using simpler products containing clean ingredients that give your skin a natural glow (rather than covering it up). Carrier oils were practically made for this! These oils are versatile, easy to use, and enhance your natural beauty from head to toe. Each one is chock full of benefits, but how do you know which one your skin craves? Let’s find out!
BEST OIL FOR REJUVINATION: SWEET ALMOND
Sweet almond oil is an excellent all-over nutrient for skin and hair, making it a popular default for oil users. Aside from being an incredible moisturizer for all skin types (it’s super lightweight, easily absorbed, and doesn’t clog pores) sweet almond oil conditions, strengthens, and repairs hair too!
This magical oil can truly bring your skin back to life by improving skin tones and complexion to help remedy dark spots, scars, stretch marks, and UV damage. It’s anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties also help reduce the appearance of acne, under eye circles, and puffiness. Sweet almond oil truly is a one-size-fits-all rejuvenator!
Our 100% Natural Sweet Almond Oil is expeller pressed to ensure natural qualities and is an ideal carrier oil. Combine it with you favorite essential oil to create your own unique massage oil.
BEST OIL FOR CLEANSING: GRAPESEED
It may sound crazy, but YES! You can use oils to cleanse your face! Grapeseed oil is particularly good for this because it’s composed of several saturated and unsaturated fatty acids that help maintain healthy skin. One of those fatty acids is linoleic acid, which is known for it’s healing and anti-inflammatory properties, making it a safe choice for those with acne-prone skin.
This lightweight, odorless oil is quickly absorbed and brings antioxidant benefits deep into skin to keep it moisturized and healthy. All skin types can benefit from a face wash with grapeseed oil, especially those with oily skin.
Our100% Natural Grapeseed Oil enriched with natural Vitamin E is a light, silky oil that will tone your skin and soothe minor skin irritations. Use this versatile oil as a carrier oil for aromatherapy or a base oil for an invigorating massage oil.
BEST OIL FOR HAIR GROWTH: CASTOR
Okay, we won’t try to fool you – castor oil won’t really give you longer locks. BUT it does indirectly promote hair growth! This oil provides essential proteins and nutrients to soothe dry scalp while also protecting hair follicles, giving hair a healthy foundation to grow nice and strong.
Castor oil is also a favorite for getting thick lashes and eyebrows. While many beauty gurus swear religiously applying castor oil to eyelashes and eyebrows will help the hair grow longer and fuller, the moisturizing oil definitely does help them appear thicker, even if it’s only a temporary look. Only a small amount of oil is needed to achieve this, so be careful to not let any oil get in your eye.
Our 100% Castor Oil restores the natural moisture balance to your skin and hair. To condition hair, simply massage the oil into scalp before shampooing. To soften and smooth skin, apply and gently massage.
BEST OIL FOR ANTI-AGING: MACADAMIA
Bet you never thought you had anything in common with a macadamia nut. Well it turns out that the oil from the nut is very similar to skin’s natural sebum! Is your mind blown?
Maybe that isn’t the most fascinating fact, but it’s VERY good news for your skin, especially when natural sebum production is reduced in aging skin. The nutrients in macadamia oil – including squalane, omega 9 oleic acid, and vitamin E – work together to provide powerful hydration and antioxidants. Not only does this reduce any existing appearance of ageing, but also helps prevent the signs of skin aging.
Our 100% Natural Macadamia Oil is cold pressed to ensure natural qualities. This all-natural oil adds radiance and shine to both skin and hair and is great for all skin types, especially dry and mature skin.
BEST OIL FOR CONDITIONING: AVOCADO
Have you ever tried an avocado hair mask? Then it won’t be any surprise to you that avocado oil is fantastic for conditioning hair AND skin! Thanks to its omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants, this oil gives your skin and hair the same nourishment your body gets when you eat the superfood.
Avocado oil is rich in texture and can increase sebum production, so while it’s super moisturizing, it’s typically not a great fit for those with acne-prone skin.
Our 100% Avocado Oil hydrates, conditions, and restores moisture to dry skin and hair. It’s ideal as a massage oil and also makes a great bath additive to leave skin soft and supple.
BEST OIL FOR THE PRICE: COCOCARE
Not only are our carrier oils all-natural and nutrient-rich, they’re also accessibly priced! But by now, you should know that’s kinda our thing. No matter your skin type, you can oil up for just $5.50 MSRP per bottle (and your wallet can practice skinimalism too)!