As a company committed to providing natural beauty solutions, we can’t get enough of our oils. While dozens of carrier oils containing a myriad of health and beauty benefits exist, not all are created equal.
Before integrating oils into your beauty regimen, it’s important to determine when and how to use each one based on your individual skin type and specific beauty concerns.
Oils are rated on a “comedogenic scale” which refers to their likelihood to clog pores. Oils with a low comedogenic rating are safe to use on virtually all skin types while those with a higher rating are perfect for dry skin (but should be avoided for oil or acne prone individuals). They are also rated in terms of overall absorption to determine their efficacy in certain beauty products.
Argan Oil is one of our all-time favorites as a natural hair care solution. You’ll find it as a derivative in many of our products to boost hydration and shine. Benefits range from deeply nourishing your hair to repairing split ends and taming frizz. In addition to being a great carrier oil for your hair, it has a wide variety of applications for your skin and nails. Apply it to callused feet to improve cracks in heels and to nail cuticles to strengthen brittle nails.
While Coconut Oil has a myriad of uses that range from being a delicious cooking ingredient to an effective beauty agent, fractionated coconut oil should only be used for the latter. Apply it directly as a moisturizer or massage into the skin for a relaxing deep tissue massage (it has a high comedogenic rating). The high prevalence of Vitamin E provides antioxidants that protect against the signs of aging, making it the perfect quick and easy moisturizer for your face and body. It also penetrates deep into the hair shaft and can be utilized as a nourishing conditioner.
Emu Oil is a byproduct of emu processing that utilizes fat components that would otherwise be discarded. The high fat content makes this a slow absorption oil with a high comedogenic rating so oily and acne prone individuals should avoid use. Because it is naturally rich in fatty acids however, it provides powerful moisture to skin and can be utilized to nourish the scalp and fortify hair follicles. Application directly to the skin also helps to reduce the appearance of scars, dark spots, burns and other skin discoloration. It also contains anti-inflammatory properties that sooth injury sites including joints and muscles.
Rosehip Seed Oil is a fast absorbing “dry” natural oil that helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles, dark spots, eye bags and fine lines by soaking into the skin easily and without leaving an oily residue. It helps to heal blemishes while restoring moisture to any rough patches on your skin. The fatty acid content also contributes to rosehips ability to diminish scars and other dark marks to promote the production of new cells.
These are just a few of the many incredible uses for carrier oils.
Have a specific beauty concern? Our customer care specialists are happy to create a customized beauty regimen tailored to your beauty requirements. Simply email us at CS@InstaNatural.com or call us at 1-800-290-6932.