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Oils 101
Oils 101

by Kathleen Morrison, Lead Writer

May 10th, 2019

are a large and diverse group of organic compounds that include oils, fats, and hormones. specifically are liquid at room temperature and hydrophobic – they cannot dissolve in water but they can dissolve each other. This makes them ideal for cleansing and removing makeup, as well as locking moisture into the skin. are also effective for maintaining hydration and reducing inflammation.


Argan oil – Argan oil is pressed from the kernels of the (Argania spinosa). It works as a moisturizer and emollient and has been shown to when applied topically. A also showed the protective effect it can have against damage when applied after coloring the hair.

CBD oil – CBD, short for cannabidiol, is a compound found in the cannabis plant (read our blog post about it to learn more!). The research on its potential benefits is still in its infancy, but it seems to have effects and may be effective against certain types of

Marula oil – Marula oil comes from the (Sclerocarya birrea) which is native to parts of Southern Africa. Packed with amino acids (L-arginine and glutamic acid), fatty acids, and antioxidants (phenolic compounds and vitamins E and C), this oil has hydrating, and anti-aging properties. It is also non-comedogenic which makes it a good option for those with acne-prone skin.

Rosehip oil – Rosehip oil, or rosehip seed oil, comes from the Rosa canina rose bush. It is rich in including linoleic and linolenic fatty acids. These nourishing elements make it good for moisturizing and hydrating the skin while vitamins A, E, and C aid in reducing inflammation and brightening the skin. A using rosehip powder also showed significant anti-aging benefits to rosehip, including improvements to skin wrinkles, moisture, and elasticity.

Tea tree oil – Tea tree oil comes from the leaves of Melaleuca alternifolia, a tree native to Australia. It’s benefits primarily come from its and it has been shown in after to be effective against mild to moderate acne. It is important to note that tea tree oil acts differently on the skin than most other oils named in this resource. Tea tree’s powerful antimicrobial effects can cause drying and irritating effects, especially on sensitive skins, so it is best to do a patch test before using.

Oils are a luxurious way to protect and hydrate your skin, as well as to treat yourself to a little bit of glow. Finding your Holy Grail oil may take some trial and error, so go slow and take your time with testing. When you find the one, you’ll know.

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Welcome to the fine print! Just so you know, this article is not, nor is it intended to be, a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and should never be relied upon for specific medical advice. It’s always best to talk to a doctor for that stuff.

Welcome to the fine print! Just so you know, this article is not, nor is it intended to be, a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and should never be relied upon for specific medical advice. It’s always best to talk to a doctor for that stuff.

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