Friday, December 14, 2012

Top 5 natural oils you should look out for in anti-aging and skin beautifying products.

There are millions of skin products out there in form of creams, butters, lotions etc. While some companies use mostly chemicals in manufacturing their products, others have embraced these natural goodies and use them in their products. They have been found to be effective and have no side effects unlike chemicals and steroids.

Some people just buy products without bothering to read their contents. It is a habit one must cultivate so that if you have any skin reaction, you would be able to find out why it is so. Also check out for banned and harmful chemicals. Especially in skin brightening products.

These 5 natural oils are effective when used in anti-aging treatments, skin brightening and beautifying products. 

#1 Shea butter: Shea butter is a solid fatty oil made from the nuts of Karite Nut trees that grow in the semi-arid savannah regions of West and Central Africa.
It contains beneficial vegetable fats that promote cell regeneration and circulation, making it a wonderful healer and rejuvenator for troubled or aging skin. 

It also contains natural sun-protectants. It is very beneficial in the treatment of stretch marks and other skin conditions.

#2. Argan oil: Argan oil is produced from the kernels of the Argan tree and is one of the rarest and most expensive oils in the world. Berber women have used Argan oil for centuries to protect and nourish their skin, hair and nails from the harsh conditions in which they live. 

It has extremely high levels of Vitamin E and 80% fatty acids which make it perfect for healing many skin ailments as well as protecting against premature aging caused by oxidation.

#3: Emu Oil: Emu oil is gotten from the fat of the emu; an Australian bird. Emu oil has been shown to reduce the depth and length of fine lines & wrinkles in many studies as well being moisturizing and a natural skin softener.


It has been proven to be the fastest and most penetrating oil into the skin, as well as a trans - dermal carrier for any other added therapeutic ingredients or skin care. 

 #4 Primrose oil: Primrose oil is extracted from the seeds of the evening primrose, a pretty yellow and fragrant flower that blooms within less than a minute in the evening. Most people know about evening primrose oil capsules but it is actually used in beauty products too. 

It is an antioxidant so it counteracts the effects of free radicals that increase the aging process. Primrose oil also interferes with the production of inflammatory hormones. This helps in easing joint pains and inflammations that are a necessary evil of aging.

#5. Rosehip Seed Oil: This natural oil which comes from the seeds of a rose plant native to Chili, has been used for centuries because of its skin healing properties.
Rosehip seed oil is excellent skin care oil for skin rejuvenation and aging skin.
It has a high amount of essential fatty acids, Vitamin E and Vitamin A. Together they stimulate skin cell regeneration and increase collagen and elasticity.

With its healing properties, it is very useful when treating stretch marks, sun damage, scars, burns, eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, age spots and wrinkles.

So when shopping for your products, look out for products that have mostly natural contents. You can even buy these oils and mix them yourself if you have the right information on how to do so.

Keep looking beautiful and have a fabulous weekend.

Lily Johnson


  1. Cool post. I only knew about Shae and Argon. Interested in Primrose. I heard that flaxseed and avocado oils work well topically too.
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  2. I have heard of the goodness of Shea butter and Primrose oil. Haven't tried them though. One of theses days..

    That emu oil must be expensive :). Emus are not exactly that common are they?!

  3. Great tips, will be looking out for these.

  4. It's really cool to use natural products on the skin considering,how delicate it is..

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