Many people create their own oil formulations for the health and vitality of their skin. When you use the right ingredients, your oil formulations can treat a large number of skin issues. We recently received Top Note Red Ginger Body Oil by 28 Litsea, one of the brand’s most popular skincare products. We were so amazed by how well it worked, it inspired us to learn more about their high-quality ingredients. This body oil contains just four ingredients and a blend of essential oils. We didn’t dive into the essential oils, but focused on the top four ingredients that make this body oil one of 28 Litsea’s most popular products. Check out our informative infographic. We’re confident that you’ll add a few of these oils into your skin routine.
Meadowfoam Seed Oil
Meadowfoam oil is a carrier oil that is very light on the skin. By this, we mean it absorbs quickly and doesn’t leave the skin feeling greasy. It’s an incredible oil to add to a homemade oil blend, as it can extend the shelf life of other oils.
Much like jojoba oil, meadowfoam closely resembles human sebum. This makes it a decent oil for oily skin types because it acts like sebum, so your skin produces less of it.
It has been said that meadowfoam is one of the best (or the best) oil to prevent moisture loss. It helps the skin form a barrier that locks in moisture. As a result, nutrients seep deep into the epidermis. So although it’s a decent oil for oily skin types, it’s a great oil for dry skin types and mature skin. Additionally, it has a high antioxidant composition which further nourishes the skin.
Native to Australia, Africa and Madagascar, baobab oil is an oil that can benefit all skin types. It easily absorbs into the skin without clogging pores and leaves you with baby smooth skin. Baobab is a fruit that has one of the highest levels of antioxidants of any other fruit. As you may know by now, antioxidants are important for the health of our skin (and hair). Antioxidants can become your defense against age by improving skin elasticity and dull, lackluster skin.
If you struggle with acne scars / hyperpigmentation, baobab is rich in vitamins that can help restore your complexion. You can add it to other oils, or you can use it on its own. Either way, it will absorb easily to nourish aging skin with its wonderful properties, including nine essential oils.
Another oil that’s perfect for oily skin types is squalane oil. Don’t get it confused with squalene. Squalane is formed when squalene undergoes hydrogenation processing (where liquid oils convert into semi-solid or solid fats). Our bodies do produce squalane oil, but its abilities are more potent when extracted from plants and added to beauty products. Much like baobab oil, it’s perfect for oily skin types. It’s especially good for sensitive skin types, because it’s non-irritating.
It also soothes common skin conditions, such as eczema and psoriasis. It’s important to note that squalane is a saturated oil and not a polyunsaturated oil. While researching, we found one very interesting fact: polyunsaturated oils include rose hip oil, sunflower oil, almond oil and some other popular oils we apply to our skin. While these oils may have their benefits, they are also oxidizing your skin. This is why you should stick with saturated oils in your skincare routine, like squalane.
This beautiful floral blossom is often turned into an extract for its healing properties. For the skin, it offers both anti-inflammatory (reduces inflammation) and anti-bacterial properties. So you will commonly find it used to treat common skin conditions such as acne, dermatitis, eczema and even insect bites. Its many antioxidants make it a perfect oil to prevent premature aging. Carotenoids and vitamin A (two of its antioxidants) fight off free radicals, while vitamin E softens the skin.