Essential Oils and Why They Work What Essential Oils Can Do For Your Skin!

Essential Oils

Essential oils can play a vital role in your beauty routine if you know their benefits.  Personally, at different times, I use three of the essential oils and then I also use a blended oil by L’oreal when my skin is feeling particularly parched (like right now!).  It’s important to differentiate between the essential oils so that you will know which ones to use either all over or at different locations on your face.

1.     Argan Oil

argan-oil

Argan oil contains antioxidants, vitamin E, and essential fatty acids.  It’s full of the stuff we need to look our best!  Also, don’t worry about clogged pores.  It balances and neutralizes your natural oil production.  Because of this, it actually helps with acne and blemishes.  It’s also especially gentle on people with sensitive skin conditions like eczema and rosacea.

It’s also an anti-aging serum because it protects the skin’s elasticity.  And, the great news is that it is light enough to be used as a daily moisturizer and hydrating enough to be used as an overnight treatment.  With all these benefits, Argan oil is truly a miracle oil!

2.     Rosehip Oil

Rosehip OIl
What do the Duchess of Cambridge, Gwyneth Paltrow, Victoria Beckham and Miranda Kerr all have in common? Reportedly, they use rosehip oil to keep their skin smooth and blemish-free.

Rosehip oil’s anti-aging properties come from antioxidants and the oil’s ability to penetrate into deeper layers of the skin.  Vitamins A and C stimulate collagen production as well.  Rosehip oil also protects you from age spots which can be loathsome.  The antioxidants combat free radicals that cause sun damage.  Vitamin A, combined with the oil’s essential fatty acids, can help improve skin tone, texture, and pigmentation.

3.     Vitamin C Oil

Vitamin C Oil

Vitamin C oil does most of what argan oil and rosehip oil does, it just does it all-in-one.  The other two are great for specific, targeted troublesome areas, but Vitamin C oil will treat everything!  I find it great to have all three so that I can use them according to my skin’s needs of the moment.  For example, if I’m worried about my skin tone or sun damage, I would use rosehip oil.  If I wanted to treat acne or combat anti-aging effects, I would use the argan oil, but for a generalized treatment of my face and neck, I would use Vitamin C oil.

Vitamin C oil is a very effective antioxidant and fights free radicals that cause aging.  It also inhibits melanin production.  Melanin can lead to age spots which nobody wants!  It also increases the production of collagen which is great for the face and neck.

4.     L’oreal Age Perfect Glow Renewal

Loreal Glow Renewal

L’oreal’s Glow Renewal is comprised of a unique blend of eight essential oils.  These oils restore skin’s youthful glow and deeply nourish and replenish dull, dry skin.  It’s non-greasy and absorbs quickly for all-day hydration.  I’ve found all these to be true as I use this product when my skin is dry and needs extra nourishment.  It’s definitely perfect for that!

Here are the eight essential oils:

  • English Lavender
  • Rosemary Leaf
  • Geranium
  • Orange Peel
  • Roman Chamomile
  • Rose Flower
  • Lavandin
  • Marjoram Leaf

30 Comments

  1. I love this list and sharing this list with friends who love learning more about essential oils!

  2. Thanks for sharing Beth. I have heard so much lately about essential oils and how they are beneficial for your health. I will need to check them out.

    Lennae xxx
    http://www.lennaesworld.com

  3. I’ve heard so much about these! I’ve yet to try them. Maybe one day. That glow renewal sounds nice. My skin always needs help.

  4. thanks for your tip! I havent use essential oil on my face and I am curious to try it!

  5. Informative post. My sister is really into essential oils. I will pass this along to her!

  6. I use argan oil for my face, it leaves my face with a nice glowing look. I also use other type of oil for my hair; they helps to promote hair growth.

    – Tione
    http://www.beautythatwalks.com

  7. I love to add essential oils to my face scrubs. It’s amazing how they can be used in so many things.

  8. Big fan of essential oils, especially in winters. They make such a difference to skin care.

    ❥ tanvii.com

  9. Love essential oils. Wish it was not so difficult to get them in Mexico. They are great for so many things.

  10. I love essential oils! They are so versatile and have so many healing properties.

  11. For me the only go-to oil is – coconut oil. Been seeing my mom using it on her face and hair for years and she has amazing skin at the age of 55.

    • I have a big tub of coconut oil. I use it on my legs after I shave. Great stuff! xo

  12. Great list! My fear is being allergic to some essential oils. But I love my argan oil!!! Great post!

    • Thank you so much! Be careful with you allergies, but in the meantime, enjoy your argan oil! xo

  13. Everyone is into essential oils these days. I know so many people who use them. I’ve never used any yet, though. Perhaps someday I will have to try.

  14. I’m a huge essential oil fan. I need to try the Rosehip Oil.

  15. I love essential oils too and war by Rose Hip oil. I spend a lot of time in the sun and can honestly see the difference it makes to my skin blemishes! I also use Frankinsence for headaches too. And Aregan oil for my hair, but may have to try this on my skin as well. Thank you for this great post!!

    • You’re very welcome. I’m glad to hear that you have so many uses for essential oils! xo

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