Gwyneth Paltrow, Miranda Kerr and super blogger Chiara Ferragni are all huge fans of natural face oils, and you should be too. Whether you're in your 20's, 30's or 40's and beyond, there's a face oil designed to optimise your complexion, making your skin smoother and brighter.
If you're in your 20's: Squalane Oil
Your 20's can be a roller coaster for your skin, moving from oil to dry, with periods of breakouts in between. Squalane oil is perfect for anyone in their 20's looking to better balance their skin.
Vegan squalane oil is derived from olives, rice bran and wheat germ and is one of the most gentle ways to hydrate skin, as it’s also found in human skin.
Squalane oil balances your skin’s sebum levels to fight acne
Even though it seems counter-intuitive, if you’re prone to periods of breakouts in your 20's, squalane face oil is the answer. Because squalane is naturally found in your own skin, topical squalane oil is naturally compatible with your skin’s natural oils. This helps create a better oil balance, minimizing congestion and balancing sebum production in oily skin. The result? The answer to the haphazardness of 20's skin, creating a clearer, brighter complexion with the perfect moisture balance.
Circulation enhancement leads to brighter skin
In your 20's, your skin is plump and firm, but breakouts can leave scars when healing is reduced. Squalane boosts the circulation of blood to your skin, which helps with collagen turnover and boosts skin healing.
Squalane oil is gentle on eczema and inflamed skin
The radical ups and downs of your skin in your 20's can lead to periods of irritated, red and dry skin, leaving your complexion blotchy and uneven. With a molecular structure similar to that of your own skin, squalane is gentle on irritated tissue, while penetrating deep into your dermal tissues to care for your skin at a cellular level.
After use on red, angry skin, squalane oil can help restore even skin tone, leaving your skin glowing without nasty chemicals.
If you're in your 30's: Marula Oil
Marula Oil is deeply hydrating but won’t make you break out
Your 30's are the years your skin may even out, while others go through hormonal fluctuations caused by everything from stress and anxiety to pregnancy. These fluctuations can take you on a journey from acne through to dryness, irritation and ageing. Thankfully marula oil comes to the rescue.
Marula oil is perfectly pH balanced and high in omega's and fatty acids, so it absorbs into skin quickly. It’s exceptionally hydrating thanks to its mind-blowing concentration of oleic acid (60-80%) Unlike most face oils, it’s non-comedogenic, meaning it won’t clog pores.
If you suffer from hormonal breakouts, marula oil can help as it has antimicrobical properties. This miracle oil prevents bacteria from flourishing while also preventing water loss form your skin to help keep breakouts at bay.
Marula oil has been used as a moisturiser for centuries
Marula oil is drawn from the marula tree, a Savannah tree native to South Africa and Namibia. South Africans have been using marula oil for many years, with women from the Limpopo region of South Africa using the oil as a body lotion for hands, face and feet, as well as a massage oil for babies and a remedy for dry, fragile and damaged hair. Now you can get your hands on this century-old remedy with Samson & Charlie's Namibian Marula Oil.
Marula oil helps regenerate nails and hair
You're in your 30's and you're busy. There's no way around that busyness, but there is a way to help your skin and nails look like you've managed time away at the salon.
Marula oil seals, coats and smooths your hair cuticles to create luminous, frizz-free locks. 31-year old Rihanna works with stylist Ursula Stephen, who told Cosmo: “It’s lightweight, offers fast absorption, and leaves a satin finish on the hair so it won’t flatter out your style of leave it looking greasy.”
Preventing hang nails and ripped cuticles on busy women is another of marula oil’s powers. Marula oil’s tiny molecules are so mini they can easily penetrate the nail bed to keep you nails healthy and strong.
If you're in your 40's-60's: Prickly Pear Oil
In the decades between 40-60, your skin goes through a number of changes, and no one knows this better than Nigella Lawson.
Prickly Pear oil fights dehydration
“Put it on at night and you'll wake up looking as if you've been to a spa by the sea, slept 10 hours a night and been off Twitter for a month,” the celebrity chef wrote in The Sunday Times. This amazing effect is thanks to super antioxidants called Betalains. With far more Betalains than superfoods like Goji and Acai berries, Prickly Pear Oil leaves skin brighter and plumper thanks to deep hydration.
In your 40's and beyond, hydration is the key to bright skin, but normal moisturizers aren't enough on their own. Prickly Pear is so hydrating it has over 150% more vitamin E than argan oil! Hailing from the same country, Morocco, high quality Prickly Pear Oil has the transformative power of gentle hydration and potent anti-ageing rarely seen in a natural skincare product.
Prickly Pear Oil fights hyper-pigmentation
With hormonal changes of your 40's, 50's and 60's comes one of every woman's least favourite skin features: hyper-pigmentation. Pure, cold-pressed Prickly Pear Oil fights hyper-pigmentation thanks to its high concentration of Vitamin K. From under eye circles to age spots and large areas of hyper-pigmentation caused by melanin overproduction, vitamin K acts to restore even skin tone and brighten complexion.
“I wanted to offer a pure version of Prickly Pear that hadn’t been refined, cut, bleached or deodorised. What it can achieve on areas of hyper-pigmentation,” said Samson & Charlie founder Carole Staeck.
Whether you need more even skin tone, brighter, more deeply hydrated skin or all of the above, there’s a natural face oil to to suit your skin at any age. As your skin changes throughout your life, invest in a number of face oils as your new secret weapon against ageing this year.