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What Is So Special About Our Facial Oils?

What Is So Special About Our Facial Oils?

Posted by Natural Elements Head Scientist on 17th Jan 2019

We are often told that all oils are the same, all the companies do is sit in a room and mix some oils together and give it a name. Yes, that is partly true! Since 1998 we have seen and sometimes helped brands develop natural oil formulations. From the ‘kitchen sink’ mother who likes the idea of blending her own product, to mega European corporations wanting to develop a ‘Natural brand’ in the growing market, even famous ‘ideal home’ image bloggers who got sick to death of not finding the ‘best skin care to use’ so they created their own. Yet, they never take the time to make a product that simply…works! Yes, be natural and organic, but do it for a reason! Get rid of petro-chemicals and synthetic ingredients (not just some, all of them guys!) and replace it with the RIGHT ingredients. So, here’s why you shouldn’t paint us with the same brush…..

What’s wrong with many facial oils?

  • Uses 1 active vital or essential oil

Very commonly you’ll find 1 active in a facial oil (like 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Argan Oil), usually they are cheaper so it’s very attractive. Now that’s ideal for someone who is in their 20’s say and doesn’t require stimulation of collagen or has sensitive skin issues, but if your skin is aged then its just not enough active antioxidants to repair damaged cells. And ideally that’s why you should use an oil.

  • Uses gimmick combinations

Some facial oils will combine more than one active ingredient, which is great but often using active ingredients because they are in fashion and the buzz word of the bloggers. Now the problem with that is the combination may counter act each other or in some cases could become quite toxic. Even worse is when they overuse an active ingredient, or the dosage is way too high in the formulated blend. That’s when severe reactions can occur (for example tea tree used in large percentage of the formulation). The blends must contain the right actives that complement each other, not just look cool on the packaging!

  • Doesn’t understand molecular absorbent level structures in the skin

Often blends are made for fashionable taste or put together for smell and texture purposes, which is important as a consumer, but understanding how the molecular structure of organic oils and extracts combine and hold is so important. You’re dealing with nature which is unpredictable at best, so safely blending with scientific understanding of competing molecules is a essential to building the proper foundations of a face oil.

  • Product sits on the surface & doesn’t penetrate the skin, so you get no benefits and a greasy feeling

This is down to either poor formulating or not combing the right ingredients. If you have combination skin then heavier essential oils should be replaced with a fruit oil, dry skin requires a heavier blend and little fruit oils and damaged skin requires a careful balance of actives with lots of antioxidants and amino acid protein. We’re all guilty of buying a product that smelt nice or had our favourite essential oil, but it’s likely to deliver the opposite of your goal. Then, you end up with an expensive product that hasn’t hydrated your dry skin or has made you even more oily on the surface. That’s why we make 5 different facial oil variations, because everyone has slightly different goals.

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What’s so special about our facial oils?

  • Uses multiple active oils with multiple active benefiting components

Developing the right blends to deliver exactly the results you are looking for.

  • Not using gimmick trending ingredients

We don’t follow fashion, we look for ethical & healthy results!

  • 20 years of high standards

We’ve spent 20 years researching and developing our products. We cut our teeth with professionals in the beauty therapy world that needed fast results in treatments with the demand of consumers for naturally better and organic products. We’ve never stopped refining and researching.

  • Taking everything into account

We think about every aspect of health and well-being; what you do, how you do it, what you use, what you shouldn’t use. You’re not just buying a facial oil for lovely skin, you’re buying a 60-year combined foundation of knowledge in all areas of health, wealth and desires.