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  • Writer's pictureMelissa Bourque Simard

411 On Carrier Oils and Skincare

Coconut Oil is one of nature’s best moisturizers and has strong disinfectant and microbial properties. Great for keeping the skin smooth, hydrated, and protected. Works well at removing surface build up. Stays fresh long and does not easily go rancid. (May not be the best choice for acne prone skin but best to use pure extra virgin coconut oil)

Sunflower Oil is light in color and thinner than most oils. It is calming and soothing to the skin with its rich source of unsaturated fatty acids and vitamin E. Works well In combination to other oils to make application process easier.

Argan Oil is a anti-inflammatory, noncomedogenic, and regenerative agent. It can be used with acne-prone and oily skin. It is often recommended for many skin irritations, sunburns, scars, stretch marks. High in antioxidant properties and can ward off aging signs in our skin. It also protects against dryness , softens the skin and supports the skins natural mild acidity. Argan oil is known to protect and heal dry, nails and dry brittle hair.

Sweet Almond Oil is pressed from the nut kernels of the sweet almond tree. Being high in fatty acids, this helps improve the skins barrier function, keeping skin smooth and also protects from drying. It is gentle on the skin and easily absorbed. Great oil to use for blending in recipes.

Avocado Oil is rich in vitamins A and E. It is highly hydrating and absorptive. A highly effective oil for dry or mature skin. High antioxidant levels protect the skin and helps to heal the skin. Extra virgin avocado oil has a green hue to it which is due to its naturally occurring chlorophyll, which is an extra added bonus and benefit to the skin.

Natural plant based skin soothers:

- Pineapple Fruit Extract

- Green Algae Extract

- Aloe Vera Leaf -excellent skin moisturizer, keeps skin flexible, supplies oxygen to cells, minerals, enzymes, amino acids, mucopolysaccharides (natural sugars that keep skin plump and moist). Known for its soothing, anti-inflammatory and many healing properties which make it a great option for treating acne, cuts, sunburns, dermatitis, sensitive, irritated skin, insect bites.

- Black tea Leaf

- White and Green Tea Leaves

- Tumeric Root

- Siberian Ginseng

Apricot Oil is rich in Vitamins A, C, & E along with many minerals and fatty acids. It is a lightweight oil, absorbs fast, and doesn’t leave greasy residue. It is highly beneficial and supportive even for people with sensitive skin, and for babies. It is highly soothing and anti-inflammatory, repairing, nourishing, revitalizing, softening and can provide relief for skin conditions such as acne, dermatitis, eczema while also restoring the skins softness and suppleness.

Hemp-seed Oil A favorite oil for people with oily and/or acne prone skin.

Not only does it have a comedogenic rating of ZERO, but it is known to help balance the oils in your skin. It may also help clear up blackheads and small pimples. It does all of that while helping reduce dry patches, inflammation, redness, and fine lines!

Melissa Bourque Simard <3

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