We have all heard the term "Essential Oils", but what are they? What do they do?
Essential Oils are concentrated plant extracts that retain the natural scent or flavour of their source. From Aromatherapy to natural cleaning, Essential Oils have many different uses, but let’s take a look at what we use in our LOVESKIN products, and how they benefit your skin.
Tui Facial Cleanser - Rose Oil
Rose Oil is rich in essential fatty acids which make it an excellent option for hydrating dry and itchy skin, particularly when used as a refreshing toning mist. The skin easily absorbs the oil, allowing the antioxidants to travel deep into the skin’s layers where it can help heal scars, soothe inflammation, and promote circulation.
Waiwai Facial Serum (Sensitive Skin) - Lavender & Geranium
Lavender is antibacterial, perfect for preventing, calming and healing painful acne break outs. It soothes eczema and dry skin conditions, as well as preventing wrinkles with its potent antioxidants.
Geranium is also a natural anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory oil, it actively boosts skin's health and natural glow.
Arohanui Facial Serum (Dry/Mature Skin) - Sweet Orange & German Chamomile
Sweet Orange Oil is antiseptic and anti-inflammatory, making it an ideal ingredient in your facial serum if you suffer from acne. It increases the skin’s ability to absorb vitamin C, and increase collagen production and blood flow, all of which are beneficial for mature or dry skin.
German Chamomile is an extremely healing oil. It is widely used in serums that are designed to improve dry, inflamed, or irritated skin. It’s the oil you should turn to if you want to calm inflamed or irritated dry skin.
Kiri Aroha Facial Serum (Acne/Combination skin) - Along with Sweet Orange, German Chamomile, our Kiri Aroha also has Tea Tree.
Tea Tree is anti inflammatory anti bacterial, making it a great choice for the treatment of acne. It calms redness, soothes skin and reduces swelling.
But are they safe?
Some essential oils can be dangerous during pregnancy, but only in high, concentrated doses. Our products contain less than 0.1% essential oils and are otherwise made entirely with plant oils. This means the ratio of essential oils to other ingredients are well within the safe range, even during pregnancy.