Benefits of Facial Oils
For those unaware of the amazing properties of facial oils, there are a multitude of benefits. Firstly, don’t worry about feeling greasy. Botanical oils have a small molecular structure that is similar to the skin, which makes them easily absorbed. They’re rich in healthy skin essentials such as moisturising fatty acids, including omega-3, -6 and -9, which strengthen the skin’s lipid layer, preventing water loss, plumping the skin and stopping the signs of aging.
Typical skin creams contain around 70 percent water, so preservatives, chemicals and perfumes are added to many of them to eliminate bacterial growth, increase shelf life and create a nice scent. However, the additives also increase the chances of skin irritation and allergic reaction. Pure plant oils like Martina Organics, on the other hand, do not contain preservatives or synthetic fragrances, so instead of irritated, your skin is soothed and restored.
Those with oily skin and acne may shudder at the thought of spreading oil all over their face, but plant based oils are actually non-comedogenic, meaning they’re not likely to clog pores and cause breakouts. In fact traditional cleansers and exfoliators strip the skin of its natural oils, causing dehydration, which can lead to overproduction of sebum. Excess sebum can create clogged pores and eventually breakouts. Finally, if your skin is particularly dry, the richness of oils are ideal to achieve a velvety soft skin texture.
Ingredients / Oil Benefits
Organic Apricot Kernel Oil
Similar to almond oil but more suitable to sensitive and prematurely aging skin, it is especially rich in vitamin A. Easily absorbed leaving no greasy residue, it is used in traditional Chinese medicine, to treat inflammatory skin disorders.
Organic Argan Oil
Hailing from Morocco, this oil from the Argan nut is high in vitamin E and essential fatty acids. Vitamin E protects the cell membranes against lipid oxidisation and slows down the process of skin ageing. While fatty acids such as omega 6 ensures the repair and defence of skin conditions such as dryness, acne, psoriasis, eczema and wrinkles. Hydrating and healing.
Organic Avocado Oil
Ultra rich containing high amounts of vitamin A, B1, B2, D and E as well as essential fatty acids. Recommended for those with skin problems such as psoriasis and eczema.
Organic Baobab Oil
The baobab tree is one of the best known trees in Africa. The oil is extracted from the Baobab seeds. It absorbs easily into the skin, improves tone, elasticity, and regenerates and renews skin cells. Baobab oil is said to have antioxidant properties and is a great ingredient blends to treat eczema and psoriasis.
Organic Camellia Oil
The beauty secret of Japan’s geishas, camellia oil is hugely moisturizing, penetrating into the deepest layers of skin, replenishing vital nutrients. As well as vitamins A, B and E it’s active component is squalene, part of the skin’s natural emollient system. A deficiency of squalene can result in dry skin and premature ageing. For men Camellia oil makes a wonderful skin smoother after shaving and aids in preventing shaving burns.
Organic Cedarwood Essential Oil
Cedarwood essential oil calms nervous tension, is calming and relaxing. Cedarwood essential oil is be beneficial in curing skin inflammatory, regularizing sebum production is soothing and reduces redness. It tightens and tones muscles, skin, nervous system, stomach, digestive system and brain functions. It boosts the functionality of the kidney and liver, which further improves overall health and wellness.
Organic Evening Primrose Oil
The yellow flowers of the evening primrose only open when the sun sets. This wildflower is found in North America, Europe and parts of Asia. As a dry oil it is absorbed rapidly, it aids in the healing of acne, rosacea, eczema, signs of aging, skin ulcers and nourishing the scalp, hair and nails.
Organic Hemp Seed Oil
Hemp seed is completely amazing. It contains antioxidants, calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, zinc, carotene, vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B6, C, D, and E, all 20 known amino acids and is a complete protein. It is anti-inflammatory, anti-ageing, fights skin inflammations such as acne and eczema, helps heal skin lesions, and contains moisture balancing properties.
Organic Jasmine Essential Oil
This deliciously fragrant oil made from the small white flowers is an antiseptic cleansing the skin of impurities. It also helps to balance oily, sensitive skin. It is also a cicatrisant, which means that it encourages healing by helping with scar tissue. In this way, jasmine can be used to treat both stretch marks and scaring.
Organic Jojoba Oil
Originating from Israel, jojoba contains natural collagen, almost identical in structure to the collagen in human skin, which means it softens and protects. It is also excellent as a cleanser as it works to unblock pores.
Organic Macadamia Oil
This oil smells divine, just like the nuts and is a fantastic regenerative oil. It is high in mono-unsaturated fatty acids, contains palmitoleic acid (which promotes young soft skin), as well as omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. It has been successfully used to help heal scars and sunburns.
Organic Manuka Essential Oil
Manuka is one of three teatrees indigenous to Australia and New Zealand. Mankua oil from New Zealand has been confirmed as having the highest antimicrobial activity, evidence indicating that it is up to 20 times more potent than the Australian teatree. Manuka oil has antibacterial, antifungal, anti-acne, anti-inflammatory, antihistamine, and anti-allergenic properties. It has practical applications with chicken pox, cold sores, insect bites and warts.
Organic Marula Oil
Indigenous to Africa, the Marula tree has been a central part of the Southern African way of life for thousands of years. The oil is made from its seed kernels and the healing properties have given the Marula tree spiritual status. Rich in oleic acid it effectively treats dry skin and reduces redness and scarring. Within the Zulu tribe, the marula tree symbolises women’s fertility, softness and tenderness, and newborn baby girls are welcomed into the world with traditional marula ceremonies.
Organic Rose Water
Rosewater was used in the traditional medicines of China, India, Assyria, Egypt, Greece and Rome, to cure a wide range of medical conditions. One of the main benefits of rosewater is that it acts as an anti-inflammatory, soothing irritated skin. It is also a rich source of antioxidants, which can help strengthen skin cells and regenerate skin tissue. It is particularly beneficial to people with sensitive skin.
Organic Safflower Oil
Very versatile and easily absorbed oil exceptionally high in linoleic acid. As a dry oil it is best combined with oilier oils such as apricot, avocado and jojoba. It is deeply soothing, especially good for relieving poor circulation in legs, ulcers and swollen feet.
Organic Sweet Almond Oil
Rich in proteins and vitamin D, almond oil is suitable for all skin types. It is best known for its ability to soften and nourish.
Organic Vitamin E Oil
Vitamin E is an antioxidant that assists in maintaining cell integrity. Vitamin E oil is great for preventing rancidity in cosmetics.
Organic Witch Hazel
Witch hazel is prepared from the twigs of Hammamelis virginiana linne plant, it contains 14% alcohol which benefits the skin by removing excess oil and sebum, reducing blemishes, toning and tightening pores, soothing irritation and cleansing and conditioning.