Flawless Skin with Face Oils?
You may have heard about face oils before, but there are so many it’s confusing to know which ones work for skin health. How do you know if you’re spending money on something valuable that heals your skin? I’ll walk you through what’s in Rootsveda Radiance Face Oil, including the top ingredients and the scientific benefits for your skin.
Helps Reduce Hyperpigmentation
Hyperpigmentation is a skin condition that causes different colour patches on the face (for example, lighter or darker), giving your skin an uneven tone. Tamanu oil triggers a high turnover of cells so they can reform into their original pigment and balance your skin tone. It’s also an antioxidant that targets free radicals and protects the skin from UV damage that can increase hyperpigmentation.
Rosehip oil contains trans-retinoic acid (or Retin-A). Unlike other oils, it has a fast absorption rate because it does not need to be broken down by your skin's enzymes. Retinoic acid dismantles keratinocytes, which are 90% of the cells in the upper layer of your skin, leaving your skin supple. Rosehip oil plumps up wrinkles and reduces the appearance of fine lines.
Black Cumin Seed Oil
The cause of acne is typically inflammation due to bacteria entering the skin barrier. Black cumin seed oil has anti-fungal properties and targets acne. It cleanses the skin by breaking down pollution, sweat, and an imbalance of sebum production.
Hydrates the Skin with Fatty Acids
Fatty acids are vital for hydrated and youthful skin because it protects the skin barrier. When your skin barrier is damaged, microcracks form. These gaps mean moisture will quickly escape and let in germs. As a result, your skin feels constantly dry and easily irritated. If you regularly moisturise but struggle with dehydrated skin, a lack of essential fatty acids (EFAs) may be the reason. Here are some of the top fatty acids in Rootsveda’s face oil.
Oleic acid is an omega-9 fatty acid that goes through your skin barrier, repairing it from the inside. It does this by regenerating skin cells (yes, your skin can regenerate!) by increasing cell turnover. The dry skin cells shed, and the acid replaces them with new, stronger ones. It creates a watertight skin barrier that eliminates and defends the skin against bacteria.
Linoleic acid (also known as vitamin F) is a polyunsaturated omega-6 fatty acid. The body doesn’t create the acid, so getting it through nutrition and applying it topically is beneficial.
Linoleic is lighter than oleic acid because it has a shorter molecular structure, so the body absorbs it more easily. Linoleic acid boosts the function of lipids (the formation of cells), creating a healthy skin barrier that retains moisture. It is essential to use oleic acid and linoleic acid together as they balance each other out to regulate sebum production in the skin.
How to Apply Oils in Skincare
You should apply your face oils at the last step of the skincare routine. Putting oil on before a cleanser or a moisturiser prevents products from penetrating the skin, so it cannot absorb the properties. It creates a barrier that locks in products but also keeps things out. So, ensure you use oil at the end.
Face Oils Create Healthy Skin
If you have skin concerns, using an effective face oil is the way to go. Choose one rich in antioxidants and fatty acids to rejuvenate and protect your skin barrier.