Apricot Kernel Oil (Prunus Armeniaca) is very gentle and is ideal for sensitive skin and safe for children. It can be substituted for sweet almond oil. It is often used in beauty products for lotion recipes and hot oil treatments. All skin types: mature, dry, sensitive, or inflamed skin. Apricot kernel oil is helpful for relieving inflammation, itchiness, and dry skin. Apricot Kernel Oil has a comedogenic rating of 2.
Argan Oil (Argania spinosa) has benefits range from being nourishing for your hair to repairing split ends and taming frizz. In addition to being an excellent carrier oil for your hair, it can be applied to your skin and nails, or callused feet to improve cracks in heels and to nail, cuticles to strengthen brittle nails. Argan is a great oil for mature, aging or damaged skin. It can be used as an additive to prevent wrinkles or for nourishing the skin around the eyes. The oil is traditionally indicated for pimples and acne. Argan Oil has a comedogenic rating of O.
Avocado Oil (Persea Gratissima)is high in essential fatty acids and fat-soluble vitamins and is a good emollient for the skin. It is ideal for sensitive skin or problem skin and eczema. Avocado is usually combined with other carrier oils and not used alone. Avocado oil is indicated for wound healing and it is easily absorbed by the skin and promotes cellular regeneration. It can be used for all skin types especially postmenopausal skin, dry, fragile, or mature skin. Can reduce itchiness in skin caused by eczema or psoriasis. Avocado Oil has a comedogenic rating of 2.
Castor Oil (Ricinus Communis)is an antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal carrier oil. It can be used on irritated skin. It is usually combined with other carrier oils and not used alone. Castor oil is an excellent emollient. Castor Oil has a comedogenic rating of 1.
Coconut Oil (Cocos Nucifera)has a myriad of uses for hair and skin products because it is a great emollient and it also slightly occludes the skin thereby preventing transepidermal water loss (TEWL) . It provides antioxidants that protect against the signs of aging, making it the perfect quick and easy moisturizer for your face and body. It can also be used in moderation for shampoo and nourishing conditioner. It has antifungal and antibacterial properties and can be used for lip balms and lotions. It is solid at room temperature but can melt when in warmer conditions. Coconut oil can be combined with other carrier oils so that it becomes more pliable. Unrefined coconut oil is the best for beauty products because the refinement process uses chemicals to extract more oil, and in turn bleaches and deodorizes the oil. It has a shelf-life of 2-4 years. Oil has a comedogenic rating of 4 unless it is Fractionated Coconut Oil has a comedogenic rating of 0.
Fractionated Coconut Oil (Cocos Nucifera)does not have the same benefits of regular coconut oil because the lauric acid has been removed to keep it in its liquid form. It still will soften and hydrate the skin and isn't as greasy as regular coconut oil. It is also recommended for sensitive skin because it is so gentle. Fractionated Coconut Oil has a comedogenic rating of 0.
Grapeseed Oil (Vitis Vinifera) is a dry oil so that it does not contribute to oily skin. It's used in hair recipes and skin recipes. It works as a natural astringent, so it is ideal for acne-prone or oily skin. Grapeseed Oil has a comedogenic rating of 2.
Hemp Seed Oil (Cannabis Sativa) contains Omega-6 to Omega-3 fatty acids which make it excellent for supporting healthy skin and hair. It also has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Hemp Seed Oil can be used for infections, rheumatoid arthritis, premenstrual cramps, acne, eczema, and psoriasis. Hemp Seed Oil has a comedogenic rating of 0.
Jojoba Oil (Simmondsia chinensis) is ideal for both oily and mature skin. It can be used to remove makeup while acting as a moisturizer. It also can be used on your nails to improve strength and overall growth and on hair to soften hair follicles and to reduce split ends. It absorbs into your skin easily without leaving a greasy residue. Jojoba is used for acne because it can dissolve clogged pores and support the skins natural pH balance. It has natural anti-inflammatory properties making it helpful for skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, and inflamed skin. Jojoba Oil has a comedogenic rating of 2.
Olive Oil (Olea Europaea) is available in supermarkets and is a popular beauty recipe ingredient. It has good fats for your skin and hair. It can leave behind excess oil that doesn't soak into your skin right away. It works as an exfoliant and does not clog pores. It works as an excellent makeup remover as well and doesn't irritate the skin in the process. Some people may be allergic to olive oil in which case; it can cause skin irritation. It is also used for wound healing, dry skin, eczema, and mature skin. Olive Oil has a comedogenic rating of 2
Sesame Seed Oil (Sesamum Indicum) is a lightweight oil that can be used in massage oils. It moisturizes the skin without leaving an oily residue. It contains skin restructuring and emollient properties and is good in dry and/or cold climates because it is heavy and penetrates the skin. Sesame Seed Oil has a comedogenic rating of 3.
Sunflower Oil (Helianthus Annuus) is often used in recipes to treat psoriasis, eczema, dry skin, or damaged skin. It is a lightweight oil that can be used as a massage oil. It is good for oily skin and all skin types. Sunflower Oil has a comedogenic rating of 1.
Sweet Almond Oil (Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis ) is perfect for any skin type because it is a good emollient, especially if you have sensitive skin, acne, eczema, dry, irritated, or oily skin; Almond Oil provides a plethora of hydrating benefits without agitating sensitive skin. Not only is it a perfect moisturizer, but Almond Oil also helps to restore the skins natural protective barrier. It moisturizes your skin and is versatile, so it works in many beauty recipes. It is high in vitamins A and E which nourishes your skin. Do not use sweet almond oil if you have a nut allergy. It also helps relieve itching, soreness, dryness, and inflammation. Sweet Almond Oil has a comedogenic rating of 2.
Tamanu Oil (Calophyllum Inophyllum) is used for wound healing because it helps to form new skin tissue and accelerates healing and growth of healthy skin. It is indicated for cuts, scrapes, burns, insect bites or stings, abrasions, acne, acne scars, psoriasis, diabetic sores, sunburn, dry or scaly skin, blisters, eczema, and to reduce foot or body odor.
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