Coconut oil, olive oil, jojoba oil, tea tree oil, tamanu oil, lemon oil, lavender oil, wait, we think we lost count due to hundreds of beauty oils sold in the market claiming that they’re beneficial for skin and hair. In case you need a little help, we list down 3 beauty oils that works best on varied skin types. Not to ignore that oil may stand a chance to clog pores, we suggest you better to be very picky when it comes to applying oil on your face. We’re not saying that oils for facial skin should be avoided, as they can be a good addition to skin care. A side note, please never, ever apply pure essential oils to your skin, always seek for the ones that is meant to be used for face.
Read more about the guide how to make the best out of beauty oils by clicking right here.
You may want to know a comedogenic rating.
Comedogenic rating tells us how likely an ingredient or oil will clog pores.
Ingredients are rated with the following numbers:
0 – Will not clog pores
1 – Low likelihood of clogging pores
2 – Moderately low
3 – Moderate
4 – Fairly high
5 – High likelihood of clogging pores
To be considered a non-comedogenic oil, an oil must be rated 2 or lower.
Here’s to fulfill our promise we stated before, 3 non-comedogenic beauty oils along with its benefits;
1. Argan Oil
Comedogenic Level: 0 (will not clog pores)
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Argan oil has become one of the latest miracle ingredients in beauty industry, especially for hair treatment. It is extremely beneficial for scalp and hair due to the rich vitamin E that’s contained in it. Because vitamin E contains antioxidants, it helps a lot in producing healthy hair growth – as antioxidants reduce oxidative stress that is linked to hair loss. Isn’t it a good news for you who’s struggling with excessive hair loss?
And the miracle doesn’t stop right there, Argan oil – which is produced from Argan tree that grows exclusively in Morocco – can also be used as an effective overnight hair treatment. Wake up and you’ll find yourself captivated by your luminous and soft locks.
Other than that, it also tame frizzly hair and also nourish your dry hair from daily use of a blow dryer, straight-iron or curling iron.
The list goes on and on, because argan oil is not only good for your hair, but also for your skin. A little back story, Moroccans have slathered it on their skin, hair, nails and even their babies for ages. It is that nutritious that even goats climb the trees just to eat them. But because we don’t want you to have an incurable obsession with this ‘liquid gold’, we’ll stop right here, but if you’re still curious about other numerous benefits it carries, you can click right here.
2. Rose Hip Seed Oil
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If we have to sum up rose hip oil in two words, it would be ‘ a cure-all.’ No wonder, rosehip is actually a potent healing plant. The ancient Egyptians, Mayans and Native Americans have admired this so-called anti aging oil for its healing properties. Even the Victoria Secret’s model, Miranda Kerr, announced that she uses rose hip seed oil regularly and it is indeed the secret of her radiant complexion.
Besides its advantageous benefits like moisturizing (it has fatty acids which is the main ingredient in most moisturizers), evening out the skin tone including the dark spots and red blotches we’ve been desperately wanted them to fade, it has non-greasy and super light texture, unlike any other heavier oils like coconut oil. It will absorb into your skin quickly without leaving any residue.
Rose hip oil is good for all skin types but works best for dry and mature skin. But most of all, rose hip oil is famous for its ability to speed up the scars healing process – stretch marks, age spots, hyper-pigmentation, burns, you name it – and also hydrating and moisturizing the area.
3. Almond Oil
Comedogenic level: 2 (moderately low)
Almond, the highly nutritious nut turns out not only delicious but also able to keep your skin and hair looking great! Almond oil is rich in antioxidants, and has been known for protecting skin against UV radiation damage and adding a layer of protection to the skin.
Dark circles under your eyes don’t even stand a chance when it meets even only a few drops of almond oil. Expect to see brighter and less puffy eyes. In long run, almond oil also able to reduce general signs of early aging as it renews your face’s skin cells.
No worries, almond oil relatively unlikely to cause an allergic reaction so it’s safe for sensitive skin, including baby skin. It has a light and easy to absorb texture that add one more reasons why we think that this oil is very beneficial.
And you might want to avoid using cocoa butter, coconut oil, flax seed oil, palm oil and wheat germ oil as they have a rating of 4 until 5.