What are the Best Oils For Sensitive or Problematic Skin?
How do they help? How to use them?
There is no doubt that oils play an essential role in keeping your skin healthy and that’s why oils in skincare have gained a great deal of popularity over the last few years.
Each individual oil has its own benefits and selecting the best one for you will take some time to research and try different products, especially if you have sensitive or problematic skin.
Skyla, Nayelle’s ambassador, loves the multi-blend of oils in our GLOW face oil serum.
At Nayelle, over the years, we have been spending lots of time on researching and testing for the ideal blend of oils that works wonders for sensitive and problematic skin. Here are the basic rules of thumb for our research and testing, and you can copy from us for your own product selection:
- Oils should be cold pressed from organic or at least natural sources.
- Ideally, we want to formulate with multiple oils to create a blended as this will provide a wider range of benefits.
- Research the oil properties in regards to penetration ability. In other words, are the oils molecules small enough to make it to the lower layers of the skin, instead of just sitting on the top of your skin?
Why to use oils in your daily skin care routine?
Think long term… oils help your skin age gracefully. Here is Tanya (in the middle), the founder of Nayelle, with her friends celebrating Nayelle’s latest anniversary.
The simple answer is that oils will provide deep hydration, nourishment and essential blend of vitamins and antioxidants.
They also lock in the moisture and protect your skin from harsh environmental conditions such as extreme wind, cold or heat.
Which oils are the best for your skin?
Hint: We narrowed it down to 5…
As we mentioned above, each individual oil has its own benefits, but after much detailed research and testing we have narrowed down the list to the “hero” oils below.
We are convinced that they deliver outstanding overall skin health benefits naturally, and are highly suitable for sensitive and problematic skin.
We dive deep into each oil in great detail:
Crambe abyssinian oil
Extracted from the seeds of a beautiful little white flower called Brasscica Abyssinican is native to Ethiopia, but can be grown anywhere. It has a short growing season, can be grown around other fields, doesn’t require a ton of water to grow and helps to increase biodiversity, making it one of the most sustainable oils around.
Brasscica Abyssinican flowers and seeds.
This oil is extremely lightweight and absorbent, but it packs up a punch of omega acids, vitamins and antioxidants. Albeit very light in texture, it provides intense hydration without leaving the skin feeling greasy. It’s also non-comedogenic, making it ideal for people with oily skin and those suffering with acne (be it backne, buttne, or even maskne).
Crambe abyssinian oil has a unique molecular structure that can’t be found in any other naturally occurring substance. It contains a very high percentage of unsaturated C22 omega-9 fatty acids and an abundance of Omega-3 and Omega-6 acids, as well as Vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, C and E. It has a very high resistance to oxidation, which means these nourishing ingredients retain their highest potency for a longer time.
From a chemical perspective, it’s structure is one of the closest to that of the human skin which makes not only the perfect non-greasy moisturizer, but it also helps regulating the overproduction of sebum – great for those with particularly oily skin.
Crambe oil is highly anti-inflammatory thanks to its vitamin E contents. It also contains an abundance of both Linoleic and Linolenic acids which are helpful for skin regeneration and conditioning.
The abundance of micronutrients adds luster to dull skin, giving it a glowing youthful appearance. It provides a light coating on the skin which helps protect it from pollution and other harsh environmental factors. Crambe oil is suitable for all skin types, from very sensitive, to dry and damaged, to oily skin. Since it’s non-comedogenic and has the ability to dissolve excess sebum, Crambe oil is also perfect for acne and blemishes.
A plant based retinol substitute that delivers retinol results without the typical retinol side effects or irritability to the skin.
It has been shown to increase skin firmness, reduce wrinkles, pore size and hyperpigmentation. In addition, it speeds up skin cell regeneration by sending a signal to your cells that it’s time to amp up collagen production and cell turnover.
With these benefits it’s clear it is a great addition to both a pro-aging and anti-aging skincare regime. This oil possesses antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties and is non-comedogenic.
Thanks to its many medical benefits, rosehip has been used around the world “forever”.
It has been around for centuries and it is regarded as a queen of oils.
This incredible oil is most well-known for its high concentration of natural vitamin A- the highest of any pure botanical oil. Therefore, it has very potent ability to reduce the depth of wrinkles, fade fine lines, lighten age spots, and promote overall healing of damaged skin. It performs all these amazing benefits by boosting the growth rate of new cells and increasing collagen production deep under the skin’s surface.
Also, because Rosehip Seed oil is lighter in weight than many other botanical oils used for skin care, it is absorbs quickly.
Argan is mostly grown in Morocco where women have been using it as sun protection for centuries.
It has become popular over the years because of its numerous benefits.
For the skin it helps to protects if from sun damage, to treat acne, to heal skin infections, and even has anti-aging benefits.
It’s high antioxidant activity protects the skin against free radicals and helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles from forming.
It’s abundant in Vitamin E making it a natural moisturizer.
Sea Buckthorn Oil
Particularly beneficial for mature skin as it stimulates the formation of new cells and the skin’s metabolic process.
Due to it’s high content of carotenoids, it has potent cell-regenerating, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Collagen is a structural protein with endless anti-aging benefits, from helping to plump the skin and prevent sagging to smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles.
Sea Buckthorn is also packed with vitamins B1, B2, K, C, A and E, folic acid, and an array of powerful antioxidants and minerals. This makes it a dream come true for those experiencing acne.
Where to start if you have sensitive or problematic skin?
Hope you agree the the five above are some fine, luxury oils with beautiful benefits for your skin.
To get them all in one product, at Nayelle, we created a rich yet a very balanced blend of these hero oils and packed them into our GLOW Face Oil Serum.
As a reminder, to achieve the best results, oils should be applied as the last step of your skincare routine. Allow a few minutes for oils to sink in before you apply makeup.
You can click the photo below to check out our GLOW face oil serum.