Most recently I have been completely blown away by the benefits of the humble jojoba oil (the latest edition to my natural skin care haven). Before that it was Argan, then Rosehip and Coconut oil. Sometimes, even I can't keep up, so I have put together a guide to these amazing oils based on what I love to use where!
One of the most intense of all oils, this can be best used to target scarring (including acne scars and healed surgical scars), stretch marks and pigmentation. Rich in powerful antioxidants and lipids which deeply nourish and may help speed up healing. My brand of choice is the Rosehip BioRegenerate™ from Pai Skin Care. It uses volcanically sourced CO2 to gently extract the oils while preserving the complete properties of the plant without cold pressing. You'll notice straight away, how dark and potent this one is!
Argan Oil (aka Moroccan Oil)
Harvested by cold pressing Argan tree nuts, this is the least 'oily' of all the oils. Perfect for conditioning the hair (it completely tames frizzy, fly-away hair with no residue) and those with sensitive skin. I stock the Acure brand, which is the Number 1 natural beauty product in America! Loaded with antioxidants and Vitamin E, argan oil soothes skin and inflammation.
Jojoba oil comes from the crushed bean of the jojoba shrub. Like coconut oil, this is one of the most versatile oils on the planet! It makes a brilliant makeup remover, facial cleanser, moisturiser and anti-aging serum! The best part about this oil is that it actually mimics human sebum, balancing the skin's natural oil production which may help to reduce acne. This may be the best oil for oily, combination, mature and acne prone skin. I stock the Jojoba Company brand Jojoba oil. For more information in this incredible oil, you must watch the A Current Affair segment below, it covers everything!
One of the absolute healthiest, most versatile oil on earth! The uses and benefits of this oil are endless. Use as a full body moisturiser, and take a teaspoon a day for incredible health benefits.
I personally use each one of these oils on a daily basis, I use the Rosehip oil for scars, the Argan oil for my hair, The Jojoba oil as an overnight anti ageing, anti acne booster and the coconut oil as my daily body moisturiser and 4pm pick me up!