5 High Performance Anti-Aging Oils You Need This Winter
There are many great uses for essential oils, including helping to combat aging of the skin as well as keeping your skin super hydrated and nourished in the cold, dry winter months. This is a benefit that most people are looking for these days and essential oils and extracts are a natural yet highly effective way to age slower, look younger and stay hydrated on a consistent basis.
The 5 Best Anti-Aging Oils
These are some of the leading oils for forehead wrinkles, eye wrinkles, mouth wrinkles and all of those other signs of aging that you may be trying to reduce or avoid.
1. Jojoba Oil
You may not have heard of jojoba oil before, but it is probably one of the most hydrating carrier oils for essential oils in the entire world and it does so in a surprisingly non-oily fashion. Jojoba oil contains many beneficial ingredients, including vitamin E, vitamin B complex, silicon, chromium, copper and zinc. Is jojoba the best oil to reduce wrinkles? It definitely makes this list for good reason. Jojoba oil is known to have anti-inflammatory effects that make it an ideal choice for discouraging skin aging (think wrinkles and fine lines). It’s also excellent for skin infections and wound healing.
Our sebaceous glands are microscopic glands in our skin that secrete an oily or waxy matter called sebum. As we age our sebaceous glands produce less sebum, which is why we often see an increase of dry skin the older we get. The texture of human sebum is very similar to jojoba oil, which is why it can be so incredibly effective at improving dryness as well as overall skin health and appearance.
A main jojoba oil benefit is that it can play the role of sebum and moisturize our skin and hair when our body stops doing it naturally. On the other hand, too much sebum, which happens when hormone levels are high, can result in oily skin and acne. Jojoba oil is great at removing sticky buildup or excess oil, too; keeping your oil levels balanced. That makes it a helpful natural treatment for eczema as well as a home remedy for acne, plus it’s well suited for other dry-skin conditions and can help soothe sunburns too.
As an emollient, jojoba oil moisturizes our skin and prevents irritations like scaly and rough patches. Dry skin is caused by a loss of water in the upper layer of the skin. Jojoba oil works by forming a protective oily layer on the top of the skin that can help keep in moisture. It works on your face, neck, hands, feet and hair; you can use it anywhere on your body because it’s completely natural and as long as you buy pure jojoba oil, it contains no questionable chemicals or additives that can irritate skin.
Jojoba oil is noncomedogenic, meaning it doesn’t clog pores. Jojoba oil is also rich in iodine, which helps to fight harmful bacteria growth that can lead to breakouts. The antioxidants present in jojoba oil help to discourage fine lines and naturally slow down other signs of aging. Jojoba oil can also accelerate the wound-healing process, as indicated in a study done at the Department of Environment and Life Sciences in Italy. The results proved that jojoba oil speeds up wound closures and stimulates collagen synthesis; the study also noted that jojoba oil had extremely low toxic effects when used on the skin.
A 2012 study conducted in Germany examined the ability of jojoba oil to reduce skin lesions and improve overall skin condition for 194 participants, who applied clay masks with jojoba oil to their faces two to three times per week. Fifty-four percent of the participants reported that acne skin lesions were reduced significantly after six weeks of using jojoba oil. So jojoba oil can definitely help with breakouts too. Immortal Opulence uses only 100% certified organic Jojoba oil.
2. Hibiscus Extract
One of the most powerful anti-aging plant actives; it’s no wonder hibiscus is called the ‘Botox’ plant. Hibiscus has a magical reputation for increasing skin elasticity to give a stunning natural youth-boost. With the incredible ability to inhibit the activity of the enzyme elastase, which is responsible for breaking down our skin’s precious elastin, hibiscus actively combats the ageing process by firming and lifting your skin.
One of the visible signs of skin aging is the appearance of hyper-pigmentation or age spots. Age spots can occur due to a number of different variables, including ultraviolet radiation exposure, excess melanin production and genetics. Due to the slightly exfoliating effect of the organic acids found in the plant, including citric acid and malic acid, hibiscus helps to speed up cell turnover, resulting in a more even looking skin tone.
Hibiscus is rich in antioxidants, called anthocyanocides. Antioxidants are proven to help fight skin damaging free radicals which spawn when pollutants such as ultraviolet radiation and traffic pollution make contact with the skin, and can result in premature skin aging. Not only do anthocyanocides protect against free radical damage, they have slightly astringent properties, helping to reduce the appearance of large pores for a smoother complexion.
3. Frankincense Oil
What is frankincense oil good for? For starters, it’s often used to reduce the appearance of sunspots and age spots. If you have uneven color on your skin, some whiteness in some areas, any spottiness or splotchiness, frankincense oil is the number one ingredient that can help even out skin tone and help get rid of sunspots and age spots.
Frankincense essential oil is a powerful astringent that can be used to help reduce acne blemishes; the appearance of large pores and wrinkles. Frankincense is one of the best essential oils for skin tightening. The oil can be used anywhere where the skin becomes saggy, such as the abdomen, jowls or under the eyes. It’s one of my favorite essential oils for wrinkles around the eyes.
Frankincense has the ability to strengthen skin and improve its tone, elasticity, defense mechanisms against bacteria or blemishes, and appearance as someone ages. Studies have shown that it has anti-inflammatory properties and can help to get rid of stretch marks and scars.
4. Kalahari Melon Seed Oil
This pure, wild harvested African melon nourishes your skin with Superoxide Dismutase (SOD), Vitamins A, B, C, E, minerals, lycopene and citruilline. Citrulline improves blood flow to the skin, helping flush toxins and providing a healthy glow. Plus, it pushes back against fat from accumulating under the skin. Superoxide Dismutase protects the skin like no other anti-oxidant can. It’s the only antioxidant that binds itself directly to collagen preventing what’s known as collagen oxidation. Collagen oxidation causes your collagen to weaken and break, which causes wrinkles and sagging skin, because Superoxide Dismutase binds directly to collagen. It helps prevent this oxidation from occurring.
5. Rosehip Oil
This is definitely one of the best oils for wrinkles and age spots. Made from the seeds of rose hips, rosehip oil is an incredibly concentrated form of anti-aging goodness. Why is this rose-derived oil so excellent for skin health? It’s packed with so many of the nutrients known to boost skin health and have anti-aging effects.
Rosehip oil, also called rosehip seed oil, is a rich source of essential fatty acids (EFAs) including oleic, palmitic, linoleic and gamma linolenic acid (GLA). These EFAs are great at fighting dryness and reducing the appearance of fines lines. Rose hips are also one of the richest plant sources of vitamin C. This is a huge plus for anti-aging efforts since vitamin C aids collagen production, which unfortunately but naturally slows down as we age. Adding products with vitamin C, like rosehip oil, to your beauty routine can directly help to boost collagen and fend off signs of aging.
We at Immortal Opulence never add just trace amounts of these precious oils. We spare no expense in combining 27 other powerful oils, botanicals and compounds to create a high performance anti-aging skin cream which will give you transformational results.
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Richard Fanelli is an obsessive researcher in holistic health and the Founder and Formulator of Immortal Opulence Skin Cream. Immortal Opulence is hand-crafted at the Red Barn Holistic Arts Center in Durham, CT.