Did you know that vegetable oils are perfect for skin care? Rich in essential fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants, they beautify all skin types and can replace day or night cream. Whether your skin is oily, combination, dry, sensitive, mature or prone to redness, there is an ideal oil for every skin. oily skin can even be balanced and purified by oils, provided you choose the right oil. Find out how to use plant oils for your facial care, how to choose the best organic oil for your skin and our simple recipes for slow beauty oils!
How do I use vegetable oils for my face?
Would you like to simplify your beauty routine and switch to vegetable oil for your face? Nothing could be easier! Simply replace your day and/or night cream by applying a pure oil or a mixture of vegetable oils, possibly with a few drops of essential oils added, we'll show you some recipes below!
The vegetable oil in practice: apply a few drops of vegetable oil to the face and neck, massaging well to make the oil penetrate. Always remember to apply your vegetable oil to clean and slightly damp skin, after applying your hydrosol for example!
You can use vegetable oils pure or in a mixture. It is perfectly possible to apply make-up after applying a vegetable oil, just wait a few minutes and apply make-up as usual.
For an even more complete effect, don't hesitate to add a few drops of essential oil to your oily care with a maximum dosage of 1% essential oil (i.e. 35 drops of essential oil max for 100ml of product)
A vegetable oil for my combination to oily skin
The best organic vegetable oils for combination to oily skin are jojoba, hemp and hazelnut. These oils will regulate excess sebum, help the skin regain its balance, moisturise and nourish it. They also help to tighten the skin's pores and fight against blackheads, especially the hazelnut vegetable oil. Light and highly penetrating, these oils make the skin soft, matte and velvety.
The best essential oils for regulating combination to oily skin: tosemary, clementine, bitter orange, fine lavender, Ylang-ylang.
Slow recipe - Balancing and regenerating face serum for combination to oily skin
- Jojoba, hemp or hazelnut oil - 30 ml
- Clementine petit grain essential oil - 4 drops
- Rosemary verbenone essential oil - 4 drops
- Ylang-ylang essential oil - 2 drops
A vegetable oil for my dry skin
Very fine and often without imperfections (how lucky!), dry skin tends to be tight, uncomfortable and easily irritated. To coat them with softness and help them regain suppleness, choose rich, protective oils such as sweet almond, avocado and wheat germ vegetable oils.
The best essential oils for dry skin: Roman chamomile, neroli, rose Otto
Slow recipe - Nourishing face oil for dry skin
- Avocado vegetable oil - 10 ml
- Sweet almond vegetable oil - 10 ml
- Wheat germ oil - 10 ml
A vegetable oil for my mature skin
Vegetable oils work wonders to prevent the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, fight against skin slackening and bring light and freshness to the complexion. The most famous anti-ageing vegetable oils are those of rosehip, borage, evening primrose and argan.
The best essential oils for mature skin: rosewood, Ho wood, rose Otto, frankincense, turmeric, cistus
Slow recipe - Regenerating and smoothing face oil rose and rosehip
- Rosehip vegetable oil - 20 ml
- Argan oil - 10 ml
- Rose otto essential oil - 3 drops
A vegetable oil for my acne-prone and blemished skin
We tend to dry out acne-prone skin at all costs: big mistake! Skin with imperfections needs a great deal of gentleness to regain its balance. By using plant oils with purifying, healing and regulating properties, with a fine and penetrating texture, acne-prone skin will regain its purity and balance over the course of weeks. The best organic vegetable oils for acne-prone skin are those of nigella or black cumin, macadamia, hazelnut, grape seed, jojoba. These oils are not sensitive to rancidity and are not comedogenic.
Tip: acne-prone skin with scars will find an exceptional regenerating effect when using rosehip oil. Use in the evening, as a night treatment, 2 or 3 times a week.
The best essential oils for acne-prone and blemished skin: tea tree, palmarosa, fragonia, rosemary,fFine lavender and spike Lavender, clary sage, petitgrain, rose geranium.
Slow recipe - Purifying and balancing face fluid
- Nigella vegetable oil - 10 ml
- Hazelnut vegetable oil - 10 ml
- Jojoba vegetable oil - 10 ml
- Essential oil of lavender, tea tree or rose geranium (depending on your favourite scent) - 10 drops
- Rosemary verbenone essential oil - 2 drops
A vegetable oil for my sensitive skin, prone to redness or couperose
If tightness, discomfort, burning and redness are part of your daily routine, simplify your beauty routine with a gentle, soothing plant oil. The most suitable vegetable oils are calendula (an oily macerate rich in anti-inflammatory ingredients), sweet almond and borage. To soothe redness and couperose, think of organic rice bran and calophylla inophyla vegetable oils, rich in soothing and fluidifying active ingredients known to tone up blood circulation and fight against diffuse redness.
Essential oils to soothe sensitive skin: Roman chamomile, chamomile matricaria.
Essential oils to fight against redness and couperose: cistus, immortelle, mastic.
Slow recipe - Soothing face serum for uncomfortable skin
- Calendula oily maceration - 10 ml
- Calophylla inophylla vegetable oil - 10 ml
- Organic borage oil - 10 ml
For a more intense anti-redness effect, add 2 drops of cistus essential oil and 2 drops of immortelle essential oil.
Slow recipe - Healthy glow and regenerating face fluid Ingredients: - Carrot oil macerate - 10 ml - Rosehip vegetable oil - 10 ml - Sea buckthorn vegetable oil - 10 ml
A good-looking vegetable oil to combat dullness
To fight against dullness and adopt a beautiful complexion on a daily basis, think of vegetable oils rich in carotenoids and antioxidants such as sea buckthorn vegetable oil, carrot oily macerate, rosehip vegetable oil. These oils with their beautiful orange colour will illuminate your skin while preparing it for the sun. For a fresh complexion, there are a few golden rules to follow: get a good night's sleep, avoid smoking, relax, breathe deeply and take part in physical activity! Pollution also suffocates our skin, so remember to regularly exfoliate with plant-based scrubs to unclog pores and eliminate dead cells that dull the complexion.
The best organic essential oils for dull and blotchy skin: carrot, rose geranium, myrtle, Ylang-ylang.
Slow recipe - Healthy glow and regenerating face fluid
- Carrot oil macerate - 10 ml
- Rosehip vegetable oil - 10 ml
- Sea buckthorn vegetable oil - 10 ml