Monday, March 9, 2009Using your cosmetics well

Which vegetable oil for which purpose?

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They are at the basis of creams, care oils, after-shampoos … and all the emulsions as a whole. They are very often ingredients of natural and organic products, but also of "conventional" cosmetics. They are more than a simple excipient, as they are a very useful source of active ingredients that skins do like! However, which one is the most convenient for your skin or your hair? When is it better to use this or taht vegetable oil? Some clues to use them wisely!

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Fatty acids (some being essential, i.e. our body is unable to produce them) and vitamins present in vegetable oils make them invaluable. Our skins like this richness. For sure, they may be used in vinaigrette, an emulsion that makes them very efficient from the inside of the body. Nevertheless, they are also very useful in cosmetics, for "in surface" care.

abricot Apricot
INCI : Prunus Armeniaca Kernel Oil

Soothing and softening
Moisturizing and nourishing
• Regenerating and toning

Applications in cosmetics : care for dry, stiff, colourless, weary, thin and sensitive skins.

argan_01 Argan
INCI :Argania Spinosa Kernel Pil

• Nourishing and fortifying
• Regenerating and revitalizing
• Healing

Applications in cosmetics: care for dry and stiff skins and hair, care for mature skins, anti-wrinkles.


avocat_01 Avocado
INCI :Persea Gratissima Oil

Soothing and softening
• Regenerating and fortifying

Applications in cosmetics: care for dry and dull skins and hair, care for sensitive and mature skins, anti-wrinkles, after-sun repair serum.

Baobab baobab_01
INCI
:Adansonia Digitata Oil

Soothing and softening
• Nourishing and regenerating
• Healing

Applications in cosmetics: care for irritated, sensitive and mature skins, care for brittle hair and nails.


bourrache Borage
INCI : Borago Officinalis seed Oil

• Softening
• Regenerating

Applications in cosmetics: care for dry, weary and mature skins, anti-wrinkles, hair loss.

carotte Carrot
INCI : Daucus Carota Sativa Seed Oil

• Softening
• Regenerating
Soothing
• Lengthenssun tan

Applications in cosmetics: care for colourless, irritated and mature skins, after sun care.

coton Cotton
INCI : Gossypium Herbaceum Seed Oil

Soothing
• Regenerating and restructuring
Moisturizing

Applications in cosmetics: care for dry, sensitive and mature skins, anti-wrinkles.

Evening primerose onagre
INCI
: Oenothera Biennis Oil

Soothing
• Revitalizing
• Restructuring

Applications in cosmetics: care for irritated and mature skins, anti-wrinkles.

noisette Hazelnut
INCI : Corylus Avellana Seed Oil

Soothing and softening
Moisturizing
Sebum production balancing
• Purifying

Applications in cosmetics: treatment for acned skins, care for oily and sensitive skins, skins affected by rosacea.

chanvre Hemp
INCI : Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil

Soothing and softening
• Regenerating and toning
Moisturizing
• Hair beautifying

Applications in cosmetics: care for dry and weary skins and hair, anti-wrinkles.

jojoba Jojoba
INCI : Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil

Soothing and softening
• Regenerating and revitalizing
Sebum production balancing
• Hair tonifying

Applications in cosmetics: care for dry, oily and weary skins and hair, for acned skins, after-shave care, after-depilation care.

macadamia

Macadamia
INCI : Macadamia ternifolia seed oil

Soothing and softening
• Nourishing
• Healing
• Bloodstream tonifyer

Applications in cosmetics: care for damaged and sensitive skins and hair, skins affected by rosacea, relief from heavy legs feeling.

avoine Oat
INCI : Avena Sativa Kernel Oil

• Nourishing and regenerating
• Hair revitalizing

Applications in cosmetics: care for dry, damaged and mature skins, care for stiff hair.

olive Olive
INCI : Olea Europaea Fruit Oil

Soothing
• Nourishing and regenerating

Applications in cosmetics: care for dry, irritated and mature skins, anti-wrinkles.

argousier Sea buckthorn
INCI : Hippophae Rhamnoides Oil

Soothing and healing
• Regenerating

Applications in cosmetics: care for dry and damaged skins, care of mature skins.

Sesame
sesame
INCI : Sesamum Indicum Seed Oil

Moisturizing
• Nourishing and regenerating
• Hair beautifying

Applications in cosmetics: care for dry and mature skins, anti-wrinkles, hair care.

tournesol Sunflower
INCI : Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil

• Nourishing
• Regenerating

Applications in cosmetics: care for dry and mature skins, anti-wrinkles.

amande_01 Sweet almond
INCI : Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil

• Anti-inflammatory
• Softening and gives suppleness

Applications in cosmetics: care for dry, irritated and sensitive skins (babies), care for hair.

ble Wheat germ
INCI : Triticum Vulgare Germ Oil

• Nourishing
• Regenerating

Applications in cosmetics: care for dry, stiff and mature skins, anti-wrinkles, after-sun care.

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