Face oils are like liquid gold

They are the anti-aging stars of winter: Facial oils make the complexion radiant, refine the skin, and make it silky and soft. Here is a selection of fine drops.

Facial oils come with mature skin well received: Because they resemble our body’s own lipids, they easily pass through the skin barrier and can thus protect the skin with their complex fatty acids, vitamins and secondary plant active ingredients, nourish, cleanse and smooth. Depending on the ratio of saturated and unsaturated fatty acids, facial oils are suitable for different skin types. As a general rule, the more unsaturated fatty acids an oil contains, the faster it is absorbed. It is best to simply apply a small amount of the oil with the fingertips to the cleansed, still damp face. The facial oils can be also mixed with a cream can be mixed with a cream and thus result in a rich care. The only decisive factor is that the right facial oil with the appropriate ingredients is used. For oily and combination skin, products with jojoba, baobab and safflower oil are particularly suitable, as these have a regulating effect on the sebum production of the skin. Safflower oil also has an anti-inflammatory effect and supports the healing of impure skin.

An important player against the signs of time is squalane. Squalane is a clear, odorless lipid from sustainably grown sugar cane and a natural component of the body’s own lipid film, which preserves the skin’s moisture balance and protects it from drying out. The rich active ingredient in the Dual Essence facial oil also has antioxidant properties and intensively moisturizes the skin. Olive oil is also in the formulation of the anti-aging oil and in its purest form is used primarily for its softening properties. An extract from the leaves of black nettle is rich in omega 3 fatty acids, has a strong moisturizing and soothing effect. And finally, the valuable ingredient “Koishimaru Silk Royal”. This complex not only stimulates hyaluron formation in the dermis and epidermis. It also strengthens the skin’s own protective barrier, thereby conjuring up a glow on the complexion. Dual Essence by Sensai |Price: approx. 159.00 euros / 30 ml

This facial oil is characterized by its balancing properties. It is suitable for normal to dry skin and has an invigorating effect with its fresh scent of lemon. Jojoba oil intensively moisturizes the skin and petitgrain (an essential oil from the branches, leaves and unripe fruits of bitter orange) refreshes and tones. Face oil Petitgrain No. 048 by La Bruket | Price: approx. 31.00 Euro / 30 ml

La Mer the renewal oilThe multi-faceted “The Renewal Oil” combines everything that makes La Mer unique. The two-phase technology is activated by gently shaking the bottle. The oils, rich in active ingredients, penetrate quickly and deeply into the skin, providing it with intensive care. Sesame and eucalyptus oils are combined with water to mimic the skin’s hydrolipidic structure for optimal absorption. Lime Tea Concentrate protects the complexion from negative external influences. Although it was originally designed for the face, the oil is also suitable for hair and body care – the absolute care multi-talent! The Renewal Oil by La Mer | Price: approx. 180.00 euros / 30 ml

A vitalizing oil concentrate that makes the skin on the face, neck and décolleté appear fresh at any age. Blackcurrant seed oil is rich in omega 3 and 6 fatty acids and thus strengthens the skin barrier. Balloon vine extract contains valuable phytosterols and has a calming effect. The cells are protected from oxidative stress by a DNA protection complex and an extract from lupine seeds acts as a collagen booster. Elixir Vitalite by La Biosthetique[price:approx6600euros/30ml

Text: Conny Eyssen

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