Oil use in cosmetics is becoming more and more popular. Lovers of organic cosmetics often find oils in the composition of their favourite products, but in conventional cosmetics oils may not be obvious at first glance. Oils differ in their efficacy and in the ways that they are processed, so it's important to pay attention to the details. With our guide, you will learn to choose the right oils or cosmetics that contain them. Here are our tips.
What To Avoid
If companies want to maximize profits and offer a cheaper product, then they may cut corners when it comes to the production process of the final product. The best form of oil processing is cold pressing. Gentle pressing preserves the valuable substances inside the oil without altering its properties. On the other hand, careless refining or extraction deprives the oil of active ingredients and thus it loses its nutritional or cosmetic value.
Cold pressing oil does not deplete it of its valuable substances, but it may make the durability of the oil lower. Oils processed in this way are referred to as virgin and extra virgin. Refined oils are obtained by extraction using high temperatures and organic solvents. The process also produces a number of toxic substances that must be removed by subsequent refining. However, due to the method of oil production, it also loses its beneficial components. It’s therefore a pure oil without the original taste and smell, and is lower quality.
What To Embrace
What do clean and healthy oils look like? They smell and taste like the food or plant from which they are made.
How To Choose For Skin and Hair
Oils for the skin and scalp should be applied immediately after makeup removal or after a shower while skin is still damp. The benefits of using oils are hydration and skin rejuvenation. We always recommend the use of pure, cold pressed oils for authentic and visible effects. Pure oils are also suitable for hair wraps and masks. Just apply the oil to washed, damp hair and leave on for an hour while your hair is wrapped in a scarf. Thanks to the heat, the active substances penetrate directly into the hair, leaving it shiny and nourished. Some oil users even use oils before washing, eliminating the need for a conditioner.
With the right routine and regularity, oils will leave your skin and hair naturally nourished. Do you have a favorite oil? Write to us in the comments below with your own ideas and tips.
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