Vegetable oils that can save our skin
Sweet almond oil: An age-old favourite, it's widely used for soothing and softening irritated or dry skin. Rich in oleic acid and softening active ingredients, sweet almond oil increases suppleness and gives skin a wonderful velvety touch. When massaged in, it can help to reduce itching and irritation.
Macadamia oil: Restructuring, nourishing, protective and softening, this oil is great for sensitive and dry skin. Packed with cell-protecting oleic and palmitoleic acids, macadamia oil is easily absorbed by the skin, meaning it doesn't leave a greasy film behind.
Argan oil: Native to Morocco, this oil is rich in vitamin E, known for its nourishing, regenerating and restructuring properties. Its antioxidant action deeply nourishes skin and it protects dry and damaged hair as well as brittle nails
Borage oil: Renowned for its revitalising and protective properties, this regenerative oil helps combat ageing skin, and helps restore flexibility, elasticity and tones mature skin.
Calophyllumoil: This oil is rich in powerful active ingredients that boost circulation. It's great if you suffer from varicose veins and tired legs. Its healing and antiseptic properties means it can be applied to wounds, acne, eczema or cold sores.
Camelina oil: Also called 'gold-of-pleaure', it's packed with omega 3 and 6. It fights the signs of ageing, repairs atopic skin and relieves itchy, sensitive skin.
Carrot oil: Carotol is draining, detoxifying and mildly anti-inflammatory. Dermatologically, it helps lighten age spots, blemishes and acne scars.
Wheatgerm oil: Its omega-6 and vitamin-K content means it's anti-inflammatory and anti-coagulant - ideal for sensitive skin. It protects cells and tissues and is a powerful anti-ageing superhero.
Jojoba oil: Calming and softening, this oil easily penetrates skin without leaving a greasy film It protects the skin against dehydration and wrinkles, revitalises asphyxiated skin and restores vitality to dry, brittle hair.
Flaxseed oil: This is the most rich in omega 3, which harnesses moisture and prevents water loss. Its vitamin E and polyphenol content helps fight against ageing skin. It protects and softens the skin, and gives strength and shine to hair. It's also the principle ingredient in liniment treatments and polyphenol content helps fight against ageing skin. It protects and softens the skin, and gives strength and shine to hair. It's also the principle ingredient in liniment treatments.