It’s no secret that essential oils can be used effectively to help soothe the mind, body and soul. Whether you use them in a diffuser to help you get to sleep or in a carrier oil to massage into sore muscles, essential oils really are essential.
Essential oils can also play a key part in your beauty routine for the best skincare results. From soothing dry and flaky skin to brightening, hydrating and reducing the signs of ageing, essential oils are a must-have in your skincare routine.
Whether you’re already obsessed with essential oil-based serums and moisturisers or are looking to try new natural skincare products to help with skin ageing, skin tightening or treat irritated skin, you have come to the right place.
Here are the best essential oils for skin that you need to have in your beauty routine right now...
Tea Tree Essential Oil
Tea tree oil is one of the most popular and well-known essential oils used in skincare. As a superstar ingredient, this essential oil is known for treating moderate acne, as it is great for removing impurities, surface bacteria, fungus and viruses thanks to its antibacterial properties.
If you have acne-prone patches, this is also one of the best essential oils for irritated skin. For the best results, dilute with a carrier oil or mix into your moisturiser to reduce irritation on your sensitive skin.
Frankincense Essential Oil
If you want to try one of the best essential oils for ageing skin, look no further than frankincense. This essential serum ingredient is nicknamed “The Fountain Of Youth” for good reason, as it has excellent brightening and skin-tightening properties. Designed to treat dry skin types and repair mature or sun-damaged skin, a few drops of this essential oil will revolutionise your skincare routine.
Because frankincense essential oil has such powerful qualities by itself, we suggest using a product – such as a cream or a serum – that has frankincense as a key ingredient. If you’re looking to try it for the first time, the Frankincense Nourishing Cream from Neal’s Yard Remedies will be a real treat for you!
Lavender Essential Oil
Known as an essential oil for pure relaxation, lavender is often forgotten about when it comes to being a skincare ingredient. In fact, aside from its powerful scent and calming properties, lavender essential oil is extremely anti-bacterial, making it a great addition if you have acne-prone skin, and want ingredients that are naturally derived in your skincare routine. Lavender essential oil is also one of the best essential oils for irritated skin.
Rosehip Seed Oil
Rosehip oil is one of the best natural oils for skin tightening, brightening and replenishing. It's packed full of vitamins A and C, and is a natural refresher for tired skin, plus it can beautifully improve the texture of your skin too.
Better still, rosehip is also calming, making the Bramley Calm Balm with Rosehip, Chamomile & Yarrow one of our favourite product picks for both soft and replenished skin. And the scent is so relaxing, it can also help you drift off to sleep.
Abyssinian oil is one of the most sustainable oils on the planet, but it also packs a punch when it comes to skincare. Also used as a carrier oil, it has extremely lightweight and absorbent properties, ideal for oily skin types adding intense hydration without leaving the skin feeling overly greasy.
Beauty Kitchen’s Abyssinian Oil Intense Moisture Facial Oil delivers a fresh non-comedogenic approach for oily to combination skin, and can be mixed with moisturisers or used on its own.
Ready To Upgrade Your Skincare Essentials?
If you have sensitive skin or any skin conditions, and are not sure whether an essential oil product is for you, we recommend doing a patch test on your skin first to test for an allergic reaction.
And once you are ready to join the millions of eco-conscious skincare fans enjoying the skin benefits of essential oils, why not check out Bower Collective’s wide range of eco-friendly skincare essentials.
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