According to Robin Carmichael, president and CEO of Helix BioMedix, oils have become a mainstream skincare and haircare tool because of their versatility and wide range of performance outcomes. “Specific oils can be used for aromatherapy or massage, while others are more functional as antiseptics, skin-barrier enhancements, hydrators, and softeners,” she says. With the help of our experts, we’ve compiled a list of the top oils and the benefits they provide:
Abyssinian oil: Helps promote skin rejuvenation and seals in moisture to help restore suppleness.
Andiroba oil: Helps protect skin from moisture loss, and helps reduce irritation and redness.
Argan oil: Helps moisturize skin and reduce hyperpigmentation.
Avocado oil: Helps increase collagen production and reduce the appearance of aging.
Babassu oil: Helps reduce inflammation and increase moisturization.
Baobab oil: Helps protect against signs of environmental damage and nourish dull, dry, and aging skin.
Bergamot oil: Helps relieve skin irritation and muscle pain.
Clary sage oil: Helps balance hormones.
Grapeseed oil: Helps treat acne and moisturize skin.
Jojoba oil: Helps moisturize and protect skin.
Macadamia nut oil: Helps delay cell aging.
Marula oil: Helps diminish the appearance of signs of aging, such as fine lines and wrinkles, sagging and dull skin, irritation, and dryness.
Neem oil: Helps restore skin’s protective barrier and prevent moisture loss.
Rosehip seed oil: Helps reinforce the skin barrier and improve skintone and density.
Safflower seed oil: Helps with cellular reproduction and skin’s overall health.
Sandalwood oil: Helps enhance concentration and instill a sense of calm.
Seabuckthorn oil: Helps nourish the skin.