Treasures for all skins.
Vegetable oils are true cosmetic treatments in their own right because of the richness of their composition. They contain many molecules with treating virtues for the skin, complementary and synergistic.
We know that some oils are used and recommended in our diet and we know the properties. However, their use is also widely valued in cosmetics to maintain, protect or repair skin tissue. Rich in essential fatty acids, they penetrate the epidermis well, protecting it by restoring the lipid film, giving it finesse, shine and suppleness.
They offer many “therapeutic” properties, depending on the fatty acids that make up them, but especially thanks to their “unsaponifiable” which gives them their properties.
Indeed, from plants, vegetable oils contain the molecules they need to survive in their natural environment and thus transmit to us their properties:
- Softening, softening, invigorating,
- Regenerating, they save us from premature aging
Skin protection and hydration
They play a major role in protecting and hydrating our skin by preventing water from evaporating (they fix hydration by restoring the skin’s barrier function).
Unlike moisturizers, vegetable oils do not provide water to the skin but form a nourishing protective film that prevents the water in the skin from evaporating (the real hydration is that which comes from the inside, for example the water we consume through the drink or the consumption of fruits and vegetables), the water of the creams is only an ephemeral “crutch”, hence the need to put on cream often because the effect does not last (see article on moisturizers here).
They preserve and reconstruct the hydro-lipid film of the skin which constitutes the natural defensive barrier against dehydration and external aggressions (as can be seen to the right of the diagram or lipids prevent water from evaporate). The skin is like a brick wall that must be cohesively cohesive with fatty acids.
These are excellent supports for essential oils, which promote penetration and reduce the risk of skin irritation or burns.
They do not usually have toxicity, so they can be applied to the skin or ingested from the first age, pregnant, lactating and until an advanced age with exceptions.
Stimulating collagen synthesis
In addition to their regenerating properties, an advantage of serums based on vegetable oils is that they are ideal treatments for massaging the face, which is done all too rarely. Wrongly, since massage stimulates the vital functions of the skin (oxygenation of cells, synthesis of collagen and elastin among others).
No need for curators
Another major advantage for oils: they do not require preservatives since there is no water (and therefore no risk of bacterial proliferation). They are usually pure or mixed with others and without chemistry. It is customary to add vitamin E (anti-oxidant) in order to extend their lifespan a little more.
Finally, as we put very little, with a bottle of 30 ML for example, we can have a use of at least 3 months or even more.
Biocompatibility: skin-syna synergistic treatments
A vegetable oil is a kind of “food” supplement of the skin.
By applying it, it will immediately recognize the natural constituents it needs, the same ones with which it is built internally and which it knows perfectly how to use to repair itself or balance its functioning.
The results are quick.
As for their composition, they contain triglycerides (1 molecule of glycerin, attached with 3 fatty acids, which can be of different natures)
- Saturated fatty acids
- Unsaturated fatty acids (monounsaturated/AGMI or poly-unsaturated/AGPI)
Specific AGPIs are essential for the body and must be provided by diet or by skin application if the latter cannot synthesize them (linoleic acid (Omega 6), alpha-linolenic acid (Omega 3) for example). Their deficiency causes alterations in the skin tissue or more serious pathologies. They are used in the composition of cell membranes and regulate many mechanisms of metabolism.
- Unsaponifiable:this is the part made up of vitamins A, C, E, D of polyphenols, phytosterols (the famous anti-oxidants), oligoelements.
- In very small quantities if vegetable oil is not obtained by cold pressure, it is therefore important to choose its organic and local oils, first cold press, which will have preserved all their properties.
- Mainly responsible for targeted actions for the skin: anti-oxidant, protective, healing and skin regenerator, anti-inflammatory, etc.
Here are some examples of indications (among others!):
- Jojoba Oil: a wonderful sebum regulator of dry, mixed and oily skin
- Rosier Muscat oil: an exceptional healing and regenerating
- Hemp Oil: anti-inflammatory, moisturizer
- Tamanu oil: many circulatory, fluidizing and anti-inflammatory qualities
- Avocado oil: known for its anti-ageing properties
- Macadamia oil: anti-ageing oil too
- Sesame oil: anti-inflammatory, anti-itch, anti-irritation
- Nigelle Oil: a fabulous restorative, anti-bacterial
- Grape Seed Oil: very anti-oxidant due to its richness in polyphenols, astringent, tightens pores
- The Oil of Argousier Seed: a true versatile oil, to revitalize all skin types
Discover the vegetable oils used in face and body synergies and details about their properties here.
For all skin types
Oily, dry, mixed, sensitive, devitalized skin… They are suitable for the skin of the face, the body, as well as the hair and nails, they can even be used to remove makeup.
They replace many creams by providing 100 natural and active treatments with multiple virtues for the health and beauty of your skin, a complete and targeted care.
Note: do you suffer from oily or even mixed skin? You may be hesitant because you think they are too fat or rich for you? Think again, you just have to choose them well because some are on the contrary very regulating seborrheic skins (e.g., those of Synergy No. 3 Balancerante and Synergy No. 4 Clarifiante).
How do you get vegetable oil?
As the name suggests, vegetable oils come from plants. These are fats extracted from nuts, seeds, seeds, etc. They are used in various fields, including natural cosmetics (in traditional cosmetics, silicones and mineral oils from petrochemicals are mainly used).
There are two methods of oil extraction: mechanical extraction and chemical extraction.
Mechanical extraction allows for virgin oil from first cold pressure without additives. It is a regulated designation. It is a pure oil without treatment, which thus retains all its properties.
In the case of chemical extraction, pressing seeds or fruit is accompanied by high-temperature heating and solvent additions. Additives can also be added. This technique allows a better yield but the vegetable oils produced are of lower quality and have lost a lot of their beneficial properties, to be banned completely.
Note: as vegetable oils are expensive, traditional cosmetic brands use them frequently but in small quantities in their formulas (mention “enriched in oil”). The concentration of active substances in these products will therefore be lower than that of pure vegetable oils.
Beware of esterified/hydrogenated oils.
These are oils that are of natural or partially natural origin but have undergone a change in their chemical structure, but they are widely used in cosmetics as an alternative to natural vegetable oils.
Their composition and therefore properties are totally different from the original vegetable oil.
These profound alterations in the composition are not, strictly speaking, harmful to the skin. Nevertheless, these oils have thus lost all the beneficial properties of the natural vegetable oils from which they come.
Goodbye Omega 3 and other essential fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants, goodbye to the multiple virtues of the unsaponifiable (the part of the oils that contains vitamins, minerals, etc.).
They are widely used for their more neutral appearance and smell to which can be added “perfumes”. “synthetic” very often; They are much less rancid (oxidizing) than natural vegetable oils and are lower cost. Present in large proportion in a cream, they can greatly reduce the cost.
They can be detected by reading the list of ingredients, for example in the first positions one of the following molecules:
- Caprylic Capric Triglyceride
- Coco Caprylate Caprate
- Decyl Oleate
- Oleyl Erucate
- Dicaprylyl Ether (ether)
For more details, you can read the article on this type of oil here.
All vegetable oils used in our synergies areer pure, 1st cold pressure, organic and therefore retain all their therapeutic properties so that your skin can benefit from their incredible virtues!
Should moisturizer be put in the closet?
Water is the main component of your body, it is composed of 70 water (divided between extracellular water, blood and lymph, and intracellular water of the organs), allowing it to function properly. So you have to keep this water for your survival and not die of dehydration.
To return to the skin, it is made up of cells, like all other organs of the body, and these also contain water.
This water comes from the water you drink and the food you eat that contains it.
This is how your skin is hydrated, and that’s what true hydration is all about.
The> skin, thanks to its “barrier” function, prevents water from evaporating from your body, otherwise you will dry out. However, unfortunately sometimes the barrier function does not work well, is impaired and there is dehydration …
I am not for extremism, everyone chooses his care in conscience, it is important to do to the feeling of what is really right and relevant, acceptable to oneself. What I want is for everyone to be able to understand the mechanisms of product operation and make informed choices based on it.
Obviously, using cosmetic synergies composed of quality vegetable oils, which reinforce the barrier function, is the ideal treatment: complete, moisturizing, targeted treatment, anti-oxidant, no unnecessary ingredient for the skin, harmless and respectful.
So many positive feedbacks from people who have gone from creams to oils and who have seen their skin transform, regain its balance, and natural hydration that I can only recommend it.
If there was only one care to remember it would be this one. If you’re not already conquered take the test!
And if you can’t do without your cream, and want to incorporate these fabulous treatments, here are the options of how to integrate them into your routine:
- Either in care alone in the morning and/or evening
- Be mixed with your moisturizer
- Either use it as a serum before its moisturizing treatment.
For more details on the use of vegetable oil-based care, see the full article here.
Reconnect to your feelings, test, choose what makes you feel good! That is the bottom line.