It was important for us to create our own unique blend of Omega rich oils packed full of fatty acids that would give visible results in each of our products.
Almond oil, rosehip oil, grapeseed oil and apricot oil can be found in many of our products and have incredible proven benefits. Such as reducing the appearance of scars, stretchmarks and burns, helping to repair damaged and stressed skin tissues, supporting skin cell health as well as boosting collagen and maintaining skin moisture.
So, what are Omega Fatty Acids?
Our bodies need fats and can't live without them, in fact fats are an important part of a healthy diet: They provide essential fatty acids to help keep our skin soft, deliver fat-soluble vitamins, and are a great source of energising fuel. But it's easy to get confused about good fats vs. bad fats and the role omega fatty acids play in our health.
There are an unbelievable 11 omega fatty acids of which two omega-3 (alpha-linolenic acid) and omega-6 (linoleic acid) are considered essential fatty acids because the body cannot make them on its own or work without them. Your body actually needs them for things like brain development, controlling inflammation and blood clotting. So hence why the are called essential fatty acids.
How Omega Rich-Oils Help Skin?
So we know these fatty acids are well known for their remarkable nutritional benefits when consumed as part of a healthy diet—but what we found was they have amazing benefits when applied to your skin. They help support the foundations of your skin’s surface layers, creating a smoother and more even complexion. Our vegan formulas benefit from plant-derived omega fatty acids, are fantastic for the skin and packed full of skin loving nutrients.
What foods contain Omega Rich-Oils?
Omega-3 - Found in foods such as oily fish and plant oils linseed, chia and rosehip
Omega-6 - Abundant in many plant oils like apricot, almond and grapeseed
Omega-9 - Plentiful in linseed oil, soybean, peanut and sunflower oils
Our Omega Rich Oils
APRICOT OIL - Prunus Armeniaca
A Plant oil which comes from the kernel (the seed of the seed) of the delicious apricot fruit. It contains mother nature’s blend of many different ingredients, Omega 6 & 9 and Phytosterols which have been shown to help scarring & pigmentation spots. It also contains a high content of vitamin E which is naturally found in your skin’s own sebum. It is especially soothing and helps restore skins moisture balance.
SWEET ALMOND OIL - Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil
Ayurvedic and ancient Chinese cultures used this omega-rich oil as a medicine to treat dry skin as well as battle scars and general skin rejuvenation. So we were not surprised to see that Almond oil has incredible softening properties, when it is applied to areas where stretch marks typically occur on your body, it works to soften the skin and allow for it to stretch without intensifying the marks. Not only will your skin be left hydrated and nourished, but it will also help even out your skin tone.
SUNFLOWER OIL - Helianthus Annus Seed Oil
The cold pressed seeds from this big, yellow, cheerful botanical, are loaded full of essential lipids like phospholipids and ceramides. It is also packed with antioxidants and vitamin E, making it deeply nourishing and soothing to the skin. It leaves a protective emollient layer that prevents your skin from losing moisture while aiding its regeneration.
GRAPESEED OIL - Vitis Vinifera Seed Oil
A plant oil which comes from the polyphenol-rich seeds of the grape. High in Vitamins E & C, Omega 6 & 9 which are known to help reduce dark spots and scars. It packs a punch with Polyphenol compounds which are really powerful antioxidants.
ROSEHIP OIL - Rosa Canina Fruit
Rosehip oil is derived from the small fruit seed and we see from botanical historians that it was valued for its many healing properties. With high levels of the fatty acids omega-3 (linolenic acid) and omega-6 (linoleic acid), it effectively softens skin and improves the skin's barrier function.
CHIA SEED OIL - Salvia Hispanica Seed Oil
It's the richest known botanical source of skin moisturising alpha-linolenic acid found in nature (contains 50-60%). There are even studies showing topically applied chia seed oil can help prevent and treat itchy and dry skin. It's packed with antioxidants, including chlorogenic acid and caffeic acid, as well as flavonoids, these components can offer protection from environmental stressors.
Our other oils
From food to skin it has been used for centuries for its hydrating effects. But, talk to any dermatologist and unlike other plant oils it is very high in saturated fatty acids, so is great for the skin on your body from elbows to knees. However, as it has a high comedogenic rating it's not advised for the face, so we only use it in our Nourishing Skin Treatment Cream for stretch marks.
CHAMOMILE OIL - Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil
One of the most known ancient medicinal herbs, developed over centuries due to its multitude of benefits. Like the biologically active anti-inflammatory components, bisabolol, and chamazulene that have wonderful soothing properties
LAVENDER OIL - Lavandula Angustifolia Flower Oil
It’s been used for over 2500 years for its calming scent and extensive benefits, so we were not surprised to hear it was a soldier’s secret weapon: During World War I, many soldiers carried lavender oil in their first aid kits, using it on the battlefield for its antiseptic properties.
PATCHOULI OIL -Pogostemon Cablin Leaf Oil
This botanical plant is only cultivated in certain parts of the world, like southeast Asia. Thanks to its ability to trigger cellular regeneration, it works to regenerate and renew the skin helping to reduce the appearance of scars, blemishes and pigmentation.
GERANIUM OIL -Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil
The Native Americans historically used geranium roots to make a tonic to refresh and tone their skin. No surprise that it is used today topically for its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties to soothe skin.