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I'd like to find a really good, "natural" (depending on who you talk to) oil to use on my face. I'd love one for everyday use (using a decent one now, but want better) but I need one to use on the nights I stay in. One I could apply after dinner & would keep working, to hydrate, over night. Lots have been discussed here, but I'd love to hear which one actually works for you. My skin is combo mature. I tend to go slightly oily in the T & super dry from my nose down but especially on the chin. Thanks all!
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Rosehip (the good cold pressed organic grade) is one that I can use on my skin without feeling heavy. I always spritz toner before apply oils as it provides a layer of moisture which is sealed in by the oil.

Since I started using Zenbiotic, I tried their Moisture Enrichment, which is a mixture of plant oil esters and water soluble moisturising agents, and it is something that can actually be absorbed by my skin, whereas all other oils tend to just sit on top.
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Mon Feb 19, 2007 2:43 pm      Reply with quote
I'm really happy with emu oil. My skin has never been so soft.
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I use squalane oil (from olives), and my skin just drinks it. No oil residue left behind.

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Mon Feb 19, 2007 4:56 pm      Reply with quote
I'd recommend both jojoba and rosehip and actually a blend of the two. The Rosehip will help moisturize, improve skin tone and cell regeneration and will also help with fine lines and wrinkles as well as helping to prevent new ones from appearing. The jojoba oil will help balance your sebum so that you will be less oily and more balanced. Just mix 1 part rosehip to 2 parts jojoba. Apply at night after a freshly cleansed face as well as in the morning too.

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I get my oils from Nature's Gift, and have been using them for 2 years. They have wonderful customer service.

I use hazelnut oil as a carrier oil with a 2.5% dilution of their Clarifying Synergy essential oils mix (which is helichrysum, german chamomile, manuka, french lavender, rose geranium). I also put in some drops of Sea Buckthorn Berry. Hazelnut oil is astringent (strange as it sounds) and has natural sunscreen properties. It's an excellent oil for acne-prone and combination skintypes. The Clarifying Synergy fragrance is heavenly smelling and I use this blend of hazelnut oil/Clarifying Synergy as a moisturizer when I'm dry. It sinks right in with no film and is good for controlling acne and reducing redmarks.
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Mon Feb 19, 2007 5:33 pm      Reply with quote
I just finished replying to someone regarding dry skin. I am loving Dremu Oil. Again, far superior then any Emu Oil I have ever used. Many days when I am not going out, I apply my Vit C and Dremu and let my face enjoy the nourishment. It has been so cold here in MA and this products has done wonders. Here is post I just finished.

http://www.essentialdayspa.com/forum/viewthread.php?p=231771#231771

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I'd recommend both jojoba and rosehip and actually a blend of the two. The Rosehip will help moisturize, improve skin tone and cell regeneration and will also help with fine lines and wrinkles as well as helping to prevent new ones from appearing. The jojoba oil will help balance your sebum so that you will be less oily and more balanced. Just mix 1 part rosehip to 2 parts jojoba. Apply at night after a freshly cleansed face as well as in the morning too.


I got to try this. I let a whole bottle of rosehip oil gone bad before I can try mixing it with jojoba. Very stupid I know Rolling Eyes

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Mon Feb 19, 2007 7:10 pm      Reply with quote
Since I am a fan of the Laventine cleansing oil, I got their skincare package last year and their facial moisturizing oil was included. It seems to be a great mix for my normal/dry skin -- they offer it in other blends as well, depending on skin type. I find that it's nice and simple, for when my skin is stressed out but still needs moisture.

http://laventine.com/face_oil_for_dry_normal.asp
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marci65 wrote:
Since I am a fan of the Laventine cleansing oil, I got their skincare package last year and their facial moisturizing oil was included. It seems to be a great mix for my normal/dry skin -- they offer it in other blends as well, depending on skin type. I find that it's nice and simple, for when my skin is stressed out but still needs moisture.

http://laventine.com/face_oil_for_dry_normal.asp


I use camellia oil as a daily moisturizer. Laventine's Cleansing Oil is great for cleansing also!!
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Does it matter what brand of rose hip oil that I buy? I used Primavera and I liked it a lot, but it's very expensive. Is it ok to buy another brand, like at Whole Foods?

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Tue Feb 20, 2007 1:07 am      Reply with quote
I like jojoba oil.
I use for cleansing oil (100% jojoba oil).
It is quite cheap, so pore was reduce and I feel soften skin also. Very Happy
You should try it.
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Rosehip oil does absolutely nothing for my skin, but it loves emu oil and sesame oil (on the body). I am 43 with normal skin/oily t-zone and find both sink in without leaving an oily residue, except when the weather is stinking hot.
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Rosehip oil does absolutely nothing for my skin, but it loves emu oil and sesame oil (on the body). I am 43 with normal skin/oily t-zone and find both sink in without leaving an oily residue, except when the weather is stinking hot.


Sesame oil is another oil I use for extra hydration! I LOVE IT!!!
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I use hazelnut oil as a carrier oil with a 2.5% dilution of their Clarifying Synergy essential oils mix (which is helichrysum, german chamomile, manuka, french lavender, rose geranium). I also put in some drops of Sea Buckthorn Berry. Hazelnut oil is astringent (strange as it sounds) and has natural sunscreen properties. It's an excellent oil for acne-prone and combination skintypes. The Clarifying Synergy fragrance is heavenly smelling and I use this blend of hazelnut oil/Clarifying Synergy as a moisturizer when I'm dry. It sinks right in with no film and is good for controlling acne and reducing redmarks.

ooh! this sounds lovely! i am seconding hazlenut oil for acne prone gals. i bought Clarin's Blue Orchid Oil when on holiday where i was going through some serious dehydration issues. this is one of the few oils that i can really feel absorb into my face with nary a breakout. love love love it and have been meaning to explore hazlenut oil further.
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I used to have the L'Occitane Immortelle Elixir for night use and it was an excellent "dry oil"

My current love for ultra-hydration (used alone, under masks or under other creams) is by an Australian company called Simplicité, which was developed by a Naturopath. The line uses a combination of herbal, homoeopathic, and Australian bush-flowers in their products.

The oil I use is called "Anti-Oxidant Plant Serum" and is the most hydrating oil I have ever used, but never leaves me with greasies.

It contains wheatgerm, calendula, jojoba, carrot, primrose and others.
http://www.simplicite.com.au/

It comes in a 15ml bottle and sells in Australia for just under $50 (so about US$40 I guess)

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Does it matter what brand of rose hip oil that I buy? I used Primavera and I liked it a lot, but it's very expensive. Is it ok to buy another brand, like at Whole Foods?


You should aim to get one that's cold pressed and unrefined and sweet smelling (that means it hasn't gone rancid). Garden of Wisdom sells this at very reasonable prices with very reasonable shipping: http://www.gardenofwisdom.com/catalog/item/3987807/3778953.htm
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I'd like to find a really good, "natural" (depending on who you talk to) oil to use on my face. I'd love one for everyday use (using a decent one now, but want better) but I need one to use on the nights I stay in. One I could apply after dinner & would keep working, to hydrate, over night. Lots have been discussed here, but I'd love to hear which one actually works for you. My skin is combo mature. I tend to go slightly oily in the T & super dry from my nose down but especially on the chin. Thanks all!


Debbied, when I'm feeling the need for a bit of extra non-comedogenic hydration at night, I mix 50% olive squalane, 25% jojoba oil, 10% rosehip seed oil, 5% argan oil, 5% retinyl palmitate (retinyl palmitate is a Vitamin A ester).

With the exception of olive squalane and retinyl palmitate, the other oils should be Cold Pressed and Unrefined.
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nyonyakay, how long have you been using this combo? Just asking as others have mentioned their squalene ends up causing dryness. Presently I don't have that problem but I've adjusted down to a lower quantity.
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boski wrote:
I use hazelnut oil as a carrier oil with a 2.5% dilution of their Clarifying Synergy essential oils mix (which is helichrysum, german chamomile, manuka, french lavender, rose geranium). I also put in some drops of Sea Buckthorn Berry. Hazelnut oil is astringent (strange as it sounds) and has natural sunscreen properties. It's an excellent oil for acne-prone and combination skintypes. The Clarifying Synergy fragrance is heavenly smelling and I use this blend of hazelnut oil/Clarifying Synergy as a moisturizer when I'm dry. It sinks right in with no film and is good for controlling acne and reducing redmarks.

ooh! this sounds lovely! i am seconding hazlenut oil for acne prone gals. i bought Clarin's Blue Orchid Oil when on holiday where i was going through some serious dehydration issues. this is one of the few oils that i can really feel absorb into my face with nary a breakout. love love love it and have been meaning to explore hazlenut oil further.


I find for really oily skin gals, like me, Hazelnut can't be beat. I've tried many oils, and I love this the best. The prices are very reasonable on Nature's Gift and they have so much information over there plus blends of all types. You should go over there and browse around. They always include several samples of EOs with your order and last time, I got a book on aromatherapy (christmas gift) and I didn't even ask for it. They are super nice folks.
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Hi Debbid, I have very oily skin as well but a super dry neck - Started using squalane [derived from shark oil, it's the only kind Vitamin Shoppe had Sad ] a few weeks ago and I can already see the difference. Skin softer, smoother and less "crepey" looking. I haven't found anything else to be quite as effective on my neck and chest area.

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I agree squalane is very very good, and I recommend a "kinder" plant-based alternative: olive squalane. Garden of Wisdom sells 2 oz (about 58g) for only USD6.45, with very reasonable shipping charges: http://www.gardenofwisdom.com/catalog/item/3987807/3778993.htm
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I find for really oily skin gals, like me, Hazelnut can't be beat. I've tried many oils, and I love this the best. The prices are very reasonable on Nature's Gift and they have so much information over there plus blends of all types. You should go over there and browse around. They always include several samples of EOs with your order and last time, I got a book on aromatherapy (christmas gift) and I didn't even ask for it. They are super nice folks.

thank you, boski, i'll look into it. i'm not very oily any more, but my skin still thinks it is. acne prone, etc., and reacts way better to products for oily skins even when it gets dehydrated. sigh. i always thought there ought to be a time between pimples and wrinkles, but nooooooooooooooo!
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I agree squalane is very very good, and I recommend a "kinder" plant-based alternative: olive squalane. Garden of Wisdom sells 2 oz (about 58g) for only USD6.45, with very reasonable shipping charges: http://www.gardenofwisdom.com/catalog/item/3987807/3778993.htm


Thanks for the link nyonyakay, I was rather chagrined Embarassed to see it was derived from shark after I opened it. It's a japanese brand, and somehow I thought the Vitamin shoppe only sold olive based squalane oil?

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Look, don't worry too much about it - being Chinese, I love shark's fin soup myself. Fortunately for sharks, I can only afford to eat it once a year. Laughing

I have just posted a new thread called Appropriate Barrier Repair Ingredients in Skincare. It discusses the components of our natural lipid skin barrier and has some synergies with this thread.
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