Plant-based oils, extracted from the kernels of the argan nut, from the germ of the wheat kernel, or from pomegranate seeds, nurture the skin with their precious ingredients, support its natural protection barrier and have antioxidant properties.
Not all oils are the same. Unlike petroleum-derived silicones and mineral oils such as paraffin oils and petroleum jelly, the chemical composition of most natural plant-based oils is similar to the lipids of human skin. Instead of being treated as foreign substances, plant-based oils are absorbed into our skin’s hydrolipid layer where they can be metabolised by our body. High-quality plant-based oils are also free of chemical ingredients and artificial fragrances.
The power of nature
The oils used in high-quality skin care products are obtained from natural sources, such as apricot kernels, the fruits of the argan tree, pomegranate seeds, wheat kernels, sea buckthorn or evening primrose. Plants store energy in their kernels and seeds, which they need to germinate and grow. During photosynthesis, plants form sugar in their leaves from water, carbon dioxide and light. From this, glycerine and fatty acids are produced in a multi-step conversion process, and then combine to form oils and fats that are stored in the seeds or kernels. Since ancient times, people have extracted oil from these plant-based energy depots, and used them for soothing massages and skin care. The therapeutic benefits of plant-based oils have also been documented in medicine for centuries.
Plant-based oils strengthen the skin barrier
Due to its moisture-preserving properties, argan oil cares well for mature skin, making it feel wonderfully smooth and silky. Argan oil also contains vitamin E, a natural antioxidant that helps to combat the negative effects of air pollution. The same goes for pomegranate seed oil. Due to its high content of punicic acid, a polyunsaturated fatty acid, pomegranate seed oil protects against free radicals and helps the skin to better cope with negative environmental influences, such as smog or fine particulate matter. When used regularly, oils with antioxidant properties counteract ageing processes such as the premature formation of wrinkles and pigment spots. Pomegranate seed oil supports the formation of new cells and skin regeneration, making it another excellent oil for the care of mature, dry and stressed skin.
The best for the skin, with no greasy finish
Because they are related to the skin’s own natural lipids, plant-based oils optimally care for the skin. In contrast to mineral oils, plant oils penetrate easily into the skin’s upper layers and support its natural functions, supplementing its lipid content and counteracting moisture loss. Rough areas disappear more quickly, and the skin feels softer and firmer. Skin care with natural facial oils therefore supports a radiant complexion. Pomegranate Firming Facial Oil, for example, quickly penetrates into the skin without leaving an unpleasant greasy finish.