A Look Into 4 Of Our Power House Ingredients

Whilst at LOVESKIN we pride ourselves on the elegant simplicity of our range, the bioactive botanical oils contained within each blend are anything but basic. Each ingredient is carefully selected for it’s efficacy and then meticulously blended to maximise it’s ability to give tonicity and elasticity to the skin.

 

COMMON NAME

ORGANIC GRAPE SEED OIL

BOTANICAL NAME

Vitis vinifera

FOUND IN

Arohanui Facial Serum

BENEFITS

Anti-inflammatory
Antibacterial
Antioxidants
Collagen Synthesis
Elasticity
Fatty Acids
Hydration
Non-comedogenic
Oxidative Stress
Scars
Vitamin E

As we shared in our blog on Serums Vs Creams the oils contained in our LOVESKIN products are powerful antioxidants.

Antioxidants protect the skin by limiting the production of free radicals which can cause severe damage to skin cells. Free radicals attack healthy cells which then deteriorate as a result of molecular instability, also known as oxidation or oxidative stress.  

This instability is brought about by the introduction of stress, illness, environmental toxins and insufficient dietary nutrients. In an effort to regain stability the free radicals seek out and steal electrons from stable cells, leaving the stable cell seriously damaged. This damage impairs the skin’s collagen production as well as the elastin, which gives skin its elasticity. This results in the appearance of wrinkles and the breakdown of the skin’s collagen.

Antioxidants work to repair cells from the inside out. Grape Seed Oil is a powerful antioxidant, being 50 times more powerful than vitamin E, which minimises fine lines and wrinkles, keeping the skin radiant and youthful.

Grape Seed Oil doesn’t just help protect cells from free radicals; it scavenges throughout the body collecting free radicals, thereby repairing them before they can display visible signs of damage.

Grape Seed Oil is packed with Omega 6 which is crucial to skin function and appearance, specifically skin barrier functioning. This fatty acid help reduces inflammation in the skin’s middle and outer layers.

Inflammation occurs when chemicals from the body’s white blood cells are released into the blood or affected tissues to protect your body from aggravating substances, introduced through our diet or the environment. This release of chemicals increases the blood flow to the area of injury or infection, and may result in redness and warmth. This is especially common around our nose and t-zone. By supporting the barrier function of our skin it helps prevent the ingress of foreign substances that can cause inflammation, additionally existing inflammation is soothed and minimised.

Grape Seeds are a rich source of oligomeric proanthocyanidins or OPC’s which can help to restore collagen. These compounds help to eradicate free radicals and promote the restoration of collagen at the cellular level.

It makes your skin feel firmer, while also minimising and preventing signs of damage.

 

COMMON NAME

ORGANIC AVOCADO OIL

BOTANICAL NAME

Persea gratissima

FOUND IN

Arohanui Facial Serum
Kiri Aroha Facial Serum
Waiwai Facial Serum &
Tui Facial Cleanser blends

BENEFITS

Antioxidants
Fatty Acids
Hydration
Vitamin A
Vitamin B
Vitamin D
Vitamin E
Wrinkles

Organic Avocado Oil is a base oil in each of our blends because it is quite simply magic.

Avocado oil gets its superior moisturising ability from its high sterolin content (plant steroids). This hydrating property helps boost the immune system, and assists in the rejuvenation and regeneration of skin. It is widely used in products created for dehydrated and climate-damaged skin.

Avocados have a high level of bioavailable lutein, which helps to protect skin from light-induced damage.

The fruit is extremely rich in vitamins, including A, B, D, and E, as well as a high level of potassium, phytonutrients, amino acids, and essential fatty acids. Avocado oil has the ability to quickly penetrate deep into the skin, and convey beneficial nutrients from the other oils that can’t penetrate through the skin, deep into the skin’s cells.

Avocado oil helps increase collagen production, which gives skin its elasticity and rejuvenates the skin’s appearance.

COMMON NAME

BORAGE SEED OIL

BOTANICAL NAME

Borago officinalis

FOUND IN

Waiwai Facial Serum
Tui Facial Cleanser

BENEFITS

Gamma-Linolenic Acid
Hydrating
Anti inflammatory
Acne Prone Skin
Cell regenerative
Firming

 

Borage Seed Oil is is nature’s richest source of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) containing approximately 20-27%. GLA is not created by the body and must therefore be ingested, or applied topically to skin to deliver significant improvements in skin health and appearance.  Several skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis and dry, dehydrated skin may be improved or even completely resolved with GLA.  

So applying borage seed oil topically can provide your skin with the essential fatty acids its lacking and to balance out the layer of protective sebum.

The exceptionally high GLA content also means it’s a powerful, long lasting and deep acting moisturiser. and has the added benefit of increasing skin cells’ ability to absorb oxygen, which provides skin with a rejuvenated appearance.

With regular use of GLA-rich oils applied on skin, improvements may be seen in moisture balance and retention, wrinkles and fine lines, skin elasticity, scars, dark spots, blemishes and overall radiance.   

Borage oil is lightweight, easily and quickly absorbed by skin- so it really does make an ideal treatment for skin.

 

COMMON NAME

ORGANIC HEMP SEED OIL

BOTANICAL NAME

Cannabis sativa

FOUND IN

Waiwai Facial Serum
Arohanui Facial Serum

BENEFITS

Anti-Aging
Anti-inflammatory
Antioxidants
Dryness
Elasticity
Emollient
Humectant
Lipids
Psoriasis
Sebum
Stretch Marks
Vitamin A
Vitamin E
Wound Healing

 

Widely recognised for it’s relationship to the recreational drug Marujuana, Hemp Seed Oil comes from the Cannabis Sativa family, however the two are different plants. The Hemp plant doesn’t contain the psychoactive Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) which provides the high, Marujuana is known for.

Hemp Seed Oil however does have numerous benefits, including but not limited to topical benefits for dry or irritated skin. It’s deep moisturising ability helps hydrate and soothe dry and sensitive skin, to bring itchiness any dehydrated areas back to balance, adding elasticity to the skin and restoring lost moisture.

The lipids found in hemp seed oil are comparable to those found on the skin. They can form a protective layer on the skin without disturbing the natural balance.

Hemp Seed Oil is rich in vitamins A and E, which assist the body  in healing wounds, stretch marks, and environmental damage.

With a high composition of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, hemp seed oil enhances the skin’s elasticity and moisture control to maintain smooth, balanced, hydrated skin. Skin regenerative properties further serve to encourage skin growth boost the skin cell regeneration.


When you take advantage of the carefully collated and meticulously bioactive blended oils in our
LOVESKIN range you will notice the improvement in  your skin. Your skin becomes well hydrated with a healthy glow.

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