Composition and properties of cosmetic oil
A moisturizing cosmetic that we use contain compositions of vegetable and essential oils.
Vegetable cosmetic oils are obtained from plants by cold or hot pressing. Most often, such oils as olive, sunflower, corn, peach, soy, grape seed, jojoba, coconut are used in cosmetic formulas. In addition to fatty acids, they contain the so-called unsaponifiable fraction, which has a good effect on the skin of the face. It consists of: vitamins A, C, some forms of vitamin D, K; waxes; phytosterols; phospholipids; antioxidants.
Olive oil from wrinkles around the eyes is popular among women who care about their skin. The simplest remedy for wrinkles around the eyes will be ordinary compresses with olive oil. It is enough just to moisten cotton pads in oil and put on eyes for 10 minutes. After removing the compress, you can make a light massage with fingertips. If you add vitamin E in capsules to 50 g of olive oil, you get a nourishing mask of oil from wrinkles around the eyes. This mask can be applied every evening and you need to hold it for only 5 minutes, and you should not wash it off; just wipe it with a napkin.
It is also widely used essential oils of wrinkles around the eyes. Such oils are characterized by high bioactivity, as they are obtained by cold pressing. Essential oils from wrinkles around the eyes are also more effective because their molecules are able to penetrate into the deepest layers of the skin, caring for and nourishing it. For compresses, you can use peach oil, rose, almond and others.
Essential oils are volatile mixtures of aromatic substances of plant origin. The most popular oils in cosmetics are coriander, anise, mint, lemon, orange, lavender, lemon balm, rose, basil, and eucalyptus. Essential oils include various substances from the terpenes group, aromatic compounds, alcohols, acids.
Essential oils are valued not only for their pleasant aroma, but also for their antiseptic, anti-inflammatory properties.
An excellent remedy from facial wrinkles it’s also could be a sesame oil. It needs to be heated and applied on the area where mimic wrinkles are dominating, leave it to soak for about an hour, and remove the rest with a paper napkin.
How to choose your oil?
Since vegetable oils are fats, they strengthen the hydrolipidic layer in our skin, preventing the liquid from evaporating. But the positive effect of oils on the skin is not limited to this.
Oily and problematic skin
Non-comedogenic oils (tea tree, sage, eucalyptus, juniper, rosemary) regulate the release of sebum.
Dry and sensitive skin
Such oils as sage, hops, corn, sandalwood, chamomile, marigold, jojoba, grape, peach, almond, peanut, olive, rose, apricot kernel, soften and soothe the skin.
Oils of corn germ, wheat germ, almond, soybean, rice bran, moringa, grape seed, restore, possess antioxidant properties.
Use oil in moderation. In composition, it is close to skin lipids, but not identical to them. So if you apply more oil than necessary, the effect will be the opposite of the expected: the lipid ratio of the skin will be violated, which will increase dryness and peeling.
Oils, especially essential ones, are not intended for eye contouring. If it gets on the mucous membrane, they can cause an allergic reaction.