Unlock Radiant Skin: Discover the Power of Our Favorite Botanical & Super Fruit Oils!

Welcome to a journey of skin transformation! Prepare to unlock radiant, glowing skin as we delve into the potent world of botanical and super fruit oils. These natural marvels are not only cherished for their ability to nourish and rejuvenate the skin but are also packed with essential nutrients and antioxidants that can work wonders for your complexion. Get ready to discover the transformative power of these oils as we unveil their secrets and share how they can elevate your skincare routine to new heights. Say goodbye to dull, lackluster skin and hello to a luminous, revitalized complexion!

These are some of our favorites at LBW. This isn’t a complete list, but these are definitely in the top 10.

Let’s dive in!

Rose Hip
Rosehip oil contains a high amount (70-80 percent in some rose varieties) of polyunsaturated, essential fatty acids (EFAs), namely linoleic and linolenic (most preferred by dermatologists). It also contains lipid-soluble antioxidant carotenoids such as β-carotene and lycopene, along with tocopherols (vitamin E). Rosehip oil is aimed at rejuvenating the skin and tackling its signs of premature ageing, such as hyperpigmentation, fine lines and blemishes. Interestingly, rosehip oil is known as an astringent oil that displays notable antimicrobial action and absorbs fast leaving a non-greasy skin feel.

Sea Buckthorn Berry Oil
Sea buckthorn berry oil has a rich profile of fatty acids. Some being omega-3, omega-7, palmitoleic acid, and linoleic acid. These fatty acids are the building blocks of your skin’s surface layers, enabling effective hydration and barrier repair. Another unique feature of sea buckthorn oil is its affinity for sebum. Your skin naturally produces sebum as a protective mechanism. It helps to keep good nutrients in, and bad bacteria out, all while promoting skin barrier function and overall hydration. Linoleic and alpha-linolenic acids make it an exceptional moisturizer for those dealing with challenging skin conditions.

With an arsenal of antioxidants, it proves to be an effective combatant against the environmental stressors and free radicals that may accelerate the aging process.

The carotenoids and vitamin A present in the oil have proven themselves effective for skin brightening and tackling pigmentation issues. Besides soothing dryness and supporting elasticity, the oil helps support the skin’s lipid barrier, further enhancing its resistance to external irritants.

In the world of oils, sea buckthorn is that multi-talented artist doing it all: quenching, defending, and radiating. From hydrating parched skin to maintaining its resilience against age and environmental damage, this ingredient truly encapsulates the essence of holistic skincare.

(We built a whole skincare line around this super fruit oil—Karemay).

Grapeseed Oil
Grapeseed oil contains a high amount of linoleic acid (46-74 percent) and a moderate percentage of oleic acid (around 14-44 percent). These fatty acids give it excellent emollient properties which along with its antioxidants is ideal at minimizing the signs of skin ageing such as fine lines. It is rich in vitamin E, especially in its unrefined form, which also helps the oil resist oxidative stress and have a longer shelf life. Its antioxidant capabilities also help protect collagen and elastin from being degraded following oxidative stress induced by reactive oxygen species (ROS). Thanks to its exceptionally high concentration of tannins, it also has astringent qualities.

Tamanu Oil
Tamanu oil is celebrated for its exceptional skin-healing properties, making it a prized ingredient in skincare formulations. Rich in fatty acids, particularly oleic, linoleic, and palmitic acids, as well as calophyllic acid, this oil possesses potent anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. It effectively aids in the regeneration of skin cells, accelerating wound healing and reducing the appearance of scars, stretch marks, and acne blemishes. Additionally, its ability to penetrate deep into the skin layers helps moisturize and nourish, promoting overall skin health and vitality. Tamanu oil’s remarkable healing capabilities make it a versatile remedy for various skin conditions, including eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis, leaving the skin smoother, clearer, and more rejuvenated.

Jojoba
Pronounced “ho-ho-ba”, jojoba is actually a liquid wax (some 98 percent pure waxes), but is commonly referred to as an oil. It’s an excellent, non-greasy emollient.  It has properties mirroring the composition of sebum and this compatibility enables jojoba to help maintain the skin’s acid mantle and prevent trans-epidermal water loss (TEWL) without causing greasiness or clogging pores. If left unrefined, jojoba demonstrates high antioxidant properties of great benefit aimed at mitigating the visible signs of premature ageing.

It helps smooth the skin and enhance its elasticity. In addition to being aimed at dry or mature skin, jojoba is also used in anti-acne products; its mitigating effect on acne-prone skin was something the Native Americans discovered and used it for.

Apricot Kernel
Apricot kernel oil’s high oleic (around 60 percent) and linoleic acid (just under 30 percent) profile make it a nourishing and emollient for mature and/or dry skin.

Rich in essential fatty acids, vitamins A and E, and antioxidants, this lightweight oil deeply nourishes and moisturizes the skin without clogging pores, making it suitable for all skin types, including sensitive and acne-prone skin. Its high vitamin E content helps protect the skin from environmental stressors and UV damage, while vitamin A supports cellular turnover, promoting a smoother, more youthful complexion. Additionally, the emollient properties of apricot kernel oil help soften and soothe dry, irritated skin, reducing inflammation and restoring its natural balance. With its ability to improve skin tone and texture, enhance elasticity, and support overall skin health, apricot kernel oil can contribute to a radiant and revitalized complexion.

Argan Oil
The oil is exceptionally light, non greasy and yet emollient with a nice skin feel and absorption rate. It has a unique combination of fatty acids (high in monounsaturated oleic acid and polyunsaturated linoleic acid) which give it excellent skin nourishing and emollient abilities. Its richness in EFAs and vitamin E, squalene, carotenes and antioxidants make argan oil popular in anti-ageing and/or dry skin formulations. Luckily, even a small percentage of this expensive oil in a formulation works its magic. It is ideal in products aimed at sensitive skin too. Argan is very popular in hair preparations and cuticle oils and for massage on account of its lubricating qualities and slip.

To conclude
These botanical and super fruit oils are in LBWs top 10 and you’ll find them in a myriad of our products. Our comprehensive understanding of their constituent compounds and their effects on the skin empowers us to leverage their properties effectively. By carefully balancing these oils with other ingredients, we create products that deliver tangible benefits, underpinned by a deep appreciation of nature’s science. This meticulous approach ensures the development of purposeful skincare solutions that make a compelling difference to your skin’s health and overall well-being.

I made a video this past week on making a super antioxidant and hydrating facial mask. All ingredients easily available at a grocery store or health food store. Try making it at home! Your skin will thank you!

Your skin is your best accessory. Take good care of it!

Check out our amazing botanical facial products. Some of the oils discussed are the leading ingredients or properly balanced in the formulation.

If you’ve never tried Cracked Salve it’s one of our top sellers for a reason. One of the main ingredients is Tamanu oil because of the evidence based research that supports the healing attributes of this super fruit oil.

Our body lotion, Creamy Skin Treat is a wonderful blend of skin loving botanical and super fruit oils with the added benefit of colloidal oatmeal and honeyquat (powerful humectant-water drawing)

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