Autumn has arrived, and there is nothing more comforting than some nourishing seed oils to help keep your skin protected from harsh weather conditions, free- radicals and of course — UV protection, all naturally! Here are my top 5 miracle workers that I know you will love!
Cloudberry or golden berry seed oil:
The high content of vitamin C in cloudberry seed oil helps brighten and energize skin, giving your skin a radiant look every time! The oil derived from the seed is loaded with omega -6 and omega -3 fatty acids which help to strengthen your skin’s protective barrier. Not only they have 5 times the amount of vitamin C than oranges, but they also contain phystoreoids and carotenoids, not to mention the powerful effect of ellagic acid. The fatty acids help skin retain moisture which is when you get that dewy glow — but also help minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Among cloudberry’s high concentration of antioxidants is vitamin E, which not only helps protect your skin against the damaging effects of free radicals but also conditions it for a soft-to-the-touch feel. Protecting while nurturing is double duty.
Broccoli Seed Oil :
Broccoli seed oil may protect the skin from UV radiation and sunburns and therefore possibly help prevent skin cancer. Some people are turning to broccoli seed oil as a healthier alternative to prescription or over-the-counter retinoid or retinol products. These products all utilize a form of vitamin A that helps the skin renew itself faster. In addition to vitamin A, broccoli seed oil also contains linoleic acid, which promotes ceramide synthesis. Why is this great for skin health? Ceramides, found in the top layer of the skin, not only regulate the skin cells, but they also help form a protective layer that retains moisture and visibly plumps the skin. By promoting ceramide production, broccoli seed oil can be especially helpful to mature skin that’s looking for added moisture and a more youthful appearance — another way to help naturally slow aging.
Blackcurrant Seed Oil:
Blackcurrant seed oil contains an important anti-inflammatory agent, gamma-linolenic acid or GLA, along with other important polyunsaturated fatty acids which are essential within the skin as it is unable to reproduce it on its own. Blackcurrant Seed Oil is an effective moisturizer and helps to maintain the elasticity of the skin. It is suitable for all skin types but is particularly good for sensitive, dry, devitalized, damaged and aging skin. The potent rich source of the anti-inflammatory properties can be helpful for itchy, inflamed skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis, and psoriasis, and is useful in formulations for muscular and joint aches and pains.
Pumpkin Seed Oil:
Yes! it is Pumpkin season, and so is the oil derived from their seeds. The beautiful orange color super seed oil is packed with high amounts of carotenoids, a precursor of vitamin A, which not only your skin will love but also your hair! It helps strengthen hair shaft while promoting the natural balance of sebum for shiny vibrant hair. In addition to its high contents of Omega 3, 6 and 9, it also contains BIOTIN. An essential B-vitamin also was known as B7, is the hair growth champion. Essential for the body’s production of structurally sound keratin, which is the protein making up your hair strands. It this isn’t good enough, pumpkin seed oil also contains zinc, a mineral that helps maintain collagen levels naturally for more elasticity and also has been linked to fighting acne without the side effect of harsh chemicals.
Rowan seed oil :
Mid to late autumn is the season of the Rowan tree when the clusters of bright orange berries ripen and remain fresh long into Winter. This elegant and slim tree is tough and hardy, able to endure freezing temperatures and cold winds. Rowan berries have one of the highest levels of carotene, even more than carrots do. They are a source of vitamins C, B, E, sorbic acid, which is a natural preservative, disinfectant, and anti-fungal agent. With its high vitamin content and astringent properties, Rowan berries have a regenerative and energizing effect on the skin. They stimulate blood circulation and brighten the complexion while smoothing out fine lines. Combined with honey, these berries offer a real anti-aging nourishment for skin, particularly in the winter months.