With its rich history of being used in Japan for centuries as a key ingredient in skincare, rice bran oil is quickly becoming a staple throughout the world. Rice bran oil is rich in Omega 3 and 9 and is an excellent moisturizer for your skin. In Asian culture, it is well known as an anti-ageing ingredient.
In Japan, the phrase “You have a rice bran splendour” has been used to compliment a youthful complexion. Rice bran oil is great for hydration, reducing dark spots, evening skin tone, and reducing lines and wrinkles. These skin benefits are a result of rice bran oil being loaded with Vitamin E, Vitamin B, antioxidants, and Omega-9. It helps protect the skin from environmental factors such as pollution and UV rays. Rice bran oil is a beautiful oil for the skin and is a lightweight oil that absorbs easily and does not leave you feeling greasy.
Pumpkin seed oil is an amazing oil. It is proven to help reduce inflammation, soothe skin, and reduce acne breakouts. Anthony Youn states “Pumpkin seed oil is considered a good oil to use for acne-prone skin. It contains a plethora of unsaturated fatty acids which can soothe inflammation and acne-prone skin.”
Pumpkin seed oil is also known to increase firmness, moisturize, soothe, and is loaded with antioxidants. We love pumpkin seed oil because it contains Vitamin C which is great for tightening and firming skin. This oil is also great with oily skin, it is light and provides long-lasting moisture while balancing the level of oil on the skin.
Borage oil, also known as starflower, is one of our favourite specialty oils. It is a beautiful powerful oil that helps all kinds of skin inflammation like psoriasis, rosacea, or eczema. Borage oil has powerful benefits for your skin, including reducing redness with calming and nourishing properties. It is a light oil that will not leave your face feeling greasy or heavy.
Borage oil contains GLA which is a type of fatty acid. Your body naturally converts this fatty acid to prostaglandin E1 (PGE1) which is also found in seeds, nuts, and vegetable oils.
Argan oil is known to help moisturize dry, flaky skin. Argan oil is packed with antioxidants and Vitamin E. Argan oil is a great oil to mix with other oils as it helps other products absorb into your skin.
Dew North included this oil not only because it helps other products absorb into your skin, but it has anti-ageing qualities as well! Sometimes it can feel scary applying oil to acne-prone or oily skin, but its the best thing you can do for it. Argan oil contains fatty acids (Linoleic acid) which will help inflammation, soothe skin, and improve the balance of your skin.