August 14, 2022 4 min read
By our mid-teens, most of us are already riddled with skincare fears – do's, don'ts, and absolutely must-nevers if you have any hope of ageing well. One of the most persistent rumors happens to be about one of our most-loved skincare ingredients, our number one, and our every day - so we’re here in modern-day defense.
We’re talking about oils... When it comes to beauty, we often think of skin as the canvas. Clear, unblemished skin is the foundation — but it’s also an indication of health. And healthy skin, just like a healthy body, needs vitamins and nutrients to stay strong, vibrant, and bouncy (just as we like it).
And just like the rest of our body, our skin needs nutrients to stay strong and elastic. And the best way to nourish our skin is with oil.
Oils are rich in fatty acids which are essential for maintaining the lipid barrier (aka the outermost layer of our skin). This barrier protects us from environmental influences like pollution and UV rays and acts as a seal to keep moisture locked in place.
When this barrier is damaged it can lead to dryness, redness, and even inflammation. When our barrier is healthy, it’s better able to do its job — which means our skin looks and feels plump, smooth, and radiant.
Oils also play a role in collagen production; the juicy, bouncy, plump protein that gives our skin its structure and strength.
Oils play a role in collagen production
As we age, collagen production slows down, but we can still primp the skin with collagen loving nutrients, hydration, and of course, Miracle Collagen itself. When the skin is properly hydrated, it looks plump and glowing, which is part of the reason We Went Waterless (And 3 Reasons Why You Should Too) with our skincare.
Here are a few more reasons why …
The stratum corneum is a permeable, hydrophilic layer that protects your skin *epidermis* from irritants, bacteria, dehydration, and acne. When this barrier is disrupted, skin becomes dry, inflamed, acneic, and irritated.
Using oils and serums rich in antioxidants, fatty acids, minerals, and nutrients help to restore and maintain a bouncy, happy, healthy skin barrier (also how we like it), and strengthen it long term.
Oils and serums rich in antioxidants, fatty acids, minerals, and nutrients help to restore a bouncy, happy, healthy skin barrier
If you suffer from inflammatory skin conditions like acne, eczema, or psoriasis, oils can help to reduce the redness and swelling that, periodically, comes hand-in-hand. Oils like argan, coconut oil, and jojoba oil are especially effective at reducing inflammation and are packed with restorative and regenerative nutrients, antioxidants, and fatty acids.
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Free radicals are unstable molecules that can damage your skin cells, leading to premature ageing, discoloration, fine lines, wrinkles, and overall cellular degradation. Oils like rosehip oil and vitamin E oil are rich in antioxidants, fatty acids, and nutrients which help to fight and neutralise free radicals, stimulate collagen and keep skin looking young and radiant.
Oils like rosehip oil and vitamin E oil are rich in antioxidants, fatty acids, and nutrients which help to fight and neutralise free radicals
The stratum corneum contains natural lipids that help to keep the skin hydrated. When these lipids are depleted, skin can become dry, irritated, inflamed, and acneic. Dry, dehydrated skin quickly leads to fine lines and wrinkles, relying on hydration and lipids to smooth and fill spaces between skin cells.
If you have dry skin, irritated skin oils can help reclaim hydration. They help to lock in moisture, keeping your skin hydrated, dewy, and protected.
Oils help to lock in moisture, keeping your skin hydrated, dewy, and protected
When used regularly, oils can help to improve the overall appearance of your skin bringing skin to life with radiance and a healthy bounce. Oils can also help to strengthen and protect the skin from environmental damage and UV rays, further preventing the premature ageing and damage of skin cells.
Oils help strengthen and protect the skin from environmental damage and UV rays, further preventing the premature ageing
Your skin naturally produces sebum, an oily substance that helps to keep the skin moisturised and hydrated. When the skin produces too much sebum, it can lead to clogged pores and breakouts (super fun), and on the other hand, when the skin doesn't produce enough sebum, it can become dry and irritated.
Oils help to balance the skin's natural oil production, keeping the skin healthy, balanced and blemish free.
Oils help to balance the skin's natural oil production, keeping the skin healthy, balanced and blemish free
All in all, incorporating oils into your skincare routine to deeply hydrate, nourish and revive your skin, can completely transform your life.
Our Bestselling Collagen Protect Oil has been formulated to address all these signs and is lightweight yet deeply nourishing and hydrating.
It contains 23 high performing active botanicals including essential fatty acids, and antioxidants and Australian Golden Kelp protect collagen, hydrates the skin's cells, and defends against both environmental, blue light, and cellular damage.
Caffeine extracts help stimulate microcirculation to the skin's surface, encouraging collagen synthesis and repair for fresh, hydrated, luminous skin.
Shop Collagen Protect and say hello to hydrated, lifted skin, every day.