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A closer look at botanical oils

Botanical oils: powerful ‘beauty’ allies.

Botanical oils are derived from plants: fruits, nuts, kernels or seeds. These oils are rich in fatty acids which gives them a great affinity with the skin and allows them to be easily absorbed. Their unique composition helps to reconstitute the skin’s protective barrier and retain moisture deep within the cells. They are also very effective on the hair and in strengthening the hair fibre.

Botanical oils have been used for centuries and provide different actions depending on their composition: nourishing, repairing, soothing or even anti-ageing.

You are bound to find one or more botanical oils with ideal properties for your skin type and needs. For example, if you have dry skin, opt for soothing and nourishing oils such as Macadamia or Sweet Almond, or for a radiance boost, choose antioxidant-rich oils such as Avocado and Sesame. Contrary to conventional wisdom, even combination to oily skin can reap the benefits of oils such as Jojoba to help regulate sebum production.



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