We often get queries in regards of the essential oil’s benefit in skincare and as well as the controversial question on why essential oils are being used in skincare when it may cause harm to the skin.
There are a number of misinformed articles widespread and seems to be damaging the concept of using essential oil in natural medicinal usage that has been a practise since our ancestor’s time. Essential oils are actually powerful and extremely effective if being used and diluted professionally. Essential oils has been used since the ancient Egyptians time for calming and medicinal properties.
Essential Oils when being used in their pure, organic and unadulterated form, not past their shelf life and formulated professionally assist the skin in proper function and health. Refer to this article.
Natural skincare products usually uses all parts of the plant including the root, stem, and flowers to create highly-concentrated oils that are commonly used in skin care products. In skincare, essential oil properties are used as astringent, anti-inflammatory, fragrance, emollient, solvent, healing properties, regenerating and quite a number of benefits too. Essential oil in skincare are always diluted to a lower percentage to maintain the working properties but not harmful to the skin.
Essential oils may not be for everyone, just like every skincare products may not be suitable for all skin types.
Some individual will have a more sensitive prone skin that will react to certain ingredients in skincare. Therefore, skincare is usually a test and trial to find which product that has ingredients that works with your skin well. Always jot down the ingredients of products that causes your skin to react to it and with a few more test and trial, you might find out which ingredient (or ingredient category) is the culprit to the reaction.
You can also check the ingredient labels and seek advise from your aestheticians or dermatologists about which ingredients are suitable for you.