Rose oil is one of the most expensive oils on the market. That’s because it takes around 22 pounds of rose petals to create just 0.16 oz of rose essential oil. But what an oil it is! This article will divulge exactly what makes rose essential oil so magnificent, so healing, and one of the most sought-after oils today.

How Rose Essential Oil is Made

At rose picking time, seasonal workers congregate on rose farms in various parts of the world. Damask roses are grown in abundance in Bulgaria, Syria, Russia, Uzbekistan, Iran, India, China, Pakistan, France, and a few other places. Rose heads are picked by hand first thing in the morning during a three-to-four-week time window when the petals are just right.

The rose petals are taken to the distillery and placed into large copper stills, and water is added. The still is fired for 60 to 90 minutes. Making a high-quality rose oil is a two-step process. When the water vaporizes, rose oil is collected from condensing apparatus and this comprises about 20% of the final product. Secondly, the water which condenses along with the oil is drained off and distilled again which is necessary to get the water-soluble fractions of the rose oil.

Known as cohobation, the resulting oil makes up 80% of the final oil. The two are then combined and this results in medicinal grade rose essential oil, sometimes called rose otto or attar of roses.

Other rose-derived products include rose absolute in which the rose petals are mixed with chemicals (solvent extraction) like hexane and ethanol. Rose water is created from the hydrosol portion of the distilled rose oil. These are much less expensive, but also not of a therapeutic quality.

Rose Through the Centuries

Rosa damascena (the latin name for the Damask Rose) has been the symbol of love, beauty, faith and purity since ancient times. Originating in Syria, Iran, Bulgaria, and Turkey, rose essential oil has been utilized for healing since the Dark Ages. The people of Iran refer to Rosa damascena as the “flower of the Prophet Muhammad,” so highly is it regarded there. Avicenna, a 10th century Arab physician, first distilled rose oil and wrote a book about its healing attributes. In Elizabethan England, rose was used as a food flavoring and indeed many dishes in the Middle East still contain rose water for flavoring.

Medicinal Uses for Rose Essential Oil

Rose oil is used for a great many conditions − clearing congestion, soothing inflammation, strengthening digestion, nerve calming, pain relief, and assisting with depression. It has been said to have a balancing effect on female hormones. It helps to regulate the menstrual cycle, ease menstrual cramps, help with premenstrual tension, as well as easing menopause symptoms.

Rose soothes and comforts the itching and burning of eczema and psoriasis and other dermatitis problems due to its anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. It is wonderful as a skin tonic for scarring, wrinkles, broken capillaries, and acne. Rose helps to restore the moisture balance of skin, so is very helpful for mature, dry or damaged skin. Sensitive and normal skin can benefit from rose too.

The Healing Phytochemicals in Rose Oil

The key phytochemicals (plant based natural chemicals) in rose essential oil are citronellol (34-44%) and geraniol (12-28%). These two components are largely responsible for the pharmacological activities of rose. Other minor phytochemicals include nerol, nonadecane, phenyl ethyl alcohol, and a few others. The phytochemical content of rose varies depending upon where in the world the plant is grown and even the time of year that the petals are harvested.

Research into the Healing Benefits of Rose Oil

Much of the most recent research on rose essential oil comes from Iran, where the plant is much revered for its healing properties. Research confirms that rose oil has antioxidant, antimicrobial, anti-fungal, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, anti-diabetic, and antidepressant properties.

Acne – A 2010 study reported in the journal Molecules found that Rosa damascena (along with a few other essential oils) had potent activity against Propionibacterium acne bacteria which cause acne.

Antimicrobial, Anti-fungal – A multitude of studies have clearly shown that Rosa damascena has potent antimicrobial and antifungal activity. One of the most exciting studies, reported in 2010 in the journal Molecules, found that it was active against Salmonella typhimurium and Bacillus cereus. The study also found it to be active against Candida albicans and MRSA, Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, a particularly virulent strain of bacteria that is overcoming most modern antibiotic drugs.

Antiviral A 1996 British study reported in Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications reported that extracts from Rosa damascena had moderate anti-HIV activity.

Anti-cancer 1997 American research reported in the journal Lipids found that geraniol (one of the phytochemicals in rose oil) inhibited the growth of pancreatic tumor cells.

One of the researchers in that 1997 study was part of subsequent research reported in 2007 in the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics which elucidated exactly how geraniol worked against malignant pancreatic cells.

A French study reported in 2001 in the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics found that geraniol inhibited the growth of human colon cancer cells.

2011 Iranian research published in Avicenna Journal of Phytomedicine found Rosa damascena to have toxic effects against cervical cancer cells. Researchers stated it could be “a promising chemotherapeutic agent in cancer treatment in future.”

A study reported in 2013 in Gastroenterology and Hepatology From Bed to Bench, again from Iranian researchers, found that rose oil in small quantities had anticancer effects against human colon cancer cells. In high quantities, however, it had the opposite effect! Thus disproving the old adage that more is better.

2014 Indian research reported in the Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine found that Rosa damascena petals, combined with biocompatible silver nanoparticles, had potent activity against human lung adenocarcinoma cells.

Antidepressant, Relaxant A 2015 review of research on Rosa damascena published in the Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine discussed several studies which found that rose extracts had an antidepressant effect in animals.

Does it work for humans? It appears so. A small 2012 American research study reported in Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice followed a group of 28 women suffering from postnatal depression. The women were separated into two groups. One group was treated with 15-minute aromatherapy sessions of a 2% solution of rose and lavender essential oil twice per week for four weeks. The control group used inhalation only. Researchers discovered that the women in the aromatherapy group experienced not only a significant decrease in postnatal depression, they also reported improvement in general anxiety.

Japanese research reported in Complementary Therapies In Medicine in 2014 found rose oil to have relaxing benefits for 20 university students who took part in the study.

Pain Relief – A 2016 Iranian study published in the Journal of Evidence Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine showed that rose oil was effective for pregnant women with low back pain. The study was a randomized, controlled clinical trial conducted on 120 women with low back pain related to pregnancy. Patients were put into one of three groups. One group received topical rose oil in a carrier of almond oil, one group received a placebo (carrier oil only), and one group received no intervention. All groups were followed for 4 weeks. The group receiving the rose oil had “significant decrease in pain intensity” and functional ability compared with the other two groups. Researchers noted “Rose oil reduced pregnancy-related low back pain intensity without any significant adverse effect.”

A 2016 study reported in Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research on 50 patients with second-and third-degree burns found that simple inhalation of rose oil significantly eased pain intensity for the burns patients, compared with placebo.

A 2016 Turkish research study appearing in Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice on 100 patients with dysmenorrhea (painful menstrual cramps) found that rose essential oil to be beneficial for pain relief.

Surgical Adhesions – An animal study reported in May 2016 in the journal Wounds – A Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice had some interesting results. They found that for rats undergoing laparotomy surgery, an application of 1% rose oil in an ethanol base resulted in “a remarkable decrease of intra-abdominal adhesions after laparotomy in rats.” Researchers noted that a 5% solution of rose oil and ethanol resulted in the death of the rats, so again, less is more. Heavily diluting rose oil is recommended by most aromatherapists. And one can’t help but wonder whether the ethanol (an alcohol) had a role to play in the death of the rats.

Neuroprotective An interesting Japanese study published in Evidence Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine in 2015 examined the pharmacological effects of several different essential oils, including rose oil. Researchers evaluated the effects of these essential oils on certain nerve cells damaged by hydrogen peroxide, aluminum, zinc, or tamoxifen. Hydrogen peroxide-induced neuronal death was “attenuated” by rose (and a few others) and rose was found to have protective effects against zinc-induced neurotoxicity. This is important because excess zinc secreted during times of ischemia (an inadequate blood supply to an organ or part of the body) causes neuronal death and plays a central role in the onset of vascular-type senile dementia.

How to Make Your Own Rose Water

While creating your own rose essential oil might be an expensive and laborious process (and best left to the experts), you can make your own rose water with some simple household supplies. You will need about 1 to 1-1/2 cups of fresh rose petals (make sure they haven’t been sprayed with pesticides), 3 cups (700 ml) filtered water, a large pan with a lid, some cheesecloth or a nut bag, a large glass measuring cup with a pour spout, and a clean, dark glass bottle (about 500 ml capacity as some of the water will evaporate.)

Place the rose petals into the pan. Pour the filtered water on top of the rose petals, cover, and bring to a boil. Then immediately reduce the heat to the lowest setting − but still allow water to simmer gently. Check after about 5 minutes − you just want to simmer the petals until the color of the petals fade, somewhere between 5-10 minutes.

Remove lid from pan and cool mixture to room temperature. Place the cheesecloth or nut bag over the glass measuring cup and strain the liquid into the glass measuring cup. Then pour the rose water into the dark glass bottle you wish to use. This will not have a long shelf life, so must be stored in the refrigerator. It should keep for several weeks if chilled, but only for a week or so unrefrigerated.

Uses for your rose water: As a light, summery perfume, for homemade body products like shampoo, makeup remover, hair treatments, after shave. Great for misting your bed sheets before you climb in, to lift the mood, and for flavoring foods (think Turkish delight, gelato, herbal teas). Enjoy!

Some Final Notes on Rose Essential Oil

If you wish to use rose essential oil therapeutically, please carefully source your oil. It is important that your rose oil supplier knows how to properly distill rose, without the use of chemical solvents. Only buy from a trusted source who uses organic farming methods for their roses. 

Rose essential oil is extremely condensed. Practice caution when using rose oil on or near the face. Never apply essential oils anywhere near the eyes and never into the ear canal (outside is fine). Dilute with an organic carrier oil if you have sensitive skin.

If rose essential oil is out of your budget, consider geranium essential oil which has many similar benefits. A combination of rose and geranium oil is also an excellent alternative to pure rose oil.

Oryza sativa (rice) bran extract helps to soften skin. It is a rich source of over 100 antioxidant compounds, including vitamin E, ferulic acid, and oryzanol. The bran also contains moisturizing polysaccharides, omega-3 fatty acids, and micronutrients like calcium, selenium, phosphorus, iron, and zinc.

Rich in antioxidants and packed with Vitamins B and E, Rice Bran Oil is quickly becoming a major player in the world of skin care. Rice bran has been used for centuries in Japan as a key ingredient in cleansers, masks, toners, and bathing powders to keep skin smooth and supple. The versatile, gentle oil extracted from rice bran effectively reduces signs of aging while soothing, hydrating, and protecting the skin. Gamma-oryzanol, a unique, very rare component, particularly helps promote circulation to effectively even skin tone.

Rice Bran Oil (Oryza sativa) is derived from the hard, outer layer of rice—the bran. Bran, a byproduct of rice milling, is the layer that lies under the chaff, or husk. (Removing this nutrient-rich bran allows for the transformation of brown rice into white rice.) After being harvested, the bran is either pressed by hand or cold pressed through machinery to obtain the oil.

The main benefit of rice bran oil to the skin is its wonderful deep-moisturizing capability. This is due to its combination of vitamin E and fatty acids, which go deep into skin to hydrate. It’s recommended as an alternative to the popular lanolin, so keep plenty of skin cream with rice bran oil around for those cold, harsh winter months.

With all its natural components, rice bran oil is considered an anti-aging secret in Japan. It’s actually a high compliment to tell a Japanese woman that she is a “rice bran beauty.” The natural vitamin E plus vitamin B help firm and tighten your look, maintaining hydration, which helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Rice bran oil also contains “squalane” which is known to help your skin look younger and fresher. Squalene is a component that easily penetrates the skin, keeping it moisturized and minimizing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. It also aids in cell regeneration, which keeps your skin youthful. 

The benefits don’t stop there! Rice bran oil has a slight ability to brighten the look of your skin, helping to reduce the appearance of dark spots and smooth skin tone. Antioxidants like beta-carotene and lycopene protect from environmental stressors, and enzymes like CoQ10 provide active components that help it maintain its youthful glow.

Rice Bran Oil contains Vitamin B1/Thiamine, Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid), and Vitamin B6, all known for their antioxidant properties. Antioxidants help to lessen the aging effects of free radicals, which are produced by natural body processes and environmental pollution. 

Additionally, Vitamin B has a soothing effect on the skin and can help treat skin conditions like rosacea, hyperpigmentation, and eczema. It also helps the skin retain moisture, keeping it hydrated for longer.

Vitamin E is a famous skincare ingredient that’s also found in Rice Bran Oil. Like Vitamin B, it’s anti-inflammatory and an antioxidant with anti-aging properties. You’ll find it used in sun protection and after-sun products to reduce skin wrinkling caused by UV – hydrates and alleviate skin redness and irritation. Overall, Vitamin E ensures a healthy, youthful, and radiant complexion.

Essential fatty acids are an integral part of the skin. They’re the building blocks of cell membranes and help them to maintain a firm but flexible structure. Fat acids also ensure the skin’s barrier is well protected and that the skin retains enough moisture. 

Rice Bran Oil contains linoleic and oleic fatty acids, which are polyunsaturated fats that keep the skin youthful by maintaining the oil barrier. Linoleic acid is also known as Vitamin F, and it’s an omega-6 fatty acid that helps prevent skin damage from UV rays and free radicals. Its anti-inflammatory properties also help treat skin inflammation. Overall fatty acids provide comprehensive skin benefits, which can also be experienced by consuming them.

Here are the top 4 reasons to add Rice Bran Oil to your skin care routine:

  • Helps Keep the Skin Smooth and Youthful. Rice Bran Oil is a rich source of powerful antioxidants that help neutralize free radicals known to accelerate the effects of aging. Additionally, it helps lock in moisture into the skin, so it remains soft and smooth.
  • Helps Treat Hyperpigmentation. Damage from UV rays can cause hyperpigmentation. Fortunately, Rice Bran Oil has light-protective properties that block UV rays from being absorbed by the skin, which reduces dark spots. It can also be used to help treat an uneven skin tone.
  • Helps Treat Skin Conditions. Some compounds found in Rice Bran Oil have anti-inflammatory compounds that help to reduce irritation of the skin linked to conditions like acne and eczema.
  • Helps Strengthen the Skin Barrier. Your skin’s protective barrier is made up of fatty acids that protect the skin and help it retain moisture.

That’s why we made sure to use Rice Bran Oil in the CHARLÍS Breath of Life Oxygen Face Serum. This serum gives your skin the “breath of life” it deserves! Other superstar ingredients include:

APPLE STEM CELL: Studies show that apple stem cells boost production of human stem cells, protect the cell from stress, and decrease wrinkles.

ORGANIC CALENDULA OFFICINALIS FLOWER EXTRACT: Calendula Extract prevents aging in two different ways: It promotes skin tightness, which reduces day-to-day damage, and it also increases hydration within the skin, which is one of the main ways to prevent signs of aging.

UBIQUINONE: Ubiquinone is also (and perhaps more popularly) known as coenzyme Q10 or CoQ10. Applied to skin, it can have antioxidant benefits due to its energizing effect on factors in skin that tend to slow down with age and cumulative sun exposure.

ORGANIC CITRUS PARADISI PEEL OIL: Extracted from the peel of the grapefruit, this oil contains naturally occurring alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) that help promote smoother, younger looking skin by increasing the rate of cell renewal. It also contains astringent and tightening properties, and due to potent antibacterial and antimicrobial effects, it’s the perfect ingredient to treat and protect acne-prone skin.

The essential oil from the rind of the orange, this oil has demonstrated antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, skin lightening, and anti-microbial properties and can be beneficial in skin care formulations. Hesperidin has also been shown to offer skin protection against UVA-induced damage of fibroblasts and collagen.

Oranges are the most produced citrus fruit on the planet, with around 50% of all citrus fruits produced being an orange or related to an orange such as a clementine or mandarin. This means orange essential oil is one of the most readily available on the planet.

Orange peel oil is also one of nature’s most potent antidepressants in aromatherapy. The mood-enhancing smell of sweet orange eases stress and anxiety to leave you calm and in control.

But the sweet smell and aromatherapy benefits are just an added bonus – orange peel oil offers a myriad of benefits when it comes to skincare. Here are some of the top ways orange peel oil can help keep your skin healthy and vibrant:

1 | Fights Acne

The antibacterial, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties of orange essential oil help to effectively treat acne and pimples. Using sweet orange oil for skin breakouts is highly recommended as a little oil provides soothing relief to red, painful skin eruptions naturally. Adding orange oil to any homemade face pack will not only help to heal acne but will also restrict the cause of its formation. For overnight acne treatment, you can simply mix a drop or two of orange essential oil with a teaspoon of aloe vera gel and dab a thick layer of the mixture on your acne or apply it to your acne-prone area.

2 | Controls Oily Skin

Due to the boosting properties of orange oil, it acts as a tonic and ensures that particular organs and glands secrete the appropriate amounts of hormones and enzymes. This is specifically significant in respect to the production of sebum. Overproduction of sebum by the sebaceous glands leads to oily skin and greasy scalp. Orange oil helps to reduce the secretion of excess sebum and maintains your skin’s natural oil balance. Prepare a quick orange facial toner for everyday use by adding 5-6 drops of orange essential oil to a cup of distilled water. Shake well and use this solution evenly on your clean face. Follow it up with a water-based moisturizer to get rid of oily skin.

3. Minimizes the Appearance of Blemishes

The use of sweet orange oil for skin pigmentation is highly beneficial as the oil is a rich source of vitamin C. It acts as a natural means to treat scars, blemishes and dark spots so that you get clear, even-toned skin without the use of chemical compounds. Prepare an easy face mask with honey and orange essential oil to reduce suntan and hyperpigmentation. Also, you can use homemade orange oil scrub to get rid of damaged skin cells and add a healthy glow to your skin. With continuous use, you will notice that your dark spots and blemishes have gradually faded, improving the overall texture of your skin.

4. Promotes Healthy Aging

Orange essential oil is perhaps one of the most effective remedies when it comes to treating the symptoms of premature skin ageing. With age, your skin tries to lose elasticity that makes way for wrinkles and fine lines. The abundance of antioxidant compounds in orange oil prevents and reduces signs of aging by fighting off free radicals and boosting collagen production. Rather than opting for expensive anti-ageing skin treatments, use orange oil face masks twice a week to improve skin cell regeneration and reduce the appearance of sunspots and age spots. This will not only help you to achieve a youthful skin but also provide hydration to your skin cells.

5. Improves Blood Flow

Massaging your skin with diluted sweet orange helps to promote blood flow. Proper blood circulation delivers essential nutrients to your skin cells that keep them active and healthy. As a result, your skin feels rejuvenated and fresh for a longer period of time as well as protects itself from radical damage. Using orange oil on the skin acts as a circulation booster that facilitates the growth of skin cells by replacing old, damaged cells with new ones. Moreover, due to the presence of monoterpenes, the use of orange oil for skin cancer prevention is highly acknowledged all around the globe.

6. Reduces Pores

Large open pores on your face are a sign of unhealthy skin and can make way for various skin problems like blackheads and acne. There are a number of home remedies to minimize enlarged pores but very few provide long term results. The astringent properties in the orange essential oil help to naturally shrink your skin pores and restore your skin’s suppleness and elasticity. A decrease in the appearance of enlarged pores will tighten your skin and improve your complexion. Prepare a DIY facial toner with orange oil to get rid of open pores permanently and say goodbye to dull, aged skin.

That’s why we made sure to use organic orange peel oil in the CHARLÍS Daily Facial Cleanser. This amazing cleanser offers all the benefits of orange peel oil to improve the resilience of your skin. Other powerhouse ingredients in the CHARLÍS Daily Facial Cleanser include: 

ALOE VERA: Rich in safflower seed oil and vitamin E and linoleic acid (an essential fatty acid for moisture locking), these tiny oil droplets work both as natural emulsifiers as well as slow- time-released delivery systems, giving the skin long-lasting moisture to maintain the hydration of the skin.

OAT BETA GLUCAN: Oat Beta Glucan is an all-natural, effective, safe and incredibly moisturizing ingredient that boasts a long list of benefits, including healing and hydrating your skin. It can help create an active, glowing appearance.

ORGANIC CITRUS PARADISI PEEL OIL: Extracted from the peel of the grapefruit, this oil contains naturally occurring alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) that help promote smoother, younger looking skin by increasing the rate of cell renewal. It also contains astringent and tightening properties, and due to potent antibacterial and antimicrobial effects, it’s the perfect ingredient to treat and protect acne-prone skin.

CANADIAN WILLOWHERB: This plant has natural anti-inflammatory properties, perfect to soothe irritated skin, making this a great face cleanser for sensitive skin. Willowherb is also an antioxidant that can help prevent cell damage by protecting them from free radicals.

 

Produced from the Argan tree (Argania spinosa) and found primarily in Morocco, this oil offers anti-aging benefits, improved skin elasticity, antioxidant protection (via tocopherols), improved hydration, as well as helping with inflammation.

For those of us who can clearly remember beauty products before the start of the millennium, argan oil still has that new, buzzword feel. Not a particularly well-known ingredient before the turn of the century, the Moroccan botanical import has become ubiquitous in the beauty industry, playing both starring and supporting roles in skin care, hair care, and even makeup. And for good reason.

It’s a rare oil that is high in both oleic (omega 9) and linoleic (omega 6) essential fatty acids, both of which aid acne-prone skin, which studies show is usually deficient in linoleic acid in the sebum.

Depending on its sourcing, argan oil contains about 35–40 percent linoleic acid and 42–48 percent oleic acid. While linoleic acid will reduce inflammation and acne, and increase skin moisture, oleic acid can improve the skin’s permeability and assist other ingredients penetrate the skin more easily.

Produced from the kernels of the argan tree (Argania spinosa L.), this plant oil is exclusive to Morocco, but historically argan oil use was not. People throughout the world have taken advantage of the many argan oil benefits to help treat skin infections, bug bites and skin rashes. Today, it’s used by men and women who are seeking an effective, all-natural moisturizer for skin and hair.

Wondering why Moroccan argan oil is so beneficial for your hair and skin? Simply look at its compounds — it contains:

  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin E
  • Antioxidants
  • Omega-6 fatty acids
  • Linoleic acid

Here are just a few of the amazing skin benefits of argan oil:

Argan Oil Adds Moisture

Argan oil provides a major boost of hydration to the skin, thanks to its high quantities of vitamin E. “Vitamin E also helps strengthen the skin’s barrier so it’s able retain more hydration,” says West Hollywood-based celebrity esthetician and founder of SkinLab, Joshua Ross. To help seal in hydration, he recommends applying a few drops of 100 percent pure argan oil to your daily moisturizer.

Argan Oil Reduce Wrinkles

Because it’s so nourishing, argan oil may also help your skin appear more youthful. When we talk about thinning of the skin as we get older, we lose both collagen (the building blocks of skin) and the elasticity (the skin’s ability to snap back after being stretched), which leads to tissue paper-like wrinkling of the skin. When used topically, argan oil has been found to improve elasticity of the skin in postmenopausal women.

Argan Oil Reduces Blemishes

If you suffer from hyperpigmentation, or brown spots on the skin caused by hormones, aging, or years of sun exposure, argan oil may help improve and brighten your skin tone. Argan oil contains tocopherols (vitamin E compounds) that can inhibit the production of excess pigment from melasma or scars. Animal studies also suggest that it may even help speed healing from burn scars, she adds.

Argan Oil Cleanses Skin

If you’re battling oily, acne-prone skin, adding even more oil is probably not your first plan of action. However, it may help more than you think. “A small study showed that topical application of argan oil twice daily for four weeks was associated with reduced sebum (aka oil) and a less shiny complexion. This means that it could potentially help to reduce clogged pores and acne.

Argan oil is also an outstanding source of essential vitamins and minerals that can improve your overall health. From antioxidants to anti-inflammatory properties, this oil is a requisite part of any skin care routine. Here are a few of the health benefits of argan oil:

Rich in Antioxidants

Argan oil is rich in antioxidants that help protect against environmental damage, like polyphenols and vitamin E. This vitamin is well loved in skincare for its anti-aging and skin softening properties. Both help scavenge free radicals, helping to maintain skin’s youthfulness. 

Rich in Fatty Acids

AO is extremely rich in fatty acids, with about 95% of it consisting of fatty acids. These offer moisture and nourishment to the skin. 

Anti-Inflammatory

Another benefit of fatty acids like oleic and linoleic acids is that they’re also anti-inflammatory. Not only does this make it an option to soothe irritated skin, but, due to these anti-inflammatory properties, it has also been considered for acne as it is considered non-comedogenic and won’t leave the skin feeling greasy. 

That’s why we use organic argan oil in the CHARLÍS Revitalizing Daily Moisturizer. This amazing moisturizer enhances surface texture and skin clarity and restores your skin’s natural moisture barrier. Other superstar ingredients include:

CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS OLEOSOMES: Rich in safflower seed oil and vitamin E and linoleic acid (an essential fatty acid for moisture locking), these tiny oil droplets work both as natural emulsifiers as well as slow- time-released delivery systems, giving the skin long-lasting moisture to maintain the hydration of the skin.

ORGANIC THEOBROMA GRANDIFLORUM SEED BUTTERS: Cold pressed from the fruit seeds of a tree growing in the Brazilian Amazonia, this butter is an excellent vegan alternative to animal-derived Lanolin. It is prized for its rich content of phytosterols (to benefit dry, damaged skin), polyphenols (to combat free radicals in the skin), and fatty acids (to moisturize the skin).

ORGANIC CITRUS PARADISI PEEL OIL: Extracted from the peel of the grapefruit, this oil contains naturally occurring alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) that help promote smoother, younger looking skin by increasing the rate of cell renewal. It also contains astringent and tightening properties, and due to potent antibacterial and antimicrobial effects, it’s the perfect ingredient to treat and protect acne-prone skin.

ORGANIC PERILLA OCYMOIDES SEED OIL: A member of the mint family and native to Eastern Asia, this oil is a great source of omega-3 essential fatty acids and is an excellent antioxidant, thus helping to prevent free-radical-induced damage to the skin cells, which can result in premature aging. It is also easily absorbed into the skin and is not greasy.

 

Beauty is more than skin deep. We want you to love your skin, and the CHARLÍS line of luxury skin care products will help you feel confident in your healthy, beautiful, radiant skin. For information on how to order the best skin care products on the market, please visit https://charlis.beauty/.

Extracted from the fruit of a small tree, this sweet-smelling oil is great for toning, cleansing and gently antiseptic. It soothes skin irritations, minimizes the look of scars and other marks on the skin, and also helps even out skin tone by influencing melanin production.

Also known as citrus aurantium bergamia, bergamot oil comes from the peel of the bergamot fruit. Widely grown in Lombardy, Italy, this exotic fruit is actually a type of orange, just with a more lemon-y yellow rind. 

Packed with flavonoids that soothe and calm skin, bergamot essential oil is perfect for nourishing a tired complexion. Not to mention, the lively citrus scent is divine. It’s hard not to fall in love with the intoxicating aroma the moment you smell it.

There are plenty of essential oil enthusiasts who place bergamot oil in their top choices for aromatherapy, as a flavoring in their favorite drink or a key ingredient in their skincare blend. We know it can be hard to pick a favorite, but bergamot oil can give you a lot of reasons to include it in your daily skincare routine. 

But bergamot’s calming scent isn’t the only thing the ingredient is lauded for: It’s got antibacterial and astringent properties, which means it can be used to unclog pores and balance sebum levels. It also works as an anti-inflammatory, which means pimples don’t stand a chance against it. Bergamot can even be effective to spot treat blemishes, acne, and painful cysts and pimples due to its analgesic qualities.

Bergamot can also help revitalize your skin, reducing the signs of premature aging and keeping you looking youthful and vibrant. Packed full of antioxidants, bergamot oil is the ultimate ingredient to keep free radicals (the number one culprit of premature skin aging) at bay.

If you want to heal your skin and reduce the appearance of unsightly blemishes, bergamot oil may be the right choice for you. Whether it’s acne, scars, blemishes or pigmentation, bergamot oil tones and soothes your complexion so you can look and feel your best.

Worried about clogged pores and toxins? Thanks to its antibacterial properties, bergamot oil is a natural cleanser. It’s particularly good for oily skin, helping to unclog pores and balance sebum levels. Environmental toxins can prematurely age your skin. They may contribute to wrinkles, age spots, and uneven color. But bergamot oil can help purge these toxins, helping your skin stay healthy. 

Do you suffer from puffy, inflamed skin? Fear not! In 2012, a study published in the Journal Of Essential Oil Research examined the biological properties, and the cosmetic and medical uses of bergamot oil. In vitro studies concluded that bergamot oil showed significant anti-inflammatory activity. The authors believe this may be related to the presence of citropten and bergapten in the oil. 

The same study provides evidence that bergamot oil shows activity against several Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria as well as fungi and yeasts. It appears that flavonoid extracts of C. bergamia peel possess a strong antimicrobial activity on numerous bacteria and yeasts and this indicates that bergamot oil can potentially be used as a topical treatment for dermatophytosis (fungal infection).

The benefits of bergamot oil on your skin are impeccable, which is why we made sure to include it in the CHARLÍS Nourishing Anti-Aging Toner. This amazing toner hydrates, nourishes, and balances the pH of your skin to reveal softer, smoother skin fully prepped for skincare. Other superstar ingredients include:

ORGANIC ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE: Aloe Barbadensis is another word for Aloe Vera. Aside from being a staple in your mother’s medicine cabinet for sunburned skin, this amazing plant has been used by different civilizations for centuries for a range of skin care, health, and medicinal purposes. It’s a great moisturizer and also helps wound healing and skin regeneration in general.

ALPINE ROSE: Grown on the slopes of the Alps, Alpine Rose (aka Rhododendron) eliminates senescent skin cells, increases skin elasticity, nourishes skin stem cells, and helps reduce and repair damage caused by environmental stressors like UV radiation. Alpine Rose really sets itself apart by its ability to stimulate collagen production. Collagen makes up the foundation of your skin and is responsible for giving you a smooth, youthful complexion.

BUDDLEJA DAVIDII EXTRACT: Commonly called the “butterfly bush,” this fragrant flowering plant has proven a valuable skin care ingredient due to its anti-aging benefits. The fast-growing shrub is shown to help protect skin from photo damage, oxidative stress, and UV radiation.

ORGANIC CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS OIL: The essential oil from the rind of the orange, this oil has demonstrated antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, skin lightening, and anti-microbial properties and can be beneficial in skin care formulations. Hesperidin has also been shown to offer skin protection against UVA-induced damage of fibroblasts and collagen.

Beauty is more than skin deep. We want you to love your skin, and the CHARLÍS line of luxury skin care products will help you feel confident in your healthy, beautiful, radiant skin. For information on how to order the best skin care products on the market, please visit https://charlis.beauty/.

Ubiquinone is also (and perhaps more popularly) known as coenzyme Q10 or CoQ10. Applied to skin, it can have antioxidant benefits due to its energizing effect on factors in skin that tend to slow down with age and cumulative sun exposure.

The hunt for firm skin is fervent, and it’s one of the most sought-out side effects when looking for a good skincare product. Many ingredients claim to increase cell turnover rate and improve skin’s elasticity, but as of late, we’ve been noticing a certain name popping up more and more when it comes to our skin’s firmness: CoQ10. 

But CoQ10 is nothing new. It’s been a hero ingredient in Japanese beauty for years. So, what exactly is it? Coenzyme Q10 is a fat-soluble substance found in almost every tissue in your body. Your body naturally produces a lot of it.

As an antioxidant, Coenzyme Q10 can go around mopping up reactive free radicals before they muck up your cells. Free radicals are generated in normal cell processes and by environmental stressors (UV, pollution), and when they react with parts of your body they’re not meant to, the damage can accumulate and show up as signs of aging.

In aerobic cellular respiration, Coenzyme Q10 is vital in aerobic energy production within the mitochondria of your cells. Your body produces around 95% of its energy this way. “Aerobic” in this context doesn’t just mean walking and exercising, but all of the microscopic oxygen-consuming processes that go on inside your body that you don’t notice.

Coenzyme Q10 was discovered in 1957 and since then, its use has been researched extensively in the areas of cancer and heart disease. Coenzyme Q10’s been mainly found to act as an antioxidant. It’s believed to be involved in preventing both chronological aging (loss of firmness in skin as you get older) and photoaging (wrinkling and drying of skin from excessive sun exposure). Applying coenzyme Q10 on the skin was found to increase antioxidant levels and decrease free radicals in a clinical trial.

It’s also expected that, like other antioxidants, coenzyme Q10 could help prevent the inflammation and wrinkling caused by the radicals formed in your skin after sun exposure. Cultured human skin cells treated with coenzyme Q10 suffered less damage when exposed to UVA and UVB light, and coenzyme Q10 prevented UVA-induced antioxidant decrease in elderly people’s skin.

As you get older, the levels of coenzyme Q10 in your body decreases, with peak levels occurring in your early 20s. It also decreases when you’re stressed or sick. It’s thought that this could lead to sagging skin, wrinkles and loss of firmness and elasticity.

So logically, you could potentially undo this by supplementing your skin with a coenzyme Q10-containing skincare product. And like most other antioxidants, it looks like it mostly acts on the upper layers (epidermis) rather than the deeper layers (dermis), with 10 times as much coenzyme Q10 found in the epidermis.

There aren’t many studies on topical coenzyme Q10 and aging skin, but a couple of trials found that topical 1% and 0.3% coenzyme Q10 cream reduced wrinkles. However, both of these studies were performed over a long period (5-6 months), so coenzyme Q10 may not be ideal for quick results.

While naturally occurring CoQ10 can be digested for energy, it can do a number of things in skincare products too. In terms of skincare, it’s usually in toners, moisturizers, and under-eye creams, helping to even skin tone and reduce the appearance of fine lines.Here are a few examples:

Energizes Cell Activity: “This energy is needed to repair damage and make sure the skin cells are healthy,” says Bullock. “Active skin cells get rid of toxins easily and can make better use of nutrients. When your skin ages, all these processes slow down, causing dull and sallow, wrinkled skin.” CoQ10 can keep your cells active and energized, helping your cells rid themselves of toxins.

Reduces Sun Damage: “The skin is damaged by exposure to the sun’s UV rays, which provides a source of free radicals, which can be damaging to the cells’ DNA,” says Pickens. “The potent antioxidant function of CoQ10 helps it to protect the skin at the molecular level from the damaging effects of the sun and from damage by free radicals.” As Thomas explains, it works by “decreasing the collagen degradation of skin and interdicting the damage caused by photo-aging.”

Evens Skin Tone: CoQ10 works to block tyrosinase, which helps with the production of melanin, which means that CoQ10 can help fade and prevent dark spots.1

Stimulate collagen and elastin production: “CoQ10 supports the body’s ability to produce collagen and elastin,” says Bullock.

Replenishes Skin Cells: More energized skin cells mean healthier skin cells. Adding CoQ10 to your skincare may allow your cells to better utilize other nutrients, leading to healthier skin overall.

Helps Reduce Damage of Free Radicals: Since CoQ10 aids in cell activity, it also means that your cells can be more efficient in flushing out toxins like free radicals and healing the damage they cause.

Helps Soothe Skin: While toxins are being flushed out, your skin is silently thanking you. CoQ10 works to help your cells remove what’s irritating cells and your skin.

This ingredient helps your body produce collagen and elastin, which can reduce the appearance of fine lines. That’s why we use it in our CHARLÍS Breath of Life Oxygen Face Serum. This outstanding serum gives your skin the “breath of life” it needs and deserves!

Other superstar ingredients include:

APPLE STEM CELL: Studies show that apple stem cells boost production of human stem cells, protect the cell from stress, and decrease wrinkles.

ORGANIC CALENDULA OFFICINALIS FLOWER EXTRACT: Calendula Extract prevents aging in two different ways: It promotes skin tightness, which reduces day-to-day damage, and it also increases hydration within the skin, which is one of the main ways to prevent signs of aging.

ORGANIC CITRUS PARADISI PEEL OIL: Extracted from the peel of the grapefruit, this oil contains naturally occurring alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) that help promote smoother, younger looking skin by increasing the rate of cell renewal. It also contains astringent and tightening properties, and due to potent antibacterial and antimicrobial effects, it’s the perfect ingredient to treat and protect acne-prone skin.

ORYZA SATIVA BRAN EXTRACT: Oryza sativa (rice) bran extract helps to soften skin. It is a rich source of over 100 antioxidant compounds, including vitamin E, ferulic acid, and oryzanol. The bran also contains moisturizing polysaccharides, omega-3 fatty acids, and micronutrients like calcium, selenium, phosphorus, iron, and zinc.

 

Beauty is more than skin deep. We want you to love your skin, and the CHARLÍS line of luxury skin care products will help you feel confident in your healthy, beautiful, radiant skin. For information on how to order the best skin care products on the market, please visit https://charlis.beauty/.

Marigold flower extract (also known as Calendula Extract) prevents aging in two different ways: It promotes skin tightness, which reduces day-to-day damage, and it also increases hydration within the skin, which is one of the main ways to prevent signs of aging.

The skin is the largest organ in our body, and it reflects our health and internal balance. However, our busy lifestyles often get in the way of achieving that healthy glowing complexion we all dream of, and instead, we end up with dull and tired-looking skin. 

If this sounds familiar, nature has a solution for you. Marigold flower extract has an extraordinary range of benefits for the skin. Keep reading to discover why marigold flower extract is a popular ingredient in skincare products, and why marigold extract for skin should be included in your daily skincare routine.

Marigold flower extract heals the skin without leaving scars as it activates the production of collagen and glycoproteins. It’s also antiseptic, antibacterial, fungicidal, anti-inflammatory, soothing, protective, repairing and healing.

Marigold is also very moisturizing, nutritious and combined with hyaluronic acid, it has a very effective anti-aging effect. It helps your skin look more luminous, smooth, and hydrated. Marigold flower extract is very rich in vitamin E or tocopherol, carotenes that provide vitamin A and flavonoids that strengthen the skin against external aggressions in addition to having a great antioxidant and anti-aging power.

Marigold is especially indicated for skin with dermatological alterations such as psoriasis or acne and also for cracked lips, hands and feet, not very severe burns, dry lips, very sensitive, delicate, dry skin or skin that has been very exposed to the sun. Marigold flower extract (or oil) is usually applied after depilation or exfoliation as it soothes redness, irritation, inflammation and relaxes.

Here are 6 outstanding skin benefits of marigold flower extract:

1 | Promotes Healing

Due to its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory activity, it helps heal the skin from minor burns and injuries and regenerates new skin cells.

2 | Reduces Inflammation

Many skin ailments are associated with inflammation, and calendula oil promotes healing by reducing inflammation.

3 | Slows the Signs of Aging

The nutrients found in calendula oil may slow premature aging and wrinkles, and it will make your skin glow.

4 | Helps Treat Acne

Inflammation causes acne because of too much sebum. Calendula oil reduces the inflammation, and the antimicrobial agents kill bacteria.

5 | Moisturizes the Skin

Calendula oil hydrates the skin and locks in moisture to reduce dry skin.

6 | Treats Chronic Skin Diseases

The nutrients found in calendula oil gradually decreases the effect of eczema, psoriasis and other chronic skin infections.skin

That’s why we’ve included marigold flower extract in the CHARLÍS Breath of Life Oxygen Face Serum. This serum gives your skin the “breath of life” that it craves and needs! Other superstar ingredients include:

APPLE STEM CELL: Studies show that apple stem cells boost production of human stem cells, protect the cell from stress, and decrease wrinkles.

UBIQUINONE: Ubiquinone is also (and perhaps more popularly) known as coenzyme Q10 or CoQ10. Applied to skin, it can have antioxidant benefits due to its energizing effect on factors in skin that tend to slow down with age and cumulative sun exposure.

ORGANIC CITRUS PARADISI PEEL OIL: Extracted from the peel of the grapefruit, this oil contains naturally occurring alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) that help promote smoother, younger looking skin by increasing the rate of cell renewal. It also contains astringent and tightening properties, and due to potent antibacterial and antimicrobial effects, it’s the perfect ingredient to treat and protect acne-prone skin.

ORYZA SATIVA BRAN EXTRACT: Oryza sativa (rice) bran extract helps to soften skin. It is a rich source of over 100 antioxidant compounds, including vitamin E, ferulic acid, and oryzanol. The bran also contains moisturizing polysaccharides, omega-3 fatty acids, and micronutrients like calcium, selenium, phosphorus, iron, and zinc.

 

Beauty is more than skin deep. We want you to love your skin, and the CHARLÍS line of luxury skin care products will help you feel confident in your healthy, beautiful, radiant skin. For information on how to order the best skin care products on the market, please visit https://charlis.beauty/.

Aloe Barbadensis is another word for Aloe Vera. Aside from being a staple in your mother’s medicine cabinet for sunburned skin, this amazing plant has been used by different civilizations for centuries for a range of skin care, health, and medicinal purposes. It’s a great moisturizer and also helps wound healing and skin regeneration in general.

Aloe Vera gel is typically used when you get a little too much sun and need some relief. However, an expert at Baylor College of Medicine says Aloe Vera has multiple benefits for your skin.

“Aloe Vera has lots of uses,” said Kim Chang, aesthetician with the Baylor Aesthetics Studio. “It contains antioxidants, enzymes, Vitamins A and C, and it is highly anti-inflammatory. It can help treat burns, acne and dry skin.”

Chang added that when it comes to acne, Aloe Vera works best on superficial surface acne rather than cystic or deeper acne.

“The enzymes in it can also help exfoliate the skin to make it smoother, but if you are looking for something stronger, I would recommend using a grainy exfoliator paired with a pure moisturizer,” she said.

Another benefit to Aloe Vera is that it can help with future lines and wrinkles. “One popular question is, can it help get rid of my wrinkles, and the simple answer is no. A big thing to differentiate is that it doesn’t reverse your skin from aging, but helps prevent you from getting deeper wrinkles and lines,” Chang added.

Here are 6 great reasons to use aloe vera in your skincare routine:

1 | Prevents Premature Aging

Aloe Vera gel has vitamin C and E, beta-carotene in abundance. Therefore, it has anti-ageing properties. It also contains antimicrobial properties and is anti-inflammatory. It also helps to eradicate skin blemishes and diminish age lines. Additionally, it helps to increase the production of collagen in the body and skin elasticity.

2 | Combats Infections and Acne

Those who suffer from acne will find respite in Aloe Vera. It helps in gentle cleansing, and its antimicrobial properties treat pimples without causing any damages to the skin. It is an antiseptic that allows protection against bacteria. Aloe Vera contains polysaccharides and gibberellins. These help in the growth of new cells and at the same time, reduce inflammation and redness. It also works as an astringent that reduces the size of pores, flushing out the excess sebum, microbes, and dirt.

3 | Reduces the Appearance of Blemishes

As we already know, Aloe Vera contains powers to boost skin cell reproduction, reduce redness, and fight skin inflammation, it is a natural treatment for stretch marks and acne marks. To treat freckles and lighten age spots, add some lemon juice to the gel mixture. It is one of the perfect home remedies for glowing skin.

4 | Soothes Sunburn

Aloe Vera gel has cooling properties and is anti-inflammatory. Hence, it is one of the most natural remedies for sunburn or burnt skin. Applying this gel helps with a protective layer for the skin, and it also helps to retain moisture. It is rich in antioxidants and minerals that boost the healing process. So now you can maintain your summer skin health using aloe vera.

5 | Moisturizes Skin

Unlike regular, market-bought moisturizers, Aloe Vera gel when used as a moisturizing gel doesn’t leave a greasy film on the face and the skin. In fact, it does just the opposite – it unclogs the pores and softens the skin.

It can be used as an aftershave treatment. This is because the Aloe Vera gel helps to keep the skin hydrated and heals burns by razors and smaller nicks & cuts. It also helps treat dry skin.

6 | Boosts Wound Healing

It is now a known fact that Aloe Vera is highly beneficial for burns, cuts, and other injuries. This is because Aloe Vera boosts the healing of wounds, i.e., reduces the time of healing. This is true especially in the case of 1st degree and 2nd-degree burns. It’s a great skin burn treatment. It also helps to speed up skin cell reproduction as much as eight times. Aloe Vera is also known to penetrate the epidermis, i.e., the outer layer of the skin faster than water.

That’s why we included aloe vera in the CHARLÍS Restorative Anti-Aging Overnight Serum. This amazing serum literally nourishes your skin as you sleep. Combined with the many benefits of aloe vera, it’s a veritable must-have for any skincare routine. 

Other superstar ingredients include:

PYRUS MALUS FRUIT EXTRACT: Pyrus malus (apple) fruit extract is a species of apple; the pectin derived from it is used as a thickener in cosmetics and the fruit is a tremendous source of polyphenolic antioxidants, which lets it ably scavenge multiple types of free radicals before they damage skin.

ORGANIC CITRUS PARADISI PEEL OIL: Extracted from the peel of the grapefruit, this oil contains naturally occurring alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) that help promote smoother, younger looking skin by increasing the rate of cell renewal. It also contains astringent and tightening properties, and due to potent antibacterial and antimicrobial effects, it’s the perfect ingredient to treat and protect acne-prone skin.

ORGANIC CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS OIL: The essential oil from the rind of the orange, this oil has demonstrated antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, skin lightening, and anti-microbial properties and can be beneficial in skin care formulations. Hesperidin has also been shown to offer skin protection against UVA-induced damage of fibroblasts and collagen.

SODIUM HYALURONATE: Sodium hyaluronate has incredible hydrating benefits that address a number of skin concerns caused by a lack of moisture in the skin. It combats dryness, repairs a compromised moisture barrier, improves signs of aging, and leaves a non-greasy glow.

 

Beauty is more than skin deep. We want you to love your skin, and the CHARLÍS line of luxury skin care products will help you feel confident in your healthy, beautiful, radiant skin. For information on how to order the best skin care products on the market, please visit https://charlis.beauty/.

Rich in safflower seed oil and vitamin E and linoleic acid (an essential fatty acid for moisture locking), these tiny oil droplets work both as natural emulsifiers as well as slow- time-released delivery systems, giving the skin long-lasting moisture to maintain the hydration of the skin.

You may see the name Carthamus tinctorius on cosmetic product labels and wonder what ingredient it represents. The common name for this botanical is safflower seed oil, and it is used fairly widely in food and supplements, and it also has a long history in cosmetic formulations. The plant goes back as far as the time of Egyptian pharaohs and has been referenced in many Greek documents.

In the 1880s, it was known as carthamine, and today it is a major crop in India, and has many agricultural and commercial applications. In the United States it grows in the western part of the country (California produces about 50% of the plant) and it is also grown in western Canada. 

Despite its long history, people didn’t start pressing safflower seeds for oil until 1925, and it became popular in the 1960s as many of the benefits of the oil and the plant were discovered.

The oil pressed from the safflower seeds is very high in vitamin E, which offers many health benefits. In addition to vitamin E, safflower oil also contains omega-6 fatty acids. The seed oil is low in saturated fat, making it a healthy choice for cooking as well as skin.

Vitamin E is recognized as a potent antioxidant and a great line of defense against free radicals, which are molecules that tend to attack collagen and help to prematurely age the skin. When the skin is expose to excessive UV radiation from sunlight, the body produces free radicals. The free radicals attack the skin at the cellular level, damaging the mitochondria within the cell and causing a loss of elasticity. This is a significant contributor to fine lines, wrinkles and the appearance of aging skin.

Because of its antioxidant properties, safflower oil has many benefits for the skin and is used in cosmetic products that are created to help reverse the damage done by free radicals. This includes rough skin, age spots, and skin irritations.

Research also shows that safflower oil works to reduce skin inflammation and plays a significant role in wound healing. Wound healing is a combination of various functions within the body that includes cellular, molecular, and other mechanisms.

Once an injury to the skin occurs, the body begins to create a wound matrix, which is an immune response that helps break down the tissue where the wound happened. Then the process of wound repair begins, allowing new cells to form and move to the wound area. The topical application of oils like safflower oil and its vitamin E component helps to expedite this process.

During your 20s and 30s, skin is radiant and glowing, with minimal dry patches and very few fine lines and wrinkles. Unlike heavy options like lanolin and mineral oil can irritate the skin and clog pores, whereas safflower oil soothes the skin.

Safflower oil acts the same way a lubricant does, forming a barrier, which prevents water from escaping. Because it helps skin retain water, it leaves the skin radiant, soft, and smooth. Safflower oil also helps to enhance the texture and tone of the skin.

Another benefit of safflower oil is that it has a comedogenic rating of 0! This means it has practically zero chance of clogging your skin pores. Plus, it has a much lower percentage of oleic acid than other oils, like sunflower oil, for example. Thanks to its high level of linoleic acid, it’s excellent for helping to balance the sebum levels in the skin. And with its light, non-greasy consistency, safflower oil is absorbed quickly into the skin, making it an excellent moisturizing facial oil suitable for all skin types.

That’s why we use safflower seed oil in the CHARLÍS Revitalizing Daily Moisturizer. This amazing moisturizer enhances surface texture and skin clarity while restoring your skin’s natural moisture barrier. Other superstar ingredients include:

ORGANIC ARGANIA SPINOSA KERNEL OIL: Produced from the Argan tree (Argania spinosa), found primarily in Morocco, this oil offers anti-aging benefits, improved skin elasticity, antioxidant protection (via tocopherols), improved hydration, as well as helping with inflammation

ORGANIC THEOBROMA GRANDIFLORUM SEED BUTTERS: Cold pressed from the fruit seeds of a tree growing in the Brazilian Amazonia, this butter is an excellent vegan alternative to animal-derived Lanolin. It is prized for its rich content of phytosterols (to benefit dry, damaged skin), polyphenols (to combat free radicals in the skin), and fatty acids (to moisturize the skin).

ORGANIC CITRUS PARADISI PEEL OIL: Extracted from the peel of the grapefruit, this oil contains naturally occurring alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) that help promote smoother, younger looking skin by increasing the rate of cell renewal. It also contains astringent and tightening properties, and due to potent antibacterial and antimicrobial effects, it’s the perfect ingredient to treat and protect acne-prone skin.

ORGANIC PERILLA OCYMOIDES SEED OIL: A member of the mint family and native to Eastern Asia, this oil is a great source of omega-3 essential fatty acids and is an excellent antioxidant, thus helping to prevent free-radical-induced damage to the skin cells, which can result in premature aging. It is also easily absorbed into the skin and is not greasy.

 

Beauty is more than skin deep. We want you to love your skin, and the CHARLÍS line of luxury skin care products will help you feel confident in your healthy, beautiful, radiant skin. For information on how to order the best skin care products on the market, please visit https://charlis.beauty/.

A member of the mint family and native to Eastern Asia, wild sesame seed oil (also known as Perilla ocymoides seed oil) is a great source of omega-3 essential fatty acids and is an excellent antioxidant, thus helping to prevent free-radical-induced damage to the skin cells, which can result in premature aging. It is also easily absorbed into the skin and is not greasy.

Sesame seed oil is one of the most popular cooking oils because of its hearty taste, but its health benefits aren’t often discussed. In addition to all the goodness you get by ingesting the stuff, using sesame seed oil for skin should lead to some pleasant complexion surprises. The versatility of the oil can range from flavoring your favorite salad, whipping up an impressive fried rice, and of course, providing healthy, smooth skin and hair.

Sesame oil has powerful anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal properties. Brimming with anti-inflammatory compounds makes it ideal to be used without any carrier oil. Being a thick and sticky oil, sesame oil has the ability to penetrate deeply into the pores producing a detoxifying effect leaving skin feeling warm and fresh. Applied directly over the skin, the molecules of sesame oil attract oil-soluble toxins that can be washed away. These properties make it ideal to be used for skin conditions like eczema. It can also be helpful in reducing existing acne and pimples and can prevent breakouts and blackheads due to its antibacterial and antifungal properties. 

In addition to this, sesame oil helps repair damaged skin cells. The presence of fatty acids like oleic, palmitic, stearic, and linoleic acid, makes it an ideal moisturizer, keeping skin supple and soft. High in both Vitamins A & E, which are essential nutrients for healing and skin cell repair, sesame oil is great for reducing wrinkles, fine lines, and enlarged pores. This powerful oil also contains antioxidants and sesamol, both of which fight free radicals which are the primary case of aging and skin damage. 

It also works by improving skin circulation, prevents oxidation of skin cells and improves skin rejuvenation. These properties also make sesame oil also works as a natural sunscreen. The presence of antioxidants prevents environmental particles from oxidizing skill cells ensuring no sun damage and healthy skin.  Choked full of minerals like zinc, copper, calcium, magnesium, and manganese, sesame oil can repair scar tissue, heal the skin and regenerate new skin cells. 

Here are just a few of the benefits of sesame seed oil for skincare:

1 | Natural Sunscreen

The natural antioxidant and sesamol in sesame seed oil neutralizes the harmful oxidizing effects of UV sun rays and free radicals. You can also use it to treat sunburns.

2 | Exfoliator and Skin Brightener

Natural properties of sesame seed oil remove the dirt, oil, and bacteria from the skin leaving behind a naturally glowing, soft, and supple looking skin.

3 | Anti-Acne Weapon

Sesame seed oil has excellent antibacterial properties, which helps to get rid of acne, pimples, blackheads, and whiteheads.

4 | Repairs Skin Damage

Sesame seed oil improves skin circulation and rejuvenation thus promoting the quick recovery of damaged cells. Minerals like zinc, copper, calcium, magnesium, and manganese in til oil can repair scar tissue and regenerate new skin cells.

5 | Moisturizer and Skin Detoxifier

Sesame seed oil repairs the damaged skin cells, and the presence of fatty acids and vitamins reduce wrinkles, fine lines and enlarged pores. Polyphenols in the sesame seeds prevent the skin from getting the oily shine and restore the natural barrier balance.

When it comes to reducing the signs of aging, you can’t do better than wild sesame seed oil. This naturally derived oil helps repair and regenerate damaged skin for a vibrant, youthful glow. That’s why we made sure to use wild sesame seed oil in the CHARLÍS Revitalizing Daily Moisturizer.

This amazing moisturizer enhances surface texture and skin clarity and restores your skin’s natural moisture barrier. Other superstar ingredients include:

CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS OLEOSOMES: Rich in safflower seed oil and vitamin E and linoleic acid (an essential fatty acid for moisture locking), these tiny oil droplets work both as natural emulsifiers as well as slow- time-released delivery systems, giving the skin long-lasting moisture to maintain the hydration of the skin.

ORGANIC ARGANIA SPINOSA KERNEL OIL: Produced from the Argan tree (Argania spinosa), found primarily in Morocco, this oil offers anti-aging benefits, improved skin elasticity, antioxidant protection (via tocopherols), improved hydration, as well as helping with inflammation

ORGANIC THEOBROMA GRANDIFLORUM SEED BUTTERS: Cold pressed from the fruit seeds of a tree growing in the Brazilian Amazonia, this butter is an excellent vegan alternative to animal-derived Lanolin. It is prized for its rich content of phytosterols (to benefit dry, damaged skin), polyphenols (to combat free radicals in the skin), and fatty acids (to moisturize the skin).

ORGANIC CITRUS PARADISI PEEL OIL: Extracted from the peel of the grapefruit, this oil contains naturally occurring alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) that help promote smoother, younger looking skin by increasing the rate of cell renewal. It also contains astringent and tightening properties, and due to potent antibacterial and antimicrobial effects, it’s the perfect ingredient to treat and protect acne-prone skin.


Beauty is more than skin deep. We want you to love your skin, and the CHARLÍS line of luxury skin care products will help you feel confident in your healthy, beautiful, radiant skin. For information on how to order the best skin care products on the market, please visit https://charlis.beauty/.