Sunflowers are native to the Americas and were domesticated around 1,000 B.C. The oil is obtained from the seed of the sunflower. Its properties are moisturizing vitamins that make it an excellent nutrition for the skin. A rich blend of glycerides and fatty acids also will moisturize and help to keep it soft and smooth.
Native to the area from Macaronesia east through the Mediterranean region to Iran, Calendula has been used for centuries. Also known as “Marigold”, it has antiseptic, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. A wonderful emollient oil that has a soothing effect on the mature skin. Calendula contains high amounts of flavonoids, plant-based antioxidants that protect the skin against cell-damaging free radicals.
Long known for its powerful antioxidant qualities, Rosehip oil contains Vitamin C, Linoleic acid (Omega 6), Oleic acid (Omega 9), Lycopene, Beta-carotene and Retinol (Vitamin A). Rosehip oil helps to delay skin aging, and aids in cell regeneration; it promotes collagen and increased elastin levels. It has remarkable skin rejuvenating properties, effective against skin pigmentation, sun damage and aging skin.
Sweet almond oil is believed to originate in Southwestern Asia. It is obtained from the dried kernels of the almond tree and it is an excellent emollient--softening and soothing to the skin. Sweet almond oil is lightweight and has excellent penetrating properties. Contains vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, E, minerals, fatty acids and protein.
The Argan Tree, native to Morocco, is an extremely hardy desert plant whose dense fruits contain the kernels from which its precious oils are extracted. Rich in fatty acids and other natural compounds, it is known as a powerful natural skin medicine and cosmetic in its native Morocco. Argan oil has been a staple in the maintenance and nourishment of healthy skin amidst harsh conditions for centuries.
Evening primrose originated in Mexico and Central America some 70,000 years ago. The oil is obtained from the bark and root of a large, bright yellow flower. Evening primrose oil contains gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), an essential fatty acid that helps looking younger, healthier and nourished.
Jojoba is a shrub native to the Sonoran and Mojave deserts of Arizona, California, and Mexico. Jojoba oil is in reality not an oil but a liquid wax which is derived from the jojoba bean. The miracle oil for softening the skin is used to promote a softer more supple skin, while being non-greasy. Jojoba oil will help to nourish the skin and prevent dryness. It is a good conditioner for all skin types, especially mature skins. It is rich in vitamin E and has antioxidant properties
Apricot originated in the Far East, most likely in the Himalayas and Northern China. Apricot seed oil is extracted from the inedible kernels found in the apricot pit. It helps skin retain elasticity, clarity and suppleness without feeling greasy. Excellent when used on dry or mature skin. This is a lightweight and easily absorbed oil. Rich in oleic and linoleic acids, vitamins A and E