We recently gushed about the popular argan oil in the article The Benefits of Argan Oil, but there are a few other oils that are working to stake their claim. Marula Oil, Coconut Oil and Jojoba Oil have just as many perks (if not more) as argan oil and they are all designed to treat your skin wonderfully. The CGS Team is sharing the benefits of the less common oils and explaining why you may want to retire your lotion and focus on oil!
Derived from fruit seeds of wild trees in South Africa, marula oil is an unrefined, certified organic light oil that contains skin beneficial nutrients, antioxidants, vitamins and omegas. The natural benefits are designed to help provide lasting moisture and boost radiance. Marula oil is hand-harvested in South Africa and research continues to show the amazing benefits of the fast-absorbing oil. Here are some great products containing the natural oil:
African Botanics Marula Firming Botanical Oil ($70) provides an intensive skin treatment designed to firm and strengthen skin’s elasticity. The marula and grape seed ingredients are key in providing targeted toning. The oil works to reduce the symptoms of age, sun damage and lack of elasticity.
Designed specifically for the face and neck, Marula by John Paul Selects ($78) is a skin-soothing product that has been tested to be suitable for all skin types. The formula contains a large amount of fatty acids which results in fast absorption, leaving skin more radiant with a matte finish.
Coconut oil may not seem so foreign to you. With the recent burst of products containing the natural extracts of coconut, it’s no surprise that coconut oil would provide a wide range of benefits. Coconut oil is made from the flesh of harvested coconuts, and contains extremely high amounts of saturated fats. While it isn’t best to consume too much coconut oil, the benefits it provides to hair and skin make it perfect to integrate into your beauty routine. Check out our product recommendations:
The oil is extracted from specific shrubs and trees in the Southwestern region of the United States and northern Mexico. Jojoba oil is designed to soothe skin and unplug hair follicles, making it an ideal treatment for acne-prone skin and hair loss. Similar to marula oil, jojoba oil consists of a light, silky texture making it easy to absorb quickly into skin. Below are some popular products that contain the natural oil:
Guaranteeing “head-to-toe” refreshment, the Crabtree & Evelyn Jojoba Oil Moisturizing Body Wash ($22) offers a gentle cleansing and conditioning alternative compared to normal body wash. The product contains oat amino acids and golden jojoba oil for a luxurious skin experience.
Desert Essence 100% Pure Jojoba Oil ($13.99) helps moisturize skin without leaving a greasy residue, effectively clears clogged pores, and helps prevent flakes when used on the scalp. The product is made with pure jojoba oil and is suitable for sensitive skin types.
Move over argan oil, these other oils are making themselves known in the beauty world! The myth that oil causes acne is long gone as new research shows just the opposite. Do you use any of the oils above in your beauty routine? What about other popular oils like argan or Moroccan? Share your thoughts by leaving a comment below!