How do anti wrinkle essential oils work?
Anti wrinkle essential oils are the most concentrated parts, the essences, of plants.
You know how skin care manufacturers talk about the ‘active principles’ in a serum or face cream? Often they’ll give those a prominent place on the label design. It can be some natural extract, a synthetic substance or a combination of both, such as something nature-inspired and then synthesized.
These powerful, concentrated components of skin care products are mainly responsible for the effect of a concoction – the largest part of a formula being a base, this base is in no way futile, since it allows for the active components to reach their goal. Essential oils work as nature’s very own active principles, and they are very powerful.
Incredibly small, essential oils work on a molecular level. Also, being present in plants, they do not need to be synthesized or created in a lab, but merely extracted. Essential oils are composed of various chemical components (different ones, depending of the plant). You may have noticed some of these terms on the ingredient labels of natural skin care products from Europe, where the specific chemical components of essential oils are required to be listed separately.
‘Regular’ skin care uses synthetic substances with certain skin-improving properties. For natural and organic skin care brands, it makes complete sense to rely on essential oils. Oils are as versatile as the plants they’re made from, and different ones have different healing properties. Some are great for oily skin, acne and blemishes, while others help with dry, sensitive or aging skin.
So, let’s have a look at which ones are the best anti wrinkle essential oils!
Rose essential oil
A rose, the queen of all flowers, makes one of the most valued and also expensive essential oils. In case you’re wondering why rose essential oil has to be so expensive, this has to do with the amount of essential oil present in the flowers (very little) and the amount of petals needed to distill the oil (a whole lot!)
Rose essential oil is regenerating, soothing and helps to even out the skin tone and balance moisture levels.
Frankincense essential oil
Frankincense essential oil is a healing powerhouse, and one of my personal favorites. It isn’t all that expensive compared to some, which – considering how little essential oil you need – makes it a pleasantly affordable companion when combating the skin’s different signs of aging. While frankincense essential oil is soothing and … (making it great for dry or mature skin), it also has strong antiseptic, antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties. If you’re subject to a blemish or two, while also wanting to prevent or minimize signs of aging with some anti wrinkle essential oils, frankincense is a great pick. Frankincense protects the skin’s existing cells and stimulates to growth of new skin cells.
Carrot seed essential oil
Carrot seed essential oil also promotes the growth of new cells. It has strong antioxidant properties. Since aging and the formation of wrinkles are due to the exposure to so called ‘free radicals’, carrot seed oil is your friend in the fight against aging, and our selection of the best anti wrinkle essential oils wouldn’t be complete without it. Both toning and rejuvenating, carrot seed essential oil contains many vitamins and mineral, especially vitamin C and E.
Ylang ylang essential oil
Ylang ylang essential oil is very versatile. It helps balance the skin, regardless of which end of the spectrum you’re situated on. Both too oily and too dry skin can benefit from treatment with ylang ylang essential oil. This oil has regenerative properties, it can help improve the skin’s elasticity and reduce fine lines.
Sandalwood essential oil
Sandalwood essential oil is anti-inflammatory and moisturizing. It has a characteristic sweet, warm and woodsy fragrance that you’ll most likely either love or hate.
Unfortunately, sandalwood trees are becoming increasingly rare in the world. The value of sandalwood essential oil has caused trees to be subject to illegal harvesting. It takes at least 30 years for a tree to be ready, and this ‘poaching’ often happens too early. Needless to say, the increasing scarcity and high demand has caused the already high price of sandalwood essential oil to go up even more. A good reason to only buy from reputable suppliers, that guarantee both the purity of the oil and proper treatment of the trees and environment. (Goes for all essential oils, but in particular for this ‘endangered’ one!
Myrrh essential oil
– Myrrh oil is also an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, and can therefore prevent your skin cells from dying prematurely. This will keep your skin strong and thick through your middle ages.
Top 5 Favorite Professional Organic Skin Care Products Containing Anti Wrinkle Essential Oils
beautiful aromatherapy skin care creations … The following natural and organic skin care products will treat your skin to the benefits of one or more anti wrinkle essential oils.
Of course, there are more!