7 Amazing Anti-Wrinkle Essential Oils + How To Use Them

anti wrinkle essential oils

Essential oils are the most concentrated parts, the essences, of plants. They can have many beneficial effects on the skin and body as a whole – which effect(s) depends on the individual properties of the plants. Here we’ll be zoning in on the best anti-wrinkle essential oils.

Do you know how skincare manufacturers talk about the ‘active principles’ in skincare, most often a serum or face cream? Those catchy terms, that get 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 skincare products are crucial to 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.

How do anti-wrinkle essential oils work?

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 on the plant). 

You may have noticed some of these terms on the ingredient labels of natural skincare products from Europe, where the specific chemical components of essential oils are required to be listed separately.

‘Regular’ skincare uses synthetic substances with certain skin-improving properties. For natural and organic skincare 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 are the best anti-wrinkle essential oils.


1. 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 number 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.

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2. 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, anti-fungal, 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 the growth of new skin cells.

3. Myrrh Essential Oil

Myrrh essential oil is exceptionally healing. In ancient Greece, the soldiers used to have a small bottle of myrrh in their carry-on bag.

While its anti-inflammatory properties make myrrh essential oil great for small wounds and infections, it also has powerful antioxidant and regenerating properties. The latter makes myrrh one of the best anti-wrinkle essential oils – and the anti-inflammatory action never hurts. Myrrh oil will protect the skin’s cells and prevent premature aging.

4. 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!

5. Carrot Seed Essential Oil

Carrot seed essential oil is distilled from the dried seed of carrot flowers and 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.

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This selection of the best anti-wrinkle essential oils wouldn’t be complete without it. Carrot seed essential oil is both toning and rejuvenating and contains many vitamins and minerals, especially vitamins C and E.

6. Geranium Essential Oil

Maybe you’ve previously noticed geranium essential being mentioned in relation to acne, and you’re surprised that it also made the list of best anti-wrinkle essential oils?

Geranium is antiseptic, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory and can be used to treat many ailments, from acne to varicose veins and even scars. While not my absolute top choice as an anti-wrinkle essential oil, Geranium has a beautifying effect on the skin on many fronts.

In a different note, geranium essential oil is an anti-depressant and can relieve stress and exhaustion. While not immediately related to the skin, those issues typically don’t make the skin look any better, and may even add some unwanted lines to our faces.

7. 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 and it can help improve the skin’s elasticity and reduce fine lines.

Powerful natural anti-aging face care: 3 moisturizers worth knowing about

Let’s go over some professional aromatherapy skincare products that use essential oils to prevent and combat wrinkles. These are all very natural skincare products, and many of the ingredients are either organic or harvested in the wild.

Of course, there are many more options than just these three, but if you’re looking to treat your skin to the benefits of one or more anti-wrinkle essential oils, this is a great place to start. Number one can be sampled, which is a big plus and hard to beat when shopping online!

1. Anti-Aging Facial Oil by Annmarie Gianni

anti aging serum with anti wrinkle essential oils

The Anti-Aging Facial Oil by Annmarie Gianni contains three of our top anti-wrinkle essential oils: frankincense essential oil, sandalwood essential oil and Moroccan rose absolute. It also contains carrot seed oil, though not essential oil, and half a page of other oils, plant extracts, and macerates.

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This facial oil is just loaded with antioxidant ingredients, and they’re either organic or wild-harvested.

Pair it with the Anti-Aging Serum to really declare war on those wrinkles, with (among many other beneficial ingredients) frankincense, myrrh, rose, jasmine and vetiver essences.

Nice about Annmarie Gianni skincare is that you can sample many products before committing to a full size.

2. Just Natural’s Anti-Aging Range

serum with anti wrinkle essential oils

Rose geranium essential and carrot seed oil are in Just Natural’s Anti-Aging Day Facial Cream. The matching night cream contains essential oils of myrrh and sandalwood.

Just Natural’s Anti-Aging Renewal Serum has carrot seed, myrrh, and geranium essential oil, but also lavender and neroli (orange blossom). This serum has no water, silicone, alcohol or any
other fillers. 

Only the purest vitamin-rich nutritive ingredients are chosen, to enhance the look and feel of your skin. It contains powerful anti-aging ingredients but can be used for all skin types.

All three (the day cream, night cream, and serum) are loaded with natural oils, kinds of butter and other botanical extracts to prevent premature aging and the formation of wrinkles: rosehip seed oil, chia seed oil, jojoba oil, borage seed oil and evening primrose seed oil – just to name a few.

Just Natural doesn’t use organic ingredients, but their skincare is a frontrunner all-natural department.

3. Organic High Potency Reversal Repair Night Cream by 100% Pure

anti aging night cream 100 percent pure with carrot seed oil

The only match with our list of anti-wrinkle essential oils in this product is the carrot seed, but the Repair Night Cream by 100% pure contains an impressively long list of other anti-wrinkle and anti-aging ingredients, and 97% of them are certified organic. Matching skincare products from this range can be found at 100% Pure.

What are your favorite natural or organic anti-wrinkle skincare products?