Cold Pressed Oils
Argan Oil - A supple oil that soaks into the skin leaving a silky finish. This oil, while heavier than HSO and MSO is great for all acne prone skin types (oily, combo, or dry), does not promote acne, and helps regulate sebum production (for a study showing decreased sebum production in oily skin types, click here).
There are many great things about argan oil - its high tocopherol, sterol, & squalene content, the lovely skin feel, oh, and, have I mentioned the protection it offers from hyperpigmentation? If you love the science, click here for a great read.
Camellia Seed Oil (CSO) - This is a beautiful oil with excellent skin feel. It contains anti-oxidants to help protect the skin from oxidative damage. However, it is just terrible for acne prone skin. I have acne prone combination skin (oily forehead/ normal to dry everywhere else), and I just cannot get this oil to work for me without causing acne on chin and forehead, so unfortunately, this oil's use is limited to just one of our eye creams (Eye Got Some Sleep - not yet for sale).
Hemp Seed Oil (HSO) - A very light weight oil that readily soaks into the skin and has a high PUFA (poly unsaturated fatty acid) content (primarily linoleic and linolenic acids). Several reports show Hemp Seed Oil is effective against eczema, helps with psoriasis, and aids in wound healing. HSO contains compounds that exhibit anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-oxidative properties (click here for article).
Like Meadowfoam Seed Oil, HSO is great for all acne prone skin types (oily, combo, or dry). It is rapidly absorbed by the skin and does not promote acne.
Meadowfoam Seed Oil (MSO) - A very light weight oil that readily soaks into the skin. This oil is great for all acne prone skin types (oily, combo, or dry) as it is so readily absorbed and does not promote acne.
Olive Oil - A heavier oil with a great lipid profile for skin health. This oil is great for acne prone skin but works best in those with combination/normal or dry skin as it can be greasy for oily skin types.
While olive oil is used in some of our formulations recommended for oily skin types, the amount used is adjusted to prevent contributing to oiliness.