Used since the dawn of time, vegetable oils have many beneficial properties. Thanks to their vitamins and multiple agents, they are used in cosmetics in creams, masks or balms. Here is our selection of 10 vegetable oils with surprising virtues for your beauty.
1. Sweet almond oil
The sweet almond comes from the almond which is none other than the fruit of the almond tree. Rich in vitamin A and E, this oil has many properties: soothing, nourishing, invigorating, soothing and toning. It strengthens dry hair and moisturizes, so hair is strengthened. It is also ideal for dry, sensitive and normal skin. To avoid on oily skin.
Among the most used oils, that of sweet almond is present in most cosmetic products: cream, shampoo, laundry. Prefer an organic sweet almond oil that is inexpensive and available in pharmacies, drugstores and organic stores.
Beauty tip: Hair mask with sweet almond
- Mix 4 tablespoons of sweet almond oil, an egg yolk, a spoonful of honey and lemon juice.
- Add cider vinegar until desired consistency.
- Apply to dry or wet hair for about 15 minutes before washing with a mild shampoo.
2. Argan oil
Not to be confused with food argan oil that has a darker color, argan vegetable oil used in cosmetics is rich in fatty acids and vitamin E. It prevents skin dryness and deeply nourishes the skin. Thanks to its anti-acne, anti-redness and anti-ageing properties, it is suitable for both young and mature skin. Applied to the hair, it makes it shinier and prevents it from falling. In massage and manicure care, it strengthens the nails. Argan oil is suitable for all skin types and is especially suitable for dry and sensitive skin.
Beauty tip: An anti-ageing face mask
- Mix two tablespoons of white clay with rose water until you get a thick paste.
- Add to this mixture a large spoon of argan oil and two drops of rose essential oil.
- Apply the mask to a clean, dry face, avoiding the eye area.
- Leave for ten minutes and rinse with warm water.
- Pass a cotton pad soaked in jasmine or rose water to tone your skin and perfect your care.
3. Coconut oil
Renowned and appreciated for its multiple benefits (nourishing, regenerating, sublimating, antibacterial and antimicrobial), coconut oil has a very varied use! It is used on skin, nails, lips, teeth (in mouthwash), on hair and in the kitchen. It contains vitamin A and E as well as powerful antioxidants that fight against free radicals. Vitamin A also improves cell renewal while vitamin E helps slow skin ageing and stimulates circulation.
This oil is also rich in vitamin K used in cosmetics for varicose veins and varicose veins or to reduce dark circles. The lauric acid it contains is known for its antimicrobial properties and is very effective for taking care of the skin and hair.
Coconut oil also prevents stretch marks during pregnancy.
Beauty tip: A nutritious styling balm
- To tame dry and rebellious manes, mix a dab of aloe vera gel, a dab of shea butter and a dab of coconut vegetable oil.
- To wrap the fiber and fight against the frizzy frizz, heat a little oil in the palm of your hand
- Apply to dry or wet hair and comb, avoiding the roots.
4. Jojoba oil
Jojoba oil is probably the best ally of our skin and our hair because its composition is close to that of human sebum. This wax from the seeds of the jojoba tree has nourishing, beautifying, moisturizing and softening properties. It rebalances the moisture of the driest skins and protects them from UV rays. Jojoba oil penetrates easily without leaving a greasy film. Thanks to it, asphyxiated skin (makeup, pollution) is revitalized and oily skin is rebalanced. A little plus? It has an anti-aging action!
Beauty tip: Soothing oil after hair removal
Mix 25 ml of jojoba oil with 25 ml of calendula macerate and 35 drops of lavender essential oil.
Apply the whole on the shaved area except mucosa.
5. Avocado oil
Avocado oil is one of the richest oils because of its very generous composition of vitamins and fatty acids. Rich in protein, it also contains vitamin A, B, C, D, E, H, K, and PP! Its softening, moisturizing, protective and regenerative properties are true allies to fight the ageing of the skin. It is a real anti-ageing nectar. Like coconut oil, it prevents stretch marks thanks to its healing and regenerative properties. Avocado oil is full of benefits for damaged and dry hair. Its regenerative powers are more interesting than those of other oils. Nevertheless, avoid this oil if your hair tends to quickly regrease but also if you tend to have oily skin.
Beauty tip: A pre-shampoo mask for dry hair
- Apply a few drops of avocado oil on your lengths and tips.
- Wrap your hair in a towel for fifteen minutes.
- Wash your hair with a natural shampoo and finish with a rinse with cold water to tighten the hair scales.
6. The oil of Nigella
From the plant of Nigelle Sativa, nigella oil has been used around the world since ancient times. Renowned for strengthening the immune system, the properties of this oil are multiple: anti-acne, anti-eczema, anti-hair loss, anti-ageing and prevention of respiratory allergies. Naturally rich in essential fatty acids and antioxidants, Nigella oil has nourishing, regenerating, moisturizing, antiseptic, protective and soothing properties. It nourishes weakened hair and is ideal for dry and sensitive skin.
Beauty tip: A purifying and moisturizing mask
- Mix a tablespoon of black seed oil, a teaspoon of olive oil or jojoba oil and a teaspoon of honey.
- Apply to the skin with a circular massage.
- Leave about ten minutes.
7. Rosehip oil
Without a doubt the classic anti-ageing oil for the skin and the body. Rich in vitamin A, E, omega 3 and 6 and essential fatty acids, rosehip oil preserves the beauty of the skin by providing good hydration and protection against the molecules responsible for skin ageing. Soothing, regenerating, anti-wrinkle, healing, anti-stain, soothing, this oil can be used in cream of day and night if it is mixed with other essential or vegetable oils. Rosehip oil is suitable for all skin types but especially for dry and irritated skin.
Beauty tip: A regenerating anti-ageing oil
- Mix 40 ml of rose hip vegetable oil, 10 ml of vegetable hemp oil, 10 drops of rose damask essential oil and 20 drops of rosewood essential oil.
- Apply to the face with circular movements.
8. Camellia oil
Japanese women swear by this oily macerate and use it to have a smooth and flawless complexion. Also called green tea oil (not to be confused with tea tree essential oil), camellia oil is extracted from tea tree seeds. Rich in fatty acids, it has an anti-inflammatory and anti-ageing action. The camellia fights cell ageing by slowing down collagen breakdown, reducing skin water loss and nourishing it deeply. Non-greasy, camellia oil is easy to apply and has a strong penetrating power, it is ideal in care of dry skin. It is also used as a fortifier for brittle and soft hair and nails.
Beauty Tip: A balm for dry hair
- Mix a tablespoon of camellia vegetable oil with a spoonful of butter and 5 drops of patchouli.
- Apply on dry or dewatered hair.
9. Calendula oil
Less known, calendula oil is a reality an oily macerate of calendula flowers. It is oil that adapts to all skin types and is even suitable for baby care and pregnant women. Its soothing, anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic properties make it possible to treat many skin problems such as irritation, burns, cracks, chapped hands and sunburn. Calendula oil is used pure or mixed with other vegetable oils.
Beauty Tip: A special soothing oil burn
- Mix 50 ml of calendula macerate with 35 drops of lavender essential oil
- Apply several times a day to the burned area until the condition of the skin improves.
10. Carrot oil
In addition to its wonderful food uses, carrots have many natural benefits. In the form of oily macerate, the carrot retains its vitamin A as well as its high concentration of beta-carotene. Thus, carrot oil preserves the good health of the epidermis and promotes its radiance. Its antioxidant properties help fight against skin problems such as acne or eczema. Protective and self-tanning, carrot oil is ideal for sun-dried skin. Good news, it prolongs the tan and can serve as an after-sun care treatment but does not relieve sunburns.
Beauty tip: An after-sun care
- Melt 100g of shea butter over low heat before adding about 15 drops of carrot oil and 30g of aloe vera gel.
- Mix for 15 minutes.
- Apply the mixture to the body after the shower.