Regenerating Ingredients for Gen 'S' (part 2/4 - Carrier Oils)

Regenerating Ingredients for Gen 'S' (part 2/4 - Carrier Oils)

Top CARRIER + SEED OILS for Well-Aging Skin + Hair Care Products | Part 2/4 

In celebration of September is Healthy Aging® Month, and over this month we are highlighting the beauty of growing older and featuring a list of well-aging ingredients that support skin as we age. See part I for Essential Oil recommendations and stay tuned for more!

Sept 1 Well-Aging Essential Oils 
Sept 8 Well-Aging Carrier + Seed Oils
Sept 15 Well-Aging Butters
Sept 22 Well-Aging Cellular Extracts 


Numerous external and intrinsic factors influence the chronological and photo-aging of skin: including genes, stress, sunlight, diet, hormonal changes, etc. In younger years, our skin does a great job of regenerating itself – approximately every 27 days to be exact,5 but our repair efficiency degrades with age.6

We’ve borrowed the term “Regenerative” from an agricultural concept that ourselves and many of our producers practice, because like the Earth’s surface,7 our skin (and scalp!) also need restoration with the wear and tear of life. It needs proper moisturization, a balanced yet biodiverse microbiome, a healthy environment, quality, living nutrients, and much more.



Unlike many ‘pseudoscientific’ beauty8 references that are heavy on claims and light on the chemistry, these ingredients’ constituents are backed by third-party research to show the potential they have in skin and hair care. 
Although there are invasive procedures and treatments to speed up cell turnover rate or reduce signs of aging, one study supports daily skin care routines, claiming they “may increase skin regeneration, elasticity, smoothness, and thus temporarily change the skin condition. However, it is necessary to stop the degradation of the skin primary structural constituents, such as collagen, elastin, to prevent the formation of wrinkles … Another integral approach preventing wrinkle formation is the reduction of inflammation by topical or systemic antioxidants which should be used in combination with sunscreens and retinoids to enhance their protective effects.”9 

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Sweet Almond
Prunus dulcis Oil

Filled with vitamin A, D, E, K, antioxidants and fatty acids, sweet almond oil is great for skin, hair and eye area due to Vitamin K that strengthens capillaries and reduces fluid retention under the eyes.

Prunus armeniaca Oil

Rich in vitamin A, it keeps the skin hydrated, also able to soften and calm irritation

Argania spinosa Oil
It’s rich in omega fatty acids, vitamin E, and linoleic acids, which work to lightly moisturize your skin, soften dry patches and help with rosacea.
Persea gratissima Oil

It contains vitamins A, D and E, which help boost collagen production, promoting elasticity to lessen wrinkles. While soothing and for eczema or irritated skin, it’s not suitable for acne-prone skin.

Borago officinalis Seed Oil

Borage oil is renowned for its rich source GLA (Gamma-Linolenic Acid), a fatty acid for replenishing and maintaining and elasticity.

Vitis Vinifera Oil

Its linoleic acid is anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial, and the oil also improves moisture levels and keeps skin hydrated and plump due to its fatty acids.

Simmondsia chinensis Oil
Jojoba oil has vitamin E and anti-inflammatory properties and is much like the oils naturally on our skin. Its antioxidants block free radicals and aid in slowing signs of aging.
Rosa Affinis Rubiginosa Seed Oil
“Rosehip oil has vitamins A, C and E and helps to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and discoloration. It’s also known for its ability to penetrate deep into the skin, therefore boosting moisture and collagen levels.”
Sandalwood Santalum Spicatum Seed Oil An excellent emollient, its natural blend of ximenynic acid (35±2%) and oleic acid (52±2%) make it great for skin and hair products.It may prevent degradation of hyaluronic acid and collagen and leads to an overall strengthening of the extracellular matrix, which in turn leads to an improvement in skin elasticity and tighter looking skin. It may also increase micro-circulation in skin, micro-vascular constriction to reduce varicose veins and cellulitis, and reduce hair loss

Sacha Inchi Plukenetia Volubilis Seed Oil

One of the richest plant sources of omega-3 fatty acid, it also contains Omega 6, 9, proteins and antioxidants. It is also abundant in iodine and vitamin A and E. It is great for retaining moisture, lessens UV-induced photodamage, and therefore the signs of aging.

Evening Primrose Oil It is a popular ingredient in a variety of anti-aging and anti-wrinkle products as it supplies the skin with vitamins and other nutrients. It may be helpful in reducing signs of sun damage and will prevent the skin from drying out.


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Additional Sources: 
13.   Neurocosmetics in Skincare—The Fascinating World of Skin–Brain Connection: A Review to Explore Ingredients, Commercial Products for Skin Aging, and Cosmetic Regulation