Facial Oil: Pomegranate Argan
Facial Oil: Pomegranate Argan
Organic Pomegranate, Argan, and Tamanu oils help revitalize dull, dry, or maturing skin, improve elasticity and soothe minor skin irritations.
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Good For: Normal to Dry or Maturing Skin, Dull Skin, Sensitive, or Irritated Skin
Proper hydration is key to retaining a healthy glow. The most basic function of a facial oil is to hydrate and soften the skin by preventing water loss.
Organic Pomegranate, Argan, and Tamanu oils help revitalize dull maturing skin, improve elasticity and soothe minor skin irritations. Carrot root oil, rich in beta-carotene, helps heal dry, mature, sensitive or sun-damaged skin. Great for normal skin that needs some extra TLC and moisture.
Pomegranate Seed Oil is a rich, nutritious oil that contains high levels of antioxidants. It helps heal, protect and moisturize dry, cracked, mature, and irritated skin and soothe minor skin irritations. Pomegranate seed oil is very expensive. It takes over 200 pounds of fresh pomegranates to produce one pound of pomegranate seed oil!
Argan Oil is prized for its ability to improve the quality of skin. Rich in vitamin E, natural squalene, phytosterols and essential fatty acids, it can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. It contains natural anti-inflammatory agents that help calm inflamed skin and sebum regulating properties that help reduce the appearance of blemishes.
Tamanu Oil is readily absorbed into the skin, helps improve the appearance of scars, and encourages healthy skin growth to aid in healing skin conditions. Tamanu oil is a remarkable topical healing agent with skin healing, antineuralgic, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antibiotic, and antioxidant properties. The oil has been well researched, and the evidence of its ability to heal damaged skin is quite impressive. Tamanu is a costly oil. It takes 20 pounds of Tamanu fruit, the amount that one tree produces annually, to yield just ONE pound of oil!
Jojoba Oil closely resembles our own skin sebum and is considered nature's most effective natural moisturizer. It is so great for balancing oil production that it actually helps your skin find its own natural balance. It penetrates the skin easily, has anti-inflammatory actions, and can be used on oily and acne-prone skin. It is great for maturing skin and is gentle enough for sensitive skin.
Sunflower Oil, one of the most moisturizing vegetable oils, is easily absorbed and can be used on all skin types. It is rich in essential fatty acids and vitamin E making it especially helpful for dry or delicate skin. Its low comedogenic score means that it is less likely to block pores which could lead to blemishes.
The sunflower oil we use in our Pomegranate Argan Face Oil is infused with helichrysum and carrot root to help soothe dry skin and and calm irritated or inflamed skin.
All Natural, Certified Organic, Vegan, Cruelty-Free, Non-GMO
Why should you use a facial oil? Scroll down a bit and read the FAQ!
Packaged in a 1 oz. recyclable glass bottle with a new glass pipette dropper.
How To Use
Less is More
For those who have tried facial oils but do not like them, an incorrect application technique is often the problem.
If your skin feels oily hours after application, you should reconsider your technique.
Since facial oils are very concentrated, a little goes a very long way and less is usually better than more.
Is Your Face Ready?
The best way to apply facial moisturizers is on freshly cleaned, warm and damp (not wet) skin. Creams and oils work best with a little water moisture. Facial oils are better able to lock in moisture when the skin is more pliable after a warm wash and damp skin also ensures that the oils spread evenly and absorb effectively into your skin.
Note that your skin should not be wet, just a bit moist, or the skin will be unable to hold the oil.
How Much to Use
Again, facial oils are very concentrated.
The recommended amount for your décolleté, neck, and face is about 4 to 6 drops.
If doing your face only, you need about 2 to 3 drops of oil per treatment.
If your skin is extra dry a couple more drops may be helpful. Just don’t overdo it. This might appear to be a very small amount but start out small, you can always add more.
Now that your skin is ready you need to choose an application method.
While many people have their own special technique for applying face oil, here are two favorites. Always be sure that your hands are clean.
Place the drops of facial oil in the palm of one hand. Then use a fingertip on your other hand to apply one dab on your neck, one on your décolleté, one on your forehead, and one on each of your cheeks. If you choose to do your face only, place one dab on each cheek and one on your forehead.
You should not be "rubbing" the oils into your skin. Using small circular strokes in an upward, outward motion massage gently with your oily fingertips until most of the oil has been absorbed. The gentle massage will also give your skin a nice circulation boost.
When applying moisturizer to your neck, massage in an upward stroking motion, until completely absorbed.
Place the drops of facial oil in the palm of one hand and then warm the oil by rubbing the palms of your hands together. Then gently press your palms onto your face (you can also include your neck and décolleté) ensuring it is applied evenly. This will help your skin absorb the oil. Then gently massage until it feels absorbed.
When To Use a Facial Oil
It is usually suggested that a facial oil be used in the morning in place of a moisturizer. If your skin is extra thirsty, apply the face oil and allow a few minutes for it to absorb. Then use your natural cream moisturizer as usual for extra hydration.
There is a debate as to whether you should apply moisturizers at night.
One school of thought is that you should not moisturize at night. While you sleep skin cells are hard at work naturally repairing, regenerating, balancing oil production, and flushing out impurities.
Applying moisturizers may prevent your skin from breathing, interfere with the skin’s natural regenerative activities, and may cause your skin to become dependent on moisturizers.
The other school of thought is that since cell repair and regeneration is higher at night, skin loses more moisture and needs the extra moisture. Also, since the skin’s ability to absorb ingredients peaks at night, your skin may be able to better absorb the nourishing, moisturizing ingredients.
If you choose to moisturize day and night, a light facial oil may be better than a heavy cream. Just remember that your skin needs time to breathe. Too much moisturizing with thick, heavy creams is not a good thing since it may send a message to your own sebaceous glands to slow down natural moisture production, resulting in chronic dry skin.
If you have very sensitive skin or are simply trying a new product for the first time, we always recommend doing a patch test.
For external use only. Discontinue use if irritation occurs. Best if used within 6 months of opening.
For more detailed information about face oils please read our blog, "What are Facial Oils and How to Use Them"
Effective, Feel Good Ingredients
The goal is simple: to Harness the Power & Simplicity of Nature® to cleanse, soothe, heal, and protect your skin and hair!
Our unique formulas rely on moisturizing oils and butters, healing botanicals, and pure essential oils. We choose every ingredient with one end-result in mind….the BEST possible natural skin care for YOU!
Organic Argan Oil
Organic Sunflower oil infused with Organic Carrots and Organic Helichrysum
Organic oils are unrefined and have not been bleached or deodorized. These oils retain their natural scent, color, and nutritional benefits.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why Should I put OIL on my face?
Whether you call them "face oils" or "facial serums," nourishing, unrefined organic oils can moisturize, soothe and help restore natural balance to facial skin.
Our skin naturally loses the ability to retain moisture as we age. Our facial skin tends to become thinner and lose its elasticity. Our skin also produces less oil, which means it dries out more easily. This can exaggerate the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Facial oils can help prevent water loss and keep skin plump.
Application Hint: Apply facial oil right after washing skin and right before any other moisturizer to hold the water on the skin and seal in moisture.
While many people, especially those with oily or acne-prone skin tend to shy away from oil-based moisturizing, it can be a very important step in daily skin care. An organic facial oil helps to increase the moisture content in the skin and prevent further moisture loss.
If you have oily skin, nourishing organic oils can help mimic the natural skin sebum which in turn sends signals to oil-producing cells that say, "Hey my skin is moisturized so stop producing oil."
Using products created to "dry out" oily skin, in an attempt to get rid of oily shine, will actually trigger the oil glands to increase oil production, which only exacerbates the oily skin problem. A wholesome moisturizer helps balance skin oil production.
If you have dry skin an organic facial oil made from unrefined botanical oils creates a protective but breathable barrier that slows moisture evaporation and thus helps lock in moisture.
A natural face oil is ideal for sensitive and irritated skin. Sometimes, adequate hydration alone can help calm inflammation and soothe red irritated skin.
It is especially important for those (like me!) with maturing skin to keep your face adequately moisturized to help with fine lines and wrinkles. As we age, the skin's natural oils decreases, the skin dries out more easily and wrinkles appear deeper. A nourishing oil helps prevent water loss and plump the skin.
The main thing is to make sure that you are using the right kind of moisturizer.
The most nourishing face oils are those made with unrefined, certified organic plant-based oils. Unrefined oils are either cold-pressed or expeller-pressed.
They are minimally processed without chemicals under temperature-controlled conditions which ensures a nutrient-rich, high-quality natural oil.
USDA Certified Organic means the botanical oils are free of synthetic additives, pesticides, and preservatives.
Stay away from petroleum-based products that contain mineral oils that clog your pores and cause breakouts.
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Are Chagrin Valley Ingredients & Products USDA Certified Organic?
Chagrin Valley Soap & Salve is a USDA Certified Organic Company
The most important consideration in any business is its customers. Today's world of misleading claims, false advertising, and simple deception, often leaves consumers trying to discover the truth about personal products and their ingredients.
- We want our customers to know that we are committed to transparency in everything we do.
- We want our customers to know that when we say "organic," we mean it.
- We believe that in becoming a USDA Certified Organic company, our customers do not have to wonder if we really use certified organic ingredients or if our organic products are truly organic.
- So we choose to be a certified organic company and abide by the strict standards required for organic certification.
Some of my favorite products are made with ingredients that just do not exist as certified organic. Why? At this time there are no standards created for ingredients specifically used in the personal care product industry. Organic certification of personal care products is based on the organic food standards set by the National Organic Program of the USDA.
But since we are a certified organic company, we are required to submit documentation that even our "non-organic ingredients" were produced without the use of toxic pesticides, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), sewage sludge, or irradiation.
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I Have Allergies What Natural Skincare Products Are Safe For Me?
Help! I Have Allergies
Trying to choose the right natural soaps or skincare products can be a bit overwhelming especially when you have allergies and/or skin sensitivities.
Since we proudly list every ingredient in all of our products, reading the ingredient list will help to eliminate ingredients that may cause you problems.
We always recommend doing a patch test before using any new products especially if you have sensitive skin or allergies.
We receive so many emails asking for help with allergies, we created categories in our “Help Me Choose” section to provide information for those with allergies or sensitivities to nuts, coconut, shea butter and gluten.
If you are allergic or sensitive to any of the ingredients in our products, they may cause skin irritation. Even natural ingredients may cause sensitivities.
People with severe allergies--please note: If you have severe anaphylactic-type reactions to ANY of the ingredients in ANY of our products, please do not buy our products. We have dedicated soap rooms and product rooms that are kept meticulously clean, but we cannot guarantee against possible cross-contamination of individual ingredients.
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Are Chagrin Valley Natural Skincare Products Vegan?
Are Your Products Vegan?
All of our products are made with simple, natural, and organic ingredients. They are never tested on animals (except our human volunteers). We are certified Cruelty-Free by Leaping Bunny!
However, not all of our products are vegan because some are made with goat milk, yogurt, honey, eggs, or beeswax.
Our soaps and body care products contain no animal fats; we use a vegan base of natural plant oils and butters.
At Chagrin Valley Soap, we provide a full list of ingredients for each of our products. In this way, you can make an informed choice about a product that is right for your lifestyle.
Look for the symbol (shown on the right) on our packaging and on the product pages of our website to indicate vegan products.
Please check out this page for a list of our vegan products.
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