What's an anti-aging serum?
An anti-aging oil-based serum is a blend of vegetable oils that act synergistically to reverse the effects of skin aging.
Used for centuries all over the world to treat the skin, facial serums for the face are just starting to make a name, and rightly so. If you tend to think that oils are the enemy of a fair complexion, you risk missing good products for your skin. As intuitive as it may seem, using an oil serum can have huge benefits for your skin.
Why use it?
Skin pollution is the main source of cutaneous lesions. Stress, tiredness, polluted air and water, makeup, UV rays create millions of toxins and free radicals that build up on the skin, smothering your complexion, causing rashes and accelerating the aging process.
Facial oils are the fastest way to strengthen and strengthen our own natural skin barrier by restoring the skin's first bulge against skin pollution. If properly chosen, cold-pressed vegetable oils enhance shine, give needed moisture and can help fight rashes and discoloration. The oils have the ability to introduce antioxidants, vitamins and omega fatty acids deeper into the skin, producing results that you will likely notice after the first application.
Best anti-aging oils
These are some of my favorite carrier oils for use in a blend because they are rich in anti-aging compounds such as essential fatty acids, antioxidants, flavonoids, polyphenols and vitamins. Easily absorbed by the skin, they will nourish and help refine mature and aging skin.
Recognized with love by the Moroccan people under the name of Liquid Gold, the argan is an excellent oil for skin care and problem skin treatment. Lightweight and able to penetrate the skin without being greasy, this oil is considered anti-aging, anti-inflammatory and moisturizing. The palmitic acid contained in this oil (12-14%) has antimicrobial properties, protecting the skin against the undesirable penetration of environmental substances. Oleic acid (Omega 9), present at a high percentage (45-47%), helps maintain the suppleness, flexibility and softness of the skin.
This rare oil softens and regenerates by promoting the growth of new healthy cells, nourishing dry and mature skin types. It contains 75% punicic acid, a highly nutritious fatty acid for the skin, able to balance the pH and revitalize the skin's surface. This fatty acid is anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and cellular regenerator. It helps to increase the elasticity of the skin and to repair the damage caused by the sun and bad weather. The other acids contained in this oil are gallic acid and ellagic acid. Gallic acid heals wounds and soothes burns, while ellagic acid protects and rebuilds collagen and gives extra thickness to thin skin.
Red raspberry oil
Red raspberry oil is exceptionally light and quickly sinks into the skin's surface, creating a dry, yet hydrated sensation. Very rich in vitamin E and provitamin A, this oil has been identified as having a sun protection potential. Linoleic acid (Omega 6) – found at 52% in red raspberry oil – plays a crucial role in maintaining barrier functions and skin passage. Oils rich in linoleic acid absorb quickly and deeply into the layers of the skin. The rapid absorption carries extra nutrients into the layers of the skin to nourish and condition the cells. Red raspberry oil is also rich in Alpha-linoleic acid (Omega 3) which helps relieve itching, redness and irritation of the skin.
Grass seed oil
This oil naturally helps your skin form a barrier to retain moisture and provide nutrients deep within your skin. It has wonderful moisturizing and rejuvenating properties and is probably the best oil to help prevent moisture loss. Gadoleic acid, at 61%, it is an Omega-9 monosaturated fatty acid with very long chain that protects the outer layer of the skin from damage caused by oxidation.
Also known as tea seed oil, this oil is popular in Japan for thousands of years and is responsible for the peach skin and long nails of Japanese women. It is rich in monounsaturated oleic acid (80%), which gives it excellent revitalizing properties. This oil does not clog the pores and does not leave a greasy feeling, because of the tannins present in the seeds. Capable of rejuvenating and maintaining moisture, its protective polyphenols, vitamins A, B, C and E and other antioxidants also protect the skin from UV rays and the environment.
Rich in oleic acid (75%) and with a lower amount of linoleic acid (11%), the hazelnut oil is able to penetrate the skin with proteins, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants . Its tannin content stimulates skin circulation and helps reduce and reduce the size and visibility of the veins. As one of the vegetable oils rich in unsaturated fatty acids, it is good for moisturizing and softening.
Sea buckthorn oil
This oil has the ability to promote the regeneration of skin cells and mucous membranes, heal wounds and relieve pain. Its powerful orange color is due to its high carotene and carotenoid concentration of provitamin A, which protects against harmful UV rays. Vitamin E tocopherols, vitamin C and flavonoids, vitamins B1, B2 and K, as well as essential fatty acids and phytosterols, make sea buckthorn an exceptionally nourishing ingredient for skin care.
Your serum can be raised to the next level by adding a few drops of essential oils such as Incense, Copaïba, Helichrysum, Clary sage or Patchouli, which have toning properties for the skin and anti-aging. Due to their small molecules, essential oils can penetrate the deep layers of the skin, where they release powerful antioxidant, antibacterial and rejuvenating compounds.
How to make serum?
Choose some carrier oils and your favorite essential oils and mix them in a beaker, then pour the mixture into a dark bottle with a dropper.
How to apply serum?
For more intensive or localized treatment, use serum alone. Apply a few drops in your hands and massage them very gently on your face, neck and décolleté freshly cleaned and still wet. Having a wet face will help the oils to be absorbed faster and deeper into the skin, and will not leave your face greasy. For particularly beneficial ingredients, clean your face with a toner, then apply the serum while the skin is still wet.
You can also mix a few drops with your favorite moisturizer so that it can infuse your skin throughout the day or night, apply it as a primer to create a perfect canvas for makeup or add a drop in your foundation to give it a dash effect.