Which Vegetable Oil will benefit your formulation? Part 2

July 03, 2017

Which Vegetable Oil will benefit your formulation? Part 2

Cold pressed, refined or organic vegetable oils are used to remove make-up and balance sebum production, as well as hydrate and moisturise hair, skin, and nails. Carrier or vegetable oils are even used in body scrubs and face masks with their antioxidant and vitamin filled skin nutrients. So, if you are looking at chemical free ingredients to use for any application, take a look at our long list of oils to include in your formulations.

The A,B and C of our Vegetable Oils and Butters

Almond Oil (Sweet)

Prunus dulcus

Excellent for sensitive skin, this hypoallergenic oil is gentle even on baby skin. Sweet Almond oil has a mild nutty aroma and is light in texture to absorb quickly into skin with strong emollient properties due to its high content of oleic acid.

SKIN TYPE – Normal, teenage, oily, mature, Excellent for dry or sensitive skin

USE – Hair care for conditioning, Nail care, sun care, baby products, massage, personal care and cosmetics.

Apricot Kernel Oil

Prunus armeniaca

Anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial to heal damaged skin like eczema and acne. Apricot Kernel oil has a slight smell and helps to restore the hydrolipidic film on your skin to decrease moisture loss.

SKIN TYPE – Normal, teenage, oily, mature, Excellent for dry or sensitive skin

USE – Hair care for conditioning, Nail care, sun care, baby products, massage, personal care and cosmetics.

Argan Oil

Argania spinosa

With vitamin E and essential fatty acids to soften and hydrate leaving skin looking younger and more radiant. Argan oil is high in Omega 6, which can strengthen hair roots to repair damaged hair and promotes hair growth.

SKIN TYPE – Normal, teenage, oily, mature, Excellent for dry or sensitive skin

USE – Hair care for conditioning, Nail care, sun care, baby products, massage, personal care and cosmetics.

Avocado Oil

Persea gratissima

High concentration of palmitoleic acid, to leave a protective layer and penetrates deeply into skin. Avocado oil can increase collagen levels to keep skin soft and supple. While providing a strong defence against oxidative damage to skin cells created by free-radicals.

SKIN TYPE – Teenage, oily, mature, Excellent for dry or normal skin

USE – Hair care for conditioning, Nail care, sun care, massage, personal care and cosmetics.

Borage Oil

Borago officinalis

Used for dry skin conditions and increased inflammation, Borage Oil has cell regenerating properties, fighting the signs of aged and damaged skin. Included in hair care formulations to soften the scalp and treat dry skin conditions like dandruff.

SKIN TYPE – Normal, teenage, oily, mature, Excellent for dry or sensitive skin

USE – Hair care for conditioning, Nail care, sun care, baby products, massage, personal care and cosmetics.

Camelia Tea Oil

Camellia sinensis

Antioxidant properties protect skin from free radical damage, Camellia oil has mild astringent abilities which makes it good for treating scars and damaged skin. With a mildly sweet aroma this oil is rapidly absorbed into the skin and is non-clogging.

SKIN TYPE – Normal, teenage, oily, mature, Excellent for dry or sensitive skin

USE – Hair care, Nail care, sun care, baby products, massage, personal care and cosmetic.

Castor Oil

Ricinus communis

The triglycerides help to restore the skins natural levels and therefore this oil works well on dry skin. Castor oil has healing benefits on sunburn, swelling or itchy skin. High is ricinoleic which causes an unusual “slowing” texture.

SKIN TYPE – Normal, dry, teenage, sensitive, oily, mature skin

USE – Hair care, massage, personal care and cosmetic.

Cocoa Butter

Theobroma cacao

Used for cracked or dry skin with its excellent replenishing and moisturising abilities. Cocoa Butter is solid at room temperature and works well in lip balms adding a protective layer whilst also healing cold or sun damage.

SKIN TYPE – Normal, teenage, oily, mature, Excellent for dry or sensitive skin

USE – Hair care for conditioning, Nail care, sun care, baby products, massage, personal care and cosmetic.

Coconut Oil

Cocos nucifera

The Lauric acid content in this oil acts as an antibacterial to reduce the symptoms of infection on the skin. Coconut oil encourages the production of collagen which can keep skin elastic and minimise the signs of ageing.

SKIN TYPE – Normal, teenage, oily, excellent for dry, mature or sensitive skin

USE – Hair care, nail care, sun care, baby products, massage, personal care and cosmetic.

Evening Primrose Oil

Oenothera biennis

With a high GLA content to reduce inflammation and repair damage skin, Evening Primrose oil restores elasticity, to assist will fine lines and aged skin. When applied to the scalp this oil can stimulate hair growth.

SKIN TYPE – Normal, oily, excellent for teenage, dry, mature or sensitive skin

USE – Hair care, nail care, sun care, baby products, massage, personal care and cosmetic.

The G through to P of our Vegetable Oils and Butters

Grapeseend Oil

Vitus vinifera

Powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory polyphenols can slow the signs of ageing and are beneficial for infected skin conditions with the ability to calm break outs  by preventing clogging of the pores.

SKIN TYPE – Normal, mature, oily, excellent for dry, teenage or sensitive skin

USE – Hair care, nail care, sun care, baby products, massage, personal care and cosmetic.

Hemp Seed Oil

Cannabis sativa L

Rich in alpha-linolenic and linoleic acid essential because our body cannot synthesize Omega 6. Hemp seed oil works well on dehydrated skin and reduce the inflammation and begin the healing process on injured skin.

SKIN TYPE – Normal, dry, mature, oily, excellent for teenage or sensitive skin

USE – Hair care, nail care, sun care, massage, personal care and cosmetic.

Jojoba Oil

Simmondsia chinensis

Used widely in cosmetic applications this natural skin emollient and moisturiser works well on young skin types with its ability to regulate sebum production. Jojoba oil has anti-inflammatory properties and has been used to minimise skin bacteria.

SKIN TYPE – Normal, dry, oily, excellent for mature, teenage or sensitive skin

USE – Hair care, nail care, sun care, baby products, massage, personal care and cosmetics.

Macadamia Oil

Macadamia integrifolia

One of the highest natural sources of palmitoleic acid used to delay premature ageing, makes Macadamia oil the perfect choice for a mature skin. Hydrating while also healing skin conditions like dry skin, dandruff, dry scalp and brittle nails.

SKIN TYPE – Normal, teenage, sensitive, oily, excellent for mature or dry skin

USE – Hair care, nail care, sun care, baby products, massage, personal care and cosmetics.

Mango Butter

Mangifera Indica

The triterpenes can reduce the signs of ageing, and will healing benefits for dry and damaged skin. Mango butter soothes itchy, inflamed skin conditions and is replaces moisture to dry and damaged hair.

SKIN TYPE – Normal, mature, dry, oily, excellent for teenage or sensitive skin

USE – Hair care, nail care, sun care, baby products, massage, personal care and cosmetics.

Neem Oil

Azadirachta indica

Offering hydration to soften and nourish ageing or damaged skin.

Neem oil has a high source of antioxidants to protect skin from environmental pollution. With a fast absorption rate this oil leaves a smooth feel to skin.

SKIN TYPE – Normal, teenage, sensitive, oily, excellent for mature or dry skin

USE – Hair care, nail care, sun care, baby products, massage, personal care and cosmetics.

Olive Oil

Olea europaea

A strong anti-bacterial this oil works well on young skin to reduce itchy or dry skin conditions like acne, psoriasis and eczema. Olive oil is a very nourishing oil used to moisturise and hydrate skin.

SKIN TYPE – Teenage, sensitive, mature, oily, excellent for normal or dry skin

USE – Hair care, nail care, sun care, baby products, massage, personal care and cosmetics.

Peach Kernel Oil

Prunus Persica

A light, soothing oil, with emollient properties for dry, ageing or sensitive skin. Peach kernel oil has vitamin A,B and E to eliminate free radicals and maintain skin health.

SKIN TYPE – Teenage, sensitive, mature, oily, excellent for normal or dry skin

USE – Hair care, nail care, sun care, baby products, massage, personal care and cosmetics

Peanut Oil

Arachis hypogeae

Reducing the loss of beneficial proteins, Peanut oil adds moisture to dry flaking scalp, to rejuvenate damaged hair follicle and encourage healthy growth. With a high concentration of linoleic acid levels to regulate blood circulation to heal dry and damaged skin.

SKIN TYPE – Teenage, sensitive, mature, oily, excellent for normal or dry skin

USE – Hair care, nail care, sun care, baby products, massage, personal care and cosmetics

Pistachio Oil

Pistacia vera

High in vitamin E and antioxidants essential for healthy skin. Pistachio oil is dark green in colour and adds moisture to your scalp and hair giving locks a shiny look and soft feel.

SKIN TYPE – Normal, teenage, mature, oily, excellent for sensitive or dry skin

USE – Hair care, nail care, sun care, baby products, massage, personal care and cosmetics

The R,S and W of our Vegetable Oils and Butters

Raspberry Seed Oil

Rubus idaeus

Fighting eczema and acne with its strong anti-inflammatory properties. Raspberry seed oil has a high antioxidant content to repair sun damaged or dry skin by restoring moisture and improving elasticity.

SKIN TYPE – Normal, teenage, mature, oily, excellent for sensitive or dry skin

USE – Hair care, nail care, sun care, baby products, massage, personal care and cosmetics

Rice Bran Oil

Oryza sativa

High in squalene, which is similar, to the oil that your body naturally produces, sebum, to boost skin health and lubricate your skin.

Rice Bran oil is good for dry skin and adds moisture to aged skin to minimise the signs of wrinkles and fine lines.

SKIN TYPE – Normal, teenage, mature, oily, excellent for sensitive or dry skin

USE – Hair care, nail care, sun care, baby products, massage, personal care and cosmetics

Rosehip Oil

Rose Canina

Hydrates sensitive and dry skin with its high levels of vitamin E. Rosehip is an anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant that helps protect skin cells from sun damage. Absorbs easily into the skin with a slight hint of aroma.

SKIN TYPE – Normal, teenage, mature, oily, excellent for sensitive or dry skin

USE – Hair care, nail care, sun care, baby products, massage, personal care and cosmetics

Safflower Oil

Carthamus tinctorius

High in both linoleic and oleic acids, beneficial for dry, damaged skin by nourishing and smoothing the complexion. Used in hair care Safflower oil stimulates healthy growth by improving blood circulation and strengthening hair follicles.

SKIN TYPE – Normal, teenage, mature, oily, excellent for sensitive or dry skin

USE – Hair care, nail care, sun care, baby products, massage, personal care and cosmetics

Sesame Oil

Sesamum indicum

Zinc is an important mineral for healthy skin, reducing age spots and restoring skins elasticity and smoothness Sesame oil works well in anti-ageing applications. With anti-inflammatory benefits to reduce swelling and skin irritations.

SKIN TYPE – Normal, teenage, mature, oily, excellent for sensitive or dry skin

USE – Hair care, nail care, sun care, baby products, massage, personal care and cosmetics

Shea Butter

Butyrospermum parkii

Assists will the regeneration of tissue cells and boosts collagen production to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Shea Butter has the ability, to penetrate deep into the layers of your skin providing moisture and protection from sunburn and dry cracked skin.

SKIN TYPE – Normal, teenage, mature, oily, excellent for sensitive or dry skin

USE – Hair care, nail care, sun care, baby products, massage, personal care and cosmetics

Soyabean Oil

Glycine max

A powerful antioxidant to protect the skin from free radical damage. With high levels of vitamin E Soyabean oil can minimise scarring, protect from UV damage and stimulate the growth of new skin cells to promote healing.

SKIN TYPE – Normal, teenage, mature, oily, excellent for sensitive or dry skin

USE – Hair care, nail care, sun care, baby products, massage, personal care and cosmetics

Sunflower Oil

Helianthus annuus

A strong emollient that seals moisture deep inside skin cells for longer lasting hydration. Rich in oleic acid Sunflower oil can soften hair fibres from damage, strengthening and adding shine to dull hair.

SKIN TYPE – Normal, teenage, mature, oily, excellent for sensitive or dry skin

USE – Hair care, nail care, sun care, baby products, massage, personal care and cosmetics

Watermelon Seed Oil

Citrullus vulgaris

Loaded with essential vitamins, proteins and minerals, Watermelon seed oil is light and easily absorbs into skin making it perfect for dry, oily or sensitive skin. Used on the scalp to moisturise dry, itchy conditions like psoriasis and dandruff.

SKIN TYPE – Normal, teenage, mature, oily, excellent for sensitive or dry skin

USE – Hair care, nail care, sun care, baby products, massage, personal care and cosmetics

Wheatgerm Oil

Triticum aestivum L

Minimising the signs of ageing by reducing fine lines and wrinkles, Wheatgerm oil is packed with nutrients to moisturise, while still gentle enough on sensitive skin. With B vitamins to assist with repair and encourage tissue growth.

SKIN TYPE – Normal, teenage, mature, oily, excellent for sensitive or dry skin

USE – Hair care, nail care, sun care, baby products, massage, personal care and cosmetics

We know that vegetable or carrier oils are filled with a bounty of natural vitamins and essential fatty acids. Included in pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and cosmetic products, vegetable oils have a variety of benefits. Aromatic Ingredients are wholesale and bulk distributors of vegetable oils and butters, contact us today to find out more


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