Why Does My Body Lotion Contain So Many Different Oils?

A woman rubbing body lotion on her legs

Each oil is structured slightly differently so it brings different benefits to your body care.  Let’s work through some of the common ingredients.

Rosehip Oil is rich in essential fatty acids and contains vitamins E, C, D and beta carotene. Chock-full of goodness, it helps to protect and hydrate skin, fight free radical damage and reduce wrinkles.  But that’s not all!  The vitamins and antioxidants rejuvenate the skin to restore elasticity, help to correct dark spots and reduce the appearance of scars.  However as it is known as a dry oil it is often used in conjunction with other oils as a complete treatment.

Jojoba Oil is used for everything from acne to psoriasis to sunburn.  But it isn’t really an oil at all, but a botanical extract comprised of liquid wax esters.  This is important because out of all compounds found in nature, jojoba oil is structurally and chemically the most similar to human sebum, meaning it mimics the structure of skin.  Because jojoba oil is similar to our skin’s structure it can replicate or dissolve oil, depending if your skin overproduces or underproduces oil.  Thus it can help to balance out sebum production and eliminate acne.

Almond Oil - As a snack, almonds are filled with wonderful fats and it is those same omega-3s that make this oil a super-soothing body moisturiser.  Almond oil is hypoallergenic, so it’s great on skin that’s easily irritated.

Avocado Oil - You probably already know that healthy fats in the avocado fruit give you glowing skin and healthy hair and nails.  Added to a body care product skin will be hydrated and collagen production stimulated.

Our pharmacy staff will guide you to right skincare treatment for you as there can be “information overload” out there!  We look forward to your next visit into the Pharmacy soon.