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Power of Oils


"Oils have the most wonderfull effect on the complexion due to their high affinity with the skin. You can literally see the radiance and suppleness being restored and dull skin coming back to life."

Vanda Serrador Facialist and Body Care Expert for The Body Shop®


Oil can help prevent water loss from the skin,

Thus maintaining the skin’s hydration, especially helpful for mature skin


They can be used for cleansing

“Like dissolves like” is true with respect to many oils and if you have oily skin one way of gently reducing the oil found on your skin is to use a suitable light emollient oil to effectively dissolve it


They can be light and easily absorbed;

So ideal for young skin that just warrants some additional comfort


Some oils have anti-bacterial, anti-microbial and anti-fungal properties.

Oils with these attributes can help to reduce breakouts

6 Myths Busted

Worried that using oils will make your skin well, oily? Oils are often misunderstood when incorporated in skincare.

  • Oils make the skin oily

    Good oils should not cause the skin to be oily. They should absorb instantly so the skin does not look shiny or greasy but rather leave a sheer glow.

  • Oils just smell nice and do not really prevent ageing

    Oils are a powerhouse of antioxidants, nutrients and fatty acids providing a natural barrier to protect against harsh environments. Oils are to the skin as super-foods are to our health. By protecting the skin, the skin can focus on repair, fighting off free radicals and harsh environments. By using oils, skin is helped to be more proactive rather than reactive.

  • All Oils are evil

    Just as there are different types of fats in our diets, there's also different oils for the skin - some nourishing and beneficial.

    It’s always best to use the purest form of oil found in the seeds that have the most potent active ingredients to provide nutritive benefits to the skin. Which is why our new Intensely Revitalising Oils of Life™ collection is infused with a blend of seed oils, known for their potent properties.

  • Oil Free products are best

    There are many products that claim to be oil-free which a lot of people are lead to believe is good for the skin. As with the phenomenon of fat-free food, where some contained more sugar to compensate for the taste, the same goes for Oil-Free products - look at the labels, there will likely be some oils in there to give its consistency or texture.

  • Strong, astringent cleansers are my saviours

    Our skin creates its own natural oil to keep it hydrated and supple. When we strip too much of our natural oils away, it can actually cause irritation and dryness. The skin if able, will try to make more oil to compensate which can lead to premature ageing and blemished skin. Use a gentle face wash to wash away daily dirt and grime, it will keep your skin balanced and not irritate your skin causing it to overproduce on oils.

  • Oils are unnecessary if I am already using a moisturiser

    They work differently.

    Moisturisers are like your daily dose of green juices, and oils are the boosters to drink with or before your green juice. Depending on which moisturisers you use, they can actually work better together by helping to prevent evaporation of your moisturiser and keep the ingredients locked in your skin for longer.

I'm a true believer in the power of natural oils. Their rich and supreme nutrients provide all you need for healthy looking and radiant skin. I love the unique textures and the aromatic essence always revives my skin and my day!

- Vanda Serrador Facialist and Body Care Expert for The Body Shop®

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Power of Oils


We preserve their cold-pressed properties and ensure the utmost affinity to skin. Power of Oils

Black cumin seed oil

Known for its concentration in antioxidants

From the egyptian nile valley

Camellia seed oil

Naturally rich in nutritive oleic acid

From the evergreen trees of china

Rosehip seed oil

Rich in omega 3 and 6

From the andes foothills of chile

the experts

“These natural powerhouses provide fundamental nutrients from antioxidants to vitamins. Each one of these precious seed oils is a skin saver and blended together, they provide nutrition for the skin, resulting in radiance.”
Jennifer Hirsch, Beauty Botanist for The Body Shop

Power of Oils