By now, you’ve had a chance to dig into the October 2017 H2BAR Box lineup and have (hopefully!) had a chance to try out the Jojoba Oil from Leven Rose.
So, how do natural oils fit into your daily beauty regimen anyway? Oils provide moisture and health to the skin and hair. We recommend redheads invest in oils because they moisturize the skin and hair in a natural, organic way. Oils have proven to cure acne, and give unbelievable shine to hair.
Plus, if you have sensitive skin (like most redheads do), oils are usually organic — check your labels — and won’t cause irritation.
Do you have oily skin? Did you know (sometimes) the skin is extra oily because it wants oil? Many find when they begin using oils, their skin becomes less oily.
The mind is blown, right?
Before you begin your purchases, it’s important to do your research on what you would like best.
All of the Leven Rose oils are cold pressed, a process that extracts oil without heat and keeps nutritional benefits intact. Nothing is added or taken away. You’re receiving pure, natural, and organic oil, so you can apply as little or as much as you want.
READ: The Difference Between Argan, Coconut, Jojoba and Rosehip Oil
With so many oils on the market, Leven Rose broke down each oil, why it’s great and how to use it:
1. Jojoba Oil:
WHAT IS IT: Jojoba Oil is a natural moisturizer that heals acne, dry skin, sunburns, and brittle hair.
WHY IS IT SO GREAT: The natural Vitamin E, B-complex vitamins, and anti-bacterial properties help heal skin and hair while minimizing inflammation.
HOW TO USE IT: Add it to your daily moisturizer and apply to a cotton ball to remove makeup. Also, massage it into your scalp before you shower or leaving it in overnight for deep conditioning. This free radical-fighting oil has so many uses!
2. Argan Oil
WHAT IS IT: Argan Oil is the go-to oil for repairing damaged hair. It naturally moisturizes and prevents split ends while restoring shine and increasing hair growth.
WHY IS IT SO GREAT: Argan Oil is naturally rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Omega-6 fatty acid, and natural antioxidants.
HOW TO USE IT: Apply to the scalp half an hour before showering to control, cure, and prevent dryness or itchiness. Run a few drops through your hair before blow-drying or use to tame those pesky flyaways.
3. Rosehip Oil
WHAT IS IT: Rosehip Oil is a rich natural moisturizer that can replace your night cream.
WHY IS IT SO GREAT: This beauty oil is chock-full of naturally occurring Vitamin A and has been shown to halt signs of premature aging, reverse photoaging from sun damage, and stimulate the production of collagen and elastin.
HOW TO USE IT: Use as a nighttime moisturizer to wake up with softer, more supple skin.
READ: Guide to 3 Essential Oils for Redheads That Can Be Used as Perfume
4. Carrot Seed Oil
WHAT IS IT: Carrot Seed Oil improves the complexion and protects skin from harmful UV rays.
WHY IS IT SO GREAT: The beta-carotene in Carrot Seed Oil converts into Vitamin A, which is especially beneficial for the skin. This vegetable beauty oil restores elasticity and firmness in the skin, reversing the effects of aging.
HOW TO USE IT: Mix with your sunscreen as a daytime toning treatment to decrease sun damage. In the shower, apply Carrot Seed Oil to your scalp before your shampoo to prevent breakages.
5. Pomegranate Seed Oil
WHAT IS IT: Pomegranate Seed Oil is a natural cleanser that shrinks and unclogs pores.
WHY IS IT SO GREAT: This oil is high in Omega-5 fatty acid levels, which makes it a potent anti-inflammatory healer for acne.
HOW TO USE IT: Massage into your skin to for a clearer, smoother complexion. For around-the-eye care and added firmness, dab the oil from the outside to the inside of your outer eye area.
6. Rose Water
WHAT IS IT: Rose Water is a natural toner that regulates sebum production while hydrating and smoothing the skin.
WHY IS IT SO GREAT: Rose Water contains Vitamins A, B3, C, D, E, and reduces bacteria and inflammation.
HOW TO USE IT: After cleansing your face with Jojoba Oil, apply a few drops to a cotton ball and use to even out and tone your face.
Rock it like a Redhead!