A basic guide to plant-derived anti-wrinkle oils

How to take care of facial skin and wrinkles naturally and effectively

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By Alex

anti-wrinkle oils: avocado oil

As we age, taking care of our skin becomes a habit not only of beauty, but also of health. That’s why it’s good to know the ingredients that nature offers us to have supple and soft skin, fighting the first signs of aging. Here then is a useful guide to plant-derived anti-wrinkle oils.

Plant oils can aid to prevent and treat facial wrinkles: in addition to nourishing and moisturizing the epidermis, they are also able to exert a powerful anti-wrinkle effect thanks to the concentration of antioxidant substances, such as tocopherols, carotenoids, sterols and phytosterols, which fight the action of free radicals.

Guide to anti-wrinkle oils: all the oils you need to know

Here are the best products that Nature makes available to us to treat wrinkles.

Coconut oil

Coconut is a useful natural ingredient in cosmetics, mainly because it contains important fatty acids, including, in particular, lauric acid. The nourishing properties of coconut oil make it very suitable for combating skin dehydration.

In addition, the presence of vitamin A, which acts against free radicals, and E, a natural antioxidant, allow it to protect against tissue degradation, thus performing an effective action against the first signs of aging on the skin.

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One of the most popular anti-wrinkle oils: coconut oil.

Sweet almond oil

Another excellent natural remedy to combat skin aging is sweet almond oil, which is made from cold-pressed oil seeds. The high concentrations of unsaturated and polyunsaturated fats and the vitamin B and E content make it a suitable oil for its anti-wrinkle effectiveness.

It deeply moisturizes and nourishes the skin, making it more toned. It should be applied on wet or damp skin along with a moisturizer to make sure it is absorbed better and without greasiness. When you buy it, check that the label mentions only prunus amygdalus dulcis oil and possibly is enriched with tocopherol (vitamin E).

Guide to anti-wrinkle vegetable oils: sweet almond oil
Guide to anti-wrinkle oils: sweet almond oil

Argan oil

This is another very important vegetable oil to fight and prevent wrinkles. Argan oil is made from the fruit of the tree native to the arid areas of Morocco. It has noteworthy antioxidant properties, responsible for its ability to combat premature aging and sagging skin. Rich in vitamin E and polyphenols, it has a sweet and pleasant odor, making it a traditionally used ingredient not only in cosmetics but also in culinary fields.

You can use it as a base for a facial scrub along with a handful of blended almonds to be mixed with 2 tablespoons of argan oil, with which to massage the skin for 2-3 minutes and then rinse with warm water. Then massage in a few drops of pure argan oil instead of day and night cream.

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Guide to anti-wrinkle oils: argan oil

Tamanu oil

Another natural oil that has effective action against wrinkles, thanks to its moisturizing and anti-oxidant properties, is tamanu oil.

This oil, not surprisingly, is very useful to counteract the action of free radicals and protect our skin from oxidative deterioration.

Avocado oil

A truly versatile product. Avocado oil is obtained from the pulp of the cold-pressed fruit. The high concentration of fatty acids makes it an ideal natural cosmetic ingredient for regenerating facial and body skin and for caring for the beauty of hair as well.

It is rich in vitamins (A, B, C, D, E, H, K, PP), but it is mainly linoleic and palmitoleic acids, that give this oil the anti-aging properties that allow it to make the skin softer and more elastic, diminishing the effects of early wrinkles.

Choose the pure unrefined one, which you will recognize by its dark green color and viscous texture the refined one is more yellow) and the deposits at the bottom of the bottle.

Rosehip oil (or musk rose)

Skin that is suffering from the early effects of time or particularly worn out can also benefit from the regenerating action of rosehip oil, made by cold pressing the seeds of the fruit of the rose affinis rubiginosa. Thanks to the very high concentration of linoleic and alfalioleic acid and the presence of vitamin A and vitamin E, it proves very useful in stimulating and regenerating cellular functions, minimizing skin aging processes and also reducing expression lines.

It is effective in healing scars and on acne-prone and delicate skin because of its high cell regenerating power. A few drops are applied at night before bedtime in place of facial cream night cream.

Anti-wrinkle oils: rosehip oil
Anti-wrinkle oils: rosehip oil

Guide to anti-wrinkle oils: our recipes

Here are two recipes that enhance the anti-wrinkle properties of the oils we reviewed.

A recipe with avocado, argan, wheat germ and jojoba oils

You can make a great santi-wrinkle serum if you mix it with these plant oils:

  • 10 ml of avocado oil
  • 10 ml of argan oil
  • 5 ml of wheat germ oil
  • 10 ml of jojoba oil

Preparation: You can simply pat clean skin with a few drops of this mix in the evening to smooth out wrinkles and brighten your skin.

A recipe with rosehip, argan and jojoba oils

Here is a recipe for making yourself a very easy anti-wrinkle oil to use in the evening. You only need a few drops, even for around the eyes. You will need:

  • 40 ml of jojoba oil
  • 10 ml of rosehip oil
  • 20 ml of argan oil
  • 2 drops of vitamin E (tocopherol)
  • 2-3 drops of rosemary essential oil

Preparation: Mix all ingredients well in a small container and store in a dark glass bottle with a measuring cap. Apply to damp, clean facial skin and massage well until absorbed.

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