7 Best Oils to Moisturise the Skin

7 Best Oils to Moisturise the Skin

A powerhouse of hydration, our new Evercalm™ Barrier Support Elixir does exactly as the name would suggest. Clinically proven to help repair and strengthen the skin barrier within 7 days, it has been carefully created to combat dryness and signs of sensitivity, with a soothing microbiome-friendly formula that contains 100% natural-origin ingredients to leave skin instantly feeling comforted and hydrated.

The secret behind this new barrier-booster? It’s enriched with 7 lightweight, yet nourishing natural oils that feed the skin with essential fatty acids to help replenish and support its repair process and bring back balance.

It may not look like it on the surface, but your skin is constantly hard at work. The toughest job of all is of the epidermis, otherwise known as the skin barrier. Much like a security guard for your skin, it’s the job of the skin barrier to prevent problems passing through and to protect what lies beneath. It’s the weakness of this physical shield that is one of the underlying causes of skin sensitivity. A thin, weak, or compromised skin barrier can allow irritants to enter the underlying layers of skin, so building up a strong barrier could be the key to reducing skin sensitivity long term.

A compromised skin barrier needs nourishment to help it bounce back. So, how can you help support your skin’s barrier function and ensure your skin retains as much moisture as possible? The short answer is oils.

Essentially, your skin needs to retain moisture in order to keep its natural ‘glow.’ Facial oils are formulated to provide both hydration and protection against water loss. Oils deliver missing lipids directly to the surface of your skin to help prevent water loss, and when it comes to nourishing skin, the more moisture the merrier. It’s not so much a case of which is the best oil to moisturise skin, but more a case of which are the best combination of oils.

Every one of the oils in our Elixir has been specially selected because of its individual benefit to the skin barrier and they all work in harmony within the formulation to help repair and strengthen it.

Camellia Japonica Seed Oil​

Camellia japonica seed oil is a precious oil prized for its powerful skin-soothing properties, rich in omega 6 and 9, which help to strengthen your skin barrier, reduce the appearance of wrinkles and lock in moisture. Camellia japonica seed oil also acts as an antioxidant, helping to protect against free radical damage and reduce the visible signs of ageing.

Organic Incha Inchi Oil

Incha Inchi oil is one of the world’s richest sources of essential fatty acids omega 3 and 6, which help to preserve your skin’s natural lipid balance and help to support your skin barrier. Possessing potent nourishing properties, Incha Inchi oil helps your skin feel smooth, soft and comfortable.

Meadowfoam Seed Oil

Meadowfoam seed oil is a fast-absorbing oil that is rich in lipids and antioxidants. Its unique fatty acid composition gives the oil intensively hydrating properties without causing greasiness. With its moisturising and rejuvenating properties, meadowfoam seed oil can help to strengthen your skin barrier. 

Rice Germ Oil

Packed with vital vitamins and those oh-so essential omega 6 and 9 fatty acids, rice germ oil can help to soothe skin, promote softness, and help to strengthen your skin barrier. It also contains gamma oryzanol, a rare antioxidant which helps to protect your skin against free radicals.

Organic Rosehip oil

Rosehip oil contains essential fatty acids and vitamins A, E and C which are natural sources of antioxidants. Vitamin E and C help protect your skin from damage caused by environmental aggressors and air pollutants. When the skin gets damaged, rosehip oil helps close the cracks to help repair the skin’s protective barrier, sealing in moisture.

Camelina Sativa Seed Oil

Camelina sativa is a rich natural source of omega 3 and 6. These essential lipids help strengthen your skin barrier, reducing the appearance of irritation and boosting hydration. Camelina sativa seed oil is also high in soothing antioxidant sterols and tocopherols, which contain vitamin E to help protect against photodamage.

Coconut Oil

Commonly used as an emollient, Coconut Oil is made up of fatty acids. It absorbs quickly and easily into the skin, providing instant hydration and relief from dryness and allows your skin to retain moisture.