Best Plant Oils to use for their anti-ageing properties

Phyt’s serums and moisturisers are formulated with plant oils that are well-known for their soothing, restorative and nourishing properties. Here are the main ones:

Sunflower oil:
Sunflower oil is a good choice for those with sensitivities and allergies. When applied, it forms a natural barrier on top of the skin that keeps moisture in. Sunflower oil is rich in linoleic acid, oleic and palmitic acids which make it a soothing oil. It is also high in antioxidants – especially vitamin E – and minerals that help the formation of new skin cells.

Wheat Germ oil:
Wheat germ oil has one of the highest Vitamin E (alpha tocopherol) levels among all the vegetable oils. It is rich in fatty acids (linoleic, palmitic, oleic, linoleic or omega-3 and 6) and minerals. Fatty acids make this oil a very good moisturiser for dry and dehydrated skin. Vitamin E neutralises free radicals and prevent them damaging collagen and elastin. Vit E repairs and regenerates cells and skin tissues, helping the skin stay firm and elastic. This vitamin has also strong anti-inflammatory properties making it perfect for all skin conditions caused by inflammation (psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis etc.).

Hemp Oil:
Hemp oil is extracted from Hemp seeds. Its main benefits for the skin are hydration, suppleness, anti-inflammatory and anti-ageing. This oil has a high content of fatty acid (60% of linoleic acid, Omega 6) that help reduce the loss of water from the skin. It does not clog the pores and can even re-balance oily skin. Hemp oil has also anti-inflammatory properties and it helps increase peripheral blood circulation.
Fatty acids contained in Hemp oil help repair the damages caused by free radicals. These acids are the building blocks of healthy cells membranes. They are essential for a healthy skin barrier which gives you a healthy youthful skin.
​Hemp oil penetrate the skin quickly and feels like a dry oil. It does not leave an oily film on the skin.

Hazelnut Oil:
An oil loaded with nourishing vitamins and essential fatty acids that help hydrate, protect and nourish the skin. A high content of Vitamin E helps boost collagen production which improves elasticity. The skin looks smoother and fine lines are less visible.
Hazelnut oil contains tannins which have astringent properties to help dry oily skin. It is an oil that can be used on sensitive skin.

Apricot Kernel Oil:
Apricot kernel oil is rich in essential fatty acids and antioxidants. A high content of omega-6 gamma linoleic acid gives this oil great moisturising properties.  Vitamins A and E help the regeneration of skin cells and collagen production. This oil leaves the skin feeling soft and replenished without feeling greasy. Nourishing Apricot kernel oil helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

Argan Oil:
Argan oil is an organic product extracted from the kernels of the organ tree which is native to Morocco. Argan oil has a high content of fatty acids and vitamin E which can help strengthen tissues in skin and restore elasticity. It absorbs easily, is non greasy and non-irritating – great properties for a moisturiser.

Avocado oil:
Another oil with a high content of omega-3 fatty acid, vitamins A, D and E. These compounds make it a wonderful moisturising agent.
Avocado oil is also rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents. They help soothing inflammation such sun damage and age spots, as well as skin condition such as eczema.

Evening Primrose oil:
A cold-pressed oil extracted from the seed of Evening Primrose flower. The main chemical compounds of this oil are fatty acids (omega-6 and 9), palmitic acid and stearic acid. Omega-6 and 9 have anti-inflammatory properties. They are nourishing and soothing. Palmitic acid has emollient properties to soften the skin. Stearic acid s also a softening agent.
Evening Primrose oil shows soothing and moisturising properties. It enhances elasticity of the skin as well as its texture.