Olympic athletes will be facing harsh winds with Sunday's scheduled events, which include alpine and cross-country skiing as well as figure skating and ice hockey. At the end of the day, their skin would certainly be grateful for some nourishing facial oils — one of last year's biggest anti-aging breakthroughs and today's Truth in Aging Skin Care Olympics category.
Facial oils are the deceptively simple powerhouses of skincare. Since they are undiluted by water, they do not require irritating preservatives or other chemicals. They are nutritionally intense — pure unadulterated botanical oils to which additional actives can be added to provide antioxidants, fatty acids or free radical scavengers. Far from greasy, a good oil complex is the surest way to get dewy skin.
And now, onto the awards ceremony.
Your Best Face Private Reserve Antioxidant Oil ($75 in the shop) improves skin's suppleness and speeds healing. The two antioxidant ingredients that come in potent concentrations are YBF's signature spin trap and Lipochroman-6. Added to this antioxidant-packed formula is vitamin E succinate, a specialized form of vitamin E that helps improve skin's elasticity. Read the full review.
Red Flower Kinmoxei Wild Lime Silk Oil ($48) is formulated with over a dozen different oils that are designed to work together to stimulate blood flow, creating a healthy glow. Kinmoxei is the flower from a tree growing in southern Japan; its petals are blended with rice bran and monoi oils to enhance the moisturizing effects. Wild lime oil is an astringent that helps control the skin’s natural oils. Read the full review.
Snowberry Soothing Facial Massage Oil ($32) is a delicate oil that is great for dry and sensitive skin. It contains a blend of nurturing plant oils and anti-aging plant extracts that help to reduce inflammation and irritation, including chamomile, passion flower, rose hip oils, pomegranate oil extract and ginger extracts. Read the full review.
Ingredients in YBF (Original):
Meadowfoam seed oil, spin trap (phenyl butyl nitrone), Lipochroman-6 (dimethylmethoxy chro manol), vitamin e succinate (d-alpha tocopherol succinate), sandalwood oil
Ingredients in Red Flower:
Rice bran (oryza sativa) oil,monoi (cocos nucifera), gardenia (gardenia taitensis) oil, yuzu (citrus junos) oil,wild lime (citrus aurantifolia) oil, kinmoxei (osmanthus) oil, mimosa (acacia decurrens) oil, pink grapefruit (citrus paradisi) oil, litsea (may chang) oil, ylang ylang (cananga odorata) oil, hibiscus (hibiscus tiliaceus) extract, thyme (thymus vulgaris) oil, jasmine (jasminum sambac) oil, oakmoss (evernia prunastri) oil, vetivert (andropogon muricatus) oil, tocopheryl acetate, retinyl palmitate, ascorbyl palmitate
Ingredients in Snowberry:
Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil, Passiflora Incarnata Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (sunflower) Seed Oil, Plukenetia Volubilis Seed Oil, Rosa Canina Fruit Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil/ Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract/Tocopherol, DPG Quercus Suber Bark (Cork) Extract, Bisabolol, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Tocopherol (mixed) & Beta-Sitosterol & Squalene (sunflower), Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract, Rosa Rubginosa (Rosehip) Seed Oil, Punica Granatum Seed Extract, Guaiazulene
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