Why use oils in cosmetics?

Publié le : 01/01/2017 16:41:38
expert advice

Why use oils in cosmetics?

Why are oils so much more beneficial to the skin than creams?

by Pascale Gal, pharmacist and aromatherapy expert

Vegetable oils are made up of a combination of saturated and unsaturated fatty acids * whose virtues are 100% beneficial for the skin. Vegetable oils are non-occlusive and are absorbed almost fully by the skin. They improve the quality of the intercellular cement of the epidermis, thus limiting cutaneous dehydration.

Vegetable oils therefore play a key role in anti-aging care.

Creams are essentially composed of an aqueous phase and an oily phase, which form an emulsion. In this case, the water is not active. It is a medium to accommodate the other ingredients in very small quantities.

* Better known under their names omega 9, 6 and 3