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Pascale Gal, Pharmacien#Why are vegetable oils so much more beneficial to the skin than creams?

by Pascale Gal, pharmacist and aromatherapy expert

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.
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.

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

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

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#With essential oils, no need to choose between efficiacy and nature

by Pascale Gal, pharmacist and aromatherapy expert

For some, "natural" means "ineffective". For others, "natural" resonates and feels like the obvious, best solution because tapping nature for its raw materials can reveal unexpected effects ... 
Pure essential oils obtained by distillation are highly effective, provided they are extracted properly and are botanically and biochemically defined. An essential oil is composed of dozens of chemical molecules recognized for various properties. These active oils can be dangerous if they are used pure and it is better to seek advice from an aromatherapist.

In any case, without a doubt, essential oils are serious competitors to the active ingredients of conventional cosmetics. In addition to being active and effective, they do not have a disastrous impact on the environment.