In my last blog post, I told you all about my new Baby Massage Oil, and mentioned that it was as good for mums as it is for babies. Packed with vitamins, antioxidants and Omega 6 fatty acids, the oil is nourishing, hydrating and leaves skin plumped and smooth. I do love a good multi-tasker, don’t you?
The main ingredients in the Baby Massage Oil are rice bran oil, grapeseed oil and oat oil – all powerful hydrators that are easily absorbed by the skin. They also help to lock in moisture and prevent trans-epidermal water loss, to keep your skin feeling plumped and hydrated for longer.
I’m not a big fan of the phrase anti-ageing, but it’s certainly true that the oil contains ingredients that have been found to prevent early lines and wrinkles. For a start, rice bran oil has anti-melanin properties, so it helps to tackle the visible effects of sun damage, pollution and aging. Oat oil is rich in ceramides, which occur naturally in our outer skin cells and help to protect us from bacteria and environmental pollution. The massage oil also contains a potent mix of vitamins, along with squalene. Squalene is produced naturally by our bodies, but production starts to slow down around the time we reach 30, so it’s a good idea to give your skin an extra boost of it. Squalane helps to fight free radicals, combat dryness, even out skin tone and reduce pigmentation, scars and age spots.
Easy to use
The Baby Massage Oil is very light, so it absorbs easily and won’t leave your skin looking greasy. Massage a few drops in just before bed, or first thing in the morning. Wait a few minutes to let the oil really sink in, before applying any makeup.
Many of the facial oils on the market are very much a luxury item. Our Baby Massage Oil is priced at just £8.50 for 50ml, and a little goes a long way, so it’s very good value for money in my opinion!
As it needed to be pure enough to use on even my granddaughter’s delicate skin, I’ve kept the ingredients very pure, and avoided anything likely to cause irritation. So the oil is free of allergens, including nut oil, meaning it shouldn’t trigger any inflammation, irritation or skin complaints.
Great for skin complaints
Oat oil is well known for its ability to soothe dry, itchy skin conditions, such as eczema. And grapeseed oil is a power anti-inflammatory and is rich in linoleic acid, which helps to soothe irritated skin.
Added essential oils
I’ve added sandalwood, chamomile and myrrh essential oils to the mix. As well as smelling really rather lovely, they’re very calming, so it’s a good oil to use before bed to promote a feeling of calm and peacefulness.
What multi-tasking products are you a fan of? I’d love to hear your ideas. Please tweet them to me @NaryndaSkincare.