Specialist Review - “Holi Grail” of Facial Oils
The “Holi Grail” of Facial Oils
Guest Blogger: Award Winning Nutritionist & Global Wellness Council - Barbara Cox
Like every skincare enthusiast, I’m always looking for products that bring as many benefits to my skin routine as possible.
I’m Barbara Cox, award-winning Nutritionist and a member of the Global Wellness Council, and I am sharing my review of the Holi Grail Face Oil, and why I love it.
I’m passionate about a non-toxic lifestyle and having naturally glowing skin. This luxurious facial and skin oil uses all natural ingredients including jojoba oil, rosehip oil, vitamin C and vitamin E, kiwi seed oil and rose flower oil.
This winning combination can bring incredible benefits to your skin. Let’s explore the ingredients in more detail!
Jojoba is also naturally antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, hypoallergenic, and anti-inflammatory. Perhaps best of all, it can be used on any skin type, from dry and sensitive to acne-prone.
Rich in beauty-boosting vitamins A, E, and D, plus antioxidants and fatty acids, jojoba "oil" is a wax ester with remarkably similar properties to our skin's sebum. This means the "oil" can penetrate deeply, reaching below the top layer of skin for maximum nourishment.
Jojoba oil can penetrate down to the skin matrix, it can help to carry and ferry active ingredients in the rosehip oil, vitamin C, and E, allowing them to do their best work in the deeper layers of your skin.
Regenerates and heals the skin as it contains high concentrations of vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, and K, rosehip oil is known for its exceptional regenerative and healing properties.
Rosehip oil increases collagen production and skin elasticity. Research shows that after eight weeks, rosehip oil will lead to a significant improvement in crow's-feet wrinkles, the skin's moisture level, and elasticity.
Rosehip oil has dramatic skin restorative powers and many studies have proved that the use of rosehip oil on patients post-surgery improved the overall look of their scars.
It intensely hydrates and moisturizes the skin as it including linoleic acid, as well as various other essential fatty acids, rosehip oil is the go-to for acute hydration. It also locks in moisture and is easily absorbed by the skin.
Finally, Rosehip oil calms inflammation because it is rich in vitamin E and anthocyanin which are two ingredients that can calm and soothe irritation so can be hugely beneficial for those dealing with rosacea, eczema, and other inflammatory skin issues.
Vitamin C and Vitamin E
Vitamin C is one of the most exciting, research-proven ingredients you can apply to your skin. This water-soluble antioxidant is a natural component of healthy skin. When you’re young, vitamin C levels in the skin’s outermost two layers (epidermis and dermis) are abundant, but as we age, these levels naturally deplete.
Unprotected sun exposure (UV damage) and pollution can accelerate this decline, leading to skin looking and feeling dull, uneven, and less than firm than it once was.
Vitamin E has antioxidant properties to help tackle negative signs of pollution and other environmental stressors that compromise the skin’s natural barrier. In addition, vitamin E soothes skin and moisturises.
As we age, our skin starts experiencing vitamin E deficiency. Hence, our skin is losing its volume and firmness.
Together, the marriage of vitamin C and E are very beneficial as they improve the appearance of uneven skin tone. They will tackle post-acne scars and be more effective in brightening age spots and hyperpigmentation. In addition, by strengthening the natural skin barrier they will bring a dull complexion to a glow.
What you will notice is that vitamin E helps to soothe the skin and reduce the risk of skin getting irritated and photosensitive from Vitamin C.
Most importantly, we value the combination of vitamin C and E as they have anti-aging properties and by using Vitamin C and E, you will be tackling free radicals and environmental stressors.
Olive Fruit Oil
Olive oil has a lot of benefits, not only if you incorporate it into your diet, but also if you start using it in your skincare routine! Filled with lots of good-for-you vitamins, it’ll help lock in moisture and could prevent early signs of aging.
Like many other oils, olive oil locks in moisture. By itself, olive oil doesn’t do much in the way of moisturizing your skin, but it works to seal in the other oils and ingredients in Holi Grail.
Olive oil is rich in Vitamins A, D, E, and K, which is why it’s so great to use when you’re cooking! These vitamins are not only good for your health, but they also benefit your skin!
Avocado oil contains a high percentage of Vitamin E, as well as potassium, lecithin, and many other nutrients which can nourish and moisturize your skin. The oleic acid also promotes collagen production, which helps grow new skin cells. This accelerates the healing process, helping with issues like sunburn.
Our skin is usually the first noticeable part of our bodies to age, so putting off the signs of aging for as long as possible is everyone’s priority! Fortunately, the fatty acids in avocado oil help the skin retain its elasticity, which in turn slows the formation of wrinkles.
Kiwi Seed Oil
The tiny super-seeds from the humble kiwi fruit are proving a winner when it comes to anti-aging goodness, which is why it’s added to Holi Grail facial oil, Plus it’s the national fruit of New Zealand!
Kiwi seed oil contains around 60 percent alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) and is also a rich source of vitamins C and E, which means it holds in moisture and is incredibly nourishing.
Grape Seed Oil, or grapeseed oil, is a lightweight oil that is extracted from the seeds of grapes and penetrates the skin quickly, leaving the skin soft, supple, and moisturized.
Grapeseed oil also contains high amounts of omega fatty acids and vitamin E, which makes it popular when it comes to skincare.
Grapeseed oil's real strength lies in its molecular structure. Polyphenol compounds in grapeseed oil, such as proanthocyanidins, are especially powerful antioxidants. The strong antioxidant capacities of grapeseed can help reduce the signs of aging, such as sunspots, fine lines, and wrinkles, as well as anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties.
Fruits are good for our skin but the humble orange is a phenomenal fruit as it’s full of ingredients that will help to boost your complexion!
Oranges are a vibrant and refreshing fruit rich in natural oils and vitamins. They have been used for years as ingredients in recipes, but recently they are being recognised for their beauty-enhancing qualities.
The natural oils in oranges help to moisturise skin, providing softer healthier-looking skin for longer.
The antioxidants found in oranges help to fight free radicals which may slow down the production of wrinkles, and stop premature aging.
Rose Flower Oil
Roses not only look and smell beautiful; their oils also have numerous benefits to your skin.
For centuries roses have been valued for their pure essential oils derived from the rose petal. It takes tens of thousands of blossoms to yield 30ml of essential oil making rose one of the most expensive oils available.
Rose flower oil contains a complex array of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants with soothing and moisturising properties making it a perfect addition to the Holi Grail facial oil.
I’m a huge fan of facial oils. They seem to have come back into vogue and for a good reason. I particularly love Holi Grail facial oil, as I find it both protects and locks in moisture. The texture of the oil is luxurious and calming, and you can feel instant benefits from the first drop. Well done Holli Lovesy for creating such a powerful blend with Holi Grail.