Many consumers will kick-start the new year with a list of skincare resolutions, and anti-ageing is often at the top of their agenda! Let’s face it, who doesn’t want smoother, vibrant and more youthful looking skin?
With an aging population, the current anti-ageing market is estimated at $60b and is predicted to reach circa $120b by 2030. With the market becoming ever more eco-conscious, companies must innovate to create safe and effective anti-ageing products to meet the growing demands of consumers.
Ageing skin can be seen in loss of elasticity, collagen, hair follicles and melanin synthesis which all affect the appearance of the skin. Thanks to natural oil ingredients, and innovative skincare formulations, many anti-ageing products are slowing the process of aging, helping repair and rejuvenate skin.
At O&3 we have a focus on sustainability and the environment, which is why the anti-ageing oils we’ve hand-picked are part of our cold pressed, zero waste product offering. Cold pressed oils are a healthier alternative to traditional oils as the gentle extraction process helps to preserve the natural nutrients and vitamins found in the seeds.
Cold pressed rosehip seed oil
We love it because its rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and essential fatty acids that can help nourish and protect the skin.
One of the key anti-ageing benefits of cold pressed rosehip seed oil is its high content of vitamin A, also known as retinol. Retinol is a powerful antioxidant that can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as improve skin elasticity. The oil also contains vitamin C, which can help brighten the skin and reduce the appearance of age spots.
In addition to its antioxidant content, rosehip seed oil is also rich in essential fatty acids, including linoleic acid and linolenic acid. These fatty acids can help to strengthen the skin’s barrier function, keeping it hydrated and protected from environmental stressors.
Rosehip seed oil is also known for its ability to reduce the appearance of scars and hyperpigmentation. This is due to its high content of trans-retinoic acid, which helps to stimulate collagen production and promote skin healing.
Overall, cold pressed rosehip seed oil is a natural, effective way to nourish and protect the skin, and to reduce the appearance of ageing.
Cold pressed carrot seed oil
We love this highly potent and versatile oil that has been used for centuries because of its ability to combat the signs of ageing.
Cold pressed carrot seed oil is rich in antioxidants and carotenoids, which help to protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals. These compounds also help to boost collagen production, which in turn helps to improve the elasticity and firmness of the skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Additionally, the oil is rich in vitamin A, which has been shown to increase cell turnover and improve the overall health and appearance of the skin.
The oil also has anti-inflammatory properties which helps in reducing the redness and puffiness of the skin. It also has moisturizing properties that can help to hydrate and nourish dry, dull and aging skin.
Overall, cold pressed carrot seed oil is an excellent choice for those looking to combat the signs of ageing and it can be used as a carrier oil in skincare products, or applied directly to the skin and hair.
Cold pressed cucumber oil
Also known as cucumber seed oil, its derived from the seeds of the cucumber fruit. We love it because it is a versatile oil that is known for its many benefits, including its ability to provide anti-ageing benefits to the skin
One of the main benefits of cold pressed cucumber oil is its high content of antioxidants. These antioxidants help to protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals, which can lead to premature aging. Additionally, cucumber oil is rich in vitamin E, a nutrient that is essential for maintaining healthy skin. Vitamin E helps to nourish and hydrate the skin, which can help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
Cucumber oil also has anti-inflammatory properties, which can help to reduce redness and inflammation in the skin. This can be particularly beneficial for those with sensitive or acne-prone skin. Additionally, cucumber oil is lightweight and easily absorbed by the skin, making it an ideal choice for those with an oily complexion.
Overall, Cold-pressed Cucumber oil is a great natural alternative for anti-ageing and skincare. Its high antioxidant and Vitamin E content, anti-inflammatory properties, and lightweight and non-greasy nature make it an excellent ingredient in lotions, creams, and serums.