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We are surrounded nowadays by an endless sea of creams, potions, lotions, oils and butters and it is becoming more and more difficult to know what is the best for us and our skin. As we all look for the instant cures for problematic skin and for the top sources for youthful and glowing skin it is no wonder we get confused with all the choice that surrounds us.

However one of the best things that we can do for our skin is to look for the more natural and organic ingredients that will bring out the best in our skin. It is tempting to want to lunge for the most expensive creams and to fall for their hugely tempting and alluring promises. However the more natural and the more organic the lotions and potions that we put on our skin, the better. I go back and forth between Radha Beauty Rosehip Oil and Yes To Tomatoes Clear Skin Daily Balancing Moisturizer.

So with that in mind, today we want to share the top natural oils and butters that offer the best results for beautiful skin. Naturally sourced oils and butters that are rich in natural anti-aging antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Here is our low down for the cream of the crop, the creme de la creme of the best beauty boosting oils and butters that you should be looking out for and integrating into your skin care regime.

Organic Bath Oil with Pumpkin Seed Oil and Apricot Kernel Oil

Apricot Kernel Oil

We all know the skin and health benefits of eating apricots, however there are also huge skin benefits to using apricot oil as part of a regular beauty routine. Apricot kernel oil is found inside the seeds of the apricot and it contact Linoleic essential fatty acids, Oleic and tons of Vitamin A and E. These properties are known for their ability to sooth skin by providing moisture and helping to fight against the signs of aging.

Apricot Kernel Oil is particularly beneficial for anyone suffering from very dehydrated skin as the oil provides flexibility and provides a major moisture injection. As the construction of the texture of this oil is extremely fine and delicate is it very easily absorbed into skin and is a major contender for one of the best oils for fighting fine lines and for revitalising tired and dehydrated skin.

ORGANIC Extra Virgin Coconut oil

Coconut Oil

You would have to have been living on a seriously isolated crook of this planet to not have heard about the endless benefits of coconut oil. Coconut oil is reigning supreme in the world of both healthy eating and healthy skin, so we can’t have a list of the best beauty oils, without including this little beauty. Historically used to treat skin against skin issues such as psoriasis and eczema, the benefits stretch out much further than just these two skin ailments. Coconut oil is now used for all different types of skin types and can be used in an endless amount of ways depending on your needs.

As coconut oil is antibacterial it supports the skin and with regular use it can promote a youthful and healthy appearance. It keeps skin supple and fights against the sign of aging. It is an all round winner when it comes to keeping your skin, body and even hair, in tip top condition.

Camellia Bloom Facial Oil

Organic Camellia Oil

Historically used in Japan by Geishas to keep their face, hair and body in good condition, Organic Camellia Oil has a colourful history. Having been used in Japan and China for centuries it has now made its way around the globe as one of the top oils for protecting skin against free radical damage, for refining more mature skin and for its skin nourishing properties.

It is very lightweight and therefore is very easy to absorb into the skin and doesn’t leave behind that greasy feeling. It offers a huge amount of skin nourishing properties from antioxidants, oleic acid and a whole other range of anti-aging nutrients. Organic Camellia Oil is particularly fantastic for pregnant women as not only does it soothe a wide range of skin irritations it also prevents stretch marks so this is a top oil for any women who are expecting.

Cupuacu Butter

Cupuacu Butter

Cupuacu butter comes from the cupuacu tree which can be found in the Amazon Rainforest. The gorgeous subtle scent of chocolate that this tree gives off is due to its relation to the cacao (chocolate) tree. The cupuacu butter, has been discovered to offer a number of fantastic beauty and health benefits. This delicious fruit is packed with antioxidants and many other nutrients that offer enormous benefits to skin, nails and hair. As cupuacu is bursting with phytosterols, which is a real force when it comes to supporting collagen in dry and damaged skin, it has been confirmed to stabilize emulsions which help to keep skin looking young and healthy. So this is a really great butter to be keeping an eye out for, particularly for those of you with dry skin.

ORGANIC CASTOR OIL

Castor Oil

Usually when we think of castor oil, we think of that horrid tasting liquid that some of us were forced to drink when we were young. However not only does it offer benefits to our health it also offers some great benefits to our skin too. As castor oil is a cold pressed oil, it helps to draw moisture to the skin, as it acts as a humectant. This creates a protective barrier against moisture loss and environmental damage. This is quite a special oil and not one to be underestimated as it is easier to absorb into the skin, than any other plant oil. It also works very hard to draw out pore-clogging dirt and impurities from deep within your skin.

Natural Cocoa Butter Body Butter

Cocoa Butter

Cocoa butter is well known within the world of beauty and skincare. As cocoa butter is a very hard saturated fat and when it is warmed the butter forms an oil. That oil is incredibly effective at creating a protective layer on the top of skin and for locking in all important moisture. Cocoa butter is famous for not just moisturizing and softening skin it is also really effective at healing scars and correcting discoloration to skin.

Primrose Eye Serum

Organic Evening Primrose Oil

Organic Evening Primrose Oil is one to look out for when looking for oils that will rejuvenate your skin and help to fight the appearance and development of wrinkles. As it is extremely rich in essential fatty acids, using this oil on a regular basis can help smooth rough skin, can hydrate very dry skin and can dramatically reduce fine lines. Its benefits don’t stop there as Organic Evening Primrose Oil works to promote new skin cell growth it all helps to repair skin at a deep, cellular level, it helps to lighten dark circles under eyes and it also improves the elasticity of skin.

As you can see this is a super oil for boosting beautiful complexions and for leaving skin looking moisturized and radiant through the numerous skin benefits that it provides.

Anti Aging Serum

Pumpkin Seed Oil

Last, but by no means least is the lovely Pumpkin Seed Oil. As this oil is rich in Vitamins A,B,D and E it offers a wide range of extremely nourishing benefits to the skin. It boasts skin boosting proteins and anti-aging minerals. Not only that but it is also high in Omega 3 and 6 and these fatty acid go a long way in the fight against combatting lines and wrinkles and dehydrated skin and moisture loss. It is also high in antioxidants, zinc and is just an all round winner when it comes to gorgeous skin and glowing complexions.

With all these gorgeous natural oils and butters all around us, it has never been easier to have a choice about what we put onto our skin. So if you are looking to integrate more natural oils and butters into your beauty regime then have a look out for the above for the most natural and organic way to care for your skin.

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If you are a lover of beauty magazines, websites or blogs, you probably see one phrase in particular popping up a lot of the time: ‘glowing’. In fact, it has even wormed its way into the mainstream media, with regular magazines and newspapers snapping a good-looking celeb and captioning the photo ‘she’s simply glowing!’. So what exactly does this word mean? Well, it essentially boils down to the recipient of the term looking exceptionally healthy and happy – as though they take good care of themselves. It isn’t particularly related to style or fashion – or even makeup, really. It is more to do with a natural look – that ‘inner glow’, if you will. Felt yourself looking a bit on the drab side lately? Here are some ways you can easily ‘glow up’.

Kiehl’s Since 1851 Ultra Facial Cream, 1.7 oz.

Take good care of your skin

Take a moment to examine your skincare routine. If it’s pretty much non-existent at the moment, this is where you could be going wrong. In your 20s, your skin is likely to be supple and pretty much wrinkle-free. You could even still be experiencing some symptoms of teenage skin, such as excess oil and acne. But unfortunately, reality does hit at some point, and soon your skin may lose its youthful appearance. As this is one of the keys to ‘glowing skin’, it is best to start an exfoliating/moisturizing routine sooner rather than later. Serum in particular is a great product for keeping skin soft and supple – just remember not to go too over the top with it, especially if you have oily skin. A little bit goes a long way. If, when you get older you decide that your skin is still lacking it’s mojo, you could always look into the possibility of having a facelift too.

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Watch your diet

There is absolutely no rule that says that in order to look glowing, you have to exercise like crazy and be stick thin. Anyone of any shape can have that glowing look that shows they have been providing their body and mind with only good stuff. With that in mind, there’s nothing wrong with the occasional treat – after all, we’d all be pretty miserable without pizza, right?! But certain nuts, fruits and proteins can all play an integral role in keeping your skin, hair and eyes bright and shiny – thus giving you that dreamy healthy glow. Too much processed food and sugary soda can easily play havoc with your appearance as well as your general health, so just be mindful of what you are putting into your body.

Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder Highlighter

Use makeup to your advantage

Even though skincare, hair care and general health are the best ways to make you look glowing, a little touch of makeup can really complete the look. Use it lightly – too much makeup can look ‘caked on’ and can ruin the whole effect, as well as clogging up your skin. Use a sheer foundation – even a tinted moisturizer, in fact – and give yourself a light dusting of bronzer if you are a little on the pale side. Investing in a good highlighter and learning how to use it will also transform your look; it reflects the light naturally, giving you a fresh, dewy look.

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Everyone always tells us to act our age, but few ever say look your age! In fact, there is a lot of time and money plowed into the complete opposite. Getting your skin to look younger and healthier is a big deal for most women, with some going as far to go under the knife to achieve the result that they want. But if you not quite ready for such drastic action, what else can you do to defy the aging process and look a little below your actual age? Read on to find out.

Kiehl’s Since 1851 Women’s Deep Cleansing Exfoliating Face Wash

Get your basics right

So, before you go onto any of the more complicated treatments for your face, you need to make sure that you are getting the basics correct. A lot of women make mistakes here that can serious cause the skin on their face and neck to age.

For example, if you are scrubbing your face with an exfoliating, or exfoliating cream, it’s probably time to stop. While it feels s great to have a super clean face. The only people that really need to regularly use an exfoliating scrubs are ones that have particularly oily skin.

Otherwise, all you are doing is damaging the skin unnecessarily. It’s much better to use a gentle moisturizing face wash instead. Remember you do not want to dry out your skin at all.

Paula’s Choice Resist Hyaluronic Acid Booster

Some added daily help

Of course, getting a youthful glow is not all about how you wash your face, there are other things that you can do to promote healthy, taught skin as well.

For example, you may choose to use a night cream, which is a heavier moisturizer that is applied before you go to bed. This allows the cream the entire night to be absorbed, and do its work, giving you a more hydrating effect.

Hydration of the skin is vital for a youthful look, and night cream is not the only way to achieve this. In fact, there are some hyaluronic acid serums like the one from OZ Naturals, that are designed to refresh tired skin. They work because the hyaluronic acid is able to hold up to 1000 times its own weight in water. Which helps the skin to appear younger, plumed up and healthy.

Ahava ‘Time To Clear’ Purifying Mud Mask

Some occasional extra help

As well as including a little added daily help in your skincare routine it can be a wise idea to invest in your face by doing a few spa treatments now and again. Not only as this luxurious and relaxing but you can choose ones that are particularly good for your face like a mud facial.

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Don’t forget to take your makeup off

Lastly, one of the most damaging things we can do in your skincare routine is to leave your makeup on overnight. Not only is it unhygienic, because all the dirt from they day is being pressed right against your face. But the skin can’t breathe or rehydrate either. So it is vital that it comes off every time.

To do this make sure that you steer clear of normal soap and water. As the PH of the soap is usually too drying to be used on your face every day. Instead use a rotating brush or a gentle cleanser to get the desired result.

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