Jane Scrivner has spent a lifetime in the beauty industry and is like a sommelier when it comes to skin oils, so she was our go-to guru to talk about natural oils that are good for our skin and which ones we should use.
Jane believes oils are the food that we need to feed our skin, so for her own products she sources the best single estate and indigenous oils globally - unadulterated, raw and bursting with nutrients. If you've been drawn into the misconception that not all skin types can use oils, think again...
The 'All Rounder' - Jojoba Oil
Jojoba Oil is beneficial to any skin type, which is why I use 98% organic Jojoba as the core oil in my Skin Elixir (£29/30ml), as it is such a wonderfully moisturising, nourishing, yet balancing, 'all rounder' oil. - Jane Scrivner
Jojoba oil is practically identical in molecular structure to our skin's natural sebum/lipid production, meaning it is able to deeply penetrate the skin's outer layers to feed it with the vital nutrients it needs, replenish the skin's intracellular lipids to maintain and fortify barrier function and actually balance out sebum production.
Whether you have dry, oily, dehydrated, in fact any skin type, this pro-elastin, pro-collagen oil rich in Essential Fatty Acids will moisturise, prevent premature ageing, increase luminescence and improve elasticity. What's not to love?
The 'Conditioner' - Argan Oil
Whatever skin condition you have from acne, eczema, psoriasis to rosacea, 100% organic, raw Argan Oil like my Un Condition Oil (£24/30ml) will become your stressed out skin's best friend. - Jane Scrivner
High in Vitamin E and rich in hydrating, Essential Fatty Acids (polyphenols, squalene and ferulic acid) and full of antioxidants, Argan Oil promotes overall skin health but comes into its own when working on specific conditions. This skin saviour is an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and protective against free radicals, so it will look after your skin when it is at its most vulnerable.
Jane's Un Condition Oil also contains a touch of Frankincense essential oil, which is a natural astringent with gentle healing and regenerative properties.
The 'Anti-Ageing' - Rosehip Oil
If ageing skin is your concern then Rosehip Oil is for you. I use 100% Organic C02 Critical Extract of Chilean Rosehip Oil in my Intense Oil (£25/30ml), so it is in its most potent, most nutrient rich form. - Jane Scrivner
Rosehip Oil is rich in linoleic acid thanks to the heavy duty Omega 3 and 6 which work to plump, smooth and moisturise the skin. Also rich in vitamins E, C and Beta Carotene, it is an excellent source of trans retinoic acid, a natural form of Vitamin A that encourages cell turnover and reparation.
Rosehip Oil is a potent, fortifying treatment oil with amazing reparation and regeneration properties that's often used to treat post-operative scarring... so just imagine what it could do for your fine lines and wrinkles, pigmentation, sun damage and dry skin.