Ditch the pricey cosmetics and embrace the natural antiaging
and skin-enhancing properties of botanical oils.
Makeup artists have been using plant- and flower-based face oils for years, but they really got popular when former model and stylist Linda Rodin developed Rodin Olio Lusso and turned it into a multimillion dollar business. Copycat products, touting health and beauty benefits, flooded the market. Rodin’s oil, priced at $170 for 1 fluid ounce, isn’t for everyone. Here we offer the skinny on some of the ingredients in Rodin’s product. Get the oil that meets your skin’s needs or buy a bunch and create a custom formula.
Derived from the marigold flower. Great anti-inflammatory. Helps heal acne, soothe rashes and eczema. Terrific skin softener.
Derived from the flowers of the bitter orange tree. The vitamin C regenerates and makes skin glow, improves elasticity, reduces the appearance of stretch marks and scars, and helps fight acne.
Omega-6 fatty acid promotes skin elasticity. Helps with eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis. Lessens redness and firms up skin.
Vitamins C and A stimulate collagen production and help reduce fine lines. Improves skin tone, texture and pigmentation. Effective moisturizer.
Extracted from the seeds and flower of the sunflower plant. Excellent moisturizer that is high in vitamins E, A, C and D. The vitamins, fatty acids and antioxidants help regenerate skin. Great eye cream.
From an herb belonging to the sunflower family. Helps soothe and renew skin and reduces inflammation as well as under-eye puffiness.
Works as an antiseptic. Helps fade scars and treat eczema, dermatitis and dry skin. Intoxicating fragrance (used in Chanel No. 5).
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