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We formulate natural skincare products for the face, body and hair using all-natural and naturally derived ingredients, essential oils and oil extracts sustainably sourced from regions within Australia and special parts of the world.

Our natural environment, clean air, clean water, abundant natural resources coupled with high production standards create the perfect environment to manufacture beautiful functional products.

Are essential body and face oils good for my skin?

Although safe for the skin, essential oils must be used in precise concentrations to be beneficial for the skin. The effectiveness of an essential oil relates to the purity, quality, stability and oxidization when being used topically. If essential oils are used at very high concentration it can be incredibly irritating to the skin and cause long term damage. Dilution is the first most important factor to safely using essential oils and can be done through a carrier oil.

In our range of Pure Body Luxe face and body oils, we use a variety of carrier oils to dilute essential oils to a level of concentration that is safe for the skin (around 1%). The main carrier oils we use include Apricot oil, Coconut oil, Castor oil, Almond oil and Organic Sunflower oil.
Read the truth about essential oils on our Journal

 

Are face and body aromas synthetic?

No. We do not use any synthetic fragrances in our products. All aromas are from the essential oils or extracts used in the blend.

Each face and body oil fragrance is formulated in the same manner as a luxury perfume: having a top, middle and subtle background notes. Even though the oils absorb completely into the skin, the subtle fragrance may linger for some time thereafter.

Are Pure Cosmetica products gluten-free?

Yes. We do not use any ingredients in our formulations that contain gluten. However, the company cannot guarantee that the product is completely free of traces of gluten from suppliers who might share their ingredients in the manufacturing processes with other oils containing gluten.

Are Pure Cosmetica products nut-free?

We use ingredients including almond, soy extract, shea butter extract and sunflower seed oil. We use ingredients which are comprised of a variety of extracts, some of which, derived from a nut source. Therefore, we cannot be certain whether some of the raw ingredients that we purchase from our suppliers have come into contact with nuts during the manufacturing process. If you are concerned, we would advise doing a patch test to check for any allergic reactions before using any of our products.

Are Pure Cosmetica products vegan?

All ingredients used in our products are naturally derived, extracted or derived from plants or botanicals. We do not use lanolin (derived from sheep’s wool). Therefore, we can claim to be a vegan brand.

Can I use Pure Cosmetica oils during pregnancy?

In general, the use of concentrated undiluted essentials oils should be avoided for skin application.
All essential oils being used in our face and body oil blends have been diluted within the recommended range of 1%. It is not recommended to use Intense-A face oil during pregnancy or breast feeding.

As a general precaution, always consult with your doctor first.

Does Pure Cosmetica use synthetic colours?

No. We do not use any synthetic colours in our products – only the natural colour obtained from the essential oils or extracts. All Pure Body Luxe products are free of artificial colours, propylene glycol, parabens, synthetic dyes, artificial colour and artificial fragrances.

How do I use face oils?

  • Put your face oil on dry skin after your moisturiser – always apply as the last step in your skincare routine.
  • Apply one to two drops of face oil onto the palm of your hand.
  • Rub the face oil into your hands first and then gently press the face oil onto your face and neck. Avoid your eye area.
  • Allow the oil to fully absorb before applying your makeup or sunscreen

Also find out How to layer your Pure Cosmetica Products

 

What are face oils and body oils?

Face and body oils are made from botanical oils, essential oils and oil extracts. Essential and botanical oils have been used around the world by many different cultures for centuries and contain a vast array of healing and skin supporting benefits, assisting the skin in proper function and health.

They contain antioxidants: Antioxidants protect the skin by limiting free radical production. They correct the visible signs of aging by allowing the skin to repair itself. Antioxidants are also good at calming skin inflammations and preventing abnormal skin pigmentation from sun exposure.

Face oils help reduce the clogging of pores: Skincare oils re-balance the skin barrier and help regulate sebum production.

They increase skin moisture retention: Oils help supplement your natural skin oils, add moisture and revitalise the skin’s protective barrier that keeps that moisture locked in.

Face and body oils are made from botanical oils, essential oils and oil extracts. Essential and botanical oils have been used around the world by many different cultures for centuries and contain a vast array of healing and skin supporting benefits, assisting the skin in proper function and health.

They contain antioxidants: Antioxidants protect the skin by limiting free radical production. They correct the visible signs of aging by allowing the skin to repair itself. Antioxidants are also good at calming skin inflammations and preventing abnormal skin pigmentation from sun exposure.

Face oils help reduce the clogging of pores: Skincare oils re-balance the skin barrier and help regulate sebum production.

They increase skin moisture retention: Oils help supplement your natural skin oils, add moisture and revitalise the skin’s protective barrier that keeps that moisture locked in.

What face oils are good for dry skin?

When there aren’t enough natural oils in your skin, water escapes making it dry and flaky. Oils help supplement your natural skin oils and revitalise the skin’s protective barrier, thus helping it keep that moisture locked in.

The best oil ingredients that boost moisture retention and improve dry and flaky skin are:

 

 

What is the difference between moisturisers and face oils?

Skin produces oil to maintain balance. Without oil the skin can become overly dry, leading to the formation of fine lines, wrinkles and breakouts. When the natural oils are stripped (this can occur from oil-reducing products or a strong foaming cleanser) the body then produces more oil to compensate and replenish the skin.
An oil will moisturise and replenish the skins barrier and can also help balance the skin's sebum production. They are also loaded with vitamins and minerals and contain antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.

Moisturisers are a combination of water and oil, and other active ingredients that help these two mix. They can contain up to 90% water and the key function of this product is to hydrate the skin.
Just as on any surface, moisture evaporates from the skin, that’s where oils come in! They rebalance the skin’s protective barrier which helps lock in that moisture.

Which is better? Well, each have different, but important roles to skin health, so we actually need both moisturiser and face oil!

When do I apply face oils in my skincare routine?

The rule of thumb is to apply your skincare from thinnest to thickest. Sometimes this depends on the consistency of your moisturiser and the oil. Most often however, face oil will be the heaviest, so opt for applying face oil as the last step in your routine.

  • You can use face oils both in the morning and at night
  • Put your face oil on dry skin after your moisturiser
  • You can use a Gua Sha or Jade roller with face oils
  • Allow the oil to fully absorb before applying your makeup or sunscreen

Which face oils are good for oily skin?

Oils high in linoleic acid rebalance the skin’s lipid barrier thus helping to regulate sebum (oil) production. It is the absence of linoleic acid that causes the production of a stickier sebum which clogs the pores.

Oils high in linoleic acid are: Jojoba oil, Borage oil, Marula oil, Squalane oil, which can be found individually in our Advanced-C, Intense-A and Multi-B face oil blends.

These oils are also lightweight and non-greasy.

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