One of my favourite topics to cover is oils and the beauty benefits they have to offer but not just any type of oil as it’s makes a huge difference from using a standard oil to one that has been processed correctly. By correctly, first and foremost when using an oil for beauty purposes (or for any purpose for that matter) it MUST – yes I’m stressing the must people, be organic and cold pressed. Cold pressed basically means that it hasn’t gone through a heating process during the production so therefore retains it’s nutrients and we all know what organic means…I hope!
Secondly I always buy my oils from Fushi, who in my eyes provide the most wonderful beauty oils (and much more) at a reasonable price. Their oils are organic, virgin cold pressed, unrefined and ethical and the Fushi website also offers so much information on everything from health, hair and skin so my bet is that you’ll find whatever you’re looking for at the highest of standards.
Now…let’s get down to business.
I have been using the Really Good Vitamin E Oil at £20.00, on my face a couple of times a week, purely because I like to alternate between various oils as they provide different benefits and with me being a beauty junkie I just can’t stick to one…I’m sorry. Anyway, I’m really noticing a lovely texture to my skin now which has been a bit stressed lately (this UK weather does not help…one bit! Can you sense the annoyed tone there…? Can you??? ha) but with the help of this little bottle I have been able to see the light at the end of the tunnel as it really has been looking a lot more radiant. I’ve never suffered from very oily skin, including pimples and acne etc. so I’m no expert in those areas but I do have sensitive skin so have always been aware of what I’m putting on it. This oil can also be used on the body but I find it a little thick and I’m quite impatient so it would take me a while to spread it all about. However, this 50ml oil states that it’s best for skin healing, dry skin and scars so that’s definitely something to keep in mind for any patches you want to work on (goodbye stretch marks!). It contains Jojoba oil, Wheatgerm oil, Raspberry seed oil and organic Orange oil and although most of us know that Vitamin E is great at anti-ageing and I was going to add a breakdown of all the benefits but each oil has so many that it would be a REALLY long post so see below of the combined benefits this oil can offer and I’ll cover that subject in another post in the near future.
Anti-inflammatory which can help sooth irritated skin
- Is an ideal moisturiser for hair, skin and nails as it’s easily absorbed. (I must agree, I never felt that “greasy” feeling after applying it)
- As Wheatgerm oil delivers an infusion of A, B, D, Essential Fatty Acids, along with added Vitamin E you can only imagine how much it can help with fighting free radicals and anti-ageing as it supports collagen formation.
- Reduces skin damage and helps maintain even skin tone (definitely noticed a difference with that in a short time to be honest)
- The Sweet Orange is a lovely touch and it really does give a lovely citrusy scent like Fushi promises it will, also states to help with radiance (again, I can raise my hands on that one too).
- We all know Vitamin E is extremely beneficial for hair, skin and nails as it’s intensely moisturising but more importantly it helps with tissue repair.
This oil all in all has so many benefits that I’d recommend it to any one to be honest, have a good read up on it via the Fushi website as it answers all your questions.
Next I’ve been trying the
Really Good Stretch Mark Oil at £18.00 – 100ml
This oil is infused with the below and helps to improve the appearance of stretch marks, scars and uneven skin tone.
- Healing Indian Tulsi
- Baobab (a favourite oil of mine for oh so many reasons!)
- Rosehip (another favourite, I actually use this oil on alternate nights)
- Grapefruit Seed
Now you’re suppose to use this oil every night for 6 weeks but I’ve been naughty and have just used it sparingly on and off. Mainly because of the price tag but if you can afford it I would most definitely do it (and let me know how you get on, pretty please!). I can however comment on when I have used it, and the outcome is high praising. It does have a tanned colour to it which I’m assuming is the Indian Tulsi and I wouldn’t wear light coloured clothing after applying it but I think it’s totally worth it. It’s super moisturising and gave me a lovely glow so I can only imagine how my skin would look and feel after consistent use throughout the 6 weeks like the bottle suggests. It’s unfragranced butI have quite a sensitive nose and can literally smell anything from a mile away (no exaggeration I promise) so I do get a hint of something but I can’t put my finger on what it is, it’s quite a musky scent but nothing too overpowering, I just wouldn’t use it on any special occasions.
So it states that it improves skin elasticity, leaving it smoother and more toned and I must admit that I believe it would. I may be a hypocrite though as I literally trusts oils so much (especially Fushi oils) that I would probably believe anything.
Organic Sesame Oil at £6.00 – 100ml (Virgin and Fresh pressed)
The packaging of this product that I have is different to the one on their website now but I’ve double-checked and everything else seems the same. I love sesame oil mainly for the benefits it has for nails and cuticles and although the scent can be quite strong it’s totally worth it in my opinion. Not only is it rich in antioxidants, an excellent source of Vitamin E and Minerals but it can be ingested internally (always read the label please or speak to a healthcare professional if unsure ) to improve hair and skin health, cure dental problem (so oil pulling would be great for this too! I’ll cover that topic real soon as it’s been my favourite thing to do even before all the hype started-rolling – eyes emoji). There are so many health benefits associated with Sesame Seed oil that I can’t help but be excited about this one.
- Hair growth
- Maintain scalp health
- Strengthens nails and softens cuticles
- Many health benefits when ingested including improving digestive process and can help manage anxiety/depression
- Antibacterial and anti-inflammatory
- Easily absorbed into skin
- Promotes skin softness
- repairs damaged skin cells and slows down the ageing of skin (hand me more bottles please!)
I haven’t actually used this oil much on my skin lately but after doing my research I’ll definitely start incorporating it into my weekly regime. I’m thinking a different oil every week…or every night…? I’ll give it a go and let you know.
And last but certainly not least…
Organic Baobab Oil at £14.00 – 100ml
Now this may be a new one to some, I certainly can’t pronounce it properly (you really should hear me say it hahaha) but it’s Rich in vitamins A, E and Essential Fatty Acids. This oil can also be ingested for health benefits as it’s packed with Omega 3, 6 and 9 but again seek professional advice if unsure!
- Nourishing for both skin and hair
- As it absorbs quickly it will not clog pores
- Improves elasticity and encourages regeneration of cells
- Can be used to treat eczema, psoriasis and rosacea (I had been having some weird break-outs after a really stressful period during the end of 2017 so I will try this and post on my Instagram if it made a difference)
- This is another great one for healing stretch marks, scars and or burns
- For the hair it can be used to treat dandruff and dry scalp, obviously will nourish hair too. I don’t suffer from either but as my hair is really curly it’s also very dry at times.
Like with literally every other oil there is, it has SO many benefits it’s unreal. If you want to know more please do check out the Fushi website as it has literally all the info you need and more. If in doubt they have a page where you can find the right oil for your skin type here which is a big help to anyone interested in corporations oils into their beauty/health regimes, I honestly do recommend it as there’s nothing I trust more then a good quality oil for just about anything!
I hope this post was of some interest to you guys, I know I haven’t gone into a great deal of details but I didn’t want to bore you now did I!
I’d also like to add that although Fushi kindly reached out to me and gifted me the Really Good Vitamin E Oil, I had previously purchased the other three oils mentioned in this post. I’m a huge fan of Fushi and have been a customer of theirs for a while now so it was an honour to be able to work with them and hopefully will do so again in the future but just know that I only blog/post about products that I believe in and enjoy using myself.