Although ancient Hindi and Roman women understood oil to be an essential ingredient in any proper skincare regimen, most modern women would probably shudder at the prospect of slathering oil on their skin. No wonder, considering that advertisers have spent millions spreading the idea that skin should be absolutely oil-free. Indeed, most modern beauty products aim to remove grease from the skin – the idea is that once oil has been eradicated, moisturizers can be applied to lend skin a healthy glow. However, this approach fails to acknowledge the central importance of oil in skin health.
Indeed, the body produces its own oil to act as a waterproofing, protective agent for the skin. Every inch of the body, except for the palms and soles, boasts thousands of sebaceous glands. These glands produce sebum oil, the body’s natural defense against water and skin pollutants. Complications appear when an individual’s sebaceous glands are over- or underactive. Fortunately, both dry, irritated skin and greasy, acne-prone skin can be soothed with body oil such as Rodin Olio Lusso. Oil-based moisturizers like Rodin Olio Lusso help regulate the body’s natural production of sebum jojoba oil.
The sad truth is that many modern skincare solutions actually create irritated, oily skin. By completely stripping all sebum, many contemporary beauty products send sebaceous glands into overproduction. Sebaceous glands kick into overdrive when they sense that no oil is present in the skin. Failing to appreciate this, many women simply apply more skincare products when they notice problems – again stressing the sebaceous glands, and triggering a vicious skincare cycle.
Contrast this with the application of oil as a compliment to the body’s natural skincare approach. Regular application of a product such as Rodin body emollient can help sebaceous glands settle down into a regular rhythm of sebum production. As a result, all skin types tend to benefit from this type of skincare products.
Moreover, luminous skin is a common outcome of many oil-based beauty products. As an example, Rodin body products feature sweet almond and apricot kernel oils, as well as others such as arnica and calendula. Both arnica and calendula are renowned as healing, soothing ingredients, while sweet almond and apricot kernel oil are exceptional emollients that moisturize and soften skin. Apricot kernel oil is especially potent – it absorbs quickly into skin, leaving a dry feeling, while also delivering a powerful punch of vitamin A (for reviving aging, sensitive skin) and vitamin E (to help preserve skin elasticity and diminish wrinkles). Oil is an excellent carrier for the world’s most healing natural ingredients.
While on the lookout for skin-friendly emollients, don’t forget about jojoba oil. This naturally produced oil most closely resembles sebum which is naturally produced by the skin. As such, jojoba oil is an exceptional tool in regulating oil production. Furthermore, because jojoba oil is noncomedogeninc, it won’t clog pores. No wonder that beauty expert Linda Rodin included jojoba oil in her Rodin Olio Lusso body oil. Rodin body oil also contains essential oil of jasmine, for its captivating fragrance.
There are other major advantages of oil-based skincare products. First, they are safe for use on conditions such as exzema and menopausal dryness. Second, an oil-based moisturizer will last all day, whereas lotions often seem to evaporate only an hour or two following application. Rodin Olio Lusso and other emollient-based products keep skin fresh and moisturized throughout the day.