Here is a short list of the different plant based oils, which are commonly used in moisturizers. When you walk through the aisles of the cosmetic department of the supermarket, you’ll come across a wide range of moisturizers and natural skin care lotions which contain natural plant oils.Â
And with the range being extensively wide you may end up confused, as to which moisturizer is good for your particular skin condition. So here’s a little insight into the different types of plant oils used in moisturizers along with information on their suitability for different skin conditions.
This oil is heavy and deep penetrating, and is the perfect choice when you’re looking for deep moisturizing. Due to its intensive moisturizing properties and easy absorbability it is particularly good for the older skin.
With excellent lubricating properties and high protein content, this oil is good for thin skin as well as dry skin.
Apricot kernel oil
This one is again highly lubricating.Â And because of the kind of soothing effect it has on your skin, it’s a great way to treat dry, chapped and cracked skin.
Cocoa butter has water repellent properties, which helps in giving extra protection to your skin, especially if your skin is dry. This can also work as a mild sunscreen.
Grape seed Oil
This oil isn’t very greasy but has excellent protective qualities to defend your skin against sun damage. Its low-fat content makes it highly suitable for oily skin.
Apart from moisturizing your skin deeply, Shea butter acts as a sun block and an emollient. And older skin will benefit greatly from using a moisturizer enriched with Shea butter.
Wheat Germ Oil
A fairly rich source of vitamin E, which is one of the most important vitamins for skin health, wheat germ oil is ideal for preserving and protecting the skin.