Want to reap the benefits of pricey oil-infused anti-aging creams and products? Then go straight to the source. Anti-aging skin products often contain potentially toxic chemicals like parabens and artificial fragrances, but you don’t need all that to get a glowing, smooth complexion. You can find the best skin healing ingredients right in nature, and there are a few products out there that preserve their purity so that you’re getting all the good stuff without the extra. Check out our recommendations below.
Wrinkles? Try baobab oil.
Apply the oil twice a day to smooth lines in 10 days. Derived from the African tree of the same name, the oil is packed with collagen-boosting vitamin C and line-plumping fatty acids. Try: Shea Moisture Pure Baobab Oil
Where to Buy: $12.40, Amazon
Parched patches? Try jojoba oil.
Rub a dime-size amount onto skin twice a day for immediate skin hydration. The nut-culled humectant’s waxy fatty acids surround and protect skin cells to seal moisture deep into skin. Try: Desert Essence Organic Jojoba Oil
Where to Buy: $10.99, Amazon
Ruddy complexion? Try pomegranate oil.
Massage three drops onto skin nightly for a brighter complexion in three weeks. The fruit seed oil’s anti-inflammatory phytosterols act like cortisone to reduce redness and inflammation. Try: Heritage Store Pomegranate Oil.
Where to Buy: $17.42, Amazon
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