The oils in our skincare products

November 14, 2018

The oils in our skincare products

Our BCP Custom Skincare… formulated exclusively for you.

Moisturisers (or emollients) are complex mixtures of ingredients. They work by increasing the skin’s hydration (water content) by decreasing the evaporation of water and by trapping it in the skin. Moisturisers are not one-size-fits-all. Everyone’s skin is as different as their DNA, and it is possible to select the best oil for your skin. One of the key factors that determines how well a moisturiser will work is the kind of oils that it contains.

Different oils have different properties, depending on their chemistry. Many commercial moisturisers contain low-quality petroleum-derived oils that can leave your skin feeling greasy or with blocked pores. Naturally-sourced oils may also contain vitamins or antioxidants that impart unique qualities into the oil. The overall character of each oil may make it suitable or unsuitable for some skin types and applications.

These are some of our preferred natural oils, and a summary of their beneficial properties (as described in the scientific literature):

Almond Oil High levels of omega 6 & 9 fatty acids
Moisturises all skin types
Squalene Sourced from olive oil
Natural component of human sebum
Extremely light & non greasy
May exert anti-tumor activity
Rosehip Oil Rich in omega 3, 6 & 9 fatty acids
High in Vitamins A, E & C, lycopene & beta-carotene
Powerful antioxidants to nurture skin regeneration
Improves the appearance of age-related skin changes like wrinkles & spots
Shea Butter Rich in omega 3, 6 & 9 fatty acids
Rich in antioxidants (Vitamins E & A, & polyphenols)
Anti-inflammatory, high emollience
Improves the appearance of age-related skin changes like wrinkles & spots
Avocado Oil Contains omega 3, 6 & 9 fatty acids
Rich in Vitamins A & D
Soothes dry skin, may relieve eczema & psoriasis
Beeswax Anti-inflammatory & anti-bacterial properties
Contains vitamin A
Good for very dry skin & nappy rash
Olive Oil High levels of omega 3 & 6 fatty acids
Suited to dry or mature skin
Soothes irritated skin
Lanolin oil Similar to the skin’s natural oils
High in moisturising alpha hydroxyl acids (AHA)
Very good for barrier creams
Coconut oil Antibacterial properties
Protects skin cells from damage
Deeply hydrating
 Safflower oil High in linoleic acid
Unclogs skin pores and reduces rashes and acne
Improves the quality and texture of skin
Raspberry Seed Oil Rich in Vitamins E and A
High in essential fatty acids, especially omega-3 & 6
Superb antioxidant activity for skin repair

We stock a range of high-quality organic oils, and specialty ingredients can be sourced as required. Oils with different properties can be combined into a single product, and may be combined with other ingredients (e.g. vitamins) to enhance their characteristics.

However you prefer your skincare, we have the expertise to give advice and prepare it—just for you!
Our BCP products are unique, because they are formulated by pharmacists.

Contact us today to learn more, or to have your personalised product formulated.

If you are looking for a custom-made moisturiser, consider our BCP Custom Skincare range: an easy 4-step approach to personalised skincare. You can order online today, or come into our Albury shop for a FREE UV skin analysis. Our skin consultant can see what is happening underneath your skin and recommend the vitamins and oils specifically suited for your skin type. Book Now.




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