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Repair Dry Skin With Healing Botanicals

Are you experiencing dry skin discomfort?

Perhaps you’re experiencing dehydrated, flaky skin.

Whatever your struggle, nature offers a promising solution: phytosterols.

These natural compounds, abundant in plants, possess an incredible affinity for your skin.

Packed with many benefits, they contain essential fatty acids, potent antioxidants, anti-inflammatory properties, and ceramides.

So join us as we discuss healing botanicals for dry skin

Best oil for dry skin

Thanks to their lipid-loving nature, phytosterols swiftly penetrate your skin’s lipid layer, delivering a profound moisture surge.

Furthermore, they’re rich in vital fatty acids such as omega 3, 6, and 9, which bolster your skin’s barrier function and harmonise its natural oil production.

Embracing phytosterols in your skincare routine could be the transformative step your skin needs, offering relief and rejuvenation from dryness and discomfort.

Coconut Oil

Known for its moisturising properties. It is rich in fatty acids that nourish and hydrate the skin.

Wheat Germ Oil

Packed with vitamins and antioxidants, wheat germ oil helps to promote skin regeneration and combat signs of ageing.

Borage Seed Oil

Borage seed oil, a powerhouse of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), is excellent for soothing inflammation and restoring skin’s elasticity.

Carrot Tissue Oil

Derived from carrot roots, this oil is high in beta-carotene and vitamins, offering rejuvenating and skin-brightening benefits.

Apricot Kernel Oil

Light and easily absorbed, apricot kernel oil is gentle yet moisturising, making it suitable for all skin types, especially sensitive or oily.

Pomegranate Seed Oil

With its unique fatty acid profile, pomegranate seed oil provides antioxidant protection and helps to improve skin texture and tone.

Rice Bran Oil

Rich in antioxidants and vitamin E, rice bran oil nourishes and protects the skin while repairing the skin barrier.

Macadamia Oil

This medium-weight oil is non-comedogenic and ideal for dry or mature skin, providing deep hydration without clogging pores.

Avocado Oil

They are packed with vitamins, minerals, and fatty acids. They deeply nourishe and hydrate the skin, leaving it soft and supple.


Derived from olives or sugarcane, squalane mimics the skin’s natural sebum, making it an effective moisturiser that helps to replenish and restore dry skin.

Marula Oil

Rich in omega fatty acids, marula oil helps hydrate and protect the skin while soothing inflammation and promoting skin health.

Sunflower Oil

Sunflower oil is lightweight and non-comedogenic. It is rich in essential fatty acids, making it ideal for dry, mature, or sensitive skin types.

Incorporating these oils into your skincare routine can provide many benefits, from hydration and nourishment to protection and rejuvenation. Whether alone or blended, they offer a natural and luxurious way to care for your skin.

To conclude. The naked truth

In conclusion, the diverse array of oils discussed offers a natural and luxurious solution to various skincare concerns.

From hydrating and nourishing properties to antioxidant protection and skin regeneration, these oils present a holistic approach to skincare.

Whether used individually or blended, essential oils effectively address dryness, inflammation, ageing, and other common skin issues.

Incorporating these oils into your skincare routine can lead to healthier, more radiant skin, embracing the power of nature for optimal skincare benefits.

Our formulas here at NC combine these oils with really dry-skinned guys and gals. For example, Xcell barrier repair oil has been intelligently formulated with the correct balance of phytosterols and ceramides to bring dry skin into balance in a state of flux.

We also add lovely occlusive ingredients into the mix for that added moisture boost – Nectar balm contains potent healing herbs, butters, and phytosterols to facilitate healing on a deeper level.

There are far too many to mention here in one go, so if you’d like further information, follow the link to find out more about oils for dry skin.

16 replies on “Repair Dry Skin With Healing Botanicals”

Just found your website and thoroughly enjoyed reading about oils and their shelflives.
I like hemp oil and mix with other oils for my dry skin. I have just had 18 months of chemotherapy that has caused me numerous skin problems. I wondered if I could extend the shelf life of hemp by adding vitamin E oil or mixing with oils that have a longer shelf life in the hope of extending the life of hemp oil. Hope this makes sense.
Thank you

Hi Angela
Thanks for reaching out, so sorry to hear about the fact that you underwent chemo for 18months but hope all is going well. Angela dry skin is a classic side effect of this treatment and I am sure Hemp along with your other oils for dry skin will be wonderful. Yes vitamin E will help prevent your oils from oxidising so there is no harm doing this and vitamin E also has wonderful benefits for the skin so enjoy. Kind regards Samantha

Hi Samantha, My name is Clare from Perth, Australia. I spoke with you a few years back, when you were still getting your skincare up and running. I am trying to track down a supplier of cosmetic oils in Australia, but many are refined…I would be correct in thinking that I only want to use oils that are unrefined? Do you post your skincare to Australia? I hope you are well and clearly, you are still sharing the most amazing information with the world 🙂 Thanks so very much, Clare

I can’t believe, after all these years (72), someone actually takes this problem seriously. I have been tested, poked, prodded, skin scraped etc all my life. I spent a year (at age 1-2) in a major U.S. hospital being experimented on. Most helps I have found myself. My lovely Vietnamese pedicurist told me about urea. I looked it up & here I am. I know about borage oil from a cuarandro (medicine doctor who was also a dermatologist, in NM). Because of the combination of extremely dry skin & exema, none of the doctors have a real idea what to do. I have to get medicine for itching in Mexico because nothing in th U.S. works. I got foot cream with urea but I don’t know where to find body lotion with it. I would love to find something to help. I can put lotion on, go to the store & get home to totally white speckled clothes. The only thing dermatologists want to do for me now is cut off sun poisoning spots! If you can offer any suggestions I would appreciate it very much. Thank you.

Hi Linda

Thank you for your comment and your story sound really tragic being experimented on like that? I love urea i really do for both my mature, dry, and dehydrated skin and my clients also love it. Time an time again I see dermatologists ail my clients and have to question is it because they don;t understand skin or ingredients? Or both for that matter. I currently don’t do a body cream, so have no idea what to recommend I do apologise I do a lovely unusual facial serum with a now higher dosage of urea and hyaluronic (soon to be released) and I think you would love my sos formula also. keep an eye out on the website in the next couple of days. Samantha

hello samantha, i took your advice and bought rice bran oil for my very dry face,, I just love it.. very well priced and so good..when out should i get a different oil, you gave me the names of several..also my sister ask does any of theses oils have elasticity? or do we even need it..thank you so much. sandy

Hi sandy glad you are enjoying it, sandy we are all metabolically different just assess your skin from time to time and if you like it and your skin tolerates it why change it you can always add in some other oils such as macadamia and avocado. Sandy our skin contains elasticity you are not going to get this from an ingredient, peptides, vitamin A and C all help with this but it’s our internal scaffolding that becomes less elastic as we age my advice use good quality anti ageing ingredients, eat well and stay out the sun as much as possible.. You can read more about this in my new article soon to be released called pollution proof your routine.. Hope this helps Samantha

thank you so much for helping me , i will be reading your blog forever. you are a blessing …
you have a gift and you are sharing it.. wow thanks again.. sandy

hello samantha,
yes, thank you so much for that info.. it helps so much. is this just pure oils or essentials.. new to all this..
i will buy the oils you named..but from where.. thank you again.. this really is not about aging but a chronic drynes…. sandy

Hi sandy not essential oils they are to drying..depends where you are based – put in suppliers of cosmetic grade and then your oil of choice for more local suppliers.Check out my recent articles on barrier repair for chronic dryness

yes, thank you for all your wonderful advice..
my skin is very dry.. i am 62.
i use coconut oil.
you named several oils. should i just choose one and use it… where do i buy?
thank you so much sandy

Hi Sandy
You can use one or a combination look for oils with high oleic acid and Vitamin E to improve moisturisation of your skin. You’ll also require something rich in linoleic acid to reduce your transepidermal water loss and repair the barrier. think avocado, soy, sesame, macadamia, rice bran, camellia, squalane or jojoba even a butter like shea is awesome for dry skinned folks. hope this helps Samantha

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