The lovely waif, Ms. Emma Stone, suffers from allergies to many ingredients, so what skin care ingredients does she use to achieve such perfect even clarity? Is it a high end serum or moisturizer, genetics, naturally derived ingredients or all of the above? The simple, yet reliable, ingredient that brings about Emma’s flawless skin may surprise…
The star actually lavishes her skin with the age-old botanical care of grapeseed oil as a soothing alternative to average face care. She says, ‘I just use natural grapeseed oil from the grocery store on my face as moisturizer. After the shower, I pat it on, and then I’ll use it throughout the day and at night.’ The down to earth Emma chooses no far fetched remedy for her sensitive skin and it is easy to find organic varieties at health markets. So, how effective is this natural moisturizing oil?
What the experts say…
Dr. Allan Izikson of the New York Dermatology Group in Manhattan says the evidence shows it works. “Grapeseed oil is a good natural emollient,” Dr. Izikson shares. “It helps to moisturize skin while protecting and healing from UV exposure and other daily stressors.” So Ms. Stone is definitely on the right track to clear glowing skin.
According to celebrity skin care guru Joanna Vargas, “Because grapeseed oil contains no chemical additives, dyes, or fragrances, it is safe for all skin types including those that are allergy-prone.” Like other pure botanic oils it contains a number of essential vitamins and nutrients that hydrate and nourish for younger looking complexion. The bonus is that this natural elixir is loaded with antioxidants, which “slow down the aging process, making skin look younger,” says Ms. Vargas
What other skin oils are equally beneficial?
Emma has made a smart natural skincare choice, but there other pure oils that surpass or equal the reparative qualities of grapeseed oil.
Jojoba Oil. This botanic face care is one of the most deeply penetrating moisturizing oils with enriching ingredients found in top quality organic skin products and sun screens. As a wax ester, rather than oil, it has been tested and proven to boost dermal endurance and elasticity. The anti-inflammatory properties of jojoba are known to soothe and nourish extremely dry and irritated skin. It is closest in make up to the sebum in our skin and abundant in antioxidants to protect against free radical damage.
Neroli Oil. Massage Neroli oil into your skin before bed, as Emma does with grapeseed oil: that natural mood enhancer and anti-depressant thoroughly hydrates the dermis to erase the lines that etch into skin under stress. It reliably softens and evens texture for an ageless appearance.
Argan Oil. It features nourishing compounds unique to this North African oil such as schottenol and spinasterol. They are the most powerful and saturating anti-inflammatories that effectively treat sensitive skin, acne, (sun)burns, and rosacea. It is a healing oil that repairs damaged skin tissue for complete revitalization. Environmental and UV solar degradation are easily avoided with the antioxidant shield Argan oil provides.
This oil combination can be found in the Rejuvenating Serum by, celebrity facialist Joanna Vargas.