Best UK Facial Oil
There are some great facial oils around the globe, but with supply chains looking evermore precarious in this post-Brexit, post-Covid world, it pays to know about the best UK facial oil alternatives! But, that’s not the whole story…
The truth of the matter is that the best UK facial oils are some of the best facial oils in the world! The reason for this is that the UK is at the leading edge of the world cosmetic industry, which means there is no need to go further afield when looking for great facial oil products.
The Best Facial Oil UK
So, what makes for the best kind of UK facial oil? Obviously availability online is important for the reasons already mentioned, but there’s an awful lot more to it that that!
The best UK facial oil is one that does many things. It’s a UK facial oil that can tick all of these boxes:
- Suitable for all skin types
- Healing for all skin types
- Uses the best quality organic ingredients
- Is environment conscious as well as health conscious
- Is as natural as nature itself (synthetic ingredients confuse bodily functions and undermine our health)
- Is made with love
I’m happy to say Wild as the Wind Facial Oils do all of the above, and a lot more besides, so they are definitely in contention when it comes to deciding which are the best UK facial oils!
If you would like to let me know your opinion about what you consider to be the best UK facial oil then please leave a comment at the end of this post. I’d really love to know.
FACIAL OIL No. 2 Benefits
Because FACIAL OIL No. 2 is full of highly nutritious natural vitamins, particularly Vitamin A, Vitamin C & Vitamin E, it has a dramatic impact on our skin. Overall, it considerably improves the appearance, texture and feel of facial skin, no matter our skin type or original condition.
Vitamin A is a natural retinoid.
Vitamin A, also known as retinol, has several important functions.
- helping your body’s natural defence against illness and infection work properly
- helping vision in dim light
- keeping skin and the lining of some parts of the body, such as the nose, healthy
There are also various forms of synthetic retinol.
Retinol has been touted as being the ‘gold-standard’ for mature, tired looking skin. However, there are growing scientific concerns around the safety of synthetic Retinol, but it is still extensively used in high-end, expensive formulas for those with mature skin.
*Synthetic Vitamin A, was an active ingredient in Accutane.
Accutane was recommended as an Acne treatment for a good number of years, and was used by over 13 million people. However, this synthetic Acne treatment was discontinued after it was shown to cause birth defects and IBS.
Isotretinoin (13-cis-retinoic acid), a synthetic vitamin A analogue, is commonly used in the treatment of severe acne. It is associated with a number of adverse reactions, and its teratogenicity is well known.
There are no known side-effects from natural Vitamin A when used at normal dietary levels.
Vitamin A is the first vitamin approved by the Food and Drug Administration as an anti-wrinkle agent that changes appearance of the skin surface and has anti-aging effects. Vitamin A is in a group of fat-soluble substances and belongs to the category of retinoids. Apart from retinol, that group includes structurally related substances with the biological properties of retinol… Vitamin A and its derivatives are among the most effective substances slowing the ageing process. Retinoids regulate the cell apoptosis, differentiation and proliferation. Anti-wrinkle properties of retinoids promote keratinocytes proliferation, strengthen the protective function of the epidermis, restrain transepidermal water loss, protect collagen against degradation and inhibit metalloproteinases activity.
Source: Retinoids: active molecules influencing skin structure formation in cosmetic and dermatological treatments :: US government website
Retinoids in the treatment of skin ageing: an overview of clinical efficacy and safety :: US government website
FACIAL OIL No. 2 Feedback
Hi Rachel, thanks for helping one of my brides – I mentioned your facial oils at her makeup trial. Her skin was very poor as she has polysistic ovaries.
It was very much improved when it came to the wedding, made my job much easier thank you.
Professional Makeup Artist
The bride in question used the following prior to her wedding:
Wild as the Wind Carrier Oils
It’s really important to remember pure carrier oils when considering which are the best facial oils for UK conditions and climate. The best UK facial oils must be tailored to the UK environment and not just be made in the UK!
But that doesn’t mean the ingredients have to be grown in the UK. The best UK facial oils are the ones which deliver the best results to those who use them in these green and pleasant lands!
And talking of which… hay fever can really be an issue in the UK, so any UK facial oil will have to have anti-inflammatory properties if it wants to make the claim of being the best UK facial oil.
Buriti Oil is similar to Bakuchiol Oil in many ways. But, Buriti Oil is more affordable.
Buriti Oil is known to have three times more Beta Carotene in it than Carrot Seed Oil, which makes it the most abundant source of this age-defying ingredient.
Beta Carotene = Vitamin A
Because Beta Carotene is one of the most powerful antioxidants within the plant kingdom, it’s capacity for cell renewal and increasing skin elasticity is very difficult to match. When Vitamin A is applied to the skin it converts into a safe form of Retinol, boosting collagen production and increasing cell turnover. This means, of course, it is an exceptionally sought after ingredient in high-end anti-ageing products. Buriti Oil promotes the production of collagen which improves skin elasticity, helping us to maintain a youthful appearance. It also has wound healing and scar healing benefits because of this.
According to Acne Support UK
Vitamin A encourages the growth of new skin cells whilst breaking down dead skin cells. It can also regulate the amount of keratin being produced by your skin and prevent dead skin cells from sticking together and forming acne-causing blockages in hair follicles. In addition, vitamin A can regulate skin tone and reduce the red, purple and brown colouring that acne can leave on the skin. It can also reduce the size and productivity of your oil glands, meaning that your skin produces less acne-causing oil.http://www.acnesupport.org.uk/
Like Bakuchiol Oil, Buriti Oil has a strong aroma, which is why Wild As The Wind does not include it in any proprietary facial oil formulas. However, we do encourage you to add it to our proprietary facial oil blends when you need the extra boost.
Buriti Oil can be used on it’s own, but we recommend diluting it with other carrier oils to a maximum of around 20% (Follow the Buriti Oil link for more information.)
Bakuchiol Oil as been clinically proven to be as effective as Retinol. This means it’s great for achieving youthful looking, clear skin, which is plump and healthy.
Bakuchiol Oil has been shown to heal scars and other blemishes as well as reducing the appearance of fine lines and other signs of ageing.
Like Buriti Oil, Bakuchiol Oil has an equally dominant aroma, which is why you won’t find it in a Wild As The Wind proprietary facial oil formula. However, as with Buriti Oil, we encourage you to add it to our proprietary facial oil blends when you feel you need the extra boost… especially if you are more stressed than usual or you are suffering a break out. (Sadly they go hand in hand!)
(Follow the Bakuchiol Oil link for more information.)
Best Facial Oil For Mature Skin
Wild As The Wind UK Facial Oils have been developed to suit all skin types, but they are perhaps best loved by the over thirties because they can significantly reduce signs of ageing.
Wild As The Wind Facial Oils are a great preventative measure, but they can also reduce the following:
- Fine lines
- Age spots and hyperpigmentation
- Redness & flushing
- Appearance of scars
- Uneven texture (especially when used in conjunction with exfoliating muslin cloths)
Wild As The Wind Facial Oils will also increase and improve the following:
- Health of your skin
- Collagen production
- Plumpness of your skin
- Skin tone
- Skin texture
- Skin colour consistency
- Overall appearance
Wild As The Wind Facial Oils are handmade in the UK.
I love love love the No. 2 facial oil. I have quite greasy skin naturally so I wasn’t sure about opting for an oil. But it has completely balanced out my complexion and actually decreased the oil in my skin. I feel that it has boosted the collagen in my skin too and helped with fine lines. I started using these oils about 1.5 years ago and won’t use anything else now. I love the smell – look forward to putting it on at night. Soaks easily into the skin and does not feel greasy to the touch afterwards.
Rachel Groves, Somerset (see original feedback here: Write A Review)
I’ve been using facial oil no 2 for a couple of months and the benefits have been quite something. I’d been waking in the night and feeling very anxious and the oils have not only suited my skin but helped with the hormones wreaking havoc on my sleep.
After I got my last bottle all of my spots were clearing and my skin felt so much better. It’s been awful again the last few weeks because I’d run out a few weeks before.
Best Facial Oil For Glowing Skin
All facial oils will improve the glow of your complexion! This is because natural oils and essential oils are nutritionally packed with benefits for your skin!
Face creams are anywhere between 75% and 95% tap water, and are thus are largely nutritionally barren.
Best Facial Oil For All Skin Types
Wild As The Wind Facial Oils are suitable for all skin types. There’s a number of reasons for this:
- No toxic ingredients (no synthetic chemicals)
- 100% natural
- Organic Ingredients
- Organic wildcrafted ingredients
- Formulated to be optimally beneficial for health
- All ingredients work at a systemic level
- Essential oils work at an intracellular level
Another important reason why Wild As The Wind Facial Oils are suitable for all skin types is because any formula that’s good for mature skin is great for preventative purposes for younger skin. But. this isn’t the whole story… Wild As The Wind Facial Oils have been formulated for all skin types in other ways.
Wild As The Wind Facial Oils support emotional health and reduces stress, which improves overall bodily function, especially regulating hormonal health. For this reason, and because of the nutrient values of the oils used in Wild As The Wind Facial Oils, both FACIAL OIL No. 2 and FACIAL OIL No. 8 are excellent at dealing with the root causes of skin issues like Acne, Rosacea and Eczema etc.
However, poor emotional health and stress lead to gut dysbiosis, and so if digestive health is impaired, resulting in outbreaks, then a systemic approach to rebalancing Gut Health will also be needed.
Using Wild As The Wind Facial Oils in tandem with resolving systemic issues, such as digestive health, will result in exceptionally healthy looking skin!
Follow all of the advice in this Gut Health article and you will be well on your way to really great looking skin.
Wild As The Wind Facial Oils Are 100% Natural
Wild As The Wind Facial Oils are made using 100% organic ingredients. The wildcrafted organic ingredients in Wild As The Wind Facial Oils are also classified as organic.
Wildcrafted ingredients tend to be more potent due to their physical constituents, but they also tend to be more energetically powerful as well. This is because wildcrafted essential oils and wildcrafted carrier oils, such as Wildcrafted Rosehip Seed Oil are made from plant materials which have been sustainably gathered from plants growing in their wild state.
Soils, even in organic agricultural settings, are not usually as vibrant as non-cultivated soils. 100% natural soils are full of life and nutrients, whereas cultivated soils can get tired even in an organic setting.
**Non-organic farming methods can mean there are zero natural nutrients left in the soil.
****Well fed plants make potent essential oils. Poorly fed plants make much less effective essential oils.
Plants growing in non-cultivated, nutrient-rich soils are also exposed to natural stressors. This leads to wild plants developing differently to cultivated varieties. For example, wild plants develop better defences and are more robust than cultivated alternatives. This means that essential oils made using wildcrafted plant matter tend to be more sophisticated aromatically, more profoundly and diversely healing, as well as more energetically potent than essential oils from commercially grown plant matter.
Wild As The Wind use organic wildcrafted oils in our Facial Oils wherever possible.
Which Facial Oil Offers The Best Value?
The value of a face oil is not determined by it’s price. The value of a face oil is determined by how well it works!
But, how well a facial oil works will definitely impact your finances!
If you pay £10.00 for a facial oil which delivers no benefit to your complexion then this is a waste of £10.00.
By contrast, if you spend £50.00 on a facial oil which makes you and your skin look and feel radiant, then this makes for money well spent! (This is what Wild As The Wind Facial Oils have a habit of doing if customer feedback is to be believed.)
*For more customer feedback about Wild As The Wind UK facial oils please visit the individual product pages and click on “Reviews”. You can do this here:
Buy Facial Oil By Price
Wild As The Wind strongly advise against buying UK facial oils on price. You certainly won’t be buying the best UK facial oil out there and you will definitely be taking more risks than it’s worth.
If you pay £10.00 for a facial oil which is toxic and harms your health, as well as your complexion, then this is not just a waste of £10.00, you are paying a much higher price when all things considered. In this instance, the cost of a £10.00 facial oil is a cost you keep on paying over and over again.
Plus, the price of toxic products on your health, more often than not, leads to emotional health issues as well. They really are not worth it.
Even well known and highly praised brands are not free from concern. The Ordinary is a brand which has been highly lauded in recent years, but there are some real cautionary tales…
***Apologies for singling out The Ordinary as the only example provided… they certainly aren’t alone when it comes to disturbing accounts of unwanted outcomes from the use of their products. But, this article is about the best UK facial oils available, not the worst, so, whilst it’s important to draw the issue to your attention, I don’t want to dwell too long on problematic products. And be assured, The Ordinary have more happy customers than they have dissatisfied customers.
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The information provided is not intended to replace the medical directives of your healthcare provider. This information is not meant for the diagnosis of health issues. If you are pregnant, have serious or multiple health concerns, consult with your healthcare provider before using essential oils or associated products. If you experience any complications or adverse reactions contact your healthcare provider.
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