No, this isn’t your local juice shop. Natural beauty incorporates the cold pressed process, too! In fact, last year many cosmetics companies began to spotlight cold pressed oils in their products. With a trend towards simplified beauty regimes and harder working cosmetics, this process is delivers the best of both worlds. These unrefined oils harness mother nature’s power and bring her healing magic to you and your skin.

Those of us who turned to natural beauty did so for many reasons. One of them is the fact that natural cosmetics have many more benefits such as healing, strengthening and clarifying. Another is that they are safer to use because they don’t depend on harsh synthetic chemicals. Although, maybe not all of us are used to using oils, no less cold pressed ones, in our beauty routines. Here’s the skinny on cold pressed oils and the ways they could complement your beauty regime.

The Process

Just like with juicing, the process of cold press involves extracting oil from natural ingredients via physical force. Seeds and plants get pressed between two plates to extract their natural oils. The process happens at a low temperature which means that the ingredients retain more of their beneficial properties. As the procedure is gentler than many others, the fragrance, vitamins, and antioxidants remain intact.

The Upsides

Some other extraction techniques require higher heat and water which can burn or drown ingredients while making oils. However, cold pressed oils are virgin oils which means they are purer and often more effective. With more of those lovely and healing nutrients, as well as, fewer fillers cold pressed oils are ideal for natural cosmetics. They work harder, smell great and give you only the best of nature’s bounty. This is precisely why many would consider cold pressed to be the best method to obtain oils.

    More nutrients

It’s no myth, there are many more nutrients in cold pressed oils. That’s because there is no heat present to break down nutrients. These oils are fantastic for your hair and skin because of their higher concentration in vitamins such as A, D and E. Also, these oils contain omegas 3, 6 and 9 which are perfect for repairing skin function. Moisturizing is simple as cold pressed oils don’t leave your hair or skin feeling greasy and help you look more naturally beautiful.

   More natural

Cold pressed ingredients give you a potent mixture of strength and beauty. Oils created with this process are wonderfully fragrant and maintain their beautiful, natural colors. Not to mention, they are vegan! No animals get hurt in their making, which is a definite plus. Those looking for purer cosmetics to help give them a natural softness and glow should consider cold pressed oils.

Popular Cold Pressed Oils

Now you’ve heard a lot of positive things about these cold pressed oils, but maybe you need some concrete examples. Being a conscious consumer is all about the details, isn’t it? Below you’ll find a few amazing possibilities these oils are capable of.

   Cold Pressed Fruits

Here are some cold pressed fruit oils you may be interested in:

  • Cold pressed pomegranate seed oil has plenty of antioxidants. All of those antioxidants make it great for moisturizing and regenerating skin, as well as, improving elasticity.
  • Cold pressed acai oil smells good enough to eat, but try it on your skin first! This oil helps to significantly minimize scarring, reduce dark spots and fight off ageing.
  • Cold pressed rosehip oil works to reduce signs of ageing and certain skin conditions. It also moisturizes wonderfully, helps prevent breakouts and has firming properties.
  • Cold pressed grapeseed oil helps improve the appearance of skin by minimizing scars and dark spots, as well as, preventing breakouts. This oil also helps moisturize skin, while improving firmness and reducing signs of ageing. Additionally, this oil is particularly suitable for combination and oily skin as it is light weight and allows for quick absorption
The Takeaway

While there are plenty of benefits to using cold pressed oils, you won’t know for sure until you’ve tested them out yourself. We all have different skin and different skin issues. The way oils smell, feel and work on the skin may differ from person to person. Learning more about natural oils, especially cold pressed oils, will be of interest to you on your natural cosmetic journey. If you are looking for some guidance on oil-based cosmetics, consider signing up for WapoBeauty’s Make Your Own Skincare Workshop on June 8th

 

About our blogger:

Ashuni Pérez is an American writer based in Valencia, Spain. She has a passion for natural beauty and the environment. Ashuni loves to cycle and drink smoothies in the sun. Follow her on Instagram at @ashuuuuni