Top COLLAGEN Boosting Carrier Oils for Anti-Aging + “My Secret Serum”
Carrier oils for anti aging are a great addition to your skin care routines. Especially, collagen boosting carrier oils which helps regain the skin collagen that gets weaker as we age. Collagen is very important to keep your skin looking younger and brighter. As we age our skin tends to produce less of collagen which in turns may lead to formation of fine lines, wrinkles and even brown age spots. Including some of the most potent collagen boosting carrier oils in your skin care routine, along with some Collagen rich foods in your daily diet, your skin will rejuvenate to look younger and brighter.
COLLAGEN Boosting Carrier Oils for Anti-Aging Skin Care Routine
I will list out some of the best and proven collagen boosting carrier oils which can reduce signs of aging and dull skin at an early age. You can choose one or two from this list according to your choice, budget and availability to include in your daily night time skin care routine.
An increase in collagen production and reduction of collagen breakdown make for a perfect combination in fighting against the signs of skin aging.
These are natural, plant derived carrier oils, so there is no age restriction to use. Even in your early 20s, you can use these collagen boosting carrier oils in your skin care routines to preserve your skin’s health as it for years.
Some of the best Collagen Roosting carrier oils for anti-aging skin care routine are:
Grapessed oil improves skin elasticity and prevents premature sagging as well as wrinkles, stretch marks and fine lines.
The main omega-6 PUFA in grapeseed oil is linolenic acid. This fatty acid may help reduce inflammation in the skin’s middle and outer layers which lightens and tightens skin’s pores.
When used consistently, it is shown that Grapeseed oil also evens out skin tone due to the presence of powerful antioxidant called proanthocyanidin.
It’s safe to apply Grapeseed oil directly to your skin. You can use it as moisturizer or massage oil. Try using it right after the shower and mix it directly onto wet skin for further hydration.
Pomogranate seed oil
The Oleic Acids, also known as Omega 9s, in Pomegranate seed oil help keep skin soft, maintain suppleness, and improve the radiance of the skin.
Being rich in antioxidants, pomegranates neutralise the effect of free radicals in our body. The anti-ageing plant compounds in the fruit also help in stimulating keratinocyte cells (skin cells) and help in cellular regeneration thereby keeping wrinkles and sagging skin at bay.
Thus Pomegranate oil helps with collagen production, works as a potent free radical scavenger and boost restoration and repair of the damaged skin.
Before bed, gently massage 4 drops of this serum all over the face and allow it to sit on the skin overnight.
Carrot seed oil
Its not so surprising to find carrot seed oil in many natural plant based face serums these days. If any one used Juicy chemistry’s Face serum and read their ingredients, you would have noticed that carrot seed oil is one of their main ingredient in face serums.
Carrot seed oil is a winner when it comes to anti-aging effects. Combining skin-mending vitamin A, collagen-boosting vitamin C and moisturizing vitamin E, this essential oil helps smooth lines and repair sun damage, scars and any other skin trauma.
It definitely helps in reversing sun damage but then I see there are many brands which are using it in sun protection creams saying that carrot seed oil contains SPF. While there is no study that has proved these claims yet, but I suggest you to use serums in the night time (specially oil based) before going to bed to avoid attracting pollution and dirt or any reaction to UV rays.
Rosehip seed oil
Rosehip oil is rich in vitamins A and C, which are both necessary for the production of collagen.
Rosehip Oil is often referred to as a ‘dry’ oil because it is absorbed into the skin quickly. This means applying Rosehip Oil on to your skin can help balance Oil production. So if you are one with oily skin, this can be your ideal choice to use it as a face serum oil.
Rosehip Oil has essential fatty acids and vitamins C, E & A which absorb into the skin, promoting collagen production. To fight wrinkles, apply Rosehip Oil in the night before directly to stretch marks & scars to help lighten them.
Bakuchiol, which is an Indian Ayurvedic herb used to treat Vitiligo years ago, is now being promoted in natural skin care industry as an alternative to retinol.
Bakuchiol is proven to have a similar gene expression regulation as retinol. “Both boost collagen and elastin production and reduce photoaging like fine lines and wrinkles.
It is also proven that Unlike retinol, bakuchiol has no harsh side effects on the skin and is a much more gentle alternative.
It’s flowers and seeds are used to extract the oil to use for their collagen–boosting properties.
Currently is is hard to find pure distilled or extracted oil directly from this herb. Mostly its the Macerated/infused oils which are available in the market now.
My Anti-Aging serum recipe:
Using the oils that i listed above, I prepare my Anti-aging night time skin serum long ago. I guess this is the right post to share that recipe with your all. With just max of 4 ingredients this serum costs way less than any other anti-aging serum that you find in H&G stores + this is super natural, no chemicals.
I prepared a night serum with a mixture of Pomegranate seed oil, Grapeseed oil and Rosehip seed oil. Also added few drops of Frankincense essential oil for reducing age spots. I then stored this serum in a small reusable glass dropper bottle (prefer only brown color glass bottles for storing oils) for easier application. I use just two drops of this serum at night after i wash and prep my face before going to bed. You can use three drops if you have super dry and dehydrated skin. My skin type is slightly inclined towards oily. So two drops are more than enough to cover my entire face and neck.
Similarly, prepare your own homemade Anti-aging serum by using the oils listed above and apply it daily in the night time before going to bed.
What about you? Which oils would you like to try in your home made anti-aging serums? Comment them below and let me know your choice . 🙂