Best essential oils to stimulate collagen
Essential oils help with collagen production by reducing free-radical damage.
Essential oils with detoxing properties help reduce inflammation that cause collagen fibres become fragmented and weak.
Collagen is the building block of the skin. It is the most abundant protein of the human body. It is sometimes called the glue that holds the body together. It gives elasticity and strength to the skin. Collagen keeps our skin from sagging, reduces visible wrinkles, and increases the blood flow to the skin. It also gives our skin a plump, youthful look.
Essential oils with anti-oxidative powers slow oxidative stress, according to a scientific research from the journal Phytotherapy. Essential oils promote collagen growth by reducing free radicals, their antioxidant properties increase collagen cell growth and formation.
Collagen boosting benefits providing essential oils are chamomile, eucalyptus, frankincense, lemongrass, geranium, rose, and sandalwood.
The essential oils for collagen growth are carrot seed, lemon, frankincense, geranium, and neroli. These oils are extremely beneficial for a healthy skin cells renewal.
Carrot seed essential oil is rich in beta-carotene, a powerful antioxidant which repairs damaged tissue and rebuilds the collagen under the skin.
Lemon essential oil is rich in Vitamin C, which is vital for building collagen cells growth.
Geranium essential oil stimulates the collagen production and promotes cells regeneration.
As a tonic frankincense essential oil is especially beneficial for the mature skin, reducing the extent of wrinkles that have been already formed. Its cytophylactic properties encourage new cell growth. It tightens and tones sagging skin.
Chamomile essential oil reduces redness and soothes irritation due to its anti-inflammatory properties.
Eucalyptus essential oil may improve the skin condition by increasing its ceramide content. Ceramides lock moisture into the skin and protect epidermis from environmental damage.
Lemongrass essential oil shows stimulating powers on the whole organism and is a powerful antiseptic and bactericide.
Neroli essential oil is particularly valuable for skin due to its special property of stimulating the growth of healthy new cells and has therefore rejuvenating effects. It is high in Vitamin C which boosts collagen production.
Rose essential oil is extremely beneficial for skin especially dry, sensitive, or ageing. It has astringent and tonic effect on the capillaries and the circulation. It is hydrating and reducing signs of ageing.
Sandalwood essential oil is slightly astringent and powerful antiseptic, inhibiting the bacteria and extremely soothing.
All the mentioned essential oils directly or not, assist in collagen production by reducing inflammation, fighting free radicals, detoxing, or stimulating cells renewal and toning the skin.
Please note that essential oils are extremely potent and work beautifully when they are mixed with the carrier fatty oils such as rose hip oil.