DEC 9, 2021 · Written by Melissa Arpino for Stripped Beauty
Everyone doesn't need a face oil until they try a face oil. Seriously, using a face oil can be addicting, especially at the end of your night-time skincare routine to lock in moisture and add a little extra glow. Today, we're going to break down Stripped Beauty's best seller: Glow-to Oil.
Do you ever read the back of your favorite face oil and see ingredients like Caprylic Triglyceride? Yes, Caprylic Triglyceride is an oil, or an oily liquid, but it's not a raw oil like Argan or Jojoba. When formulating Glow-to Oil, it was important for us to keep it an actual oil, made of only oils. We wanted to create something multi-functional but suitable for all skin types. It had to be lightweight yet moisturizing enough for dry skin but non-comedogenic, so it's safe for acne-prone skin, so we made just that! To do this, we kept it simple with five key ingredients:
+ Squalane is the base of Glow-to Oil, like 90% of it. We chose Squalane over other oils because it's similar to our skin's natural oils, making it fast-absorbing and highly moisturizing. You can read all about Squalane's benefits here.
+ Next up, Organic Jojoba Oil for its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Jojoba Oil can work perfectly with our skin barrier, helping balance your natural skin oils. It's perfect for all skin types since it's lightweight, rich in antioxidants, and doesn't clog your pores.
+ We couldn't add Jojoba without Organic Argan Oil! Well, we could have, but we believe these two belong together. Argan Oil is a natural antioxidant rich in fatty acids. It helps soothe your skin, reduce inflammation, and restore elasticity to your skin. Argan Oil is perfect for softening skin and locking in hydration, being the ideal complement for Jojoba Oil.
+ It wouldn't be a Stripped Beauty product without added Vitamin E. We love formulating with Vitamin E because it's a major antioxidant protecting your skin against free radicals. Vitamin E works by naturally neutralizing environmental stressors that contribute to destroying your collagen (which causes fine lines and premature aging!). Since Vitamin E is a fat-soluble ingredient, it can penetrate deep into your skin to heal, protect, and soothe your skin barrier. This is what makes Vitamin E the perfect ingredient for Glow-to Oil.
+ Our last power-house ingredient comes from Turmeric, a form of ginger native to Southeast Asia. Its active ingredient, curcumin, makes it such a potent anti-inflammatory. Turmeric also has antibacterial properties, making it great for treating acne-prone skin. The last benefit of Turmeric comes from its brightening abilities. Turmeric has been known to help remove redness from acne, scarring, reduce inflammation, and even out skin discoloration.
So, to keep Glow-to Oil affordable, effective, and natural, we kept it simple because sometimes you have to stick to what works. This powerful blend of oils is sure to keep your skin moisturized, protected, and glowy AF.
What's your favorite way to incorporate a face oil into your skincare routine? Let us know in the comments!