The Uses of Hazelnuts in Skin Care Products
Tiempo de lectura 4 min
Tiempo de lectura 4 min
Hazelnut is increasingly popular in skin care for its antioxidant and rich moisturizing properties. There are multiple fatty acids and polyphenols in this ingredient that make it versatile, but not the best for acne prone skin types. This ingredient is safe to use and sustainable, and a good natural addition to many kinds of products. After you've found your Baumann Skin Type, you'll be able to find the best hazelnut products for your skin.
Hazelnut oil is extracted from hazelnuts, which are the nut of the Corylus avellana tree. This nut oil contains a plethora of beneficial compounds for skin such as:
The benefits of hazelnut oil in skin care are diverse and notable. Here are some of the reasons to consider incorporating hazelnut oil into your skin care routine:
Hazelnut oil is considered very safe for topical skin application. It is not commonly allergenic, is hypoallergenic, and is free of common irritants like fragrances. Leading cosmetic databases like EWG rate it at low hazard, meaning it is free from most health concerns. Additionally, sustainably sourced hazelnut oil helps avoid deforestation.
For maturing skin that needs antioxidant protection against further wrinkles, sun damage, etc., hazelnut oil is an excellent addition to your regimen. Vitamin E, ferulic acid and the other antioxidants help prevent free radical damage to collagen and elastin responsible for firm, youthful looking skin.
Some research also indicates hazelnut oil may offer mild sun protection due to its antioxidant content. More studies are needed, but this benefit makes hazelnut oil even more promising for anti-aging.
People who are prone to acne need to be more careful with comedogenic oils. Though hazelnut oil is not highly comedogenic, the palmitic and stearic acids may clog pores for some.
However, hazelnut oil still offers benefits for oily and acne-prone skin types thanks to the anti-inflammatory linoleic acid content. It can help calm the redness and irritation associated with breakouts. The antimicrobial properties of hazelnut can also help eliminate acne causing bacteria on the skin.
For severely dry skin, hazelnut oil may work better blended with oils that have more skin-soothing linoleic acid, like rosehip oil. But for mild dryness and flakiness, hazelnut oil on its own can provide noticeable improvements.
The rich, thicker texture from hazelnut oil’s saturated fatty acids make it a wonderful addition to massage oils. Combined with more absorbing oils like sweet almond, hazelnut gives an ideal viscosity for massage without being too greasy.
The antioxidants in hazelnut oil also continue protecting skin from massage-induced free radical damage. And its mild antimicrobial properties help keep massage oils fresh.
Hopefully you feel more empowered to take control of your skin health after learning more about hazelnut and its components in skin care. Be sure to take the Baumann Skin Type Quiz to find out which ingredients are best for your unique skin.
If hazelnut oil looks like a good match for your skin needs, incorporating it into your daily moisturizer, serums, masks or massage oils can provide antioxidant power along with hydration and soothing benefits.
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