In our battle to fend off dry skin, ageing skin, oily, hormonal skin breaking out at the most inconvenient of times, we fall in love with mystical tales of a particular oil that can treat each one of these skin ailments. The truth is no one plant oil can cater to all our skin’s needs.
Having researched the nutritional profiles of the most potent and nourishing phytonutrients from around the world, we identified, blended and bottled 32 of nature’s powerhouse ingredients to bring you the Lumity Facial Oil formulation to help address all of your skin concerns: from helping guard against fine lines and wrinkles to promoting hydration, elasticity and radiance.
There’s nothing catchy about the number 32.
Not every ingredient in our blend has a captivating back story of discovery in the foothills of an inaccessible mountain in a foreign land. We selected each one of these 32 oils for the power in each profile; they are nature’s best and often most well-kept secrets. There’s also nothing catchy about it’s name: facial oil. Suitable for every skin type, easy to introduce to any skincare regime, we couldn’t name it after any one of its numerous properties: it’s hydrating but it also promotes collagen synthesis.
It restores firmness, and reduces the visible signs of ageing but it also helps protect against environmental aggressors, such as pollution. Lumity Facial Oil is a liquid gold blend that will earn its place on your bathroom shelf.
It is the nourishing, silky blend of 32 botanical oils and extracts that feeds your skin everything it needs to stay plump, nourished and hydrated. We want to tell you about each and every one but there’s not enough space!
So after a team vote at Lumity HQ it was decided we’d tell you a bit more about the following three.
Centella asiatica (Gotu Kola)
Fizzy drinks may be enemies for your complexion but this is a kola your skin will drink in. Centella asiatica is referred to in Chinese medicine as the “fountain of youth”, known for its ability to elevate levels of antioxidants and encourage the production of fibroblasts, the cells that synthesise collagen. When applied topically, it has a toning and tightening effect on the skin.
Mauritia flexuosa (Buriti)
It might sound like a Mexican fast-food and hail from humble beginnings – buriti oil comes from trees of the same name that grow in and near swamps in South America – the buriti tree is nonetheless renowned for its health and beauty benefits. Known locally as the ‘Tree of Life’, being rich in vitamin C and antioxidant carotenoids make this oil particularly healing to damaged skin, improving elasticity and helping to protect from free-radical damage. We love the photo-protective properties in it that protect skin cells from the sun’s damaging UVA and UVB rays.
If you can’t quite pronounce it (we can’t) opt for the name given to this plant in its native China: silver apricot. A potent antioxidant, ginkgo biloba works to protect skin from the harmful effects of oxidative stress. Research has shown the extract can help improve blood flow and circulation, working to enhance the skin’s ability to produce fibroblasts, which are responsible for collagen production.
Aleurites moluccana (Kukui)
The kukui tree, transported to Hawaii from Asia by the early Polynesian settlers, has always had spiritual significance to Hawaiians, giving them hope for renewal. It produces a very light oil with rich, soothing properties that glide onto the skin, readily absorbed to provide tissues with the nourishment they need. Rich in vitamins A, C and E, kukui oil protects skin cells against oxidative stress to leave even the driest, dullest, most tired-looking skin looking healthy and radiant, as though its spent a week on a Hawaiian beach.
Adansia digitata (Baobab)
This super-hydrator is rich in vitamins A, D, E and F while its omega 3, 6 and 9 essential fatty acids are natural penetration enhancers due to their fluidising effect on cell membranes. So as well as its moisturising properties, baobab oil sinks easily into the skin, leaving a smooth, velvet and deeply nourished finish. The combination of their physiological activities with their ability to increase transport of bioactive agents through the skin creates a synergistic effect with its other nutrients, like the numerous vitamins.
Camellia oleifera (Camellia)
Samurais would wipe their swords with camellia oil to protect them from rusting and corrosion, and while we wouldn’t want the word “rusting” to be used in relation to our faces, this oil’s outstanding emollient properties make it an absolute must ingredient. Containing vitamins A, B and E, we get most excited by the component phytosqualene. Squalene is a natural component of human sebum; with age, falling levels of squalene often result in dry skin, premature ageing and wrinkles. Camellia seed oil replenishes, protects and nourishes hungry skin. Did we mention its also one of the lightest and fastest-absorbing plant oils around?
Limnanthes alba (Meadowfoam)
Meadowfoam seed is an extraordinarily stable oil, containing over 98% long chain fatty acids, of which 60% is an omega 9 fatty acid known for being non-comedogenic, or in English: it doesn’t block your pores but instead balances oil levels in the skin leaving your surface supple and balanced.
Coffee arabica (Green Coffee)
Coffee berries are believed to be exceptionally rich in antioxidants because the plants grow near the equator and at high altitudes, where the sun’s oxidising rays are strongest. To protect itself from these high doses of ultraviolet radiation, the coffee plants synthesise these powerful antioxidants, making coffee berries considered one of the richest sources of antioxidants known, prized for their remarkable skin-rejuvenating properties. When it comes to your face, it’s thought that green coffee seed offers some of it’s protective qualities to the skin as well (but we wouldn’t recommend you forgo your SPF!)
Argania spinosa (Argan)
Humour us while we get a bit technical discussing our beloved argan oil. Thanks to its high vitamin A and E content and its phytosterols, argan oil contributes to keeping skin cells healthy and functional, as well as promoting excellent moisture retention. Ferulic acid is the most abundant phenolic compound found in argan oil, and it is this antioxidant that helps prevent damage caused by UV light. Squalene in argan oil is involved in the process of cell growth; it is also able to penetrate deeper and more readily than most other oils.
If you enjoyed this, find out what Nichola Joss, who is the London skincare queen that looks after famous faces including Margot Robbie, Meghan Markle and Kate Moss, thinks of Lumity Facial Oil.
Now you’ve learned more about Lumity Facial Oil allow us to tell you more about our award-winning day and night supplements. Most nutritional supplements consist of only a handful of ingredients, designed to target one ailment or
aspect of your beauty regime.
At Lumity Life, we believe the fewer products you have to incorporate into your health and wellness routine, the easier it is to maintain. Lumity Facial Oil has been an overnight success globally but our flagship product, the Lumity Life nutritional supplement is a unique formula combining the essential vitamins, nutrients and enzymes your body needs to function how it should, around the clock.
Clinically tested in a 12-week, placebo-controlled clinical study, 92% of women taking Lumity saw an improvement in the condition of their hair, skin and nails. But as we all know only too well, health and beauty are felt as much as they are seen.
We fundamentally disagree that beauty is in the eye of the beholder; beauty is in the eye of the body-holder! Beauty is how you see and feel in your own skin, and when your body feels better it tends to look better. Lumity was designed with this symbiosis in mind.
It’s not just women who love our supplements, skincare guru extraordinaire Lord Gavin McLeod-Valentine told Glamour magazine this week: “It’s easy to assume that all celebrities are blessed with naturally perfect skin but this isn’t always the case. The stress of their job, constant travelling, little sleep and makeup on and off their faces can cause havoc on the skin. That’s why preparing for award-season usually starts a few months out.”
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