Neighbourhood Botanicals oils are easily absorbed by the skin, and offer your cells moisture, vitamins and protection from the free-radicals in your makeup and daily environment.
Are they fragranced?
Only naturally! We take pride in our complex essential oil blends, giving each oil not only a distinctive scent, but more importantly a mix of active aromatherapy benefits for the body and the mind.
This scent lasts about 20 minutes, as it starts to evaporate on contact with the heat of the skin.
Can everyone use them?
Yep! They're all designed with non-irritant and non-comedogenic ingredients. They're all plant-based... there's a bunch of different flora in each bottle! Because there's no nasty chemicals present, they're safe for smooching your babies and pets too.
Botanic oils are super beneficial for all types of skin.
Do your products contain any nut oils or gluten?
Yes, there are some tree-nut and wheat oils in our blends. Extracted nut and wheat oils typically do not irritate people with allergies, but please read the ingredients through and consult your doctor first if you have a strong allergy.
Why use oils?
Botanical plant oils make a great addition to your daily skincare regime. They’re brilliant moisturisers packed with nutrients, great for all skin types. They do wonders for your skin cell health, and control the levels of sebum your skin produces, so you'll have a sheen not a shine. With steady use you’ll notice a marked improvement in texture and tone!
But I have greasy skin...
Many people are wary about putting oils on their face, especially those who suffer from acne and have long been using products labelled ‘oil-free’.
In fact, keeping the oil production of our skin balanced and PH levels steady is essential for facial skin health.
Oils supply your skin the moisture and nutrients it craves, so it stops over-producing sebum in the effort to moisturise itself (sebum in over-supply is 'greasiness').
Oils can do that... Let the glow speak for itself!
What is the shelf life?
Usually 9 months to a year. To get the best shelf-life, keep out of direct sunlight and at room temperature or below (some people like to refrigerate their face oil for an extra fresh hit!)
Best applied on a damp clean face, so the oils can trap the moisture into your skin. Just warm a few drops up between your fingers, then pat into skin. Oils may be used alone, or on top of your normal moisturiser for an extra vitamin and moisture boost. They make a nourishing base for products applied after them, like serum or foundation.