It’s 2017, and we’ve officially reached peak beauty oil.
Although facial oils like rosehip have been used for hundreds of years in skin-care, these topical elixirs have only recently been rediscovered as a potent beauty ingredient— and demand is sky-rocketing.
Global sales of jojoba oil (a favorite for blemish-prone skin) are expected to hit USD 252 million by 2024, largely for its use in cosmetics and skin-care. Meanwhile, industry stats show that sales in the beauty oil category have more than tripled in recent years. Like I said, peak beauty oil.
This isn’t unjustified hype either—these substances might be completely natural, but they’re also damn effective. Tamanu oil, for example, has been used by Polynesian women for wound and scar healing and acne treatment for generations, while grapeseed oil has been widely applied throughout Europe for hundreds of years. Introducing jojoba oil to my own skin care regimen was a game-changing tweak that completely changed my complexion, and I’ve been preaching the virtues of beauty oils ever since, eventually completing a diploma in organic skin care formulation, launching my own line of customized oils, and hosting oil blending workshops throughout the US and Australia.