At my last count there were over 50+ oils that are sold individually or in combinationas serums for lipid dry skin.
I am fascinated by the marketing that goes into these products claiming that one oil is better than others and vice versa.
I guess it sounds exotic to be putting on marula, cacay or kukui seed oils instead of the standard oils such as rosehip, sweet almond and macadamia.
Looking at these oils from a science point of view they all contain the same fatty acids just at different percentages. Fatty acids are also called omega, 3, 6 and 9 and also have the names such as palmitic acid, stearic acid, oleic acid, linoleic acid and alpha linoleic to name the most prevalent ones.
What also astonished me was the pricing of these products. Prices range from $30 to $300 plus for 15ml to 50ml bottles. I wish I could give you an explanation for the price differentiation but truly I can’t.
So if you are looking for advise on which of these serums to use I would go for a light oil that contains good percentages of oleic, linoleic and alpha linoleic acid and funnily enough- that is rosehip oil which is the most common oil in this market and is well priced.
Don’t get hooked by the hype as these products at the end of the day are all oils from seeds.