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Aura Cacia Coconut Fractionated Skin Care Oil -- 4 fl oz


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Aura Cacia Coconut Fractionated Skin Care Oil -- 4 fl oz

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Aura Cacia Coconut Fractionated Skin Care Oil Description

  • Moisturizing
  • Fractionated
  • Pure Botanical Ingredients
  • Non-GMO Project Verified
  • Positive Change Project
  • Cruelty Free
  • Petroleum Free

Coconut oil (Coco nucifera) is one of the most popular natural ingredients in the world today. Fractionated coconut oil (Caprylic/capric triglyceride) is a highly stable fraction from the raw coconut oil processing. It is a lightweight, fast-absorbing oil full of antioxidants that rejuvenate dry skin and hair.

Aura Cacia Organic Fractionated Coconut Oil is obtained through fractionated distillation. Because of the processing and focus on separation of fatty acids, organic fractionated coconut oil has a different fatty acid composition than raw, unrefined coconut oil.

We believe the highest quality essential oils and skincare oils come from plants that are grown where they thrive. We source from over 40 countries to secure the best oils possible. Our source visits allow us to obtain firsthand knowledge of growing practices, harvest cycles, environment, and worker conditions to ensure Aura Cacia’s vision, values and expectations are being met.

Gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GC/MS) testing is the primary way to ensure an essential oil is an unadulterated, true botanical. All Aura Cacia essential oils are GC/MS tested.

Aura Cacia® was founded over 40 years ago on pure essential oils and true aromatherapy benefits. We partner with suppliers to source high quality botanicals and rigorously test every batch to ensure purity. We then provide premium products with consumer safety at the forefront. And importantly, Aura Cacia is part of a member owned co-op that puts people and planet ahead of profits.


Directions

Use as desired for massage or skin care. Combine 1 to 2 drops of Aura Cacia essential oils per teaspoon of skin care oil for added benefits. Store tightly closed in a cool, dry place.

 

This product is a fraction of oil sourced directly from coconuts.

Free Of
GMOs, cruelty, synthetic ingredients, petroleum.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Ingredients: Caprylic/capric triglyceride (fraction of coconut oil).
Warnings

For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes. If irritation occurs, discontinue use.

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How to Adjust Your Skincare Routine as You Age

Your skin is your body’s largest organ, and it’s constantly evolving and changing. It may seem obvious that your skin in your 20s will not be the same as your skin in your 40s, or in your 60s—yet many people use the same skincare routine for decades, which isn’t doing them any favors.

“During the aging process, our skin needs change significantly because we stop producing collagen and begin to break it down more rapidly,” explains Jessica Weiser, MD, a board-certified dermatologist in New York.

Woman in Robe with Towel on Head Applying Cream to Face to Represent What is the Best Skincare Routine for Every Decade | Vitacost.com/blog

In our earliest years, our bodies produce collagen quickly, as evidenced by the rapid healing seen in young children. As we get older and our skin is exposed to more and more sun, the health of our skin is affected.

“The sun damage we accrue in the first 20 years of life is the earliest predictor of adult skin health for both skin cancer risk and skin aging,” says Dr. Weiser. That’s why prevention—meaning sunscreen—while you’re young is the single most important component to a healthy skincare routine, dermatologists say, and a product you should continue to use diligently throughout your life.

Keeping daily sunscreen in mind as a common denominator (which, by the way, should have a SPF of at least 30 and contain physical barrier ingredients like zinc oxide or titanium oxide), here’s how your skin care should evolve throughout each decade of your life, according to dermatologists.

What is the Best Skincare Routine for Every Decade?

In your 20s...

These are generally the years when most people are not taking as much care with their skin as they should, leading to otherwise preventable sunburns, acne breakouts and in some cases, the earliest signs of aging like fine lines, says Dr. Weiser. To combat all of these, you should be using products such as:

  • Salicylic acid, tea-tree oil and niacinamide (an anti-inflammatory) for acne
  • Retinoids (like Differin gel) to prevent blackheads and clogged pores
  • Vitamin C, an essential antioxidant that scavenges free radicals, which break down skin cells and cause wrinkles (This must be applied topically for maximum efficacy, says Natalie Curcio, MD, a board-certified dermatologist in Nashville.)
  • Lightweight moisturizers with non-comedogenic ingredients
  • Alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) for exfoliation (Products containing AHAs better prepare your skin to absorb other products, says Dr. Curcio.)

In your 30s...

During this decade, your skin begins to show signs of prior damage—such as sunspots, broken capillaries, fine lines and wrinkles, and early signs of skin laxity (i.e., skin feeling loose, perhaps under your eyes). This is also the first time where you may notice collagen production is notably slower. Product recommendations include:

  • A morning antioxidant to protect your skin from UV radiation and environmental free radicals (Dr. Weiser says to look for ingredients like vitamin C, argan oil, polyphenols, tocopherol and ferulic acid.)
  • Over-the-counter retinol or Retin-A (prescription only) creams, which help stimulate collagen production (For those who are sensitive to retinols, plant-based bakuchiol has similar effect with less irritation, says Dr. Weiser.)
  • Hyaluronic acid (HA), which hydrates skin to help it feel tighter and look smoother
  • Vitamin C
  • AHAs

In your 40s...

As estrogen levels begin to wane, you may start experiencing dryer, duller skin. Now is the time to begin using retinoids, says Dr. Curcio (or, if you really want to get ahead, you can start them in your late 30s). The term retinoids refers to vitamin A compounds, such as retinol and retinoic acid, which can reduce fine lines and wrinkles, repair sun damage and help unblock pores. Skin continues to improve the longer you use retinoids. “I tell patients, ‘You will look better in two months, better in two years and even better in two decades,’” says Dr. Curcio. Here’s what else to add to your routine:

  • A skin brightener, which improve the appearance of brown spots, sun damage and hyperpigmentation
  • Peptide serums that boost collagen (During this decade, collagen breakdown far outweighs collagen production, says Dr. Curcio.)
  • Vitamin C
  • AHAs
  • HA

In your 50s and beyond...

You’re continuing to lose collagen in these decades, and combined with bone resorption (where bone tissue is broken down), you may experience more advanced skin sagging and loss of skin volume. This is when you may want to consider prescription retinoids, such as Renova or Altreno (which both contain tretinoin), to help stimulate collagen production without excessive drying or irritation, says Dr. Curcio. You can also experiment with products such as:

  • Creams containing ceramides, which are proteins that help replete a compromised skin barrier
  • Emollients rich in essential fatty acids to help repair skin (Look for ingredients such as jojoba, squalene and sunflower oil, says Dr. Curcio.)
  • Defensin creams and serums, which stimulate new cell growth in the epidermis (top layer), helping to approve appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, texture, sagging and pore size
  • Retinoids
  • Skin brighteners
  • Vitamin C
  • AHAs
  • HA

The bottom line is to remember that having good skin in middle age and beyond starts with the care you put in during your younger years. If you haven’t been practicing a healthy skin care routine in the past, now is the perfect time to start.

Disclaimer: The products linked in this article have not been specifically endorsed by the dermatologists quoted.

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