San Rafael, California (June 30, 2011): Precious vegetable oils and butters are some of the most nourishing ingredients you can use on your skin–and yes, these are wonderful for oily skin, too. Whether an oil imbalance is due to genetics, hormones, or over-compensation due to excessive dryness, skin finds equilibrium and glows with radiant luminosity when treated with the right synergy of oils in a facial oil or serum. Vegetable oils have many attributes, often providing antibacterial and anti-inflammatory protection, even helping to prevent scarring.

It is a misconception that oil should not be used on oily skin. Skin that produces excess oil can be balanced with the right products, including oils. Oily skin may have patches of dry areas, which are more susceptible to infection, inflammation, scarring, and breakdown of normal vital cell processes. Oils and fatty extracts, such as pomegranate seed, calophyllum inophyllum, raspberry seed, kendi, argan, marula, millet seed and rose hip nourish the skin with protective and restorative antioxidants and nourishing omega fatty acids.

The sebum-regulating and antibacterial extracts of Copaifera officinalis (balsam copaiba) resin, Carapa guaianensis (andiroba) seed oil and Euterpe oleracea (acai) pulp oil create balance and even protect the skin from specific blemish-causing bacteria. One of our most effective ingredient combinations for oily/acne-prone skin, this certified organic Brazilian complex is a potent natural anti-acne active that can be applied in cosmetic formulations (cleansers, crèmes, lotions and serums) in a concentration of 1-1.5 percent. At this percentage, it is a 5-alpha reductase redactor, significantly reducing oil-producing and comedolitytic activity, while maintaining moisture and bringing balance to skin.

Our premier stock products (for spas, estheticians and private label) include several effective oils and serums for special treatments. Facial Treatment Oil for Sensitive Skin [PRIMA FLEUR No. 1207] and Purifying Facial Treatment Oil [PRIMA FLEUR No. 1206] are two products we call “luxury in a bottle.” These skin treatment products contain precious fresh vegetable oils, such as rose hip, seabuckthorn, borage, helio carrot, squalane, hazelnut and almond. Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids enrich the oils for optimal nourishment and relief from dryness and irritation.

About Prima Fleur

Prima Fleur Botanicals is an ECOCERT® certified custom and private label manufacturer of unique, natural, completely pure personal care essences and products for skin, body and hair. In addition to custom designing luxury natural personal care products for some of the world’s most prestigious cosmetic companies, we produce and maintain an inventory of more than 250 therapeutic-quality essential oils and rare extracts which are expertly added to our exclusive formulas, or offered individually. Prima Fleur products repair, transform, revitalize, restore, replenish, moisturize, soothe, soften, nourish, detoxify, penetrate, and protect naturally, without using parabens, sulfates, petrochemicals, synthetic fragrances, synthetic colors or other harsh ingredients, or animal testing.