Busting a Popular Myth; "Cold-Pressed Oils Make Skin Oilier"

Cold-pressed oils have been taking the personal-care industry by storm. However, where there is praise, a healthy balance of hate, rumours, and myths are also present. The one popular rumour about cold-pressed oils is that it makes one's skin oilier. Though it might seem counterintuitive, the right cold-pressed oils don’t aggravate or add to already oily skin. To further understand this paradox, let’s have a look at how cold-press oil is extracted, and the various kinds available in the market.

Benefits and Types of Cold-Pressed Oils

Cold-pressed oils are high in essential nutrients because unlike commercially extracted and produced oils, cold-pressed oils don’t require heat or chemicals during the extraction. Their nutrients are kept safe from external and harmful influences.
There are several types of cold-pressed oils, many of which can easily be found in stores or online. 

  • Hemp seed oil
  • Rice bran oil
  • Olive oil
  • Pumpkin seed oil
  • Strawberry seed oil
  • Hazelnut oil
  • Walnut oil
  • Cashew oil
  • Flaxseed oil
  • Peanut oil (also known as groundnut oil)
  • Almond oil

These are a few of the most commonly available cold-pressed oils. However, Hemp Seed Oil is the most commonly used in the personal-care industry for several reasons, here are a few pertaining to oily skin - 

  • Controls & balances oily skin - Hemp seed oil has a comedogenic rating of 0, meaning it does not clog pores at all, making it a great moisturiser for oily or acne-prone skin types.

  • Shrinks large pores - Hemp seed oil is a dry oil that helps to tighten, tone, and firm-up skin. Its astringent properties help minimise large pores that secrete excess sebum, further ensuring skin doesn’t look or feel oily.

  • Its composition is near perfect- Hemp seed oil contains all 21 amino acids and one of the highest Omega 6 and 3 essential fatty acids in the perfect ratio, which are key components for maintaining healthy skin. 

Cold-pressed oils are truly a salubrious alternative to regular commercially extracted oils. Though some tend to find them a tad bit expensive, the price is justified, and a little bit goes a long way. At Satliva, we use cold-pressed essential oils and more importantly, Hemp Seed Oil in all our healthful blends and concoctions, ensuring our products are always crafted using the best and most sustainable ingredients, keeping the environment and our customers in focus.