One of the most popular concerns people have when it comes to the idea of putting oil on their faces is that they don’t want it to clog their pores. They’re afraid it will feel too oily and thick, and that they’ll have to walk around with a shiny and oil-slicked face all day. And to these people we say: Hazelnut oil! That’s right, for all of you carrier oil doubters, clogged pore fearing, oil cleansing virgins, what you need to do is try a bit of Hazelnut oil instead. Perfect used alone, or added into private label skincare formulations, Hazelnut oil is our new favorite thing.
Similar to Rosehip seed oil, Hazelnut oil is considered to be a “dry” oil because it soaks into the skin quickly without leaving a greasy finish. It also has natural astringent properties that make it perfect for men and women alike; for men, use this wonderful oil as a natural aftershave, and for women, Hazelnut oil’s astringent properties will only help to keep your skin tight and smooth. In fact, one of Hazelnut oil’s nick-names is the “pore-reducing oil” because of how effective it is when used as an astringent.
Private label skincare lovers take note! Toners, serums, and even masks and moisturizers with Hazelnut oil are sure to please your customers as they watch their pores “shrink” and skin tighten and tone. Hazelnut oil has also been called the “acne-fighting oil” because of its high content of catechins and tannins that work together to fight the bacteria that causes blackheads and pimples.
And while you may think that in order for something to fight acne, it must be drying to the skin, this is not so! Hazelnut oil helps to balance the skin’s production of sebum while also hydrating and moisturizing, so private label skincare lines that target acne would do well to include Hazelnut oil for this very important and unique property.
Hazelnut oil also helps the hair to retain its color, is perfectly gentle and appropriate for sensitive skin, scavenges free radicals with its natural antioxidants, and helps the skin to heal itself faster, and better. What other oil can you think of that does all of these wonderful things? Hazelnut oil is truly the ideal private label skincare carrier oil because it accomplishes so many things at once, while remaining gentle at the same time. Whether used in private label skincare, haircare, or slathered on the face and body alone—Hazelnut oil is here to stay.