- Distillation Method: Expeller Pressed, Lightly Refined
- Country of Origin: Italy
- Plant Part: Nut
- Latin Name: Corylus avellana
- Cultivation: Naturally Grown
About the Oil: Considered the most gentle of the carrier oils, this expeller‑pressed, lightly refined Hazelnut is suitable for all skin types. Rich but light and mildly fragranced, this easily absorbed oil is great in facial and massage blends.
Hazelnut oil is especially useful for skin types that need oil control and desire to minimize the size of pores. It has unique properties due to a high content of catechins and tannins (both flavonoids) that give it a “dry” oil feel that smooths, tones and rejuvenates the skin.
Hazelnut oil and Grapeseed oil are two mildly astringent oils that are highly recommended as base oils for acne care. Also helpful for acne care are Tamanu and Virgin Coconut oils for their antibacterial properties.
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About The Plant
Hazelnut derives from a species of the genus Corylus, especially the nuts of the species Corylus avellana. It is also known as filbert nut.
About The Oil
Because of its high vitamin E content, hazelnut oil is slow to go rancid, as the antioxidant protection of the vitamin E preserves it. It has a high level of flavonoids.
Firms and contracts exposed tissue
Prevents moisture loss
Tones and restores venous circulation
Promotes the healing of tissues
Balances oil production
Protects cells from oxidation
Reduces the appearance of fine lines
Minimizes the appearance of pores
Especially good for: sensitive skin, normal skin, combination skin, oily skin, blemished skin
This Hazelnut oil has a mild aroma.