Hazelnut oil is a natural solution for combating acne and rebalancing oily skin. But are there any side effects and contraindications associated with its use?
The dangers of using hazelnut oil.
- A few words on hazelnut oil
- Are there any contraindications to the external application of hazelnut oil?
- Hazelnut oil at Typology
A few words on hazelnut oil.
Formerly known as "hazel", the hazelnut tree (Corylus avellana) is a tree belonging to the Betulaceae family, primarily cultivated in Europe, Asia Minor, and North Africa. The hazelnut is the oilseed fruit that contains the highest fat content (lipids).
The virgin hazelnut oil is extracted by first cold pressing of the fruits followed by a filtration through cellulose paper. It is fluid and light, with quick absorption and provides a dry touch. It has a low comedogenicity index, meaning it does not clog pores, does not cause blackheads, and penetrates quickly through the skin. It leaves the skin matte, soft, and comfortable.
This vegetable oil is rich in fatty acids essential such as the linoleic acid (omega-6), the oleic acid (omega-9), the palmitic acid and the stearic acid. As a reminder, oleic acid is the most abundant long-chain monounsaturated fatty acid in our body. Highly nourishing for the skin, it makes it more supple and softer but also more radiant. Hazelnut vegetable oil also contains a natural antioxidant, the vitamin E, also called tocopherol, as well as phytosterols.
Are there any contraindications to the external application of hazelnut oil?
Hazelnut oil is gentle and non-allergenic. It is perfectly tolerated by all skin types. It is even suitable for pregnant and breastfeeding women, as well as babies and young children. Non-photosensitizing, it can be applied before sun exposure without risk.
Although no contraindications have been recorded, you should still exercise caution if you are allergic to oilseeds and nuts. Before applying hazelnut oil to your face or scalp, place a few drops in the crook of your wrist to see if any reaction occurs.
Note: If you are using a skincare product containing hazelnut oil, just ensure that you are not allergic to any of the components present in the given formula.
Hazelnut oil at Typology.
Our hazelnut vegetable oil is obtained by cold pressing hazelnuts from organic farming, grown inFrance. It is recommended for mattifying and purifying shiny skin characterized by an overproduction of sebum and enlarged pores. It is best applied in the evening, at the end of your beauty routine. It can also be used on hair to rebalance oily scalps.
Furthermore, we have developed two facial treatments based on hazelnut oil.
Thepurifying botanical blend is a night serum that helps to purify the skin through the sebum-regulating and anti-inflammatory actions of 7 botanical extracts.
The blemish serum with 1% bakuchiol regulates sebum production and rebalances the hydrolipidic film. Completely natural, this treatment is suitable for blemished and acne-prone skin.