Discover our top recommendations for fine lines + wrinkles.

Discover our top recommendations for fine lines + wrinkles.

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Quelle huile essentielle pour quelle problématique cutanée?

Which essential oils for what skin problem?

Essential oils arevolatile essences extracted from aromatic plants. Depending on the active molecules they contain, some of them can soothe various skin issues.

Which essential oils are suitable for acne-prone skin?

Acne is an inflammatory disease of the pilosebaceous follicle, characterized by oily skin and the emergence of blemishes on the face, and possibly the neck, chest, or back. Acne can affect both teenagers and adults. It is caused by an excessive secretion of sebum by the sebaceous glands and a dysfunction in keratin synthesis. These phenomena clog the skin's pores, thus promoting the appearance of comedones (blackheads and whiteheads). However, whiteheads can become inflamed due to a bacterium (Propionibacterium acnes) and turn into non-purulent red blemishes (papules), purulent blemishes (pustules), or larger, typically painful blemishes that are deeply embedded in the skin (nodules).

Some essential oils are recognized for their antibacterial properties. They thus limit the proliferation of P. acnes. This includes, for example, the tea tree essential oil , the petitgrain bigarade oil , and the rose geranium oil. Due to its purifying properties, tea tree essential oil is present in four of our anti-blemish treatments:

  • Thepurifying botanical blend with peony also contains hazelnut oil. This night serum helps to purify the skin through the sebum-regulating and anti-inflammatory actions of 7 botanical extracts.

  • The anti-blemish shower gel Glycolic Acid 6% + Tea Tree Extract is concentrated with exfoliating and purifying active ingredients. It unclogs pores, reduces blemishes, and fights against the appearance of ingrown hairs.

Which essential oil is suitable for mature skin?

By mature skin, we refer to skin that shows signs of aging such as lack of firmness, sagging, more pronounced wrinkles, and a difference in complexion radiance. This phenomenon is explained by a decrease in the activity of fibroblasts, which are responsible for the production of collagen and elastin. From the age of 25, the skin loses 1% of the collagen initially stored in various areas of the body. In the 5 years following menopause, due to hormonal changes, collagen loss reaches 30%.

To combat this phenomenon, theessential oil of immortelle (also known as Italian helichrysum essential oil) is recommended. When applied to the skin, the neryl acetate, which is present in large quantities in this essential oil stimulates the production of collagen. In addition, it also boosts blood circulation for a more plump skin and a more radiant complexion. Indeed, thealpha-pinene it contains is a compound known for its circulatory and draining virtues.

Due to these virtues, Typology has developed a botanical tightening blend with prickly pear that contains essential oil of immortelle. This night serum helps to firm the skin thanks to the toning and regenerating actions of 7 botanical extracts.

Finally, the firming night mask also containsItalian helichrysum essential oil combined with prickly pear oil. This treatment nourishes the skin deeply, regenerates and firms the epidermis for a smooth and even appearance upon waking. It is suitable for all skin types and is applied in a thin layer on the face once or twice a week, before bedtime.

Which essential oils can combat cellulite?

Cellulite refers to an excessive accumulation of fats in the deep layers of the skin (hypodermis), most commonly in the buttocks and thighs. This chronic inflammation of the fatty tissues gives the skin an unattractive surface appearance, similar to that of an orange peel.

Some essential oils have draining and lipolytic properties, such as theAtlas Cedar essential oil or the Java Citronella oil. These two compounds are indeed present in our Green Coffee & Lemongrass toning body scrub . This is a melting exfoliating gel with micro apricot kernel grains that smooths, firms, and tones the skin while reducing the appearance of cellulite.

Which essential oils can soothe redness and minor skin irritations?

When applied topically, certain essential oils can modulate the body's response to an attack (inflammation) and soothe the resulting sensations of heat and redness. This is the case, for example, with the essential oil of spearmint , which also helps to repair and promote the healing of damaged skin. This essential oil is indeed present in our rebalancing cleansing care with nettle, a cold-processed solid soap for face and body containing 8% superfat.

Thesuper lavandin essential oil is also recognized for its anti-inflammatory and regenerative properties, it is used to help the skin maximize its natural healing process. It is present in our nourishing body scrub with sweet almond oil which is a melting exfoliating gel with micro apricot kernel grains. This treatment nourishes, softens, and soothes the skin. It is also found in two botanical blends that are night serums: thetightening blend with nopal and thehydrating blend with papyrus.


  • FAUCON M. Traité d'aromathérapie scientifique et médicale - Les huiles essentielles - Fondements et aides à la prescription (2017).


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