If you have acne, eczema, or psoriasis, your skin is likely deficient in certain essential nutrients. This imbalance is caused by inflammation, and is one of the main underlying factors contributing to these conditions.
Although slathering oil all over your skin (especially on acne) seems counterintuitive, it has a lot of scientific merit to back it up.
This is where LOA OIL comes in.
The secret behind LOA OIL is its rich content of skin-loving omega-3 and 6 essential fatty acids, and cell regenerating phytonutrients. These are crucial components for combating inflammation, balancing nutritional deficiencies, and restoring the skin's natural moisture barrier.
It effectively soothes inflammatory skin conditions and irritations by quickly reducing dryness, itching, swelling, redness, pain, and the overall severity associated with them.
LOA OIL also acts as an arsenal against free radical and UV damage, and helps to preserve the integrity of youthful skin.
Useful for the conditions of:
- Eczema (atopic dermatitis)
- Topical steroid withdrawal
- Dry skin
- Premature aging
- Irritations: sunburns, bug bites, razor burns, and minor scrapes
Our formula consists of 12 organic cold-pressed and CO2-extracted oils and herbs. It's completely vegan, and contains no synthetic, toxic, or environmentally destructive ingredients - like palm oil.
So, how exactly does LOA OIL work?
The role essential fatty acids play in skin health
Essential fatty acids aren't just good for your heart and brain - but your skin too. Omega-3 and 6 are the building blocks of cell membranes, which protect and nourish skin cells.
In particular, linoleic and gamma-linolenic (GLA) acids from the omega-6 family play a major role in the skin's barrier function. They have been shown to be one of the most effective components for the maintenance of healthy skin, providing moisture, suppleness, and preventing and treating inflammatory skin conditions. Not to mention, they also slow down the effects of cellular aging.
Most people with acne, psoriasis, and eczema-prone skin have a linoleic fatty acid deficiency, and is one of the main underlying causes of these conditions. Eczema is also closely related to a GLA deficiency.
When the skin is deficient in linoleic acid, it produces more oleic acid - omega-9, which is irritating and promotes inflammation.
The good news is that these fatty acid imbalances can be balanced topically using certain plant oils, helping to drastically improve the skin's barrier function and inflammatory skin conditions.
Due to our careful selection of ingredients, LOA OIL has a low proportion of omega-9, compared to high omega-6's.
Our ingredients provide the basis for renewal
Evening primrose oil
LOA OIL is mainly made up of evening primrose oil.
The reason is simple: It provides the perfect fatty acid balance for skin health, putting almost all other oils in the world to shame. But, why is it so good?
Evening primrose oil is very high in linoleic acid, extremely low in oleic acid, and is one of the few plant-based oils available that contains a significant amount of GLA - 9% of the total weight. It's proven to increase skin moisture, elasticity, firmness, and reverse trans-epidermal water loss (which causes the skin to become dry and brittle, especially during winter months).
Hemp seed oil
Hemp seed oil is a fatty acid powerhouse, containing all of the essential nutrients required for optimal skin health.
It consists of a high amount of omega-3 fatty acids in the forms of ALA (alpha-linolenic acid) and SDA (stearidonic acid), as well as the omega-6 acids in the forms of linoleic acid and GLA.
SDA and ALA omega-3s are used by the skin and the body to convert into EPA and DHA, two critical fatty acids for maintenance of healthy brain and skin function. Omega-3s increase the skin's barrier function and hydration, having a positive influence on inflammation in the the epidermis (outer layer of skin).
Hemp seed oil is both high in essential polyunsaturated fatty acids, and low in omega-9s (about 10%), making it an effective lightweight oil for the skin.
LOA herbal infusion
We create our own blend of 4 science-backed herbs, and infused them into hemp seed oil to extract all of their soothing fat-soluble compounds.
What we do is soak our dried blend into hemp oil, infusing them under a temperature-controlled low heat setting, for a long period of time. This is a method inspired by Traditional Chinese Medicine, and ensures maximum potency, without the nutrients being destroyed in the process.
The end result of our infusion is an advanced hemp oil filled with numerous phytonutrients.
Phytonutrients are compounds found in plants that serve numerous functions in the plant's vitality, and have already been proven to be extremely effective in the treatment of inflammatory skin diseases, when applied topically.
What was once a simple oil, has now become a potent anti-inflammation superstar and a vital component in LOA OIL.
The herbs we use:
Calendula, gotu kola, licorice root, and plantain leaf.
- Calendula is anti-inflammatory, and can significantly improve skin hydration and firmness.
- Gotu kola is also anti-inflammatory, hydrating, anti-aging, promotes wound repair, and is helpful for treating psoriasis.
- Licorice root is a powerful antioxidant, and naturally helps to hydrate, lighten the skin, reduce itching in problem areas, and protect against UV aging.
- Plantain leaf stimulates cell proliferation in wounds, soothe burns, protect against oxidative stress, and has even been shown to be efficient in the treatment of hives.
Organic Tamanu Oil
In late 2015, a major study proved tamanu oil has wound repairing and antibiotic properties, and is capable of inhibiting a wide range of bacterial growth.
Used at a very low concentration, our blend consists of 4 essential oils: palmarosa, tea tree, frankincense, and geranium. Usually, skin care products contain about 0.50% to 3% essential oils, which may cause irritations. This makes LOA OIL suitable for sensitive skin.
is a potent antibacterial. Its main aromatic compound, geraniol, enhances immune function in the skin by activating T-cell production. The result is a powerful protection against inflammation, redness, and swelling.
Tea tree oil
Extracted from the resins of the boswellia tree, it has a direct inhibiting effect on inflammation, and improves psoriasis (scaling and erythema), eczema (itching and erythema), and other dermatitis skin disorders. It also contains a compound called beta-boswellic acid which possesses anti-carcinogenic and anti-tumor properties.
Geranium possesses antioxidant and antibacterial properties, and helps to soothe dry, itchy skin while eliminating free radical damage.
We use organic rosemary CO2 extract as way to naturally preserve the oils and extracted herbal nutrients from degradation.
We choose to not use extracted vitamin E, as too much topically can be irritating to the skin and eyes.
Aside from the science behind the ingredients used in LOA OIL, there is also anecdotal evidence confirming its efficacy. People have found that using it significantly reduces serious inflammatory conditions, extremely fast. A collection of testimonials from real customers and bloggers can be viewed here.