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Ishtar’s Facial Oils at a Glance

Facial oil is a product that can make a world of difference to our skin and turn it from dull and lacklustre to healthy and glowing. Yes, that applies even for people with oily, breakout-prone complexion. It is just a matter of finding the right oil for your skin type. With our range of facial oils, we wanted to target different skin concerns and develop formulas that can be used by everyone. Learn more about Ishtar’s facial oils and what they treat.

EFA Sebupore Exfoliating facial oil with Lipohydroxy acid

What does it do?

EFA Sebupore Exfoliating facial oil with Lipohydroxy acid reduces congestion by helping to dissolve the hardened deposits in the pores. Likewise, it encourages gentle exfoliation. Over time, it helps fade hyperpigmentation, improves the texture of the skin, and minimises the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The blend of light esters and extracts works with the skin’s own natural lipids to correct the dermal equilibrium.

Who is it for?

Combination and oily skin prone to congestion.

What’s in it?

Lipohydroxy acid (LHA) is an ester of Salicylic acid. Like Salicylic acid, it works deep in the pores to clear congestion. But, it also has other benefits associated with acid-based skincare like fading hyperpigmentation.

Green Cold Pressed Coffee oil is rich in antioxidants and skin-friendly bioactives.

Squalane has a skin-identical lipid structure and is suitable for all skin types.

Saw Palmetto extract has sebum regulating properties.

Sebupore Exfoliating facial oil contains no mineral oil or fragrance and is suitable for vegans.

How to use it?

Sebupore Exfoliating facial oil can be used alongside our treatment serums like retinol and Mandelic acid. However, we recommend introducing a new exfoliant once or twice per week, in the beginning, to see how the skin will respond. If there are signs of surface peeling or dryness, we recommend dropping the frequency of usage.

EFA ProRepair facial oil with Tocoretinate-10 and Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate

What does it do?

EFA ProRepair facial oil has a variety of benefits for the skin – it helps fade hyperpigmentation, targets the signs of aging, as well as helps to assist with scar recovery.

Who is it for?

Due to its active ingredients, EFA ProRepair facial oil is suitable for all skin types (including sensitive and teenage skin).

What’s in it?

5% Ascorbyl Teraisopalmitate is also known as Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate. It is a stable ester of vitamin C. It targets hyperpigmentation, has anti-inflammatory properties, and encourages collagen synthesis. The added bonus is Ascorbyl Teraisopalmitate is non-irritating to the skin, unlike Ascorbic acid.

2% Tocoretinate-10 is a retinoic acid ester formed by bonding retinoic acid with a vitamin E molecule. It has the same benefits as retinoic acid, but without the irritation. The combination of vitamins A, E, and C in this formula is super beneficial for the skin. It helps with the skin’s elasticity and firmness, targets the signs of aging, and helps fade hyperpigmentation. Vitamin E enhances the action of vitamin C. Likewise, vitamin A works synergistically with vitamin C.

Tomato Seed oil is light oil rich in essential fatty acids and antioxidants.

A blend of botanical CO2 extracts that was carefully chosen to promote elasticity, condition, and tone the skin.

EFA ProRepair facial oil is free from mineral oil, silicones, and fragrance. It is suitable for vegans.

How to use it?

EFA ProRepair facial oil can be used in combination with our other treatment serums or on its own.

EFA Hydrocharge facial oil

What does it do?

EFA Hydrocharge facial oil deeply hydrates and nourishes the skin. It also helps to restore and maintain a healthy skin barrier. Likewise, the active ingredients in the formula help stop biochemical reactions that lead to inflammation, sensitivity, and aging of the skin.

Who is it for?

EFA Hydrocharge facial oil is best suited for dry and/or dehydrated skin with a compromised moisture barrier.

What’s in it?

Organic White Tea extract contains high levels of catechins. These are antioxidants that inhibit MMP. This process is the key since MMPs are enzymes responsible for the degradation of collagen and elastin.

Microalgae extract derived from a type of marine plankton. It protects the skin against the stress-related reactions to cortisol and adrenaline.

Anhydrous Hyaluronic Acid Liposomes with Tripeptide-29 has a dual effect on the skin. The Hyaluronic acid liposomes are slowly released into the skin where they hydrate; plump up fine lines and wrinkles, and reduce inflammation. Also, in tandem with Tripeptide-29, Hyaluronic acid further encourages collagen synthesis.

A blend of premium botanical oils (includes Tomato Seed, Squalane, Andiroba, Prickly Pear, and Oat Kernel oil) soothes and moisturises the skin. Due to a blend of fatty acids, it helps to restore and maintain the skin barrier.

EFA Hydrocharge facial oil is free from mineral oil, silicones, and fragrance. It is suitable for vegans.

How to use it?

EFA Hydrocharge facial oil can be used alongside our treatment serum as a last step in the skincare routine.

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