Hydrophilic oil is an excellent care product for sensitive, dry or combination skin. It contains emulsifiers, which dissolve in water to form a light foam.
Hydrophilic oil gently cleanses the skin, nourishes and moisturizes it. The product does not violate the lipid barrier, thus avoiding dehydration. Such a product can be purchased at a specialized store or prepared by yourself at home. Its components are sold at the pharmacy. The base of the hydrophilic oil is vegetable oil. It needs to be matched to your skin type. For oily, grape seed oil, hazelnut, rice bran, sasanqua oil is suitable, for dry oil - coconut oil, avocado oil, wheat germ, macadamia nut oil. For all skin types, apricot kernel oil, almond oil is used. An emulsifier is used as the second component: it is a viscous oily liquid from vegetable fat. The best option is polysorbate.
Hydrophilic oil for washing, suitable for all skin types, consists of the following components: 30% peach seed oil, 20% almond oil, 20% grape oil, 15% wheat germ oil, 2% vitamin A oil solution, 3% oil solution vitamin E, 10% polysorbate. Mix oils, add polysorbate and place in a clean container with a resealable lid. Before using the hydrophilic oil, dampen skin with water, massage in gently, then rinse.
Peach seed oil has anti-inflammatory, moisturizing, regenerating properties. Almond oil activates the water-lipid balance, has a rejuvenating effect, nourishes the skin. Grape regulates the production of sebum, helps to get rid of itching. Wheat germ oil promotes skin cell regeneration. Vitamin A gives the skin firmness and elasticity, vitamin E has a rejuvenating effect.
Hydrophilic oil can be used to remove makeup.
The composition of the product can include essential oils (up to 0.5%). If the finished composition is intended for anti-cellulite massage, it is recommended to add essential oils of cinnamon and sweet orange. A hydrophilic intimate hygiene oil can include tea tree oil, which has antiseptic properties, ylang ylang oil, which relieves irritation, or geranium oil, which has antibacterial properties.
If the hydrophilic oil is intended for washing the face, it is not recommended to include esters in its composition.
To prepare a therapeutic hydrophilic oil for hair, you need coconut, burdock, almond oil. Coconut nourishes and moisturizes hair, burdock has a positive effect on hair follicles, and almond has a strengthening effect. Essential oils include bay oil, which promotes hair growth, moisturizing neroli oil, and soothing lavender oil. Rub the composition into the scalp and distribute it along the length of the hair. Cover your head with plastic and wrap with a towel, leave for 1-2 hours. Then rinse off with warm water.