If you are in the camp of people who think body oils are completely unnecessary and that after application you will need another shower to "degrease" your skin, then we have a lot to share about skin care.

Why use body oil for skin care?

Body lotion, oil, or both?

The seven benefits of body oil for skin care.

14 botanical oils to take care of your skin and awaken your senses: The Bright Oil 14.

Why use body oil for skin care?

The skin naturally produces oils (sebum) as a resource to protect itself. By creating a superficial film, sebum allows the skin to retain moisture, slowing down dehydration. However, cleansing routines can cause this protective film to be lost. Additionally, sebum production slows down over time, especially after menopause and andropause.

If we remove this natural resource from the skin, the acid mantle can deteriorate, losing its natural hydration as there is nothing to prevent evaporation and subsequent moisture loss.


That's why a natural body oil is one of the best allies for hydrating and repairing our skin, providing it with the nutrients it may have lost, improving its elasticity, and even the appearance of spots and marks.

For those of you who are saying "ok, but I can get all of this with a moisturizing cream," we will say, "yes, true, but...!"

Body lotion, oil, or both?


We are not saying at all that a specific body cream is incapable of providing certain benefits to the skin. In fact, there are excellent body creams that we love. However, what we are talking about is taking care of our skin with a range of ingredients present in oils, whose components have a great affinity with the skin tissue.

Apart from that, there are attributes of oils that moisturizing creams can hardly compete with.
On the one hand, oils have a unique "beautifying" effect that leaves the skin more luminous and with a golden finish, indicating health and vitality. On the other hand, their texture and enveloping aromas, combined with the ease of massaging, add a sensory experience to our beauty routine and provide a moment of relaxation and well-being.

Likewise, returning to the concept of the "combined effect" of cosmetics, we believe in not having to choose between a body cream or an oil but rather in seeking the best combination of elements that each one can contain and thus combining their use according to the requirements of each skin type. Our article on how to decipher the ingredient list of your cosmetics can help you with this.

With these premises, we go into more detail to tell you why we love taking care of ourselves with body oil.

The seven benefits of body oil for skin care

1. They hydrate by improving the skin's barrier function:

They are quickly absorbed and help repair the skin's hydration barrier. Studies show that when the upper layers of our skin absorb these oils, they treat them as their own, resulting in a repairing and moisturizing effect.

2. They control sebum production:

Numerous vegetable oils, such as avocado and almond ones, mimic the natural lipids of our skin, helping to regulate sebum production. This literature suggests that they reduce the appearance of pores and minimize redness and imperfections caused by acne. Contrary to what may seem contradictory, oils like jojoba actually help reduce the skin's natural sebum production, as it doesn't need to compensate for a lack of oil. These studies demonstrate that using specific oils in your daily skincare routine helps regulate the skin's oil (sebum) production, minimizing the appearance of pores and reducing redness and imperfections caused by acne.

3. A nutrients bomb for beautiful and healthy skin:

blog-prevent-stretch-marks-during-pregnancyMost vegetable oils have a high concentration of vitamins, unsaturated fatty acids, carotenoids, and other active ingredients that nourish your skin and help keep it radiant and full of life.

Silky and smooth skin is well-nourished skin. It's not enough to just keep it hydrated; you need to provide it with nutrients to keep it young and healthy.

4. Protect against skin aging:

They help keep your skin younger and smoother. Their nourishing power acts on the tissues, reinforcing the skin's elasticity, which gains firmness and smoothness. It stimulates cellular regeneration, delaying the signs of aging.

They are rich in antioxidants that neutralize the effect of free radicals, which are responsible for accelerating the appearance of wrinkles, sagging, and spots.

5. They prevent the formation of stretch marks and improve their appearance (as well as that of scars):

blog-how-to-reduce-stretch-marks-visbilityStretch marks are the result of the breaking of collagen fibers due to sudden stretching of the skin caused by a sudden change in weight or volume (pregnancy, bodybuilding, etc.). Some oils promote collagen synthesis, helping to prevent their appearance and improve their appearance. This regenerating effect is also a great ally for improving the appearance of spots, marks, and scars.

6. They promote relaxation and well-being.:

Sometimes we need an extra push to turn mundane activities into moments of calm and well-being. A body oil with an enveloping fragrance can help you achieve this, transforming your post-shower hydration routine into a wonderful sensory aromatherapy session.

7. They are cleaner products:

Oils tend to contain more natural ingredients and fewer synthetic ingredients and additives than lotions - although it's always a good idea to read the label. Since they don't contain water, the risk of contamination is much lower, so they can do without preservatives.
As you can see, body oils can act as multitaskers, ideal cosmetic products for our busy lives where there never seems to be enough time for everything.
But with so many different types of botanical oils, how do you decide which one to choose?

14 botanical oils to take care of your skin and awaken your senses: The Bright Oil 14.


At UMOA after multiple trials and other R&D actions, we opted for 14 oils that, chosen for their complementary and synergistic properties, we gathered within a body oil that we named The Bright Oil 14.
blog-granada-oil-benefits-bodyskinThe Pomegranate Oil, The ingredient responsible for the fragrance and many of the benefits of The Bright Oil 14 could be considered one of the top superfoods of the 21st century.
This legendary oil contains high levels of antioxidants such as polyphenols, vitamins C and K, and up to 65% of fatty acids. It is particularly exclusive, with omega-5 (punicic acid) being a key component. Omega-5 is considered an incredibly powerful antioxidant with proven ability to repair skin damaged by factors like UV radiation, improving collagen and elastin production, and contributing to smoother, firmer, and more elastic skin. Scientific studies have demonstrated its regenerative properties that promote tissue repair and wound healing.

Pomegranate oil is an ideal oil for all skin types, including combination skin, as it has been observed to be beneficial for acne-prone skin.

blog-granada-superfood-cosmetic-ingredientA top ingredient, combined with thirteen other equally wonderful oils, brings The Bright Oil 14 to life, a lightweight body oil that absorbs without leaving the skin greasy and without the risk of staining clothes.
If you want to learn more about The Bright Oil and our tips on how to get the most out of it, read it here and if you decide to try it, please share your experience with us.


Below are some links to studies on the effects and benefits of pomegranate in skin care and health:

Molecular interactions of plant oil components with stratum corneum lipids correlate with clinical measures of skin barrier function

Anti-Inflammatory and Skin Barrier Repair Effects of Topical Application of Some Plant Oils

Extract of Punica granatum inhibits skin photoaging induced by UVB irradiation

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