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  • Oils for Oily Skin

    Plant-based oils have been used by women around the world to keep their hair, skin, and nails healthy for centuries - dating back to Ancient Egyptian times. But if you are someone with combination or oily skin, chances are that you stay away from face oils at all costs. It is logical, these skin types are often prone to breakouts from excess sebum production so avoiding oil products is sensible...

  • Squalane vs. Squalene: What is the Difference?

    What is Squalene?
    Squalene is a colorless liquid that’s found naturally in animals, plant, and the human skin. It is estimated to make up about 10 - 12% of your skin’s oil and it is one of the lipids your body produces to lubricate and protect your skin...
  • Ingredients Spotlight: German Chamomile Essential Oil

    German Chamomile Essential Oil is the essence of a chamomile plant, Matricaria recutita or Matricaria chamomilla. Often distilled from the bud of the plants, it also also known as Blue Chamomile Essential Oil thanks to its midnight blue color. The dark blue tint is a result of a reaction that occurs during the steam distillation process where chamazulene is formed from matricin present in the plant...

  • July 28th - World Nature Conservation Day

    July 28th marks World Nature Conservation Day, a day where we celebrate the beauty of nature and understand the need to preserve our environment, natural resources, plants and animals that face the threat of extinction to ensure an abundant and healthy life for the future generations...

  • Staying Hydrated & Glowing All Summer

    Summer is here, with travel restrictions easing and days getting longer - it is time for planning vacations, buying new swimsuits, socializing, and simply enjoying the weather. Whatever it is you have planned for the summer, you want to put your best face forward, with radiant and glowing skin all over...

  • Ingredients Spotlight: Sea Buckthorn Oil

    Sea buckthorn, aka Siberian pineapple, does not actually come from the sea as the name suggested. It is a flowering shrub or tree that produces these berries that are cold pressed...

  • Why We Package All Of Our Products in Opaque Glass Bottles

    why we packaged our products in frosted glass bottles

    At Oil Divine, we take great care and pride in each step of producing our product - from sourcing, formulating, to packaging. Our Clean Commitment applies to all aspects of our brand and products, not only are the magical and potent oils in each Oil Divine products all natural and organic. Our products are also housed in premium yet highly sustainable packaging...

  • Carrier Oils & Their Comedogenic Level

    With natural skin care on the rise and face oils back in its glory, it is important to understand which carrier oils are suitable for your skin - one factor to observe is the comedogenic level. Carrier oils are essential when applying essential oils to skin as essential oils need to be diluted for safety of use...
  • Shiny Hair: Silcone vs. Natural Oils

    Long, luscious, shiny locks with body and life is the kind of hair we all want. As a consumer, I am always searching for products and styling tools that get me as close to that as possible. 

    Enters silicones, the ingredient we often hear about as it is in virtually every product. These rubber-like polymers are used in electronics, toys, insulations, cookware, and even beauty products. Despite silicone's usage in so many products, should they be in our beauty products like hair care?

  • Decoding the Ingredients List

    Whether you are buying a drugstore moisturizer or a $300 face serum from a department store, the first & final thing you should consider before purchasing it the ingredients list. As important as the marketing claims on the packaging and reviews by your favorite beauty influencer or magazine seem, reading labels is truly the most important...

  • The Lowdown on PFAS

    Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances aka PFAS refers to a wide range of manmade chemicals composed of up to 9,000 different compounds that have existed since the 1940s. PFAS are used to make fluoropolymer coating and products that resist heat, oil, stains, grease, and water...

  • Slim & Tone: The Power of Lymphatic Drainage

    Ever woken up from a weekend of indulging in pasta, sweets, and maybe a cocktail or two and looked in the mirror and thought, "God, my face is so puffy!" If you are into fitness and self care, I am sure you have seen a thumbnail or two on your Instagram's Explore page of someone wielding a giant wooden brush or a body brush...