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Oil Blends

Inspired by Nature. Elevated by Science.

At the heart of every bareLUXE™ product lies one of our specially formulated CoreComplex™ Oil blends. These nourishing face oils are the foundation on which bareLUXE and all of our products are built.

Crafted with precision, Dr. Heather Smith has spent years testing and refining these blends to precisely target various skin concerns.

Each CoreComplex™ oil is a deliberate synergy of carrier oils, thoughtfully selected for their benefits and historical medicinal properties, specifically addressing different skin concerns.

We then transform these foundational blends into potent oil serums, enriching them with high-performance botanicals and active ingredients, elevating their efficacy.

The result is our line of elevated face oil serums: more potent, yet still deeply rooted in nature’s simplicity.

CoreComplex™ base oil blends are exclusive to our products and not available for individual purchase. They can each be found as a component in our elevated, more active products.

CoreComplex™ bare Essential Oil

These clean ingredients could be accused of being boring - but we strongly disagree! Many are often chosen as a dilution oil, but combining them creates a very soothing, light, and protective mixture. This blend is found in our bare Essential Elevated Face Oil, a face oil for sensitive and irritated skin.      

  • Camellia Oil: similar to our own natural skin oils, antioxidant, moisturizes, smooths, nourishes.
  • Grapeseed Oil: antibacterial properties, improves elasticity, contains proanthocyanidin which improves skin tone when used consistently, may help unclog pores by replacing deficient linoleic acid in the skin.
  • Hempseed Oil: moderates oil production, anti-inflammatory, hydrates and attracts moisture, soothes.
  • Jojoba Oil: similar to our natural oils, controls sebum production, improves texture, antibacterial properties, potent antioxidant, may support collagen synthesis.
  • Squalane (plant derived): similar to our natural oils, exceptional hydration particularly in aged skin, antioxidant.
  • Sunflower Oil: emollient, strong antioxidant, soothes, strengthens protective barrier, relieves temporary redness, often used by those with eczema or for babies.

CoreComplex™ Northern Rescue Oil

These oils are native to Northern Europe and North America. Known for their very high antioxidant potency, these hardy plants withstand harsh environmental conditions. This blend can be found in our Northern Rescue Elevated Recovery Oil, a face oil for very dry skin.

  • Cloudberry Seed Oil: high in beta carotene and ellagic acid (a powerful polyphenol).
  • Hempseed Oil: moderates oil production, anti-inflammatory, hydrates and attracts moisture, soothes.
  • Meadowfoam: 98% long-chain fatty acid gives strong emollient qualities without greasiness, may boost the performance of your sunscreen (but does not provide sun protection alone). 
  • Oat Oil: soothing and provides all-day moisturization with a silky feel, contains high levels of natural ceramides.
  • Plum Kernel Oil: antioxidant with anti-inflammatory properties; more potent than both marula and argan oils.
  • Rosehip Oil: highly moisturizing, felt to improve skin brightness, and visible pore size.

CoreComplex™ Age Support Oil

Whatever your beliefs about aging, supporting your skin through the process is important. These carrier oils were all selected due to their historical uses and their high value as antioxidants, emollients, and natural levels of Vitamin A and E. This blend can be found in our Bakuchiol Age Support Elevated Face Oil, a Bakuchiol oil designed for mature skin.

  • Babchi Seed Oil: historically used in traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic healing practices (note: this carrier oil is no longer used as pure Bakuchiol is added to the elevated formulation. This change was made due to the concern about psoralen content).
  • Buriti Oil: has more extractable beta-carotene than carrots. Also contains high natural levels of vitamin E, and oleic acid, so it is very moisturizing.
  • Daikon Seed Extract: natural antioxidant emollient that has a silky, light, non-oily feel. Enhances barrier function. High levels of bioflavonoids. 
  • Evening Primrose Oil: high levels of GLA have a relationship with prostaglandins and hormones, making this oil beneficial for menopausal skin.
  • Pomegranate Seed Oil: contains high levels of punicic acid which is known to have anti-inflammatory effects and offers regenerative benefits to maturing skin.
  • Rosehip Seed Oil: a mainstay in many skincare formulations, rosehip oil is very moisturizing and helps brighten and repair the appearance of sun damage and scars.
  • Sacha Inchi Oil: highest natural levels of ALA, contains beta-sitosterol and stigmasterol which have both emollient and humectant properties

CoreComplex™ Radiant Glow Oil

Renowned for their antioxidant and protective properties, these luxurious oils were all chosen due to their links with skin brightening and protection from environmental and solar stress. This base oil blend is found in our Radiant Glow Elevated Brightening Oil - an award winning serum that targets skin tone and overall complexion. 

  • Apricot Kernel Oil: antioxidant and antiinflammatory that brightens and fortifies the skin barrier. 
  • Carrot Essential Oil: very high in beta carotene to act as a natural brightener. 
  • Evening Primrose Oil: selected for its high levels of GLA and possible association with hormones and prostaglandins. 
  • Hibiscus Oil: contains a unique fatty acid profile thought to help gently improve natural exfoliation. 
  • Prickly Pear Oil: luxurious and rare, this oil has been associated with beauty and brightness for centuries. 
  • Raspberry Seed Oil: high in polyphenols and ellagic acid, powerful antioxidant, enhances SPF (but cannot replace proper sunscreen).

CoreComplex™ Reveal Oil

These are all nourishing oils high in essential fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals. Many were chosen for their natural aroma for our luxurious oil cleanser (coming soon!). They each add something unique to our selection of waterless exfoliating and cleansing products. The first product released that contains the CoreComplex Reveal blend is our Crystal Infused LUXE Polishing Balm.

  • Baobab Oil: with a life span of over 500 years, the Baobab tree is considered "Tree of Life". Baobab oil is non-greasy and is absorbed quickly. It has a light, nutty scent. It’s a multipurpose carrier oil that has significant skin, hair, and nail benefits.
  • Castor Oilhigh in a unique fatty acid, ricinoleic, castor oil has antibacterial and humectant properties. This is a penetrating oil that’s favoured for the oil cleansing method due to its natural astringent properties.
  • Hibiscus Seed Oilthough not a powerful exfoliant, hibiscus has mild astringent properties. This helps boost the brightening and exfoliating power of other botanicals. It also has a gentle, floral scent.
  • Passionfruit Seed Oilwith a subtle, fruity, and tropical aroma, this powerful antioxidant and has antibacterial properties and is suitable for all skin types. Also known as maracuja oil, it is moisturizing and protective.
  • Sweet Almond Oilthis is another favourite oil for cleansing due to its light texture and delicate aroma.
  • Sour Cherry Kernel Oil: this oil has a unique, natural, pleasant scent. It also has naturally astringent properties that help tone the skin and balance your natural oil levels.

CoreComplex™ Clarity Oil

This mixture of oils each has historical medicinal associations with use for imperfections, blemishes, redness, and superficial irritation. It can be found in our (upcoming) Elevated Perfecting Oil for imperfection-prone skin

  • Abyssinian: one of the best oils for skin that is oily or acne-prone, this oil is very light, rapidly absorbing, and packed full of erucic acid. 
  • Black Cumin Seed Oil : rich in unique phytochemicals like thymoquinone, this oil is clarifying and has antimicrobial tendencies.
  • Borage Oil: an incredibly light and fast absorbing oil boasting the highest levels of GLA. This oil is exceptional for anyone with oily skin.
  • Perilla Seed Oil: prized for its potential antiseptic and antibacterial properties and high ALA levels, this light oil is perfect for those with acne-prone skin. 
  • Sea Buckthorn Seed Oil: selected for the high levels of vitamin A and beta-carotene, this oil targets your natural sebum levels. 
  • Tamanu Oil: exotic and aromatic, this oil uniquely contains calophyllic acid and is felt to have antibacterial and antifungal properties.

CoreComplex™ Vitalis Oil

This mixture of oils each an associations with use for hair and scalp stimulation, strengthening, and fortification. It can be found in our (upcoming) Hair & Scalp Strengthening Oil.  

  • Amla Oil: rich in vitamins and minerals, Amla oil promotes hair growth, strengthens follicles, and reduces premature pigment loss from hair.
  • Argan Oil: a natural moisturizer that nourishes the scalp and hair, enhancing elasticity and restoring shine to dull hair.
  • Black Seed Oil: known for its therapeutic properties, black seed oil helps combat hair loss, soothes scalp conditions, and helps create conditions to promote regrowth.
  • Castor Oil: high in ricinoleic acid and omega-6 fatty acids, improves blood circulation to the scalp, encouraging hair growth and strength.
  • Daikon Seed Extract: a natural emollient, imparts shine and silkiness to hair without weighing it down, making it ideal for scalp and hair health.
  • Hibiscus Oil: loaded with vitamins and antioxidants, helps to prevents hair fall and is excellent for nourishing the scalp.