Oily macerates in organic cosmetics for professionals: what are they?

Oily macerates in organic cosmetics for professionals: what are they?

The composition of cosmetics is no longer a mystery today. Nor an incomprehensible enigma for anyone who does not have Bac+8 in Chemistry.

No, today, cosmetics suppliers rely on the honesty of the composition.

Already, because it is part of French laws. But also because knowing what consumers put on their skin is the basics of cosmetics!

And to complete this picture of transparency, many wholesalers also choose to no longer mass produce industrial cosmetics which are not made with respect for the planet.

Today, there are more and more natural cosmetic products.

And that's a very good thing!

Whether in large chains of beauty institutes or with independent beauticians , cosmetic products are of crucial importance for end customers.

And awareness in the world of natural cosmetics inevitably leads to the birth of new ingredients.

Among these ingredients that you absolutely must know, we find in particular oily macerates.

But what are they?
How are they obtained?

Are they better or worse than vegetable oils?

Green Spa, your supplier of green cosmetics , answers all your questions about oily macerates.

What are oily macerates?

You already know this if you have read our previous articles on natural ingredients such as vegetable oils : most of the benefits of our cosmetics are of natural origin.

And to take advantage of the active ingredients of plants and flowers , there are several techniques. In particular hot extraction and cold extraction.

To obtain a vegetable oil, simply squeeze the plant concerned while leaving it bathed in a neutral oil.

The active ingredients , pressed outside the plant, cling to the oil which makes them available to the skin.

Oily macerates, for their part, concern plants that cannot be pressed. Some whose active ingredients are too fragile or too subtle to be extracted by force, and which require patience and gentleness.

This is how oily macerates are obtained: the plants or flowers are immersed in vegetable oil, then covered so that they can infuse away from light.

Most of the time, extraction is perfected by exposure to heat.

For example, that of the sun. This increases the effects of maceration tenfold , and allows you to obtain an oil naturally loaded with natural active ingredients, without the need to press the plant.

What are the benefits of oily macerates in professional cosmetics?

The advantage of oily macerates compared to vegetable oils is that the active ingredients of the plant are entirely respected in the process.

As nothing is rushed, everything is kept in perfect condition: the process of transferring the active ingredients from the plant to the vegetable oil is done in an entirely natural way, which contributes to the increased effectiveness of the macerates.

The plant's active ingredients are then available, as is, to be applied to the skin.

In addition, the natural active ingredients are macerated in a carefully selected vegetable oil. This is not just any neutral oil, but an oil that also has benefits for the skin.

This selection is not made at random: it allows you to combine the benefits of the oil with those of the macerated plant, to obtain a cosmetic with 100% natural benefits .

A boon for respect for the skin, and respect for the planet!

What are the benefits of oily macerates in professional cosmetics?

As with vegetable oils, there are many options available when it comes to oily macerates. It really depends on what you are looking for in your cosmetics .

Here is a short presentation of the macerates most often found in organic cosmetics for professionals, as well as their benefits for the skin!

Carrot macerate

Carrot macerate is a little concentrate of well-being and health, especially for facial skin which is more sensitive.

It is an ingredient concentrated in beta-carotene , a provitamin A which has the particularity of giving a healthy glow and strengthening the natural tan of your complexion.

It is often found in facial creams for the day.

Arnica macerate

Regarding arnica macerate , it is an excellent stimulant for the skin. Well beyond its medicinal virtues, arnica is a plant which brings new tone to the epidermis, and which is often found in facial creams for the day.

Bellis macerate

As for Bellis macerate, it is most often found in body creams.

It is a macerate which reinforces the solidity of the surface of the epidermis, and which effectively tightens the ports. We observe a tenfold effectiveness of this macerate on certain parts of the skin, such as on the bust for example.

Calendula macerate

You may know calendula in wax form. It is a vegetable wax which provides an ideal texture in professional cosmetics .

But it’s also a plant that has more than one trick up its sleeve! Rich in faradiol esters, calendula macerate has soothing and calming benefits.

Benefits which are especially felt on irritated skin , or skin prone to plaques and redness.

St. John's wort macerate

Finally, the last oily macerate that you are most likely to find in professional cosmetics is St. John's Wort macerate.

It is a plant with comforting active ingredients, which are widely used for massage oils and relaxing treatments.

Choosing the right natural cosmetics: the basics of any beauty salon

Natural and organic ingredients are today the basis of the selection for cosmetics in institutes. But you still need to understand the differences between each organic ingredient! You now know what oily macerates are, and how they are obtained. But also their benefits for your clients' skin, and those that you should prioritize depending on what you are looking for. But apart from oily macerates and natural composition, many other criteria must be taken into account when selecting the right beauty products for your institute. Facial cream , night treatment or body scrub : discover all our essential selection criteria to fully understand the composition of each cosmetic offered in your institute: