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How is hazelnut oil used?

Thehazelnut oil helps to regulate sebum production and rebalance the hydrolipidic film. This vegetable oil is multifunctional: it can be used both for skin and hair application. To fully benefit from its properties, discover how to incorporate this natural ingredient into your routine.

Published July 6, 2022, updated on February 12, 2024, by Maylis, Chemical Engineer — 4 min read

Focus on hazelnut oil.

Formerly known as "hazel", the hazel tree (Corylus avellana) is a tree belonging to the Betulaceae family, primarily cultivated in Europe, Asia Minor and North Africa. The hazelnut is the oilseed fruit that contains the highest lipid content. Virgin hazelnut oil is extracted by first cold pressing of the fruits followed by a filtration on cellulose paper. It is fluid and light, with rapid absorption and provides a dry touch. It leaves the skin matte, soft and comfortable, without a greasy film.

The biochemical composition of hazelnut oil is notably similar to that of human sebum (with a high content of omega 9 or oleic acid), making it highly tolerable and effective in regulating hyperseborrhea. Thus, it purifies skin and hair that tend to be oily.

Hazelnut oil is also used to care for dry and dehydrated skin and hair. Indeed, it strengthens the hydrolipidic film, the protective layer of the skin against external aggressions. By forming an impermeable barrier, the hydrolipidic film prevents the multiplication of harmful bacteria that can cause inflammation. It also maintains the skin's natural hydration, necessary to ensure its suppleness and softness. Like the skin, hair needs a protective layer to prevent dehydration, which leads to split ends and breakage.

How to use hazelnut oil for the skin?

Ourhazelnut vegetable oilis derived from the cold pressing of hazelnuts grown inFranceusing organic farming methods.Due to its sebum-regulating virtues, this oil is recommended for combination as well as oily skin types whether or not they present localised imperfections (spots, blackheads) and dilated pores. It is also suitable for issues of skin dryness (dry skin).

It is applied directly with the fingers at the end of the routine, onto clean and dry skin, preferably in the evening due to its oily nature. It is recommended to massage your face using upward circular motions and avoiding the eye contour.

How to use hazelnut oil for hair?

In hair application, hazelnut oil is used, among other things, tobalance sebum productionat the scalp level and combat oily dandruff. We recommend applying a few drops 2 to 3 times a week at the root of the hair and massaging the scalp for arebalancing action. Then leave thehazelnut vegetable oil on for 15 minutes before washing your hair.

Furthermore, hazelnut oil can also be used on the lengths of hair to restore vitality to dry and brittle hair and enhance their shine. If you find yourself in this situation, apply the hazelnut oil to the lengths and ends of your hair. Allow the treatment to sit for 15 minutes before washing. You can also use hazelnut oil as a hair mask, leaving it on overnight and washing your hair in the morning.


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