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Skin Care Oils for All Types of Skin


NOW is committed to offering the purest and most potent natural skin care oils available. Our carrier oils are the best available on the market. Utilizing both our essential oils and carrier oils, you can make your own skin and body care products for a fraction of the price of luxury brands (with the same or better quality!). Learn more about diluting essential oils.

Get the big picture on NOW Solutions single-ingredient carrier oils and their botanical names, plant parts, aroma and which skin conditions they’re best suited for.

Download a printable PDF of the skin care oil chart

Carrier Oil Aroma Chart


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Almond, Sweet Prunus amygalus Kernels Slightly nutty to nearly odorless
Apricot Prunus armeniaca Kernels Faint, mild
Argon Argonia spinosa Kernels Characteristic mild, nutty and fresh
Avocado Perea americana Fruit Pulp Slight vegetable
Castor Ricinus communis Fruit pulp Slight vegetable
Coconut Oil Deodorized Cocos nucifera Seeds Mild to nutty /roasted
Evening Primrose Oenothera biennis l. Meat Odorless
Grape Seed Vitis vinifera Seeds Characteristic oily, fatty, light
Jojoba Simmondsia chinensis Seeds Characteristic neutral
Liquid Coconut, Fractionated Cocos nucifera Meat Slight vegetable to light nutty
Rose Hip Seed Rosa moschata Seeds Mild and slightly earthy
Sesame Seed Sesamum indicum Seeds Sweet nutty sesame
Shea Nut Butyrospennum parkii Fruit Mild nutty
†Tamanu Calophyllum inophyllum Nut, kernel, seed Characteristic aromatic, nutty
Vegetable Glycerin* Varies Palm, coconut, or grape seed oil Odorless

†Also available in Certified Organic.*Not an oil. Denoted as humectant/skin protectant.

Carrier Oil Skin Type Chart

Plant-based skin care oils offer many benefits when used as part of a regular body care routine (including face, hair, and nails). Depending on skin type, such as normal, dry, combination, oily/acne prone, sensitive, and/or mature, find the right single-ingredient oil for each unique skin type using this useful chart.

OIL NAME  Normal  Dry  Combination  Oily Acne Prone  Sensitive  Mature
Almond, Sweet
Coconut Oil Deodorized
Evening Primrose
Grape Seed
Liquid Coconut, Fractionated
Rose Hip Seed
Sesame Seed
Shea Nut
Vegetable Glycerin*

†Also available in Certified Organic.*Not an oil. Denoted as humectant/skin protectant.

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