Essential oils have been the subject of backlash recently within the beauty community. Some skincare enthusiasts have been vilifying essential oils, arguing that they’re irritating and sensitizing.
So essential oils really help your skin? Or do they hurt it? Does it warrant the skepticism from skincare enthusiasts?
Slayy is here to break down exactly what essential oils are and if whether or not they help or hurt your skin!
What are essential oils?
Essential oils are compounds extracted from plants to capture their scent, flavor or ‘essence’. They are essentially concentrated plant extracts that retain the natural flavor or smell of their source.