Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Triisostearin PEG-6 Esters, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens (Rose Geranium) Leaf Oil, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Flower/Leaf Oil, Mentha Arvensis (Wild Mint) Leaf Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Cupressus Sempervirens (Italian Cypress) Leaf/Nut/Stem Oil, Cistus Ladaniferus (Rock Rose) Oil, Lavandula Hybrida (Lavandin) Oil, PEG-8, Tocopherol, Ascorbic Acid, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Citric Acid, Eucalyptus Globulus (Eucalyptus) Leaf Oil
Unlike other essential oil products that only have a single or few plant extracts, Balancing Oil consists of a blend of 10 essential oils to give you a gentle and calming experience specially catered for facial and body care. The ratio of the essential oils in Balancing Oil ensures that it is effective for multiple purposes in one convenient bottle. This essential oil blend is enhanced with Vitamins C and E to give you an additional antioxidant boost for extra skin protection. It is also free of preservatives, making this a formula that is suitable for everyone.
Yes, Balancing Oil is a gentle and calming formula that is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive or irritated skin. For generally sensitive skin, you can dilute a few drops with 10ml of water and use it as a final facial rinse. Alternatively, dilute 25 drops in 250ml of water as a final body rinse. However, different individuals have varying skin responses and reactions to different cosmetic ingredients. Although most people can use Balancing Oil without incident, it is always a good practice to do a sensitivity test prior to first use. To perform a sensitivity test, apply 1-2 drops of Balancing Oil to the back of the ear or the inner arm. Observe that skin area over the course of 1-2 hours for any noticeable reactions.
Balancing Oil can be used for multiple purposes such as soothing locally infected areas (e.g. cuts, burns, eczema and rashes) or skin irritations. You may refer to the PentaLab website for common applications that Balancing Oil is frequently used for. Besides the common uses, Balancing Oil can also be applied to soothe insect bites. Additionally, Balancing Oil can be used as a mouth gargle to soothe throat discomforts.
As this product was specially formulated for facial and body care, it is not suitable for aromatherapy use. Hence, please refrain from using Balancing Oil with a diffuser.
Yes. However, please keep in mind to apply sunscreen liberally after using Balancing Oil in the morning. To ensure ample coverage, please apply sunscreen 15 minutes before sun exposure after using any products rich in botanical oils in the day.
For locally affected areas, you can apply Balancing Oil directly after cleansing. Subsequently, continue with your skincare regime. Alternatively, you can dilute Balancing Oil with water and use as a facial rinse after cleansing.
Balancing Oil is an essential oil blend that is recommended for general redness and inflammation. As a general guideline for acne problems, you can continue applying Spot Serum 8 for quicker drying effects. If it is not suitable for your skin or you would like to try an essential oil formula, Balancing Oil will be useful to soothe redness and recondition the skin. For severe inflammation or redness, you may dilute Balancing Oil with water and use it as a facial rinse before applying Spot Serum 8.
It is recommended to apply Balancing Oil on the affected areas as frequently as required to reduce redness, inflammation or skin irritations. Please take note to use clean fingers while applying the product. If you are using it as a facial rinse, it can be used once in the morning and night.
For shallower cuts, please rinse the wound with large amounts of water first to remove any dirt, debris or bacteria that may result in infection. For deeper cuts and burns that sting very badly, please visit a doctor for a thorough cleaning and evaluation for stitches or antibiotic treatment.
Depending on the severity of the wound, Balancing Oil is effective for reducing inflammation. If it is a shallow or minor wound, it is sufficient to apply the product liberally. For large or severe cuts and burns, please visit the doctor for a thorough cleaning and evaluation for stitches or antibiotic treatment.
Balancing Oil is extracted via direct steam distillation. Direct steam distillation is a special separation process for temperature sensitive materials to prevent decomposition at high heat. To extract essential oils from plants, steam is passed through the plant matter to vapourise the essence. The water vapour carries small amounts of the vaporised compounds, where they are subsequently condensed. The condensation stage separates the essential oil from the water to be collected.
Currently, there is insufficient scientific evidence to show that essential oils pose a risk to pregnancy. It is generally interpreted that the risk is dependent on several factors such as: oil concentration, the period of time a person is exposed to the essential oil, and the application used (e.g. aromatherapy, which is not suitable for Balancing Oil). Nevertheless, if you are pregnant or suspect you may be pregnant, please consult your physician before using Balancing Oil.
100% undiluted (neat) essential oils are volatile, which may make them too strong to be applied directly on the skin. Some individuals may even experience sensitisation reactions when applying undiluted essential oils topically, such as irritations, burning or stinging sensations. Carrier oils are vegetable oils that have a neutral aroma. They do not evaporate, making them the perfect partner to dilute especially strong essential oils. This controls the concentration of the essential oils without altering their therapeutic qualities. Balancing Oil uses Wheat Germ Oil as a carrier oil, which ensures the product is well absorbed by the skin. It also serves as a concentrated natural source of Vitamin E compared to other carrier oils.