Lately we’ve seen the phrase "cold-pressed," adorning the labels of quite a few beauty products, which got us wondering about what the term actually meant. We did our research and found that it's an extraction method that's commonly used in fancy green juices and bottles of olive oil alike.
So, what makes this process special and why is it being used in skincare? Cold-pressing pulls nutrients from ingredients without using high heat (which can destroy some of the beneficial vitamins and fats in them). As Suzanne LeRoux, founder of One Love Organics further explains, “Similar to cooking, if you heat ingredients at a high temperature or for too long, it can degrade the amount of nutrients in them, lessening the benefits for your skin and body.”
Does this mean that products that don’t feature cold-pressed ingredients are bad or ineffective? Of course not. But if you’re on fence about one facial oil over the other, this production method could be the deciding factor. OK, ready to shop cold-pressed products? Here are our six favorites.