Our Difference

Why Oils

Oils Are Good for You

Our skin produces oils naturally to protect itself. Oils form an occlusive layer that seals in moisture and helps retain water content so that your skin can stay healthy and moisturized. Skin that is dry, inflamed, or acne prone often have imbalanced oil production. Plant oils mimic the skin's natural oils (sebum), and are able to replenish, restore and balance our skin's complexion.

People with oily skin often produce too much oils because their skin is too try and their oil glands are overcompensating. Many of our customers have oily skin, and have found that using our oils have made their skin appear softer, smoother, and less shiny.

 

Our Texture

Soft and Velvety

The origin of our brand name, Velvette, comes from the velvety soft feeling that oils leave. You may have had bad experiences with oils in the past, because they may have used filler ingredients like silicones or cheap oils with limited nutritional properties.

Silicones are often used in place of plant oils because they offer temporary smoothness, and are very low in cost. Many oil blends in the marketplace are composed of over 90% silicones, with less than 10% being actual plant oils. Silicones are plastic polymers that cannot be absorbed by the skin, causes buildup, attracts dirt, contains no nutritional properties and are not biodegradable.

 

Our Expertise

We Are Experts in Oils

We did extensive research on over 200 different plant oils, tested our favorites, and eliminated all but 20. We chose our top 20 oils based on texture, benefits, nutritional profiles, and their likeliness to clog pores or cause acne (comedogenicity). Each of our blends are packed full of nutrients and have been formulated to leave a velvety feeling for each skin type. 

 

Our Philosophy

Natural and Organic

Our oils are all natural, organic, vegan and cruelty-free. We don't use any synthetic fragrances, only essential oils that leave a light scent without being too overpowering. 

You won't find toxins, silicones or parabens in any of our products. Our oils are created to be of the highest quality and we are confident that you will love it!

 

Our Specialization

Specialized, Bespoke Oils

Many skincare companies have only one oil for all skin types. We've taken this further and specialized bespoke blends for three different skin types, different times of day, and also for body, and hair.

Read more about our different oil types here!