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References and further readings

Argan Oil

Anti-Inflammatory and Skin Barrier Repair Effects of Topical Application of Some Plant Oils, PMC, US National Library of Medicine, National Institute of Health, (consulted October 15, 2018) 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5796020/

All about Argan Carrier Oil, New Directions Aromatics Blog (consulted October 15, 2018)

https://www.newdirectionsaromatics.com/blog/products/all-about-argan-carrier-oil.html

 

Black Cumin Seeds Oil

Nigella sativa as an anti-infammatory agent in asthma, NCBI, PubMed, US National Library of Medicine, National Institute of Health (consulted October 29, 2018)

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30340634

A Review on the Cosmeceutical and External Applications of Nigella sativa.,NCBI, PubMed, US National Library of Medicine, National Institute of Health, (consulted October 29, 2018)

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29358959

Nigella sativa fixed oil as alternative treatment in management of pain in arthritis rheumatoid.,NCBI, PubMed, US National Library of Medicine, National Institute of Health, (consulted October 29, 2018)

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30097124

 

Borage Oil

Borage, WebMd, (consulted October 17, 2018)

https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-596/borage

Anti-Inflammatory and Skin Barrier Repair Effects of Topical Application of Some Plant Oils, PMC, US National Library of Medicine, National Institute of Health, (consulted October 17, 2018)

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5796020/

Report: Comparison of qualitative, quantitative analysis and antioxidant potential between wild and cultivated Borago officinalis leaves from Palestine, NCBI, PMC, US National Library of Medicine, National Institute of Health, (consulted October 17, 2018)

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29716879

 

Chamomile

Chamomile: A herbal medicine of the past with bright future, NCBI, PMC, US National Library of Medicine, National Institute of Health, (consulted November 13, 2018)

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2995283/

Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla L.): An overview, NCBI, PMC, US National Library of Medicine, National Institute of Health, (consulted November 13, 2018)

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3210003/

 

Comfrey

Comfrey., NCBI, PubMed, US National Library of Medicine, National Institute of Health, (consulted October 30, 2018)

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30000832

Comparative Study of the Biological Activity of Allantoin and Aqueous Extract of the Comfrey Root,  NCBI, PubMed, US National Library of Medicine, National Institute of Health, (consulted October 30, 2018)

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25880800

 

Geranium Essential Oil

All About Geranium Oil, New Directions Aromatics Blog (consulted October 16, 2018)

https://www.newdirectionsaromatics.com/blog/products/all-about-geranium-oil.html

14 Geranium Oil Uses & Benefits for Healthy Skin and Much More, www.draxe.com, (consulted October 16, 2018)

https://draxe.com/10-geranium-oils-benefits-healthy-skin-much/

Rose geranium essential oil as a source of new and safe anti-inflammatory drugs, NCBI, PMC, US National Library of Medicine, National Institute of Health, (consulted October 16, 2018)

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3793238/

Commercial Essential Oils as Potential Antimicrobials to Treat Skin Diseases, NCBI, PMC, US National Library of Medicine, National Institute of Health, (consulted October 16, 2018)

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5435909/

Antibacterial and antifungal activity of ten essential oils in vitro, NCBI, PublMed.gov, US National Library of Medicine, (consulted October 16, 2018)

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8893526

Antibacterial activity and composition of essential oils from Pelargonium graveolensL'Her and Vitexagnus-castus L., NCBI, PublMed.gov, US National Library of Medicine, (consulted October 16, 2018) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23205247

 ROSE GERANIUM OIL, WebMD, (consulted October 16, 2018)

https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-153/rose-geranium-oil

 

Grapeseed Oil

Anti-Inflammatory and Skin Barrier Repair Effects of Topical Application of Some Plant Oils, PMC, US National Library of Medicine, National Institute of Health, (consulted October 29, 2018)

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5796020/

Vitamin E and immunity, NCBI, PubMed, US National Library of Medicine, National Institute of Health, (consulted October 29, 2018)

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10714244

Skin Protective Nutraceuticals: The Current Evidence in Brief, NCBI, PubMed, US National Library of Medicine, National Institute of Health, (consulted October 29, 2018)

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29734688

Breton, L.; Liviero, C.; Fagot, D. Skin Toning by Stimulating Collagen Synthesis/Proliferation of Dermal Fibroblasts. United States Patent 6147121, 14 November 2000. , available on line, (consulted October 29, 2018) http://www.everypatent.com/comp/pat6147121.html

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30097124

 

Hemp Seeds Oil

Discovering the link between nutrition and skin aging,Informa PLC,Taylor and Francis Group, (consulted October 15, 2018)

https://www.tandfonline.com/action/doSearch?AllField=Discovering+the+link+between+nutrition+and+skin+aging&SeriesKey=kder20

All About Hemp Oil, New Directions Aromatics Blog (consulted October 15, 2018)

https://www.newdirectionsaromatics.com/blog/products/all-about-hemp-oil.html

 

Rosehip Oil

Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine, Andrew Chevallier, Third edition, 2016, Rosa Canina (Rosaceae), pg. 263

https://www.amazon.ca/Encyclopedia-Herbal-Medicine-Andrew-Chevallier/dp/1465449817/ref=sr_1_1_twi_har_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1541116591&sr=8-1&keywords=encyclopedia+of+herbal+medicine&dpID=513r6bpAIRL&preST=_SX198_BO1,204,203,200_QL40_&dpSrc=srch

The role of vitamin C in pushing back the boundaries of skin aging: an ultrasonographic approach, NCBI, PubMed, US National Library of Medicine, National Institute of Health, (consulted on November 1, 2018)

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26366101

Anti-Inflammatory and Skin Barrier Repair Effects of Topical Application of Some Plant Oils,  NCBI, PubMed, US National Library of Medicine, National Institute of Health, (consulted on November 1, 2018)

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29280987

All about rosehip carrier oil, New Directions Aromatics Blog, online (consulted November 1, 2018)

https://www.newdirectionsaromatics.com/blog/products/all-about-rosehip-carrier-oil.html

 

Sea Buckthorn

The Effect of Sea Buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides L.) Seed Oil on UV-Induced Changes in Lipid Metabolism of Human Skin Cells, NCBI, PubMed, US National Library of Medicine, National Institute of Health, (consulted October 30, 2018)

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30142919

 

Sweet Almond Oil

The uses and properties of almond oil., NCBI, PubMed, US National Library of Medicine, National Institute of Health, (consulted October 30, 2018)

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20129403

 

Wild Violets (Viola sororia)

Anti-inflammatory effects of Viola yedoensis and the application of cell extraction methods for investigating bioactive constituents in macrophages, NCBI, PMC, US National Library of Medicine, National Institute of Health, (consulted on November 1, 2018)

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4908784/

Rapid separation and identification of anthocyanins from flowers of Viola yedoensis and V. prionantha by high-performance liquid chromatography-photodiode array detection-electrospray ionisation mass spectrometry., NCBI, PMC, US National Library of Medicine, National Institute of Health, (consulted on November 1, 2018)

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21523841

Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine, Andrew Chevallier, Third edition, 2016, Sweet Violet, pg. 282

https://www.amazon.ca/Encyclopedia-Herbal-Medicine-Andrew-Chevallier/dp/1465449817/ref=sr_1_1_twi_har_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1541116591&sr=8-1&keywords=encyclopedia+of+herbal+medicine&dpID=513r6bpAIRL&preST=_SX198_BO1,204,203,200_QL40_&dpSrc=srch

Violet's Edible and Medicinal Use, Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine, online (consulted November 1, 2018)

https://chestnutherbs.com/violets-edible-and-medicinal-uses/

 

Yarrow

Medicinal plants used in treatment of inflammatory skin diseases,NCBI, PMC, US National Library of Medicine, National Institute of Health

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3834722/