Do you know who is the first person to use oil on the face as a part of their beauty regimen?

Well, it was the woman of surpassing beauty, none other than the exceptionally attractive, Cleopatra. The Egyptian Queen Cleopatra is known as the most beautiful woman in human history and for centuries people have been admiring her beauty. Cleopatra’s beauty secrets have been thoroughly studied and researched and these secrets are relevant to many of us today. One of the most fascinating secrets is her using oil on the face.

It started as a staple in ancient civilizations, was used by Cleopatra, and remains popular today! Some alternative oils include sesame oil, coconut oil, jojoba oil, and grape-seed oil. But if we were going to rank oils according to the benefits they offer the skin, we would have to give a nod to one of our types: Sesame Oil. It offers such amazing benefits that it is quickly becoming more popular than even organic cold-pressed primrose kernels.

Open Sesame!” heard that phrase from the Arabian Nights a lot? That is because our ancestors believed that sesame oil had mystical powers. In India, we use sesame seeds, sesame oil and sesame cake that I left behind after extracting the oil. But is Sesame Oil good for skin?

Well, before we learn the answer to- ‘Is sesame oil good for skin?’ Let us know an important nutritional fact of ‘sesame oil’-

The ‘International Journal of Molecular Sciences’ found that plant oil as sesame oil can help by healing the skin and protecting against its woes. Sesame oil is a cure for every skin issue and suits every skin type, even oily, acne-prone skin.


Now, you are about to discover the secrets of this incredibly valuable oil, and why it is a non-negotiable for your beauty regimen. Here are some beauty benefits that will help you uncover all the hype around this underrated condiment.

  1. Sesame Oil has a moderately low rating on the comedogenic sale. This unofficial database ranks different oils and butters by their pore-clogging properties. The scale ranges from zero to five. A rating of zero means that an oil will not clog pores, while a rating of five means it will.

According to a 1989 study published in the Journal of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists, refined sesame oil has a comedogenic rating of only one.

  1. Sesame oil penetrates even to the minute channels of your skin tissue quickly and helps in nourishing and detoxifying its deepest layers. Sesame oil is rich in vitamins A, B and E which help environmental damages caused by different toxins, pollutants and UV radiation.

Massaging your face with sesame oil helps in pacifying the aggravated Vata and Kapha Doshas. This, in turn, controls different skin ailments linked to elevated Vata and Kapha Doshas.

  1. Sesame oil is also a natural moisturizing agent as it has a great ability to trap moisture. Apart from vitamin E, sesame oil also contains essential fatty acids like linoleic, stearic and palmitic, which makes it a good moisturizer to revive your skin, impart vitality while making it look soft and supple. It has been used for centuries to moisturize and soften the skin. It is often used in beauty treatments because of its soothing qualities. 
  1. Makeup goes on easier over this natural concoction, which also contains omega-3s and other nutrients that are good for your skin. To use the oil as a make-up remover, simply wipe off any goo that stays on your fingertips in the sink (don't rub too hard!). Then apply baby oil to all your pores if you want toot skin mini saturate.

It evens out skin tone and makes skin look dewy and healthy.

  1. Sesame oil enhances the texture, appearance and overall health of your skin in various ways to make it lighter. It is packed with bactericidal and soothing properties that heal acne scars and treat acne-prone skin.

By working against stubborn marks and blemishes, it ensures that your skin looks youthful and bright. The anti-tanning properties of this oil help with dealing with sun as well. It ensures that sunlight and environmental pollutants do not harm the natural brightness and radiance of your skin.

  1. Nourishing, calming and warming, sesame oil is one of Ayurveda’s most popular oils for skin. According to Ayurveda, the sesame oil is sweet, pungent, astringent and bitter with a heating effect. Sesame oil is considered as an ancient skin elixir. As it has high amounts of viscosity; it quickly penetrates and pervades the minutest channels, nourishing and detoxifying the deepest layers of the skin.


Ozone Signature Face Serums use Sesame Oil as base to carry them into the skin and deliver the nutrients. Sesame Oil here is used as base because of its uniquely low molecular weight which allows all the active ingredients to be delivered to the skin and be accepted by the skin. Think of it as giving nutrients to your skin and extra push to heal and recover from skin concerns.

To take away, facial oils are a god-send blessing for us beauty junkies. They absorb easily into the skin, heal skin dryness and lend an instant glow. Sesame Oil, the dark horse of the oil family, possesses incredible beauty benefits that help you deal with every skin woe and achieve picture-perfect skin.

Virtually Yours

Mahima Arora