The Many Benefits of St. John's Wort Oil in Skincare

by Alessia Burton February 22, 2023

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St. John's Wort Oil Benefits for Skincare

St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum) is an herb that has been used for medicinal purposes for centuries. The oil extracted from the herb, commonly known as St. John's Wort oil, is believed to have several benefits for the skin. In this article, we'll take a closer look at the benefits of St. John's Wort oil for skincare.

Anti-inflammatory Properties

St. John's Wort oil has anti-inflammatory properties that can help soothe skin irritations. This makes it an excellent ingredient for people with sensitive or easily irritated skin. It can help reduce redness and itching, and promote a more even skin tone.

Wound Healing Properties

The oil is also believed to have wound healing properties, which can help promote the healing of cuts, burns, and other types of skin damage. It can help speed up the healing process and reduce the risk of scarring.


St. John's Wort oil is a natural moisturizer that can help hydrate the skin and prevent dryness. This is particularly beneficial for people with dry or dehydrated skin. It can help improve skin texture and make it look smoother and more supple.


The oil is rich in antioxidants, which can help protect the skin from free radical damage and prevent premature aging. Free radicals are unstable molecules that can damage the skin's cells and contribute to the development of fine lines and wrinkles. Antioxidants help neutralize these molecules and prevent them from causing harm.


St. John's Wort oil has antibacterial properties that can help fight off acne-causing bacteria and other types of harmful bacteria on the skin. This can help prevent breakouts and promote clearer, healthier-looking skin.

Improves Skin Texture

The oil can help improve the texture of the skin by making it smoother and softer. It can help reduce the appearance of rough patches and make the skin feel more supple and elastic.


Try it out in our Nourishing Face Oil or Hair and Body Oil

Alessia Burton
Alessia Burton


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