Wheat germ oil for the face – application and properties

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In modern cosmetology, natural, “natural” means for caring for your appearance are becoming more common. The use of vegetable oils for beauty, maintaining health and preserving youth is incredibly effective and useful, which proves the huge number of approving reviews of girls, women who regularly use cosmetic oil of wheat germ for the face.

What is wheat germ oil

Wheat is a healthy, necessary crop widely used in the food industry for the manufacture of wheat flour. But this is not the only benefit we receive from it. Wheat grain contains a substance that has long been mined and used for various purposes – wheat germ oil, which is squeezed out of cereal crops by cold pressing.

The use of wheat germ oil for the face

Wheat germ oil is a very valuable product in cosmetology. This tool has a beneficial effect on the condition of the epidermis of the face and neck, which is confirmed by rave reviews of women who regularly use this tool. This vitamin-rich product is very versatile, so it is used in the form of base oils, mixed with other products, or applied undiluted, they prepare various masks, creams, applications, and even use to remove makeup.

Valuable composition

The composition of the wheat fluid includes substances that are not produced by the human body. These are amino acids, fatty acids (linoleic and oleic are abundant). Wheat germ oil for the face contains beneficial components and vitamins A, E, D, B. Among all vegetable oils in wheat, the largest abundance of tocopherol or E vitamin, which is called the “vitamin of youth”. It also contains selenium, zinc, phosphorus, potassium, iodine, calcium, iron, manganese and many other trace elements..

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What is useful wheat germ oil

Wheat germ oil in cosmetology has many advantages. It has cosmetic, healing, wellness, restoring properties:

  • It affects the water-lipid balance of the epidermis, contributes to its normalization, prevents dryness, peeling, treats inflammation, dries acne.
  • Tightens the oval of the face, helps maintain its tone.
  • It well enriches the skin, nourishes it, making it silky and soft.
  • Due to the presence of vitamin E, it reduces the photoaging process of cells, with constant use it smoothes age wrinkles.
  • It has a light whitening property. Affects age spots, freckles, making them invisible.
  • Improves complexion, toning and refreshing the skin.
  • Increases skin elasticity. Improves its relief and structure.
  • Helps eliminate striae (stretch marks).
  • Helps eliminate cellulite deposits, as it enhances blood microcirculation.
  • It has anti-inflammatory properties, soothes sensitive and irritated skin. Gently acts on it to cleanse the skin, prevents the appearance of acne on the face.
  • Helps normalize the secretion of sebaceous glands, narrows the enlarged pores and prevents the appearance of acne.
  • Exfoliates the stratum corneum of the epidermis, contributes to the rapid renewal of cells.

For wrinkle face

With age, more attention is paid to the face, because collagen fibers weaken, the skin needs constant nutrition and hydration. Wrinkles can be prevented or made invisible only with regular care. Daily use of the seedling extract will help to reduce even deep age or facial wrinkles. Due to the presence of anti-aging antioxidants and vitamins in the composition, it smoothes age wrinkles and protects the face from early aging..

For the skin around the eyes

The skin in the eyelids is sensitive, delicate, does not contain fat, therefore, it is distinguished by some dryness and a predisposition to wrinkles or the so-called. crow’s feet. Cosmetics for skin care should be chosen carefully so as not to harm a thin layer of the epithelium. Special care for the skin in the eyelids lies in its constant nutrition and enrichment with vitamins and beneficial elements. Wheat germ oil for the face has the property of rejuvenating the skin epithelium and moisturizes dry skin.

Application rules

In order to get a good result when using germinated wheat extract, it is important to know how to use it. Otherwise, not knowing the rules, you can not get the desired result, or even, conversely, harm your body. To achieve the maximum result from the healing product, read the reviews and find out the features of use:

  1. Before using the liquid of germinated wheat, it must be checked for allergy. This is especially true for those who are going to apply the product in the eyelids.
  2. The germ extract has a heavy, viscous consistency, so it is often diluted with vegetable oils, which have a lighter structure. Its undiluted, pure form may have an irritating effect or even cause burns..
  3. Before use, warm the mixture well in a water or steam bath. When heated, beneficial substances become more active and are better absorbed into the epidermis.
  4. When mixing several vegetable oils, it is advisable to use ceramic, glass or wooden instead of metal utensils. When interacting with metal, many beneficial substances lose their strength.
  5. Oil masks should not be left on the face for more than 20-30 minutes. Otherwise, the procedure can provoke irritation. You can do these masks no more often than 1-2 times a week.
  6. The cosmetic mixture should be left on the face for 30 minutes, but no more. Leave at night is undesirable, this can cause irritation or burns. The exception is if you add the mixture to a cream or other cosmetic product..

Wheat Germ Extract in a Bottle


Despite the fact that the liquid of germinated wheat contains an abundance of vitamins and valuable elements, it, like other products, has its contraindications for use. In order not to harm your body, you need to be careful in using any cosmetic product. In the presence of the following contraindications, it is better to refrain from using the product:

  • with individual intolerance or allergies;
  • with inflammation, acne;
  • burns, scratches or wounds that are still bleeding;
  • after salon procedures (face cleansing, chemical peeling);
  • if there are postoperative sutures.

Application methods

There are so many ways to use wheat fluid. You can make scrubs, a variety of masks, applications from it. This product is mixed with various cosmetics: creams, lotions, shampoos. Also combined with various cosmetic and essential products or used as an auxiliary for cleansing decorative cosmetics.

The best recipes for homemade face masks

The most common and effective method of using this product is a homemade face mask. Nourishing, moisturizing, drying facial masks are an affordable and affordable way of skin care, which is equivalent in effectiveness to salon procedures. The active components of the mixtures are different – honey, clay, essential oils, vitamins, hyaluronic serums, etc. The components of the mask should be selected based on the type of skin.

For aging skin


  • 1 tbsp. l wheat shoot oils;
  • 2 tbsp. l peach or apricot kernel ether;
  • 2 drops of orange ether (can be replaced with mint or sandalwood).
  1. In one bowl, mix the mixture.
  2. Lightly heat in a water or steam bath.
  3. Apply with a light massage to the face.
  4. Apply for 30 minutes, then rinse. Repeat application 1-2 times a week.


  • 1 tbsp. l rice flour;
  • 50 mg of warm green tea;
  • 1 tsp olive oil;
  • 1 tsp wheat germ oil.
  1. Pour the flour with warm tea.
  2. Mix into a homogeneous mass.
  3. Add other components.
  4. Apply on face.
  5. Leave on for 20 minutes, then rinse with water.

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For problem skin


  • 1 tbsp. l clay (blue, yellow, white);
  • 1 tsp wheat germ oil;
  • 1 tsp mixtures of sea buckthorn or rose hips.
  1. Clay diluted in warm water.
  2. Add other components.
  3. Mix everything into a homogeneous slurry.
  4. After application, wait 20-30 minutes for the mask to dry, then rinse the mask with water. Repeat once a week 1 time.


  • 1 tbsp. l wheat mixtures;
  • 2 tbsp. l grape seed fluid;
  • 2-3 drops of bergamot ether or lemon.
  1. Shuffle all ingredients.
  2. Warm in a water or steam bath.
  3. Apply on face.
  4. Leave on for 30 minutes, then rinse with water..

For oily skin


  • 1 tsp castor oil;
  • 1 tsp wheat germ oil;
  • oatmeal cooked in milk.
  1. Mix all components into one homogeneous mixture..
  2. Apply on face.
  3. Leave on for 20-25 minutes, rinse with water. Repeat once a week 1 time.

For the skin around the eyes


  • 1 tsp wheat germ oil;
  • 2 tsp grape seed oil;
  • 1-2 drops of grapefruit or cedar ether;
  • Vitamin E or A.
  1. Shuffle all products.
  2. Heat in the bath.
  3. Apply to desired area.
  4. Leave on for 20-30 minutes, rinse with water.

For dry skin


  • 1 tsp wheat germ extract;
  • 1 tsp lavender oil;
  • 1 tsp – jojoba.
  1. Shuffle products.
  2. Lightly heat in a water or steam bath.
  3. Apply lightly to the desired area..
  4. Leave for 25-30 minutes, rinse with water. Repeat 2 times a week.

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Where to buy oil and how to store it properly

Wheat germ extract for face is sold in natural cosmetics stores or at any pharmacy. The price varies from 60 to 260 rubles for 50-60 ml. The cost of the product depends on the company and the supplier. There is a large selection of products in stores both by Russian manufacturers and foreign firms. Store the product in a cool, dry and dark place. After opening the bottle, it is better to leave it in the refrigerator.

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