Scent has a real influence over how we feel, think and behave. Certain essential oils can help prevent stress, insomnia, depressed moods and anxiety, and can even reduce pain and increase memory and attentiveness. While we all tend to think of aromatherapy as something that is designed to relax and pamper us, essential aromatherapy oils have a much more significant impact on our health and our skin. We have put together a list on the top five essential oils for your skin. You can find these oils in some of the Ultraceuticals we use in our clinic. The essential oils Ultraceuticals use are 100% natural which means you get the full benefit of the oil. Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) oil Geranium is known for its balancing and harmonizing properties. It also has the ability to make the gums, skin, muscles and blood vessels contract. So when it comes to the skin on our face, geranium can reduce the presence of wrinkles by tightening the skin and reducing signs of premature ageing. Found: burning at Total Body Concept and in the Ultraceuticals’ Ultra Replenishing Mask. The mask is great for distressed and dehydrated skin and enhancing the clarity and luminosity in the skin. Citrus sinensis (Orange) oil Orange is often found in wrinkle-lifting skincare products as it very good at maintaining healthy and smooth skin. It’s also an excellent cure for acne and dermatitis. Found in: Ultraceuticals SPF sunscreens Cymbopogon exuosus (Lemongrass) oil Lemongrass has antimicrobial, antibacterial, and anti-fungal properties. It’s used in skincare products for its ability to ward off skin infections. You’ll also find lemongrass in skincare because it acts as an astringent, working to constrict the skin and thereby minimising pores and firming the skin. Found in: Ultra Energising Mask. A fast acting complexion pick-me-up for fatigued and dull skin. Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) oil Lavender oil has many healing benefits. It’s used in the treatment of pain relief, digestion and blood circulation. This nice smelling oil is also a powerful remedy for skin too, and used to combat acne, eczema and sunburn. Found in: Ultra Revitalising Body Treatment Oil. Intensely nourishes and soothe the skin while helping to visibly restore the skin’s suppleness. Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) oil Essential lime oil is full of antioxidants and rich in Vitamin C. It is used as an antiseptic and as an ingredient to prevent aging symptoms in the skin. Found in: Ultra Balancing Gel Cleanser. Conditions and soothes the skin while gently washing away surface oil and daily residue.