You may have noticed that among our list of natural ingredients, avocado oil is a regular feature and that’s no mistake! Avocado oil is wonderful stuff which has remarkable skin, hair and health benefits, which is why we love using it in many of our skincare products.
Familiar with avocado in your salads but not so sure what it can do for you, health and beauty wise? Here’s just some of the reasons avocado oil is so great:
Avocado fruit (yes, fruit!) is one of the few natural food products readily available that contains an incredible amount of healthy fat, called oleic acid. Often when people hear the word ‘fat’ they’re instantly put off, thinking that must mean it’s bad for your health, but not so when it’s the good kind. Our bodies require a certain amount of healthy fat to function correctly and your hair and skin really show off those benefits.
Avocado oil is pressed from the pulp of avocados and is almost a 70% oleic acid! You absolutely can eat avocado oil if you want to (we love using food friendly ingredients in our products – what goes onto your skin should be fine to go into your skin too; it is very absorbent after all!), but by putting it directly onto your skin you can reap the rewards in a more targeted way.
The oleic acid speeds up skin regeneration and wound healing, it reduces inflammation and it even helps to fight infections.
Vitamin E is a popular one for skincare products and avocado oil has incredibly high amounts of it – in fact, it’s actually one of the top five foods highest in vitamin E! So why is that a good thing for your skin?
The vitamin E in avocado oil is well known for it’s skin benefits, by helping to defend against oxidative damage to skin cells whilst boosting the overall health of your skin.
Another important point about the vitamin E in avocado oil is that it is very easily absorbed by the skin, meaning that all those wonderful nutrients get right through to where it needs to be!
As mentioned above, the oleic acid in avocado oil has a brilliantly high concentration of anti-inflammatories, but what does this mean for your skin?
Avocado oil is a soothing and very thick substance that will skin on the surface of the skin for a short time rather than instantly soaking in. This is a great thing when it comes to many uncomfortable skin conditions, as it allow the anti-inflammatory properties in the oleic acid to work their magic there and then.
Avocado oil is an effective and natural treatment for insect bites and stings, sunburn, eczema, psoriasis and many more skin ailments, as it will almost instantly sooth itching and speed up healing, giving your skin time to recover.
Even when applied topically, avocado oil can help to detoxify your whole body. As it is so easily and readily absorbed by the skin, the avocado oil in our skincare products can work wonders inside and out.
Avocado oil comes from a lush, green fruit that is jam packed with chlorophyll which is a natural source of magnesium, as there is a magnesium ion at the core of each chlorophyll molecule. When this comes into contact the the natural acid produced by the human body, this magnesium ion is released, meaning you get to use up that lovely magnesium, but the chlorophyll is left with an empty space for a new metal.
This is great news for us, as that space can then be filled with toxic metals that are accumulated within the human body, making them harmless before expelling them out when you go to the loo! Science and beauty at it’s best!