We don’t use many ingredients in our Chain Bridge Honey skincare (long lists of indecipherable, toxic chemicals are not really our thing), but the ones we do use are used with good reason. You may have noticed a few recurring oils that we like to include in our lip balms, hand creams and ointments and one of those is almond oil.
Almond oil really is wonderful stuff that has been used for thousands of years in many cultures for it’s fantastic health and beauty benefits, so it would be remiss to not use it in our products!
Rich in vitamin E, essential fatty acids, proteins and much more this is one thing that should be a staple in everyone’s skincare routine, whatever your age or skin type.
Here are some of the fantastic benefits for skin that almond oil has to offer:
Almond oil is incredibly gentle and mild, so much so that it is even suitable to use on a baby’s skin – sweet almond oil as a sole product is in fact one of the most popular choices for baby massage oil, which just tells you how kind the the skin it must be.
We know that you don’t have to be a baby to have sensitive skin though, this can be an issue at any time in life, so we always like to make sure that our products are mild enough (yet still effective) for all skin types.
Rich in Vitamin E
It’s not unusual to see adverts for many skincare products shouting about the benefits of vitamin E, but where in synthetic based products this is usually an extra added ingredient, vitamin is comes naturally in almond oil.
Vitamin E is definitely something worthwhile having in your skincare products as it is a potent antioxidant which works to block free radicals and slow the ageing process of skin. It also works wonders on dry skin, in it’s natural form, such as in almond oil.
Gentle Skin Relief
Almond oil is fantastic for treating a number of dry, itchy skin conditions from eczema to skin rashes and so including it in our healing, soothing ointments was a must!
Naturally high in zinc, almond oil helps to reduce inflammation and relieve sore or burning sensations that can come hand in hand with many skin conditions.
Collagen is key to achieving smooth, supple, wrinkle free skin and it just so happens that the proteins found in almond oil are full of this! It also provides many essential amino acids which are required in the production of collagen within the body.
The almond oil used in our products is very easily absorbable and so all of this goodness will be going right in.
Muscular Aches & Pains
As previously mentioned, almond oil contains high levels of protein, which are easily and readily absorbed by aching muscles to aid in their rejuvenation and repair. There is also evidence to suggest that almond oil can relieve muscle pain by drawing out excess toxins, which is particularly effective through the feet.