What are the benefits?
Persia Gratissima Oil or Avocado Oil as it is better known is teaming with incredible properties beneficial for your skin. This cold pressed oil is rich in Vitamins A and D and E and can penetrate quickly into the lower skin layers to promote healing, skin regeneration and protection from the ageing effects of UV light and pollution.
Used topically, vitamin-rich Avocado Oil smooths out the look of wrinkles, helps to tighten the skin and diminish blemishes. It is also gentle enough to be used on dry, ageing, rough or sensitive skin.
So, here’s the ‘sciencey’ bit explained in brief:
The main chemical constituents of Avocado Oil are: Palmitic Acid, Palmitoleic Acid, Stearic Acid, Oleic Acid, Linoleic Acid, Alpha Linoleic Acid, Arachidic Acid and Gadoleic Acid.
These chemical constituents all carry their own set of beneficial skin properties:
Palmitic Acid has emollient properties; Palmitoleic Acid helps delay the appearance of premature ageing, moisturises and tightens skin, enhances skin complexion and skin elasticity; Stearic Acid has cleansing properties and can balance out excess sebum and soften skin; Oleic Acid helps skin suppleness and helps reduce the signs of ageing – also helps to prevent joint inflammation and pain; Linoleic Acid has anti-inflammatory properties and promotes moisture retention in skin; Alpha Linoleic Acid helps soothe joint pain and inflammation: Arachidic Acid helps boost immunity and soothe joint pain: Gadoleic Acid is easily absorbed into the skin and good for balancing the oil in the skin.
Pretty amazing stuff all in all! That’s why we included it in our following skincare products:
Intensely Moisturising Hand Cream; Body Moisturising Lotion; Hydrating Hand & Body Wash