Useful properties of refined avocado oil
Avocado oil is an oil derived from the evergreen tropical plant Perseae americana. It is obtained by mechanical pressing from the fruit pulp of ripe avocado fruits. Avocado oil was used for cosmetic purposes by the ancient Aztecs, who called it “Beauty Oil”. It should be noted that for cosmetic purposes and in cooking use different types of oil with varying degrees of purification.
Avocado oil has a light yellow, natural color and a subtle smell. Active substances: amino acids, resin, vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, C, D, E and K, choline, cholesterol, sugar, edestin, saponins.
Avocado oil contains a large amount of fatty acids - oleic, palmitic, linoleic, linolenic, palmitoleic and stearic. The fatty acid composition of Avocado oil is as close as possible to the composition of human sebum. That is why Avocado oil is suitable for all skin types, it is quickly absorbed and does not leave a greasy mark on the face.
Fatty acid composition:
- oleic - 73.68
- linoleic - 17.74
- linolenic - 0.4
- palmitic - 5.22
- palmitoleic - 0.23
- stearic - 1.8
Avocado oil has found its application in cosmetology and medicine. Based on it, they prepare:
- DIY soap
- Body cosmetics (creams, lotions)
- Hand and nail cream
- Face masks
- Masks for sensitive skin around the eyes
- Oils for eyelashes and eyebrows
- Hair cosmetics (shampoos, conditioners and masks)
- Oil blends for massage
- Means for delicate baby skin
- Remedies for skin diseases (dermatitis, psoriasis, eczema, etc.)
- Creams and lotions for cellulite
- Tanning products
Avocado oil for hair
According to research, avocado fruit oil has an excellent ability to accelerate hair growth. The hair cuticle and roots are strengthened. Hair acquires a healthy shine, natural beauty and strength. Its use is indicated for problems of the scalp and hair, such as:
- Hair loss
- Focal baldness
- Dry and brittle hair
- Hair damaged by chemistry
- Itchy scalp
- UV rays (as protection against them)
Also, avocado oil can be combined with jojoba oil, macadamia nut oil, almond oil, sesame and olive. They complement each other perfectly, and hair care becomes even more effective. There are many ways to use avocado oil for hair.
Avocado oil for face and body
Thanks to the composition of avocado oil, which is very close to human skin, it is completely absorbed and assimilated. This is due to the great similarity of avocado oil fats to skin fats. And in this regard, the entire rich composition of vitamins, microelements, phytohormones, minerals and other useful components are absorbed by our skin to the maximum, improving its appearance and protecting it from external irritating and damaging factors. This fact makes avocado oil the best face and body care product. This oil is suitable for absolutely any type of skin, does not cause allergic reactions and leaves no greasy residue.
Daily use of avocado oil for face and body skin helps to solve the following problems:
- Recovery of damaged skin cells
- Dry and peeling skin
- Fine wrinkles
- Expression wrinkles
- sagging skin
- Pigment (age) spots
Avocado oil is actively used by manufacturers of natural hair and skin care products. These are shampoos, balms, face creams, soaps, etc.