Monday, 21 March 2016

Ingredients 101: Avocado Oil


WTF: Avocado oil is an edible oil pressed from the fruit of the avocado (persea americana). As for what an avocado is - it's the green fruit that appears on your Instagram feed every fucking minute. People love it.

Avocado oil is a nutrient-packed, clinically-proven skin moisturiser and conditioner. It is packed with vitamins A, B1, B2, and D - plus the powerhouse antioxidants vitamin E and chlorophyll, which help mitigate skin damage and unwanted ageing. These antioxidants work together to collect and neutralise free radicals (AKA highly reactive molecules or unstable compounds that can destroy skin cells and DNA, leading to skin damage and unwanted ageing).

Avocado oil is also high in essential fatty acids like omega 3 and omega 9 with excellent regenerative, restructuring, softening and moisturising properties. If that isn't enough for you bitches, the plant phytosterols in avocado oil protect against water loss in the skin and increase the surface lipids.

Warnings: Avocado oil is safe to use topically

Get Your Fix: Kiehl's Creamy Eye Treatment With Avocado 14g (£20.00 / $29.00 This thick cream is perfect for those who suffer with dryness in the eye area, as it deeply moisturises and hydrates the skin. Fuck it - if you have dry patches on other areas of your face it will help with that too! In addition to avocado oil, this eye treatment is formulated with beta-carotene and shea butter - two ingredients that protect skin from dehydration and restore its suppleness. If you have sensitive skin, fear not...this little miracle is dermatologist-tested!


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