Why do we use avocado as an ingredient in beauty products?
From an avocado you can derive both avocado oil and avocado extract. Of these two, avocado oil is more often used in beauty products due to high amounts of monounsaturated fatty acids such as oleic acid and vitamins A, C and E. The oil’s high, healthy fat content and good number of antioxidants also makes it ideal as a beauty ingredient.
So, whether you’re eating an avocado toast or just putting the fresh stuff on your face, you can be sure all the fruits properties are doing your skin and hair a lot of good.
How can avocado benefit your skin?
1. Moisturises and nourishes
Rich in nutrients, such as essential fatty acids, Vitamin E, potassium, and lecithin, that works to moisturise and nourish the skin.
2. Soothes and softens irritated skin
Thanks to its fatty acid content, avocado oil is a powerful emollient that helps to soothe and soften dry, irritated skin.
3. Prevents and reduce the risk of acne
Anti-inflammatory factors act on reducing redness associated with acne.
4. Reduces signs of aging
Antioxidants and fatty acids slow down the apparition of wrinkles by preventing the skin from losing water.
5. Protects against free radicals
Vitamins and antioxidants help protect against pollution and UV-rays.
H2: How can avocado benefit your hair?
1. Increases moisture
Healthy fats make the hair soft and locks all the good moisture in.
2. Reduces breakage
Minerals help seal the cells in the hair sacks, which prevents the hair from breaking off prematurely.
3. Fights frizz
Healthy fats work to reduce frizz.
4. Soothes flaky and dry scalps
Avocado oil will quickly penetrate the skin to soothe and moisturise the scalp, which helps to minimise dandruff.
5. Makes the hair grow faster
Contains biotin, aka the hair growth vitamin, that makes the hair grow faster and thicker.
Which products contain avocado?
With this long list of incredible benefits, we are sure to use this super fruit in many of our products. Here are some of our suggestions for you to try:
• NovAge Nutri6 Facial Oil Capsules
• Feet Up Comfort Overnight Moisturising Foot Cream