ALMOND OIL

Almond oil is good for all skin types.

Scientific name: Prunus Amygadlus dulcus

Family:  Rosaceae, rose

Origin:  USA

Form:  cold pressed oil

Parts:  nuts


BEST FOR ALL SKIN TYPES

FEATURES

  • antioxidant
  • emollient
  • nutritive

BENEFITS

  • cell saving
  • moisturizing
  • nourishing

FUNCTIONS

  • emollient
  • lubricant
  • base oil

The almond is the fruit of the almond tree. The oil made from this fruit is quite emollient and gentle for the skin. It can be used daily for most skin types, and is generally safe for baby skin. Sweet almond oil, also called oleum amygdalae, contains 24% linoleic acid, an incredibly high amount of the antioxidant EFA. This makes it one of the most antioxidant oils in use for skin. Sweet almond oil has a long historical use that includes restoring itchy, dry and inflamed skin as well as being a simple emollient. Additionally, it is used by many massage therapists as a lubricant, and is widely used as a carrier for essential oils. Modern manufacturing uses include perfumes, hair creams, nail whiteners, nail polish remover, eye creams, moisturizers and soaps. One of the most popular cuticle oil treatments lists it as their only ingredient. See natural moisturizing factors.