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Organic Avocado Oil

An incredibly nourishing oil, well known for benefiting Dry and Mature skin types due to its high concentration of Omega 9. While these benefits Dry mature skin types its comedogenic level is a 3 making it unsuitable for acne prone skin.

I would wholeheartedly recommend Avocado oil for those of a mature skin type due to is Phospholipid content, increasing the water retention within the skin while improving the skin barrier maintained by the lipids produced by your skin. Its Beta Carotene works well along side its Antioxidant rich Alpha Tocopherol content which not only improves your skin cell regeneration but the health of your upper skin layer as well.

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Detailed benefits of Avocado Oil see below:

INCI name: Persea Gratissima

Extraction method: Cold Pressed

Origin: Mexico

Standards: Organic, Vegan, GMO free, Unfiltered

Comedogenic level: 3

Absorption Rate: 4 (Slow)

Best for Skin Types: Dry, Damaged, Inflamed skin

Best for Skin Conditions: Dry, Mature, Eczema, Psoriasis, Dermatitis

Acidic Profile:

Omega 9: Oleic acid:

Concentration up to 80%

A Monosaturated fatty acid (better known as Omega 9). Loved for its deep skin absorption into the Dermis, due to be a heavier oil it is incredibly powerful for oil-based Hydration, making the oil it is concentrated in have the benefits to improve dry and mature skin tones from softening to plumping the skin while reducing fine lines and wrinkles.

While it’s always good to have a combination of Oleic and Linoleic acid-based oils the usual rule is high Linoleic oils for Oily skin and high Oleic acid for dry skin.

Omega 7: Palmitic acid:

Concentration up to 25%

In general, Palmitic acid works to improve your skins texture due to its Emollient (in other words moisturising) benefits. Helping to soften and plump the skin. It also aids your skin by reducing water loss from the skin barrier (Common phrase for this issue is Trans-Epidermal-Water-Loss).

Palmitic acid is known to Improve Dry and Flaky Skin and shown to work against skin conditions like Psoriasis and Eczema.

Omega 6: Linoleic acid:

Concentration up to 20%

A Polyunsaturated fatty acid (better known as Omega 6 or vitamin F). Our bodies can’t produce Linoleic acid, so we must get it primarily through food consumption. With its light texture and primarily concentrating on the Epidermis, it works to improve the skin’s Lipid barrier. This helps to lock in moisture while balancing Sebum levels. Linoleic acid is known to be good for most skin types, but its primary benefit is for oily skin due to its ability to balance Sebum levels usually caused by too high a concentration of Oleic acid.

While it’s always good to have a combination of Oleic and Linoleic acid-based oils the usual rule is high Linoleic oils for Oily skin and high Oleic acid for dry skin.

Phytosterols

Usually branded by the skincare industry as “Plant Sterols” while being found in small concentrations in all plant-based oils, known for their Epidermal moisture retention alongside mild UV protection of Collagen synthesis. Works to maintain Elasticity and soften skin, reduces inflammation and is very well known for its high absorption rate.

Phospholipids:

Noted for having a molecular “head” that attracts water while its “tail” repels water. This helps this lipid that replicates the skins lipid barrier which is greatly beneficial for water retention. Phospholipid is also noted to benefit is product skin penetration for other ingredients leading to increased benefits for your skin. This is especially good for mature skin types due to less water retaining molecules getting produced as we age leading to drier skin.

Vitamin B1 (Thiamine), B2 (Riboflavin)

  • B1 Bolsters the immune system, potentially improving the clearing of Free Radicals keeping skin cells in healthier conditions for longer.
  • B2 Improves Cellular turnover helping the skin stay young and youthful while improving Collagen maintenance.

Vitamin E (Alpha-Tocopherol)

Vitamin E has 8 different types split into two classes of varying chemical differences. Tocopherols and Tocotrienols, both having variations of Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta. They all have certain similar benefits of improving and protecting both your Epidermal and Dermal layers cellular membranes, while all being Antioxidant and Anti-inflammatory based.

They are different from each other. With Alpha-Tocopherol being the most potent of Antioxidants within Tocopherols, Gamma-Tocopherols being shown to inhibit the formation of Cytokines! Tocotrienols are naturally more permeable (absorbing) through cellular membranes improving absorption and nourishment within your skin!

There are very few plants oils that contain Tocotrienols as the most interesting thing I saved until last… They’ve been shown to have much higher antioxidant activity with some tests showing levels almost 40 times higher!