Coconut oil has had way more than the allotted 15 minutes of fame and now we’re hearing about the skin care benefits of yet another fruit (yes, it’s a fruit) – that of Avocado. In the oil game I think there’s still room for everyone and even better if they can learn to work together.
Of course now every major cosmetics company makes one. Combine this newfound fascination with oil and consumers’ desire for all things “natural,” and you can understand why people are now shopping the grocery store for beauty products.
It’s kind of crazy to me because I’ve been mixing oils for years, way before it became fashionable for the face or body. Oh, and let’s not forget hair. Apparently Lupita Nyong’o uses it on her hair and skin – enough said.
Celebrity esthetician Renee Rouleau explains “It has a high amount of vitamin E in it, which is an antioxidant. And it does hydrate deeper and better than coconut oil.” Avocado oil also contains fatty acids, phytosterols, and a substance called sterolin. There’ some evidences that phytosterols can help repair skin, although, as with most things on the internet, the claims far outweigh the proof. But still, avocado oil seems to be at least as legitimate, if not more so, as coconut oil for hydration and moisturization.
FYI: Avocado oil is one of the few oils not derived from seeds, but is extracted from the pulp of the avocado fruit.
Avocado Oil Skin Benefits
In addition to providing the skin with moisture, the antioxidants found in avocado oil — particularly vitamins A and E — can help soothe sunburned skin. Avocado oil also contains sterolins, which are natural steroids. They may be effective in boosting collagen production and in treating age spots. With its high level of vitamin E, avocado oil may reduce itching and inflammation of the skin and is also beneficial in softening rough and cracked skin.
Aside from adding it as an ingredient for two of my skin care products (facial oil & makeup remover) I love to add avocado to salads, spread it on toast and of course to eat in guacamole. Now my favourite salad dressing oil is very simple – it’s a bottle I bought at a California Farmers Market, hand-crafted on a family grove in San Diego (non GMO) extra virgin, cold pressed Avocado Oil with lime. It’s so superb on fish too that I’ll have to make a special trip back just to buy more bottles
even though I can order it online.
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