Avocado Oil and Personal Care

22 Jun

Avocado Oil is a rich oil that readily penetrates the skin due to the presence of Palmitoleic Acid. The oil also contains vitamin A, vitamin, D and vitamin E.

When viewing the fatty acid profile of avocado oil, the most prominent fatty acid is oleic, followed by palmitic and linoleic acids. The fatty acids also contain myristic, stearic, linoleic, and arachidonic.

As a result of its chemical makeup, avocado oil is easily absorbed by the skin and has excellent emollient properties. In 1991, the Department of Food Engineering and Biotechnology, Technion Israel Institute of Technology found that avocado oil significantly increases collagen in the skin which is why it is commonly found in antiaging products.

Avocado Oil is best suited for dry skin and anti-aging applications. With a high content of unsaponifiables, this oil is also an ideal ingredient in soaps and shampoos.

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