Do you have dry, sensitive skin?

Then Almond oil may become your new best friend.

Enriched with vitamins E. B, D and A.

It also contains proteins, minerals and healthy fats.

With a high nutrient content like this, it’s no wonder it has a real affinity with the skin.

FATTY ACID PROFILE

It’s rich in Fatty Acids, giving the oil its lovely emollient properties.

Oleic Oil: Sweet Almond oil contains around 6o% Oleic acid, which has a similar chemical structure to our own natural sebum, so it is readily absorbed by the skin tissues.

Linoleic acid: This is another Fatty Acid that has wonderful anti-inflammatory properties, helping to calm and soothe a sensitive, irritated skin.

BENEFITS OF ALMOND OIL

PROPERTIES AND USES

  • Skin softening
  • Extremely moisturising
  • The perfect inclusion for a sensitive skin
  • It is tasteless and edible, so it is a great addition for lip balm recipes
  • One of the benefits of Almond Oil is that it is a lovely mild and light weight oil
  • Anti inflammatory, so it’s the perfect ingredient for stressed out sensitive skin
  • It is a semi fatty oil, which spreads nicely on the skin
  • It only has a very slight smell, so it won’t interfere with essential oils and fragrances
  • It has a long shelf life of 12 months, so stays stable for a long period of time

Almond oil has a lovely silky, emollient texture.

It glides on the skin effortlessly like silk, and never feels too greasy or heavy and because of its light texture, it combines really well with other emollients like nourishing Shea and Macadamia nut oil.

This oil contains a high level of fatty acids, which serve as a natural emollient locking in moisture, forming a protective barrier.

So it’s really effective in helping to care for conditions like acne, eczema, psoriasis, or rosacea; all of which, are perfect ingredients for a troubled, dry skin treatment.

Typical Fatty Acid Profile

C16:0    st   Palmitic acid  6-8%
C18:0    st   Stearic acid      0.5-2%
C18:1    mo Oleic Acid      64-82%
C18:2    pu  Linoleic acid   8-28%

THE NAKED TRUTH

There are two different kinds of almond oil, sweet almond and bitter almond essential oil.
The oil that is used for therapeutic purposes is sweet almond oil.
Because it is non comedogenic, non-greasy lubricant, medium-light with quick absorption rate, it works really well on sensitive skin.
Bitter almond oil however, is an essential oil that is used as a scent and flavor.

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