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Avocado Oil Benefits Make it the New Liquid Gold

Ahhh, New Zealand with its snow-capped mountains and pristine countryside.

It should be no surprise that the country produces oil with the nickname liquid gold.

Sustainably sourced and grown in the fertile, pollution-free orchards in the Southern Hemisphere.

The emerald green avocado bursts at the seams with nutrient-dense, skin-loving benefits.

We appreciate that applying it on your face may not seem as appealing as smearing it on your sourdough, but the results are undeniable.

Topically applied, it’s the antioxidant-rich superfood boost your skin has been waiting for.

We think you’d agree that anything that satisfies our taste buds and pores in equal measure is pretty much perfect in our book.

Join us as we take a deep dive into its delicious golden benefits:

 

What is Avocado Oil

The liquid gold pulp is derived from – you guessed it – an avocado ta-dah.

We must admit that the name avocado pear has a bit of an identity crisis.

Although it is known as an avocado pear, it is not a pear at all; only pear-shaped.

If that is not confusing enough, it is not a vegetable but a fruit. Blimey avocado, sort it out!

Oil is extracted from avocado flesh by pressing or centrifuge extraction; due to the avocado’s rich chlorophyll content, this yields a lovely, golden-green oil.

A quick summary of its fatty acid profile shows that it contains around 80% oleic acid, 10% linoleic acid, 5% stearic acid, and 10% palmitic acid —this unique mix of fatty acids in avocado oil is ideal for deep skin moisturisation.

Additionally, oleic acid offers anti-inflammatory benefits, making it a derm-approved pick for those dealing with severe skin conditions like eczema and rosacea.

The oil tends to be absorbed well by the skin, making the skin soft and supple.

As avocado is such a valuable ingredient for your skin, it was essential for us here at the Naked Chemist to harness some of the golden goodness into our formulas.

We have done this in our Barrier repair balm and Miracle cleanse, a healing and nourishing oil-to-water cleanser designed for even the most sensitive, delicate skin types.

How Avocado Can Improve Skin

  • moisturising
  • anti ageing
  • hydrating
  • natural steroid
  • antioxidant
  • anti-inflammatory
  • repairs sun-damaged skin
  • improves burns and wounds
  • effective in relieving skin conditions such as eczema

Avocado Oil Benefits 

These are numerous avocado oil benefits; keep reading to find out more:

Calming Anti-Inflammatory

Avocado oil is perfect for sensitive, irritated skin because it contains potent phytosterols that help take the fire out of the itch.

Interestingly, it is also rich in polyhydroxylated fatty alcohols that help to reduce sun-damaged skin inflammation.

A Potent Antioxidant

Avocado oil contains 130 to 200 mg per kg of tocopherols – vitamin E  and vitamin C – these antioxidants can reverse ongoing DNA damage in your skin.

In layman’s terms, this means that the oil protects your skin from the effects of damaging free radicals, the molecules produced by environmental pollutants that can lead to inflammation and premature ageing.

Adding avocado oil products into your skincare routine can help prevent damaging free radicals and photo-ageing.

Natural Sunscreen Properties

The beta carotene, lecithin, fatty acids, and vitamins in avocado oil nourish and protect your skin from UV rays.

Lutein, a component in the oil, is known to absorb and filter UV light, offering a small amount of protection from the damaging sun’s rays.

Combined with other natural sunscreen ingredients and your SPF, this will give your skin additional protection against damaging UV rays.

High Nutritive Value

Avocado oil is rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, B5, C, D, E, and K, so your skin gets all the topical benefits.

Barrier Repairing

This oil contains many components similar to the composition of your skin, such as lecithin, squalane, and skin-loving fatty acids, which is why it is such an essential oil for barrier function.

Extremely Moisturising

The perfect oil for dry, mature skin types is extremely rich in oleic acid, a vital moisturising and regenerating fatty acid naturally found in your sebum (oil).

Age delaying

Avocado oil is an anti-ageing powerhouse; it’s no wonder it’s called liquid gold.

According to this study (1), the essential fatty acids and oleic acid found in avocado oil can significantly help promote collagen synthesis, creating new connective tissue in your skin.

It was also found to help reduce inflammation during the healing process, which is important because inflammation is one of the leading causes of premature ageing.

Avocado oil benefits ar numerous; it contains vitamin C, which plays an active role in increasing and mobilising collagen in connective tissue, helping to keep skin soft and supple.

This is coupled with the fact that it contains folate—a type of vitamin B that also increases collagen production and helps to improve muscle tone and texture.

Wow, what an anti-ageing superstar.

A Natural Steroid

Avocado oil also contains sterolin, which behaves like a natural steroid, calming and soothing sensitive, inflamed skin,

Rejuvenating

Thanks to the high levels of botanical compounds known as phytosterols, avocado oil greatly rejuvenates and replenishes stressed and tired skin.

Balancing

Because avocado oil helps balance and regulate your skin’s natural sebum production, it’s a lovely balancing oil, perfect for oily or combination skin.

Eczema relief

This 2003 study (2) found that when added to a formula containing vitamin B-12, avocado oil may ease eczema and psoriasis symptoms for extended periods rather than traditional vitamin D-3 therapy.

Hydrating

It’s a great oil if you find your skin is a little on the dry side.

Research has found that repeated massage with avocado oil significantly hydrates the epidermis and improves the skin’s elasticity.

Fatty Acid Profile

C16:0   st  Palmitic Acid  7-32%
C16:1   mo Palmitoleic Acid  2.13%
C18:0   st   Stearic Acid  0.5 -1.5%
C18:1   mo Oleic Acid  50-80%
C18:2   pu Linoleic Acid  6-18%
C18:3   pu Alpha Linoleic Acid 0-5%

Buyer Beware

The composition of avocados can vary tremendously, depending on the variety. The fresh pulp is bright green, but it quickly degrades to pale brown.

If you purchased Avocado oil and found it bright green, it may have been adulterated.

Unscrupulous manufacturers often add a green colouring agent to the oil to make it look more natural and prevent it from turning brown.

And if that is not bad enough, according to this study (3), nearly 70 per cent of private-label avocado oil products are either rancid or adulterated.

To prevent this from happening with our formulas, we source all our cold-pressed avocado oil locally in New Zealand in small batches to ensure purity and freshness.

This way, from seed to skin, we can also ensure full traceability, never compromising on quality.

To Conclude. The naked truth

As you can see, the avocado oil benefits are numerous; from warding off signs of ageing to soothing inflammation and repairing your barrier function, avocado has you covered.

It even has natural steroid and sunscreen properties, for crying out loud!

But it is essential to become your own label detective when sourcing this luxury oil.

Research has found that many unscrupulous manufacturers adulterate it because of its high price tag.

But once you have ticked this box, we think you’d agree.

You need to have some liquid gold love in your life.

References

  1. Effect of Semisolid Formulation of Persea Americana Mill (Avocado) Oil on Wound Healing.
  2. Vitamin B(12) cream containing avocado oil iin treatingplaque psoriasis.
  3. Purity and quality of privately labelled avocado oil.

 

49 replies on “Avocado Oil Benefits Make it the New Liquid Gold”

I have read so much of your advice and it’s great to have someone to come to that will tell you the truth. I wanted to ask you if I can make my own cream for my body, I have been using olive oil for ever but I am 57 and wanted to step it up so I got some Organic shea butter and 100/% pure Avocado oil cold pressed and I got a bag of Allantoin powder. Can I add all together to make one jar of body cream, and if I can how much of each do I add .
Thanks

Hi,
I’m 21 years old and have no freckles, but in the last year 3 dark sun spots have appeared on my cheeks. They are brown and slightly raised and I think they are probably due to UV exposure (I live in Sydney). Can you recommend anything to reduce the appearance of these marks? I am currently using an avocado-rosehip combo but it makes me break out if I use it every day. I can only imagine that more will crop up as I get older and I’m hoping to prevent it!

Hello,

I am 25, I have been smoking since the age of 14.I recently quit though. In the passed few years I smoked over a pack a day. I’m otherwise healthy (I eat VERY clean) I’ve had circles around my eyes for as long as I can remember, nasty acne, flakey skin on my nose.laughing lines but that would go away after laughing a lot. Even makeup estheticians had a tough time finding something that suits my skin.

BUT in the passed few months filled with stress, non stop smoking, ect. I noticed this long, deeper line from my nose to the corner of my mouth (only on the left side) And it wasn’t just a ”nasolabial fold” It was a straight up wrinkle, or at least a very visible ”fine line” It literally happened overnight. Also, I had dark areas around the mouth. I became really distressed and wouldn’t even look in the mirror anymore.

I’ve always loved trying oils on and at that point I had tried coconut oil (DRIED OUT MY SKIN AND MADE IT WORSE), olive oil (DID NOTHING), grapeseed oil (NOT BAD BUT DIDN’T HELP MY SKIN) I tried them all for about 2 months when I realized my skin was not getting any better, if not, worse,

At that point the ONLY thing that helped my skin was SHEA BUTTER (AWESOME STUFF)

But then, I randomly decided to try avocado oil because it’s the only oil I had left in the kitchen. with whisked Shea butter in it.
Without expectations, I put the mix all over my face and decided to massage my skin by doing gentle circling motions.

The next morning I was SHOCKED!!!!My skin complexion was brighter, everywhere that I had darker skin was lighter, my nasolabial wrinkle was very much diminished. Been using this for about 3 nights and I haven’t had a single pimple (I always have at least 1 zit) Oh and a bonus: I put some on my lashes and I swear they grew

I never usually write reviews (except for Shea butter companies.

But I am so damn GLAD I FINALLY FOUND SOMETHING that is giving me OBVIOUS RESULTS, I feel like I have to tell all the world..not only women but men also, to try out quality oils that you’d use in the kitchen and to STOP BUYING CREAMS FROM THE PHARMACY. It is filled with crap, agents that dehydrate. And women spend hundreds and hundreds of dollars, desperately trying to preserve their youthful appearances. Makes me sick.

CONCLUSION: that combo is definitely a skin whitening (more the avocado than the shea) and it’s definitely worth the try, especially if like me, you’ve been trying everything yet nothing works.

PS.: Shea butter and avocado oil gave me amazing results. However, PLEASE try a little bit on your skin and wait a few hours. I learned that the hard way, when I put sesame oil (had read somewhere it’s supposed to be good) and I woke up with my skin filled with bumps, rashes ect.

I know this review is a bit enthusiastic but I swear I do not work for this website, I’m just so god damn happy to have finally found something for my skin.

GOOD LUCK!!

By the way, I see that you are stating that avocado oil does NOT lighten skin. As you read in my post, I mix it with shea butter and no word of a lie, my skin looks much much whiter, especially under my eyes and around my mouth

Madeleine

Thank you so much for your informative article. I feel like I now want to put together this combination and slather it all over my face. Shea has been used for it’s sun protecting properties for years look up my article, but was not aware of the skin lightening properties so extremely interesting read thankyou, I am sure my readers will be interested in this.

And I vouch for that you don;t work for this site-but my readers i am sure will really appreciate this interesting feedback. Kind regards Samantha

Good Day, I’m male 75 and just acquired Edema on my right calf and foot, due partly to varicose veins, I know you’re not an MD but maybe your input will help. Do you think avocado oil massages on the area may help.

Hi Jim sorry to here this and i know how painful this can be.
No its not my field of expertise but I do know that it is due to an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the region just under the skin and that Weak blood vessels such as in the case of varicose veins can cause it. So from a purely holistic point of view look for herbs that will reduce swelling and essential oils that are highly concentrated liquid plant extracts, help edema by acting as powerful diuretic substances. Diuretics alleviate edema by helping reduce fluid retention and draining excess fluids out of the body by pushing them to the sites of elimination, that is, the lymph nodes try this blend: 10 drops juniper berry, 10 drops grapefruit, 10 drops rosemary mixed with 3 tbs avocado oil, avocado oil alone will not treat your condition. this articles will help you with herbal selection http://www.naturalremedies.org/edema/ Good luck Samantha

Hi Samantha

I’m 56yrs old and I have dry,itchy, ezema skin. will Macadamia oil be safe for my sensitive skin type? Thanks

Hey I have found many benefits of using avocado oil as a skin moisterizer but am scared that it might lighten my skin and I want that to happen.is it possible that avocado oil can lighten skin?

Hi Samantha,

Sadly, I have a few, small pimples, which eventually comes and goes, thus leaving dark spots/scars on my face. I have just started using Avocado oil by mixing it with aloe-vera gel. Could you please tell me how to use avocado oil in a manner that I can keep my face moisturized as well as lighten the acne scars and also add glow to my skin.
A quick response will be much appreciated.

Thanks,
Tanny

Hi Tanny
There is no quick answer to this, please read my articles on pigmentation.https://thenakedchemist.com/category/pigmentation/?v=8e3eb2c69a18 What i want to say is that if you pick the skin, melanin rushes to the site of the area and will cause your skin to go dark permanently. Avocado is not enough to permanently lighten your skin, but use nest as often as you want.These are ingredients you could look out for…https://thenakedchemist.com/naturally-treating-sunspots-on-skin/?v=8e3eb2c69a18 hope this helps Samantha

Hi, am dark complexion and want to remain dark but like to glow and want a healthy skin, can I use avocado oil mix with olive oil as a daily moisturizer? Hope it will not lighten my skin? Pls what proportion. Thanks for the information.

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