Know Your Ingredients - All About Avocado
While this ubiquitous fruit needs no introduction, Avocado’s benefits for the skin hair are definitely worth raving about. Packed with skin-strengthening and enhancing ingredients that smooth, heal and nourish the skin, Avocado makes for a gorgeous addition to your skin and hair care rituals (and makeup - see below for what we mean!).
WHAT IS AVOCADO OIL?
Avocado Oil is derived from the Avocado fruit, which is power-packed with vital nutrients that do wonders for your skin: think potassium, sodium, magnesium, vitamins A, C, and K, folic acid, vitamin B6, and niacin. It also has a very strong antioxidant content, making it a great ingredient to add to your skin and hair products.
01. NOURISHES THE SKIN
Avocados have an extremely powerful Biotin content, which is part of the B-complex suite of vitamins. Biotin is known to have a beautifully nourishing effect on dry skin and also helps prevent and treat brittle nails and dry cuticles. Additionally, it is also chock-full of the richest fatty acids and vitamins that help speed up skin repair, smooth over chapped skin and even out the skin tone.
02. PROMOTES & AFFECTS COLLAGEN PRODUCTION
Research has shown that avocados tend to decrease the pathways that lead to the breakdown of collagen in the body, because of an increase in the soluble collagen content and inhibition of the enzyme lysyl oxidase, which also breaks down collagen. This, along with its high monounsaturated fat content, helps improve the elasticity of the skin and results in a noticeably and naturally filled and lifted look and an overall brightened complexion.
03. MINIMIZES SUN DAMAGE
While sunscreens are great at preventing damage to and protecting the skin from the sun, it’s always a good idea to add an antioxidant like Avocado to your skin and hair care routines to help minimize existing damage and supercharge the benefits of your sunscreen. Avocados help absorb free radicals, and help protect the skin from not just the sun but also from other environmental stressors that lead to hyperpigmentation, redness and in extreme conditions, even cancer.
04. IMPROVES SCALP & OVERALL HAIR HEALTH
The oil that is extracted from the seed of the Avocado fruit has fungicidal and antibacterial properties and helps balance the microbiome on the surface of the skin, targeting everything from a dry and itchy scalp resulting from product buildup to seborrheic dermatitis. Avocado’s incredibly moisturizing properties also flood and coat each strand of your mane in unparalleled nourishment, resulting in hair that is beautifully balanced and lustrous from the inside out.
BABY MASSAGE OIL, MUSTELA
This strengthening and nourishing massage oil is packed with everything your baby needs for strong skin: Avocado, Pomegranate Seed Oil and Sunflower Oil. The light-as-air formula quickly sinks into the skin and helps fortify the skin’s hydrolipidic barrier while leaving behind a protective film on your baby’s delicate skin.
The illuminating multistick from Ilia is the perfect skincare-meets-makeup hybrid and is enriched with some of the most powerful skin-enhancing ingredients: Avocado Oil, Shea Butter and Orange Peel Wax. Nicknamed the ‘1 minute face lift’, the Illuminator instantly infuses your skin with a beautiful, shimmer-free glow that works just as well for the face as it does for the rest of your body.
VITA REJUVENATING MASK, ROSSANO FERRETTI
Inspired by the soothing Tuscan landscapes of Italy, the Vita Rejuvenating Mask helps revive, restore and rejuvenate your mane from the root to tip. Additionally, its nutrient-rich ingredient profile (Avocado, Coconut Oil and Shea Butter) is also perfect to slow down premature graying of hair and add a noticeable softness to the strands.
BOLD MULTISTICK, SKIN STORY
This silky, cream-to-powder multistick is packed with Avocado Oil, Camellia Japonica Seed Oil and Marula Oil, comes in a beautifully versatile brown shade that works for all skin tones, and effortlessly multitasks as a lipstick, blush (especially for those with a darker skin tone), contour and eyeshadow.
FACIAL CLEANSING OIL, MALIN + GOETZ
This beautifully emulsifying facial cleansing oil is turbocharged with Avocado, Grapeseed and Olive Oils and helps cleanse the skin, remove buildup and soften skin for a velvety-smooth, spot-free finish.