Avocado Oil For Skin
We know avocado for its smooth, nourishing nutritional qualities, so it may come as a surprise that it is also incredibly good for your skin.
Avocado oil is celebrated for its health benefits, and these benefits extend to the skin too. With a potent combination of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, this powerhouse of essential fatty acids, minerals and vitamins have numerous benefits for your skin.
It’s avocados beta carotene, protein, lecithin, fatty acids and vitamins A, D and E which provide its moisturising and protective qualities. Easily absorbed by the epidermis, our outermost skin layer, this roll call of benefits ensure your skin stays smooth, strong and elastic. Oleic acid promotes collagen production, and the metabolic energy process of the skin increases due to a decrease in free radicals and lipid peroxidation. This helps promote collagen production which results in the formation of new skin, assisting in the protection of skin against damage and ultraviolet rays.
Where Does It Come From?
As you would expect, avocado oil is derived from ‘Persea Gratissima’ or – yup – the avocado to you and me. Using it in its purest form – organic, unrefined and cold-pressed – is essential for deriving maximum benefits from the oil. The humble avocado first arrived on Australian shores in 1840, and premium avocados can now be found here all year round. Cannabella are proud to use the finest of organic Australian avocados in our products.
What Does It Do?
Avocado really is the fruit that does it all. The bioactive molecules within the oil – including fatty acids, folate, vitamin C and vitamin E – means that it has numerous skin benefits for all skin types.
Those fatty acids are great for hydrating and nourishing the skin, while the antioxidants help protect skin from damage from free radicals caused by UV rays, sun damage and pollution.
The oil sits on top of the skin, sealing in hydration and preventing trans-epidermal water loss. In addition, the healthy fats strengthen the lipid bilayer of your skin.
Avocado oil is incredible at calming and healing. Its anti-inflammatory properties mean that it decreases the number of inflammatory cells in your skin and is a saviour at calming skin complaints such as eczema, dermatitis and acne.
How To Use On Your Skin
Avocado oil can be applied directly on the skin, and is used in many creams, moisturisers, oils, and sunscreens. It is a carrier oil, so can be combined with essential oils to help us harness the best of nature. At Cannabella we are proud to use organic avocado oil in two much-loved products.
Our Hemp Jelly combines avocado oil with jojoba oil to provide an antioxidant boost as well as Vitamins E and A to help speed up healing, prevent breakouts and support the skin’s immune system.
And our ultra-lightweight Clarify Serum treats and prevents acne, pimples and congestion. It’s combined with the anti-inflammatory benefits of hemp to produce skincare which delivers the clear, calm skin you want, with less oiliness and breakouts.
Who Should Use It?
Soothing and moisturising, everyone benefits from the better skin renewal that comes from avocado oil. It’s especially good with dry and dehydrated, itchy or chapped skin.
The lack of oily residue is celebrated by acne sufferers as avocado oil can keep the skin hydrated without leaving the greasy feeling found in many other moisturisers and oil-based products. Plus the anti-inflammatory properties help reduce the redness and inflammation caused by acne!
Psoriasis and eczema sufferers find great relief from their inflammation, as the antioxidants and vitamins help soothe and heal their dry, irritated and flaky skin. Damaged skin benefits from the essential fatty acids and oleic acid of avocado oil, promoting collagen synthesis, and therefore new connective tissue.