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APRIL 28, 2018

Ingredient Spotlight: AVOCADO OIL

April 28, 2018

Ingredient Spotlight: AVOCADO OIL

The ingredients I work with are, for me, kind of like a gourmet box of assorted chocolate truffles. I love each of them equally and for different reasons. Today, my love goes to organic avocado oil.

First off, we’re talking about avocados here. It’s like they have a special magical pull to them like little green orbs dropped from heaven with the sole purpose to sporadically show up in salads and sandwiches and make our day. Not to mention their contributions to guacamole. Need I say more?

You can imagine my delight that this delicious little fruit (technically a berry) is also one of the earth’s most important ingredients when it comes to skin care benefits.

Pure avocado oil is full of vitamins including:

  • A
  • B1 & B2
  • D
  • E

Avocado oil is also rich in monounsaturated fatty acids (at least 75%) which soften dry or rough skin. In addition, it contains amino acids, sterols, pantothenic acid, lecithin, and protein – all good things for you and your skin.

For our skin care line, we use only organic cold pressed oil. It is light and lovely, and the most incredibly elegant shade of deep green. You can find it in our Cleansing Oil and Essential Serum, Three Sixty Five SPF 28, and Naked Lip Whip.

Avocados. Here’s to being green.

Bonus: Recipe for Homemade Face Mask

Cut a ripe avocado into cubes and add a small amount of Cleansing Oil  (about 5 pumps). Put in blender or food processor until smooth. Apply the paste to your face and let it set for 10 to 15 minutes. Remove the mask, using a towel that has been soaked in hot water, wringing out the excess water. You can wash off the avocado mask with Cleansing Oil. Apply Hydrating Tonic and a few pumps Essential Serum.