Stone or kernel apricot oil is a vegetable oil obtained by cold pressing the almond contained in the stone of this fruit. It has numerous cosmetic properties, so if you want to know more about this magnificent natural ingredient, we encourage you to keep reading this blog!
Apricot kernel oil is high in carotenoids, oleic acid, linoleic acid, and is very rich in vitamins, especially vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin C and vitamin E. As we have already commented in previous blogs, vitamin E is a very powerful antioxidant so it helps fighting the effect of free radicals on our skin as well as other harmful elements.
One of the characteristics to highlight about apricot kernel oil is that it’s light and easily absorbed. In addition, it’s very moisturizing and has soothing and regenerating properties, so it is suitable for aged skin and sensitive skin like a baby.
Therefore, this oil is very suitable for use on sensitive, very dry skin, skin with sun spots, with rosacea, to soothe eczema and any type of skin irritation. Also, it serves to remove dead skin cells, delay the effects of skin aging and increase skin brightness.
Apricot kernel oil has multiple applications in the world of cosmetics. It is usually added to creams, lotions and balsams that are used after shave or hair removal, but it is also used in products for dry or damaged hair (by dyes, dryers or straighteners) due to the properties we have mentioned above.
At Mediterranean Spirit we use organic apricot kernel oil in our micellar facial cleansing gel. You’ll find it under the name Prunus Armeniaca Kernel Oil in the INCI (product ingredients). We believe that if you try it, you’ll be amazed with its results, you’ll achieve a clean, luminous, elastic, young and radiant look on your skin!
This oil is sometimes replaced by sweet almond oil or grape seed oil when used for relaxing massages.
You can add this oil (approximately 8 drops) to your hand cream or body cream to obtain a soft, smooth and silky skin.
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