The benefits of sweet almond oil are many and its use dates back to ancient times. This 100% vegetable oil is obtained through cold pressing and is one of the most widely used oils in cosmetics.
If you want to know more about this fantastic antioxidant oil, its benefits, uses and properties, we encourage you to keep reading this blog!
Sweet almond oil is an oil with golden tones and does not have a very strong aroma. It consists of oleic acid, linoleic acids (such as Omega 3, 6 and 9) and monounsaturated fats. These acids protect the skin and make it more resistant to infection.
Sweet almond oil protects the skin barrier, is regenerating, healing, anti-inflammatory, slows down skin ageing and protects against UV rays. It also stimulates the formation of elastin and collagen, and provides elasticity and firmness to the tissues.
Among the uses that can be given to sweet almond oil are the following:
For stretch marks and wrinkles
As this oil has smoothing and emollient properties, it improves circulation and this helps to reduce stretch marks and prevent them. Of course, you have to be constant and patient to see results.
When combined with rosehip oil in creams and moisturizing oils, excellent hydration is achieved. Both are rapidly absorbed and provide softness to the skin without greasing it.
By improving and preventing the appearance of wrinkles and stretch marks, many recommend it for cellulite removal treatments.
Improves the appearance of the nails
Moisturizes nails and cuticles. It is effective if applied two or three times a day and is usually done by wetting a cotton wool or massaging the nails with the oil until it is absorbed.
Reduces dark circles under the eyes and removes skin blemishes
This oil rejuvenates the skin and lightens it. It is very rich in vitamin E.
At Mediterranean Spirit we use organic sweet almond oil grown in Spain in our anti-ageing eye moisturiser, a must for your daily facial routine! At INCI (product ingredients) you can find it under the name Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil.
Thickens the eyelashes
If you apply a few drops of this oil constantly to your eyelashes at night, you can achieve thicker and longer lashes.
Moisturises and protects the skin
It is perfect for moisturizing sensitive and delicate skin. It can be applied directly to the skin or after a shower. It is very moisturizing and moisturizing, prevents dryness and cracks.
Protects and nourishes the hair
If you have dry, dull hair, this oil will add shine while making it stronger and thicker because it contains a high concentration of protein and vitamins A, B and E.
It also improves the health of the scalp thanks to vitamin E and prevents baldness due to its high content of oleic fatty acids.
Treats eczema, herpes, irritations or dry areas
Thanks to its zinc and vitamin E content, almond oil soothes and acts as a powerful emollient to treat dry areas, herpes or eczema.
It penetrates the skin well, softens it, gives it more elasticity and protects it from extreme weather conditions. Thanks to its vitamin B content, it combats roughness and irritation. It also prevents the appearance of serious dermatitis and itching caused by skin rashes.
It can be used as a make-up remover for face and eyes, just massage it in and then remove it with a cotton wool pad soaked in facial tonic or rinse it off with warm water. Even waterproof make-up can be removed!
Sweet almond oil is used as an ingredient in an infinite number of cosmetic products, some of which are, for example, day creams, night creams, eye contour creams, body oils, sunscreens, body milk, nutritive creams, etc.
As it does not block the pores, it softens, lubricates and moisturizes, it is very much used in massages and is also applied to sensitive skins such as babies‘.
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