Almond oil (Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis) is one of the most multi-tasking oils on the organic skincare market. Its effectiveness comes down to the vitamins. In its pure form, almond oil is loaded with vitamins A, D, and E, which have a host of beauty benefits. It is fantastic at nourishing and softening dry and dehydrated skin, and unlike some other oils, almond oil does not have a greasy or gluggy effect. In fact, it spreads evenly and absorbs quickly, so you won't need to wait 10 minutes before dressing!
Along with moisturising the skin, sweet almond oil is known for combating the signs of ageing. Used regularly, it can help ward off those pesky fine lines and crows feet, and help to reduce dark circles and puffy eyes. Best of all, only one or two drops are needed, so it is a great alternative to heavy eye creams. The emollient qualities of this oil – the ones that strengthen and soothe the skin – are also excellent in preventing and treating stretch marks. This is because they pump up blood circulation and create a natural resistance to the kind of 'tearing' that causes marks to appear.
Finally, the vitamins in almond oil also nourish your locks. They promote hair growth and strength, smoother and shinier strands, and less frizz. In addition, massaging the scalp with almond oil can help relieve dryness and itchiness.
The following products contain Almond Oil:
Skinfood Exfoliating Scrub
Suitable for all skin types
Hurraw! Sun Lip Balm SPF15 - Tangerine & Chamomile
Natural sun protection