Spotlight on Ingredients: Avocado Oil

 

Avocado – the vegetable/fruit that can be found on every millennials' Instagram feed when they go out for brunch on a Sunday. Avocados have taken the health industry by storm over the past few years, as more and more people look at plant-based options to include in their balanced diets.

Have you ever thought of how avocado can benefit your skin, though? As a natural skincare product company, we strive to derive the majority of our ingredients from naturally-occurring origins, like plants and fruit. However, you might not know too much about why we include avocado oil in some of our skincare products, or how it can benefit your skin naturally. Let’s put the spotlight on avocado oil today and talk about why we love including it in some of our Velettá products.

Why is Avocado Oil Used in Skincare Products?

Using avocado oil in skincare products is a relatively new concept, but it’s a good one. More and more people these days are demanding that their beauty products include ingredients that won’t just make their skin look good, but will nurture it, too. Let’s take a look at a few reasons why we include avocado oil in our skincare products.

Healing and Moisturizing Properties

One thing that avocado oil contains a lot of is vitamin E. Vitamin E is known for being a powerful antioxidant that can help protect your skin from UV damage caused by the sun. It can also help your skin heal from any external damage as well as any free radicals lurking in there.

Avocado oil also contains a high amount of oleic acid, which can help your skin produce more collagen, as well as fast forward the healing process in general.

Helps with Troublesome Skin Conditions

Frustrating and often painful skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema are more common than you might think, but this doesn’t mean that it’s easy to find skincare products that are gentle enough to combat them. One of the most common symptoms of skin conditions like these is itchy, dry skin. Avocado oil can directly help with these types of symptoms because it contains antioxidants and vitamins to soothe and hydrate, without irritating your skin.

Reduces Signs of Aging

Of course, the anti-aging skincare industry has taken off over the past couple of decades, as big beauty product companies race to find the answer to reversing the signs of aging. We think that the solution lies in using natural, plant-based products, which will be gentler on our skin than harsh chemicals.

We love using avocado oil in some of our beauty products because it includes fatty acids that are great for our skins’ elasticity, which can help slow down the process of aging. We need fatty acids both inside and out to maintain our body’s health, so applying them directly to your skin is only going to be a good thing.

Might Help with Acne and Blemishes

Are you still dealing with a bad skin hangover from your teen years? How many skincare products have you tried in your quest to get clear, healthy skin once and for all? Having bad skin can be frustrating, irritating, and a lot of the time impacts our self-esteem and self-confidence. Luckily, avocado is here to help ease those insecurities a little bit. Avocado oil contains anti-inflammatory properties that can help keep your skin nice and supple and hydrated without making it oily and prone to retaining dirt.

Is Avocado Oil Good for Your Skin?

So, is avocado oil really good for your skin, then? Well, science seems to think so. There have been thousands of studies done to look into the benefits of avocado oil, and as a result of these studies, it has been found that avocado oil contains vitamins like D, E and A which can not only help keep your skin nice and moisturized but can also protect it from the sun.

Those fatty acids that we were talking about before, including lecithin, beta carotene, and various proteins, can help your skin produce more collagen. Lastly, a study done in 2003 showed that using avocado oil on your skin as well as vitamin B-12 could help with symptoms associated with psoriasis and eczema for longer than other more conventional treatments.

Let Nature Take Care of Your Skin

Here at Velettá, we're big believers in taking care of things like our skin naturally, without the intervention of harmful and dangerous chemicals. This is one of the reasons why we make sure that our New Zealand made skincare range is 100% natural, cruelty-free, plant-based, Halal-certified, and vegan so that you can rest assured that only good things go into our luxury range. If you're committed to treating your skin to a natural fix that can result in long-lasting effects, try our Facial Cleansing Oil, followed by our hydrating Facial Moisturizer.

Lastly, for an effective at-home treatment that you can apply to your skin once or twice a week, try our Facial Mask for nourishing and anti-aging properties. At Velettá, we only want what's best for your skin, which we believe includes high-quality natural ingredients like avocado oil.