Avocado (Persea Americana) is a commonly used ingredient in the body and face care products of Herbally Radiant. It is used in combination with other complementary ingredients for optimum effect on skin. Consumers might like to know its wonderful effects on skin.
Avocado oil is made from the pulp of the avocado fruit. It is rich, heavy but penetrating oil that is full of nutritive and therapeutic components. Avocado oil contains more than 20% essential unsaturated fatty acids. It contains vitamins A, C, D and E, proteins, beta carotene, lecithin, fatty acids and potassium (popularly known as “youth mineral”). Avocado oil is high in unsaponifiables (sterolins) which are reputed to be beneficial in reducing age spots, healing scars and moisturizing the upper layers of the skin. Unsaponifiables are a large group of compounds called plant steroids of sterolins. They soften the skin, have superior moisturizing effect on the upper layer of the skin and reduce scars. The sterolins in avocado oil have been found to diminish age spots. Other oils with the highest unsaponifiables are shea better, avocado oil, sesame oil, soybean oil and olive oil.
A 1991 study at the Department of Food Engineering and Biotechnology, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology found that treatment with avocado oil significantly increases the water soluble collagen content in the dermis, which effects the age of the skin. Avocado is used in many traditional medicines as an aphrodisiac. Avocado oil is an emollient and very stable. According to the AMA’s Committee on Coetaneous Health, it does help make the skin feel softer and smoother, reduce roughness, cracking and irritation. And may possibly retard the fine wrinkles of aging, while helping to protect the skin from UV rays.
The special formulations launched by Herbally Radiant that contain Avocado oil are: Glowing Silk Primer and Body Day Cream. These are also effective in protecting skin from sun damage, besides nourishing skin and revitalizing upper layer of skin.