Saturday, November 23, 2013

Some important ingredients in our organic beauty products:

Avocado:  Avocado oil is made from the pulp of the avocado fruit. It is a 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, betacarotene, lecithin, fatty acids and the "youth mineral" potassium. Avocado oil is high in unsaponifiables (sterolins) which are 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 or 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. Oils with the highest unsaponifiables are shea butter, avocado oil, sesame oil, soybean oil and olive oil.

A 1991 study of the Department of Food Engineering and Biotechnology, Technion, Israel, Institute of Technology found that the treatment with  avocado oil significantly increases the water soluble collagen content in the dermis, which affects the age of the skin. Avocado is used in many folk 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. It helps in retarding the fine wrinkles of aging, and protect the skin from ultraviolet rays.

Herbally Radiant, therefore, uses avocado oil, along with combination of other ingredients, in many of its beauty products.

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