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The Beauty Glossary: A is for Avocado

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Av-oh-car-doh

I once saw the avocado described as the passionate love-child of a vegetable and a stick of butter: creamy, fatty, healthy and delicious. Can I get an amen? This humble fruit has many uses; it can lift a party (who doesn’t love guacamole?) and dress up food from toast to salad.

It’s a superfood alright, but so rich in beautifying ingredients that you should be eating avocados as well as applying them topically. The pulp makes for a great avocado face mask (just add 1tbsp honey and 2tbsp hot water) and the oil works as a nourishing avocado hair mask.

Don’t worry about the coconut oil on your shelf, it’s still trendy in health and beauty, but avocado oil doesn’t need to be liquefied and it won’t leave you smelling like a piña colada all day.

Due to its high concentration of anti-inflammatory oleic acid, avocado oil can also ease discomfort caused by skin conditions

The oil of an avocado is very similar to the oil found in your skin. It boasts vitamin E, potassium and lecithin which work as a nutritious ‘drink’ for your skin and help generate strong new cells. These nutrients, along with amino acids and proteins in avocados, are ideal for hydrating your hair too. Together, these work to improve both the appearance and structure of existing hair while promoting healthier, faster growth of new strands and improving the overall condition of your scalp.

Great news avocado lovers! Due to its high concentration of anti-inflammatory oleic acid, when applied directly, avocado oil can also ease discomfort caused by skin conditions including dandruff, cracked hells, keratosis pilaris, insect bites and stings, sunburn, eczema and psoriasis. Because avocado oil is so thick, it won’t soak in as fast as other oils so a little goes a long way.

The avocado benefits are endless. In scientific/ingredient list terms, avocado oil is sometimes referred to as Persea Gratissima.

Here are some of our favorite products featuring the beloved avocado:

  1. EmerginC Vitamin C Hemp Avocado and Argan Body Lotion
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    EmerginC Vitamin C Hemp Avocado and Argan Body Lotion

    This body lotion is packed with active ingredients and has been collecting five star reviews at SkinStore. Avocado, argan and jojoba oil smoothe, hydrate and nourish, while licorice extract and vitamin C gently exfoliate and brighten skin tone.

     

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  2. Borgese Fango Active Mud for Face and Body
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    Borgese Fango Active Mud for Face and Body

    This mud mask is sourced from the nutrient-rich earth of Tuscany. The formula energizes and deeply nourishes skin cells on the face and body, using natural botanicals like geranium, lavender, and avocado oils to help eliminate dead skin cells, unclog pores, and detoxify impurities.

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  3. Kat Burki Restorative Dual Acid Peel
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    Kat Burki Restorative Dual Acid Peel

    A multi-tasking treatment that instantly soothes and restores skin. Nourishing, cold-pressed avocado oil with glycolic and hyaluronic acid plus brightening reishi mushroom renews skin cells, reverses sun damage and smoothes fine lines.

     

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  4. Grooming Lounge Beard Master Shave Oil
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    Grooming Lounge Beard Master Shave Oil

    This extraordinary shaving solution glides across the skin, preventing razor burn and rashes. Fortified with botanicals, this barbershop-grade oil soothes the skin with avocado oil and lubricates the beard with peppermint oil. Enjoy the uplifting clove scent.

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  5. Sundari Neem and Avocado Balancing Moisturizer
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    Sundari Neem and Avocado Balancing Moisturizer

    This miracle moisturizer features a combination of natural botanicals and moisture-regulation technology that lends dry areas moisture, and oily areas control. Clinically proven to increase hydration by 111%, delivering healthier looking, radiant skin.

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Emma

Emma

Beauty Specialist

During the day, I’m a busy Beauty Content Manager, musing over all things beauty and make-up. By evening, I’m a dedicated beauty blogger, experimenting with shiny products and the newest lotions and potions. I trained in make-up artistry just to satisfy my cosmetics addiction. Overly interested in natural and organic beauty, as well as how diet and fitness have an effect on how we look and feel.


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