Avocado oil, like olive and sea buckthorn oils, is a pulp oil. It is pressed from the soft fruits of the avocado tree, centrifuged and filtered. This tree propers in tropical and subtropical America, Micronesia and Sotheat Asia. Along with the INCI labelling Persea Gratissima, the botanical synonym Persea Americana also exists.
Avocado oil is highly favoured in cosmetics. It emulsifies perfectly, promotes the renewal of cells and is optimal for the care of dry, chapped or barrier-damaged skin. It may also be used for hair care treatments. Avocado has a high content of palmitoleic acid which allows the oil to be well tolerated and as such, it is suitable for sensitive and damaged skin types. Additionally, avocado oil helps improve the effetiveness of other ingredients, as moisture is better bound to teh skin, which improves the absorbtion of other ingredients.

Cosmetic properties:

  • promotes cell regeneration and cell production
  • ideal for dry, chapped and damaged skin
  • optimal as massage oil
  • intensively caring and protecting
  • moisturizing and moisture retaining
  • promotes the absorbtion by the skin
  • suitable for hair care

see Heike Käser 2010, "Naturkosmetische Rohstoffe", Linz, Verlag Freya, 3. Edition 2012