AVOCADO OIL – PERSEA GRATISSIMA
“Avocado oil is extracted from the fruit of the Persea Americana tree (avocado). It contains a variety of vitamins, including vitamin A, B vitamins (B1 and B2), vitamin D and E, as well as beta-carotene, potassium, and Lethicin.“
Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil Description
Persea gratissima is the Latin name for avocado, and the oil from this fruit is an excellent source of skin-replenishing fatty acids, including omega-3 linolenic acid, omega-6 linoleic acid, oleic acid, and beta sitosterol. These work on skinâ€™s surface to preserve moisture and prevent water loss that can lead to signs of dehydrated skin.
Avocado oil not only replenishes, smooths, and softens skin, itâ€™s also able to visibly calm skin and is a good source of natural antioxidants such as vitamins A, C, D, and E. On compromised skin, avocado oil has been shown to boost skinâ€™s hydroxyproline content, an amino acid that plays a key role in reinforcing a firm feeling along with strengthening skinâ€™s barrier.
Oil from the avocado seed is a good source of a group of antioxidants known as polyphenols, which includes catechin, epicatechin, and 3-leucoanthocyanidins. These have a synergistic effect on neutralizing many types of free radicals before they can damage skin.