Not only is it a delicious addition to our breakfast eggs, it’s got super powers for our beauty regime too, find out all the need to know about the benefits of avocado oil!
Avocado oil is a nutrient-packed superfood that provides a multitude of benefits. It is packed with Vitamins A, B1, B2, and D – plus the powerhouse antioxidants Vitamin E and chlorophyll, which help reduce skin damage and unwanted ageing. These antioxidants work together to collect and neutralise free radicals, highly reactive molecules and unstable compounds that can destroy skin cells and DNA.
Avocado oil is high in essential fatty acids like Omega 3 and Omega 9, which provide excellent regenerative, restructuring and moisturising properties. The powerful ingredient also contains high levels of plant compounds called phytosterols. Phytosterols prevent water loss, reduce inflammation and rejuvenate tired and stressed skin. They also reduce the appearance of age spots, sun damage and unsightly scars. So it’s no surprise Victoria Beckham, Lupita Nyong’o, Jessica Biel and Jennifer Lopez use avocado on their skin and hair.
Its ability to deeply moisturise, protect and repair the skin is what lead cult New Zealand beauty brand, Antipodes, to feature avocado oil as the base ingredient in many of its products. Avocado oil is found in the Divine Face Oil (loved by Georgia May Jagger), Avocado Pear Nourishing Night Cream (loved by Cara Delevingne), Rejoice Light Facial Day Cream and Joyful Hand & Body Cream.
Avocado Pear Nourishing Night Cream
Loved by Cara Delevingne, Antipodes hero Avocado Pear Nourishing Night Cream is packed with powerful botanical extracts to deeply nourish the skin. The perfect accompaniment to the coveted ‘eight hours beauty sleep’, the potent formulation with its rich base of 100% pure avocado oil, regenerates the skin when skin cells are most receptive. It is also formulated with Vinanza Grape® – a potent antioxidant extract from New Zealand’s Marlborough sauvignon blanc grape seeds, which helps neutralise the free radical damage that can lead to premature ageing. World famous manuka honey Active 20+ is also included, keeping skin hydrated and problem-free.
Avocado Pear Nourishing Night Cream is scientifically shown to stimulate optimal synthesis of type I collagen production in human fibroblast skin cells by up to an impressive 92%. Additional human clinical trials reveal its ability to reduce wrinkle depth by 22%, skin roughness by 34% and dryness by 85.7%.
£33.99 / 60ml / antipodesnature.com
Antipodes Divine Face Oil
Light and non-greasy, Antipodes Divine Face Oil penetrates instantly to keep skin soft and completely hydrated. As with many Antipodes products, the Divine Face Oil contains premium avocado oil as its base ingredient. Naturally extracted from avocados in the subtropical north of New Zealand, the potent avocado oil Antipodes use is of some of the world’s best. It is high in essential fatty acids (EFAs) like omega 3 and omega 9 with excellent regenerative, restructuring, softening, moisturising and film-forming properties. Its lutein has natural UVA sun-screening properties higher than those found in other plant oils. Finally, the antioxidants found in avocado oil collect and neutralise free radicals – highly reactive molecules or unstable compounds – that can destroy skin cells and DNA, leading to skin damage and unwanted ageing.
Antipodes Divine Face Oil is also formulated with rosehip oil and pure plant fragrances of jasmine and sweet organic. It has been scientifically shown to stimulate collagen in human skin cells by up to 51%.
£19.99 / 30ml / antipodesnature.com
Antipodes Joyful Hand & Body Cream
Joyful is a marriage of moisture-lush avocado oils & hibiscus flower, sweetened by the vivid aroma of the blackcurrant berry. As a base, oil is extracted from the kernels of organic avocado pears, grown as nature intended in the north of New Zealand. Avocado oil is a potent source of omegas 3 and 9, as well as the vitamins A, B1, B2 and D. Chlorophyll and Vitamin E help to reduce the appearance of scars and age spots, and mitigate the signs of ageing.
Skin is brightened and toned by the inclusion of hibiscus flower extract, which acts as an exfoliator for dead cells, freshening and plumping skin and locking in moisture. Blackcurrant berry oil, packed full of vitamins C and E, purifies skin by absorbing and neutralising free radical damage.
£28.99 / 120ml / antipodesnature.com
Antipodes Rejoice Light Facial Day Cream
Rejoice is a light and non-oily facial day cream that enhances skin’s natural hydration. All organic ingredients of manuka honey, sweet almond and avocado oil combine with macadamia and jojoba to balance and moisturise. Manuka flower oil has antibacterial, healing and protective properties that benefit the skin and the extraordinary collagen boosting powers of avocado oil soften and regenerate.
£26.99 / 60ml / antipodesnature.com
Avocado oil for your hair
Avocado oil has been used as a beauty treatment for hair, skin and nails for thousands of years. As a hair treatment, avocado oil strengthens and protects your hair like no other oil.
The reason avocado oil is beneficial for hair is because it contains an abundance of monounsaturated fats, proteins, copper, folic acid, magnesium and minerals that strengthens the building blocks of your hair.
In fact, avocado oil contains healthy doses of vitamin E and B. Vitamin E is a good ingredient because it strengthens the hair follicles and repairs damage caused by harsh chemical treatments. Vitamin B provides nourishment to your hair follicles and prevents a flaky scalp. This healthy oil is known as a superfood because of these essential ingredients. Avocado oil can be taken internally as a nutritional supplement. It can also be used externally on your hair as a topical treatment.
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