For a long time, avocado was viewed as a bit of a throwback to the Eighties, where everyone wanted to impress their dinner party guests with exotic ingredients. However, the mighty avocado is going through a bit of a renaissance with nutrition experts extolling their virtues at every opportunity and people using them for all kinds of recipes – even cake! Avocado oil has a lot of amazing properties, especially in beauty terms, which is why Elemis, Decleor and Dermalogica all have products containing it. Read on for five of our favourites:
This highly concentrated serum is designed for over sensitised skin which is suffering with redness, feeling sore and tight and having inflammatory flare-ups. Avocado oil is used because it’s rich in essential fatty acids, ceramides and phytosterols that fortify skin’s barrier lipid layer, protecting against assaults that trigger redness and irritation. It can be used twice daily alongside the other products in the Ultra Calming range for soothing results.
If your skin is suffering with extreme dryness then this rich cream is the one for you. It contains avocado oils, as well as soy plant oils, to deeply nourish the skin and add back much needed moisture, which is especially good at this time of year when skin can feel even dryer. It also protects the skin against daily pollutants which prevents further drying.
Avocado isn’t just great for your skin – it’s also good for your hair, too! This shampoo is a sulphate-free formula which utilises avocado to minimise breakage and help the scalp to retain moisture. It can be used daily without stripping the hair of it’s natural layer of protection and protects hair from heat and sun damage, while increasing softness, shine and manageability.
This night cream from Elemis has been specially formulated for skin which is dealing with the ageing process to help to bolster the skin’s natural regeneration process. It harnesses the power of avocado oil to deliver protection against free radicals and maximises your skin’s ability to repair and breathe at night. Just a few nights of usage will drastically improve your skins elasticity and suppleness.
The lips are a really common place for the signs of ageing to be prominent, which is why Dermalogica developed this Lip Renewal Complex, designed to smooth the lips and reduce the appearance of fine lines around the mouth. Vitamin E fights damaging free radicals while a moisturising blend of avocado oil, combined with shea and cocoa seed butters, quickly smooths rough, uneven lips.