Apricot Kernel Oil

Beauty Spotlight on Apricot Kernel Oil

You may already know that apricot kernels are sold as a nutritious health food supplement, and are renowned for their exceptionally high vitamin and mineral content. However, these power-packed seeds aren’t just good for your overall wellness – they play an important role in natural beauty too. Apricot kernel oil is pressed from the apricot’s seeds and added to body scrubs, lotions and facial serums for its beauty-boosting benefits; it can also be used on its own, as a potent plant-based beauty treatment for your skin, hair and nails.

The key nutrients in apricot oil are: Vitamin A, vitamin C and vitamin E; lycopene; Gamma Linoleic Acid, and Oleic Acid. These rich nutrients give the oil some truly potent and exciting beauty benefits.

Apricot Oil for Skin

Used as a pure natural massage oil, or as an ingredient in other natural beauty treatments, apricot kernel oil helps to nourish and beautify all skin types.

  • A lightweight, non-greasy moisturiser
  • Apricot oil quickly penetrates the skin, helping to lubricate it internally
  • Gamma Linoleic Acid (GLA) helps to maintain your skin’s natural moisture balance
  • GLA also tones and firms the skin, giving it an improved, younger-looking texture
  • Rich in fatty acids, it’s a great anti-inflammatory, reducing the inflammation and irritation caused by conditions like eczema and psoriasis
  • Vitamin A protects against sun damage, and helps to heal damaged skin
  • Vitamin E protects against free radical damage, and slows the signs of ageing 

Apricot Oil for Hair

The vitamin E and fatty acids in apricot kernel oil make it an ideal nourishing treatment for dry, brittle or damaged hair too.

  • Conditions and hydrates the hair
  • Adds softness and shine
  • Moisturises dry, itchy scalp
  • Prevents dandruff, dryness and flaking
  • Vitamin E promotes healthy hair growth and prevents hair loss

Apricot Oil for Nails

Apricot oil is often used in nail and cuticle treatments, thanks to its softening and nourishing properties.

  • Nourishes and strengthens weak or brittle nails
  • Softens dry, ragged cuticles
  • Improves skin elasticity and softness
  • Soothes patches of inflammation and irritation

Find our Jojoba & Apricot Cuticle Oil here.

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Faithful to Nature offers a range of natural and organic beauty products made with apricot kernel oil and other beneficial plant-based oils. Browse our online store to find the apricot oil treatment that brings out your natural beauty at its best.

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