14 Jun 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.
Shop for Apricot Oil Beauty Products Online
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.