Where does avocado oil come from?
The avocado tree (Persea americana) is a subtropical fruit tree member of the Lauraceae family. Its fruit, avocado, has one of the highest oil contents of all known fruits, just behind the olives (Olea europaea, Oleaceae).
Avocado oil was used in cosmetics by Aztecs to protect themselves from drying winds.
Avocado Oil: Restructuring, Antioxidant and non-comedogenic.
Avocado oil helps to restructure the epidermis by promoting collagen synthesis. Collagen is responsible for the elasticity and firmness of the skin.
Avocado oil, rich in vitamin E (α-tocopherol), has an antioxidant action by neutralizing the free radicals responsible for premature aging of the skin.
Avocado oil, non-comedogenic, does not obstruct pores and may be suitable for all skin types.