Avocado Oil

Persea Gratissima

Found in: Superlative Body Balm 

Key benefits: Moisturizing.

Derived from: Avocados

 

The avocado is a fruit native to Mexico and Central America whose oil is produced by expressing the dried pulp. Rich in fatty acids, avocado oil has been used for almost two thousand years (reports stretch back to AD 900) for its soothing and nourishing effect on the skin. Today, the intensely hydrating oil is often found in moisturizers and anti-aging formulas. It’s also used to quench dry, cracked skin and to help ease conditions like eczema and psoriasis.