Sweet Almond is lubricating, but not penetrating, which makes it an excellent massage oil, and protectant. Sweet Almond Oil is the therapists mainstay and is widely used in cosmetics, massage and body products for its rich properties. Sweet Almond is naturally rich in retinoids which are a compound of Vitamin A
1) Moisturises the skin: Almond helps provide lubrication and moisture to the driest skin. It is a relatively light oil so readily absorbs into the skin
2) Repairs dry spots: Sweet Almond helps to heal chapped skin and dry spots when applied topically. The high content of Omega 6 and 9 helps aid the skin's' natural repair.
3) Use as a Facial Cleanser & Make Up Remover: The omega oils naturally cleanse the face and help to remove makeup
4) Reduce under eye puffiness: The natural anti-inflammatory properties of the oil help to under eye puffiness and dark circles.
5) Itching and Flaking Scalp: Almond Oil helps with flaking and itching scalp, helping. Moisturising the scalp and making dead cells loosen their grip from the scalp to be washed out. This makes Almond Oil useful in a Hot Oil hair treatment.
The main components of Sweet Almond are Omega 9, Omega 6, Stearic acid, Palmitic acid and Palmitoleic acid. These different components have the following properties in Sweet Almond Oil.
Omega 9 (Oleic Acid)
- Maintains soft and supple skin
- Stimulates hair growth
- Reduces the signs of aging, wrinkles, dry and fine lines
- Anti dandruff
- Helps prevent joint inflammation
Omega 6 (Linoleic Acid)
- Moisturises hair and promotes hair growth
- Promotes wound healing
- Helps with the emulsification of oils and solids
- Has anti inflammatory properties
- Soothes acne
- Promotes moisture retention
- Has cleansing properties on the skin that help control dirt, sweat and excess sebum from the hair and skin
- Emulsifies and helps bind oil and water
- Conditions hair and makes it feel less heavy
- Cleansing properties
- Softens skin
- Emollient Properties
- Softens hair without leaving it greasy
- Palmitoleic acid
- Moisturises and tightens the skin
- Promotes the growth of shiny hair
- Enhances the brightness of complexion
- Promotes strong, healthy nails
- Promotes skin elasticity.