Ingredients 101: Avocado

March 14, 2012 in Beauty

Avocados are one of the best fruits (yup, it’s a fruit) for your skin and body. Not only are they delicious, but they’re packed with carotenoids! Avocados are a great source of lutein, a carotenoid that works as an antioxidant and helps protect against eye disease. They also contain the related cartenoids zeaxanthin, alpha-carotene and beta-carotene, as well as Vitamin E.

In addition, avocados are rich in oleic acid, a fat that activates that part of your brain that makes you feel full, and helps lower cholesterol. If you’re trying to shed some inches before bathing suit season, this might just be the perfect food for you!

Avocado oil is valued most for its moisturizing properties. Because it’s a natural oil,  it’s one of the easiest ingredients to absorb into the skin. This means that the quicker you rub on our All About Hands Revitalizing Hand Lotion, the faster your skin will get the hydration and nourishment that it craves.

Fun Fat: Avocado Oil is used widely for medicinal purposes of treating skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema – as the high moisture content relives itching and dryness.

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