by Rachel W. / Jul 28, 2021

INGREDIENT SPOTLIGHT: AVOCADO OIL

Oil dripping on avocado

You've probably already heard of avocado oil before because it’s used in so many yummy recipes, but there's so much more to this beautiful green oil! Avocado oil is the natural oil pressed from the pulp of - you guessed it - an avocado. Besides being wildly delicious, avocados are rich in healthy fats that are extremely beneficial for you, inside and out.

Avocado oil’s most abundant property is oleic acid, a fatty acid that promotes collagen production by decreasing all of the pathways that break down your collagen further. Oleic acid, along with other monounsaturated fatty acids can speed the skin's recovery process, helping with issues like sunburn. Vitamins A, D, and E are also heavily prevalent in avocado oil, which help to absorb free radicals so your lips can stay protected from environmental damage.

The antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents in avocado oil help your lips stay smooth and supple. It has occlusive properties, meaning that it both replenishes dry skin and helps maintain hydration by trapping humectants and emollients onto skin and lips. Avocado oil does all this without leaving behind a lot of grease on your skin, making this the perfect addition to our Henné products.