INCI names: PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (Sweet Almond) OIL | HYDROGENATED SWEET ALMOND OIL
The almond tree (and thus almond oil) is probably originally native to subtropical China and the Near East and has been cultivated for thousands of years in warm, temperate zones (southern Europe, North Africa). A distinction is made mainly between two cultivated forms, the sweet and the bitter almond tree.
The sweet almonds are slightly larger than the bitter ones, about 2 to 2.5 cm long and 1.5 cm wide.
Almond oil is obtained by pressing the ripe seeds from the sweet almond tree, yielding a pale yellow, odorless, mild-tasting oil. Almond butter is obtained from cold-pressed sweet almond oil by partially saturating the fatty acids in a special fat-hardening process.
Fatty acid composition of the oil:
oleic acid 70 %
cis-linoleic acid 19 %
palmitic acid 6 %
stearic acid 3 %
myristic acid 1 %
palmitoleic acid 0.6
Linolenic acid 0.2 %
Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil or almond butter are very nourishing and precious oil components. They are quickly absorbed into the skin and make it soft and supple. The valuable ingredients help to retain moisture and activate the skin metabolism.
- fast absorbing
- makes soft and supple
- suitable for all skin types
- helps retain moisture
Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis is suitable for all skin types. Especially dry skin, which tends to flaking and itching, benefits from the nourishing and refatting properties.