Apricot kernel oil
Apricots were first cultivated in China and Central Asia as early as 2000 B.C. Traders traveling The Great Silk Road spread these radiant yellow-orange fruits throughout Europe and Asia. The kernel, which looks very much like an almond is the source of this delightful plant oil. Similar in properties to almond oil, apricot has a light, soft texture. Linoleic acid, an essential fatty acid to our biological process, makes 34% of the oil. Apricot kernel oil is excellent for mature skin with its nourishing, revitalizing and emollient properties. Abundant in vitamin E, apricot protects from the damage of free radicals and prevents oxidation of the cell membranes. The oil also contains, phytosterol beta-sitosterol which calms irritation and fights inflammation while also strengthening the protective barrier function of the skin.
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