Avocado Oil (Unrefined)

Avocado oil, derived from the fruit of the avocado tree (Persea americana), has gained significant recognition in the skincare industry due to its beneficial properties and potential advantages as a natural ingredient. Numerous clinical studies have investigated the uses and benefits of avocado oil in skincare, revealing its potential for promoting skin health. 

  1. Moisturization and hydration: Avocado oil has a high content of monounsaturated fatty acids, such as oleic acid, which make it an excellent moisturizing agent for the skin. Clinical studies have demonstrated that the application of avocado oil can enhance skin hydration and improve skin barrier function. The oil's ability to penetrate deeply into the skin helps to replenish moisture and prevent dryness, leaving the skin soft and supple.

  2. Anti-inflammatory effects: Avocado oil contains various bioactive compounds, including phytosterols and polyhydroxylated fatty alcohols, which possess anti-inflammatory properties. Clinical research has shown that avocado oil can reduce inflammation and soothe skin conditions such as acne, eczema, and psoriasis. Its anti-inflammatory effects can help calm redness, irritation, and itching, promoting healthier-looking skin.

  3. Wound healing and skin repair: Avocado oil is rich in vitamins A, D, and E, as well as essential fatty acids, which play a crucial role in wound healing and skin repair. Clinical studies have suggested that topical application of avocado oil can enhance collagen synthesis and promote the formation of new tissue. This can lead to faster wound healing, reduced scarring, and improved overall skin health.

  4. Antioxidant properties: Avocado oil contains antioxidants, including vitamin E, vitamin C, and carotenoids, which help protect the skin from oxidative damage caused by free radicals. Clinical research has demonstrated that the antioxidants present in avocado oil can scavenge free radicals, reduce oxidative stress, and potentially prevent premature aging of the skin. Regular use of avocado oil may help maintain a youthful appearance and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

  5. Sun protection: Avocado oil exhibits natural sun protection properties, although it is not a substitute for dedicated sunscreen products. Clinical studies have suggested that avocado oil can absorb and filter a small amount of ultraviolet (UV) radiation. While its sun protection factor (SPF) is relatively low, incorporating avocado oil into skincare routines may provide an additional layer of protection against the harmful effects of UV radiation.

  6. Compatibility with various skin types: Avocado oil is generally well-tolerated by different skin types, including sensitive and dry skin. Clinical research has indicated that avocado oil is non-irritating and hypoallergenic, making it a suitable option for individuals with sensitive skin or those prone to allergic reactions. However, it is always advisable to perform a patch test before incorporating new products, including avocado oil, into your skincare routine.

Avocado oil offers multiple benefits as a natural ingredient in skincare, supported by clinical research. Its moisturizing and hydrating properties, anti-inflammatory effects, wound healing capabilities, antioxidant activity, sun protection potential, and compatibility with various skin types make it a valuable addition to skincare formulations. Incorporating avocado oil into your skincare routine may contribute to healthier, more nourished, and revitalized skin.

Here at Naturally Bodied, we use unrefined avocado oil, also known as virgin or extra virgin avocado oil, which is obtained through a cold-pressing process without the use of heat or chemical solvents. It retains its natural color, aroma, and nutrient composition. Unrefined avocado oil is generally considered the more desirable option for skincare due to the following reasons:

  1. Retained nutrients: Unrefined avocado oil retains a higher concentration of beneficial nutrients, including essential fatty acids, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. These nutrients contribute to the oil's moisturizing, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties, providing potential benefits to the skin.

  2. Rich aroma: Unrefined avocado oil carries a distinct, natural aroma that some individuals find appealing. This aroma can add a sensory experience to skincare routines, enhancing the overall pleasure of product application.


Products that contain unrefined avocado oil:

Butter Body Cream