Apricot Oil

 
Apricot oil is lighter and softer than other kernel oils, namely Almond. Its linoleic acid content is around 34%. Linoleic acid is integral to skin health, skin that has a well function barrier and passage function - moving materials in and out. Apricot kernel oil is anti-inflammatory and used widely in naturally formulated skin preparations. This oil ca be used on everyone and is a good choice for sensitive, dry or inflamed skin. Mature skin benefits from it's emollient and nourishing properties.
This oil comes from the Sacramento Valley very near me, it has very little 'miles' on it. Although there is little evidence that vegetal oils pass through the skin we do know that trans-dermal absorption is happening - we expect it to, we expect that the oil or lotion we apply will 'soak in'. We might as well be applying something that we would be willing to ingest.