Avocado Oil

Persea Americana
This oil is pressed from the fruit itself. Avocado is high in antioxidants that give it a longer shelf life than would be expected. It contains fatty acids, vitamins and lecithin. Avocado oil readily penetrates into the upper layers of the skin. It is used to treat eczema and solar keratosis. It is very nice for dry and weathered skin. Because this oil is so thick it should be 10-25% of the base oil in a blend.

There is some evidence that Avocado oil may increase collagen in the skin. It's nutrient dense and will of course help the skin maintain it's normal barrier functions. Avocado oil is a nice addition to a formulation and can help stabilize emulsions.