Because avocado isn’t just a fun way to make your sad desk salad a little more exciting…
Guac is extra. We all know that at this point.
But why is avocado suddenly in your skincare?
Well, avocado oil is packed with antioxidants that are literally capable of reversing DNA damage and protecting your skin from the effects of free radical damage (i.e.environmental pollution that causes fine lines, inflammation, premature aging, etc.). In fact, avocado oil also contains a ton of vitamin C, which is proven to increase collagen protection and, in turn, plump up and firm your skin.
As someone with dry/sensitive skin, when I see “avocado” listed as an ingredient I’m excited, and not just because guacamole is my favorite. The super fruit is VERY hydrating and contains tons of fatty acids that will also bring out the natural glow of your skin.
So, have I sold you yet on avocado-based products for your face? Here are three of my latest favorites…
Avocado Skincare Products
I was PUMPED to test this luxe eye cream when it arrived at my door. Let’s start by saying it’s ideal for anyone who wants super moisturized skin around their eyes cause this treatment is formulated with the very hydrating avocado oil. I love to apply it before my makeup and I have to say that when I use this eye cream my eye area is always the softest and most supple.
Gotta love a good sleeping mask! It’s called multi-tasking, guys. This creamy sleeping mask nourishes and softens dry, tired skin overnight (yep, while you sleep) and, fun fact, 74% of this sleeping mask formula is made from four forms of avocado: avocado fruit, avocado extract, avocado oil, and avocado butter. Basically even the most sensitive skin is ideal for this mask because it’s just pure hydration. The scent is fresh and fruity and I really just love the way it feels when applied. Total winner, IMO.
Let’s start by letting you know this amazing hand cream only costs $6. Yep, you read that right. I linked to the hand cream and face mask duo because why not…but if you JUST want the hand cream you can grab one here. This hand cream is travel-friendly, natch, and supercharged a variety of soothing natural extracts to hydrate and conditions the skin. It’s non-heavy or greasy formula and sinks right into your hands. Plus avocado is actually an ideal ingredient for your hands since it’s rich in fatty acids and vitamin E.
Photos by Azusa Takano