When an ingredient can be grown in soil, we choose organic ingredients certified by The Soil Association wherever possible. You'll find organic apricot oil across several of our handmade, cold pressed oils, all developed and carefully formulated in the UK. Here's why we love apricot oil's skin-nourishing benefits and it will become one of the ingredients you'll love too.
So how is it sourced? Apricot oil is extracted from the kernels (seeds) of apricots. The oil can be obtained from kernels using solvent extraction or a cold pressed method. We use cold-pressed apricot oil because this ensures that the chemical compounds in the oil are not altered in any way. Very, very important for blending the highest-quality oil in our skincare.
You can read more about our values when selecting ingredients in our story. And did you know that our skincare is Dermatologically Tested and Suitable For Sensitive Skin. We avoid synthetic fragrances, essential oils and ingredients known to irritate sensitive skin. And so apricot oil fits the bill perfectly.
Apricot Oil's Skin Benefits
1. Softens Skin
Apricot oil is light and easily absorbed because it resembles the skin's naturally-produced oil sebum. Apricot oil helps to improve skin tone, maintain softness and radiance of the skin. It also nourishes the skin and lowers the appearance of face wrinkles, fine lines and blemishes (that's the Vitamin C and E working in partnership - and for more on those powerhouse ingredients, take a look at our Vitamin C+E Daily Radiance Booster).
2. Promotes Radiance
Apricot oil is also naturally high in Vitamin E which boosts the skin’s ability to retain elasticity and clarity by helping to protect cells from damaging free radicals (such as environmental pollutants), promoting a more radiant complexion. And that's one of the many reasons why we include apricot oil in our vegan and certified cruelty-free Hero Facial Oil. Which is also an Indy Best Buy winner for 2023 & 2022!
3. Provides Deep Nourishment
Apricot oil is light and quickly makes skin soft and smooth (that's due to its natural Vitamin A content); it percolates deep into the skin and provides long-lasting moisturisation. Its fatty acids act as non-greasy emollients to nourish and restore dry skin. This makes apricot oil one of the best skin-nourishing, plant based ingredients in our handmade Body Oil to maintain soft and supple skin.
4. Strengthens Skin
And for kissably soft lips, apricot oil is your skin saviour. The oil’s natural linoleic acid (omega 6) content strengthens the skin’s barrier function and its oleic acid (omega 9) content softens skin and gives a satin-like feel. We selected apricot oil as one of our hero ingredients in our Lip and hand balm for this very reason.
So there it is, 4 things you now know about apricot oil - and why we love the benefits of apricot oil so much! See how soft and healthy your skin feels by enjoying this plant based ingredient in our cult favourite Hero Facial Oil, Body Oil and Lip and hand balm.
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