7 Fruit & Nut Oils You Should Incorporate Into Your Skin Care

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Looking for ways to improve your skincare routine? Try incorporating these 7 nutrient-rich fruit and nut oils:

Note: Our handmade soaps and skincare products use these oils because of their amazing skin benefits. If you’re looking to better your skincare, we welcome you to try one of our natural products.

Almond Oil

Almond oil, or sweet almond oil, is extracted from the edible seeds of the Prunus dulcis tree. It contains a plethora of benefits, which is why it is so widely used in the cosmetic industry. Not only is it rich in fatty acids, it’s also packed with antioxidants like vitamin E, which is known for its free-radical fighting capabilities. Because it’s highly emollient, it can also fight dryness and even help with more serious ailments like eczema.

How to use: Almond oil is mostly non-comedogenic, so the likelihood of it blocking pores is lower than other oils. Feel free to apply almond oil directly to your skin or add a few drops to your favorite moisturizer.

Apricot Oil

Apricot oil is extracted from the seeds of the fruit, also called kernels. It’s usually obtained using a solvent extraction or a cold-pressing process. Due to its high concentrations of vitamin A, it’s often referred to as the “retinol” of the cosmetic industry. It’s also loaded with essential fatty acids that promote healthy cell function, reducing the effects of aging and promoting skin cell turnover.

How to use: Apricot oil is an ideal, non-greasy oil that can be used as a moisturizer directly on your skin.

Argan Oil

Argan oil is native to Morocco and, like almond and apricot oil, is also derived from the kernels of the fruit. Because of its non-comedogenic rating of 0, this plant oil is considered one of the best oils for acne-prone skin. It helps regulate oil production and can even go as far as treating acne and scars. A study also showed that argan oil had the ability to protect the skin from sunlight and help with hyperpigmentation.

How to use: Argan oil is suitable for all skins types; it can be applied topically or added to your favorite moisturizer.

Avocado oil

Avocado oil is made from the edible flesh of the avocado. Once the peel and seed are removed, the flesh is pressed and dried so the oil can be filtered out using a solvent extraction method. Avocado oil is packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and proteins that can both hydrate and repair dry skin. It also contains mono-saturated fats, which can provide some protection from the sun—the equivalent of about a SPF 15.

How to use: Avocado oil is a thicker oil, so it may clog pores. When applying it directly to your skin, be sure to wipe off any excess oil. You can also add a few drops to your favorite moisturizer or sunscreen.

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is derived from the coconut palm and is made by pressing dry or fresh coconut meat. Its high fatty acid content makes it one of the most sought-after oils for skin. Lauric acid, one of the most abundant fatty acids found in coconut oil, has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties that help fight acne-causing bacteria. This oil can also help soothe dry skin and promote skin cell regeneration, which may help reduce the appearance of scars.

How to use: Coconut oil is considered comedogenic, which means it may block pores. If your skin doesn’t tolerate oil well, try to incorporate it into a 15-minute face mask or add a few melted drops to your night cream.

Jojoba Oil

Jojoba oil, or jojoba extract, is more so a “liquid wax” than an oil. Obtained by pressing the seeds of the Simmondsia chinensis tree, jojoba oil is very unique in composition compared to other vegetables oils. Because it is composed of mostly wax esters, it is structurally similar to our own sebum. Jojoba oil can enhance skin elasticity and reduce dryness. Studies also showed that jojoba oil can successfully treat acne and psoriasis.

How to use: Jojoba oil can make a great addition to a clay face mask or your favorite moisturizer. It can also be applied directly to the skin to help remove toxins that can cause acne.

Macadamia Nut Oil

Macadamia nut oil is made by removing its outer husk and cold pressing the oil-rich kernel. Native to Australia, this versatile nut is well known for its numerous skincare benefits. Macadamia nut oil contains naturally occurring compounds known as phytosterols, which encourage collagen production. It also contains a wide range of nutrients and fatty acids that help moisturize, regenerate, and reduce inflammation caused by acne without blocking pores.

How to use: Macadamia nut oil can be applied directly on the skin or added to your favorite moisturizer or face mask.

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