Avocado Oil: Nature’s most ancient health and beauty secret

There’s more to dark green, lumpy avocado than meets the eye. Well-known to ancient civilisations, this wonder fruit offers nutrition, health and beauty benefits wrapped up in one neat green package.

Avocado (Persea Americana or gratissima), also known as alligator pear, is believed to have originated in southern Mexico, although fossil evidence suggests similar species were widespread millions of years ago. According to Wikipedia, the oldest discovery of an avocado pit was reported in the Coxcatlan Cave in the Tehuacán Valley of Puebla, Mexico, dating some 9,000 to 10,000 years ago.

Avocado is a popular food and a good source of potassium and healthy fats: raw avocado flesh is 73% water, 15% fat, 9% carbohydrates, and 2% protein. It is a rich source of B vitamins such as pantothenic acid, vitamin K, and moderate amounts of vitamin C and E and potassium. Avocados also contain phytosterols and carotenoids such as lutein and zeaxanthin, polyphenols, tocopherols and other lipid-soluble bioactive, although their levels may vary.

Skin Care Benefits

Speaking of skin, a review published in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences cites avocado oil as an excellent ingredient to enrich dry, damaged, or chapped skin and for faster wound repair. Studies also show that  avocado oil has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agents that help keep skin firm, smooth and supple.

In human trials, a small study of 13 subjects, published in Dermatology, showed avocado oil successfully treated scaly, itchy, psoriatic skin in a moisturising cream containing both the oil and vitamin B12. After 12 weeks of use, the cream reportedly reduced symptoms of psoriasis as effectively as a conventional calcipotriol ointment while causing significantly less irritation.

Avocado oil contains a high percentage of Vit E which makes it very nourishing and moisturising.
This oil is also a source of oleic acid (fatty acid) which promotes collagen production – anti-ageing function.

You can find certified organic avocado oil in these Phyt’s products:

Phyt’s Laboratories utilises avocado fruit extract in the Phyt’Sublim range to promote anti-fatigue benefits in the eye contour area. The skin around the eyes is very thin and delicate. It’s often the first part of your face that shows signs of ageing i.e. fine lines and dryness.
Here, the properties of avocado oil contained in these 2 Phyt’s eye products helps reduce the appearance of fine lines. Combined with the synergy of other active ingredients, these 2 treatments act on microcirculation (to combat puffiness and dark circles), inhibiting inflammation markers.
Other benefits range from moisturising and softening dry skin to anti-wrinkle, emollient and skin protectant effects.

How to optimise the benefits of these 2 eye products?

Use them morning and evening. For optimum results, first, apply Serum Défroissant over the eye contour area (including the upper lids), then apply Soin Défatigant Yeux using the cooling massage head of the tube to help massage and decongest the skin.

Main Active Ingredients

  • Hyaluronic acid: hydrating agent derived from plant
  • Organic Avocado oil: nourishing and regenerating
  • Organic Aloe Vera: hydrating and soothing
  • Blend Phyto-Actif Regard: a mix of 5 organic plant extracts working in synergy to provide global care of eye contour area: Rowan sorb bud, Horse Chestnut, Arnica Montana, Centella Asiatica and Meadowsweet