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Apricot seed powder

Commonly known as: Prunus Armeniaca Seed Powder (INCI).
Botanical name: Prunus armeniaca.
Extraction process: Seeds are mechanically ground (micronisation), and then sterilised by ionising radiation and microbiologically tested.
Family: Rosaceae.
Part of the plant extracted: Seeds.
Location: Native to the mountains of eastern Iran, Turkestan and northwest India. Now grown almost everywhere in the world.
Flowering: Early (February to April).
Provenance, origin: France.
Phytochemical composition: Vitamins (A, C and E), essential fatty acids (oleic acid and linoleic acid).
Sensorial properties: Appearance: Powder; Colour: Light to dark brown; Scent: Neutral.
Physical characteristics: Density = 5.5-7.5; Particle size: Particles ≤ 500 μm: ≥ 95% and particles ≤ 200 μm: ≤ 10%; Insoluble in water and oil (only in dispersion); Exfoliating power: 3 (medium).
Benefits: Exfoliates, stimulates, smooths, tones, softens.
Concerns: All skin typologies.



Face care (masks, scrubs, creams); Body care (scrubs, shower gels, shower creams, solid soaps).


Store in a closed package, in a cool, dry place and protected from light.

Contra-Indications and Precautions

There are no contraindications to the cosmetic use of apricot kernel powder. Avoid contact with the eyes.

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Legend has it that the apricot is a fruit associated with Venus, the goddess of love. In Spain, according to a widespread belief, this fruit would have the power to awaken passion and desire. In cosmetics, the powder is obtained by crushing the kernels. It has a great exfoliating efficiency, which allows to eliminate dead skin with ease and to rejuvenate the skin.