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Existe-t-il des risques à utiliser l’huile d’amande douce ?

Are there any risks associated with using sweet almond oil?

Sweet almond oil is renowned for its moisturising and nourishing properties. It is found in numerous skin and hair care products. Whether used pure or as a component of a treatment, certain precautions must nevertheless be observed.

The sweet almond oil, in brief.

The almond tree is a fruit-bearing tree whose flowers are the first to appear at the end of winter, despite the morning frosts.This fruit tree is primarily cultivated in the southern regions, from the Alpes Maritimes to the western Pyrenees, including Corsica..

Vegetable oil is obtained from the cold pressing of the seeds from the fruits of the almond tree. To produce 1 L of sweet almond oil, approximately 2 to 3 kg of almonds are required. It is almost odourless and its texture is fluid with a greasy touch. It is generally pale yellow in colour, but it can be slightly darker, depending on the production conditions.

In cosmetics, its I.N.C.I. name is "Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil".Sweet almond oil is primarily recognised for its moisturising and nourishing properties. It is used to maintain the skin, scalp, and hair.

Are there any contraindications associated with the cosmetic use of sweet almond oil?

The cosmetic use of sweet almond vegetable oil posesno health risks and has no contraindications. Pregnant women and young children can use it safely.However, even though it is antioxidant, it is not a tanning oil. Do not apply this treatment before sun exposure.

Extracted from the seeds of nut fruits, sweet almond oil can nevertheless contain allergens. Therefore, it is advised not to use it in case of a nut fruit allergy.

In all instances, if you have reactive and sensitive skin, it is advised to perform a skin patch test beforehand. To do this, apply a small amount of undiluted pure oil to your wrist or the crook of your arm. If there is an adverse reaction within the following 24 hours, do not use this product.

How to properly store sweet almond oil?

Like the majority of vegetable oils, sweet almond oil is sensitive to oxidation. It can become rancid and its effects can be altered by oxidation. In order to protect it from becoming rancid, sweet almond oil should be stored in a dark glass bottle, away from heat and light. It is important to always remember to close the bottle after each use.


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