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Sweet Almond Vegetable Oil

Commonly known as: Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil (I.N.C.I.), Almond.
Botanical name: Prunus amygdalus dulcis.
Extraction process: First cold pressing of the almond kernels.
Family: Rosacea.
Part of the plant extracted: Let's talk about almonds.
Location: Middle East, Maghreb, Mediterranean rim, China, North and South America, South Africa, Australia.
Flowering: From the end of winter (from January to March), with fruiting beginning from June.
Provenance, origin: Spain.
Phytochemical composition: Polyunsaturated fatty acids (linoleic acid), monounsaturated fatty acids (oleic acid, palmitoleic acid), saturated fatty acids (palmitic acid, stearic acid), vitamins (A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9, D, E, K), amino acids (arginine, lysine, tyrosine), phytosterols (beta-sitosterol, campesterol, stigmasterol), triacylglycerides, triterpenic alcohols (alpha and beta-amyrin), minerals (calcium, magnesium, chromium, iron, iodine, zinc, potassium, phosphorus).
Sensorial properties: Appearance: Clear oily liquid; Colour: Pale yellow; Scent: Characteristic, mild; Feel: Dry.
Physical characteristics: Quality: 100% pure, virgin and of natural origin ingredients; Density: 0.910 - 0.920 g/cm3; Oxidative potential: Stable; Comedogenicity index: 2; Saponification index: 190 - 200 mgKOH/g; pH: not applicable; Insoluble in water; Soluble in ether and alcohol.
Benefits: Emollient, softening, nourishing, hydrating, soothing.
Concerns: All skin types, particularly mature, dry, fragile, and discomfort-prone skin; All hair types, particularly dry, brittle, split-end, coloured, and dandruff-prone hair; Recommended for preventing stretch marks.

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Applications

  • Facial Care (masks, creams, serums, lip balms, eye contour gels, serums, beard oils, exfoliants, lotions, cleansing milks, micellar water, makeup removers);

  • Body Care (hand and foot creams, shower gels, scrubs, lotions, balms, massage oils, nail care, deodorants, bath oils, body milks);

  • Haircare (shampoos, conditioners, hair balms, creams, conditioners, masks, treatment oils);

  • Makeups (foundations, mascaras).

Method of Preservation

Store in a dry and cool place, away from heat sources and protected from light.

Contraindications, Usage Precautions

There are no contraindications to the cosmetic use of sweet almond oil. Pregnant women and young children can use it. Avoid contact with the eyes. As a precautionary principle, the topical application of this oil is not recommended for people sensitive/allergic to nuts.

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The almond tree is a fruit-bearing tree whose flowers are the first to appear at the end of winter, despite the morning frosts. In cosmetics, its vegetable oil is the ultimate ally for dry skin. It nourishes, soothes and softens the skin. Thanks to its vitamin E content, it has antioxidant properties that strengthen the skin's barrier function, making it more resilient.