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More about Avocado Oil

You’ll usually find it listed as ‘persea gratissima (avocado) oil’ on the ingredients lists of products that contain it. 

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As a super rich super fruit, avocados are prized for their abundance of vitamins, nutrients, fibre and protein.

What is avocado? 

Avocado oil is a plant-based oil used for its moisturizing and protective properties. It is rich in fatty acids such as oleic acid (up to 66%) and palmitic acid (12 to 24%). It also contains vitamins A, E and D.

Where does Garnier source its avocado from? 

As with all the brand’s naturally derived ingredients, Garnier has implemented a sourcing from producers certified organic and Fair for Life or Fair for Life in Mass Balance. L'Oréal sources part of its avocado oil from small producers in Kenya and Tanzania. The Fair for Life certification verifies, among others, the application of the fairly traded principles.

To produce avocado oil in cosmetic products, the fruits that are taken are those that, due to lack of size, are not suitable for export and sale to the food industry. Their use in the production of avocado oil is an important source of income for small producers. This also gives them access to funding for community projects.

Is avocado oil good for hair?  

There’s a seriously impressive list of all the benefits that avocado oil can have on hair. It helps nourish and strengthen dry, coarse hair, provides softness and smoothness and it boosts shine.  

Is avocado oil good for skin? 

It’s those same nourishing benefits that avocado oil has on hair that can work wonders for skin, too. Alongside contributing to restore the skin’s hydrolipidic film, it helps maintain hydration levels even for the driest skin and it has emollient properties, meaning it can soften skin and prevent moisture loss,