A mix of strong ingredients in almond oil
Almond oil is well tolerated due to its ingredients, it does not irritate the skin and is also not comedogenic, i.e. the formation of pimples and acne is not supported.
In almonds and almond oil, the most important ingredients are oleic acid, palmitic acid, linoleic acid and fatty acids. Minerals such as magnesium, calcium and potassium are abundant as well as vitamins.
Palmitic acid with 5% is a saturated fatty acid in almond oil. It is an important component of the skin barrier and acid protection coat. It is necessary to protect the skin from external influences.
The main ingredients are the saturated and unsaturated fatty acids. These are structurally very similar to the natural skin fat, whereby almond oil has its good compatibility. Fatty acids are found in the membranes of whole body cells, where they perform different functions. They support the barrier function of the cells, which underlines the positive effect in cosmetics. Oleic acid is the most common monounsaturated fatty acid in almond oil. It has a very high mobility and can easily cross the skin up to the stratum corneum. In addition, it can also incorporate other valuable substances into the skin.
Another essential unsaturated fatty acid is linoleic acid, which is the second important fatty acid at 19%. It is also an important component of human skin. Linoleic acid has important functions in UV protection, it provides moisture and counteracts skin irritation. The skin is overall more resistant to infections.
The minerals and vitamins also fulfill various valuable tasks as it contributes to metabolism and cell renewal. Minerals have an important effect e.g. in the fluid- and ingredient exchange in the skin tissue, thereby supporting a taut skin image.
Vitamin A is involved in the structure of the skin and the continuous cell renewal. It prevents DNA damage in the skin cells and is involved in reparation processes.
Vitamin E is a component of the cell membranes and protects the fatty acids from free radicals. It acts as an antioxidant and thus protects against oxidative stress. Also, vitamin E helps the skin in storing moisture and supports cell regeneration in the skin. B vitamins facilitate the intake of other vitamins from the almond oil and strengthens e.g. the effect of vitamin E.
We hope you enjoyed our Almond month of April. In May it is all about Ginkgo biloba. We are looking forward to seeing you and wish you a nice first of May tomorrow!