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The Benefits of Avocado for Skin

When it comes to avocado skin benefits, this ingredient works incredibly well for dry skin. Learn how to go from dry, rough skin to soft skin with avocado oil.

benefits of avocado for skin

We all know that they’re good for your health, but did you know that the humble ‘avo’ can also give a nourishing boost to your skincare routine? You can find avocado for skin in a wide range of products including face oils, serums, creams and masks. Avocado skin benefits are most potent for dry skin, however this ingredient can also help other skin types and concerns.

Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about skin softening avocado. We’ll show you why the Kiehl’s avocado ingredients have optimal benefits and provide tailored avocado product recommendations to help protect and enrich dry skin.

What are the benefits of avocado for dry skin?

The delicious avocadoes we know and love are the fruit of a tropical American tree. Fruit extracts, oil and other substances can be taken from the avocado tree and processed to form highly beneficial natural skincare ingredients that can be incorporated into many types of skincare products. Avocado is most commonly found in face masks and moisturising products thanks to its rich, creamy texture.

Is avocado good for dry skin? This ingredient contains an impressive combination of hydrating, protective and nourishing vitamins and nutrients, so the answer is a strong yes. Consistent use of skincare products containing avocado can help create visible benefits for dull, rough or flaky skin. By intensely hydrating and protecting dry skin, avocado can help soften, comfort, plump and brighten your complexion.

DIY vs scientific avocado products for skin

DIY avocado face masks have become a common online trend, however there is a vast difference between DIY concoctions and advanced skincare formulas enriched with research-based ingredients. Unfortunately, spreading fresh avocado directly onto your face will not create close to the same level of benefits as using a skincare product containing avocado oil or avocado extract. Why? Skincare formulas are expertly constructed to promote maximal absorption into the skin and stability of each ingredient.

Kiehl’s avocado ingredients

If you’re looking to use avocado for your face, our avocado ingredients incorporate knowledge gained from years of advanced research to achieve optimal levels of hydration. Kiehl’s avocado ingredients are rich in antioxidants, potassium and amino acids.

When you apply one of our avocado skincare products you know your complexion is being enriched with vitamins A, B, D and E as well as emollient and anti-inflammatory properties.  Let’s dive deeper into the two avocado ingredients found in Kiehl’s formulas:

Avocado fruit extract:  Sourced from the pulp of the avocado fruit, our avocado fruit extract helps dry skin feel softer and fresher. This extract has a high level of lipid soluble components to help nourish your skin and replenish moisture for dry skin types. We source and cultivate our avocado fruit extract in the USA.

Avocado oil:  The reason our avocado oil is so good for skin is thanks to its rich emollient properties and fatty acid content. The fatty acids and emollients found in Avocado Oil help to restore the natural lipid barrier of the skin, making avocado oil for sensitive skin a highly efficacious match. Out of all fruit oils, avocado oil is the most moisturising.

Discover avocado skincare from Kiehl’s

We’ve taken our research-based avocado ingredients and created a range of avocado skincare products to help give your skin the moisture and comfort it needs. Here are our expert recommendations.

Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado

Hydration is especially important around the delicate eye area, which is why we developed our Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado with unique water-in-oil architecture for lasting hydration. This avocado eye cream helps minimise signs of premature ageing and provides protection to the vulnerable skin around your eyes. Gently tap on with your ring finger day or night to avoid pulling the area during application.

Avocado Nourishing Hydrating Mask

For all the benefits of an avocado face cream in a luxurious mask formula, opt for our Avocado Nourishing Hydrating Mask. This rich and creamy mask provides the hydration your skin craves with avocado oil, evening primrose oil and avocado fruit extract. The rich, thick texture inspired by a ripe avocado will nourish your skin by sealing in moisture to minimise transepidermal water loss. Smooth a thick layer over your entire face and leave on for 15 minutes before rinsing for best results.

Ultimate Strength Hand Salve

You might be surprised to hear that the avocado uses for skin extend beyond your face – this ingredient can be used as a powerful moisturiser for your hands, too. Our Ultimate Strength Hand Salve is enriched with avocado and designed for dry, rough, active hands. The maximum strength formula provides all day hydration thanks to its thick, comforting texture which forms a ‘glove like’ barrier against drying. Apply liberally to clean hands as often as needed.

Found this guide useful? Learn The Key To Skin Hydration by reading our next skincare advice article.

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