INCI: Prunus armeniaca
Smell: Almost odorless
Colour: light yellow
Where does that stuff come from?
- The apricot was known in Armenia since ancient times and has been grown there for so long that it is often assumed that it was its original home.
- The botanical name is derived from this assumption.
- The world’s largest apricot growing region is in the eastern Turkish province of Malatya on the upper reaches of the Euphrates.
- Apricot kernel oil (also called apricot oil) is a vegetable oil obtained from apricot kernels, i.e. the inner almond of the stone.
What can this stuff do?
- A wonderfully light, balancing and moisturizing oil, suitable for all skin types.
- Apricot kernel oil is super-light, ultra-moisturizing and absorbs quickly.
- The ultimate all-round oil.
- Moisturizing and nourishing.
- Rich in linoleic acid (omega-6) and oleic acid (omega-9).
- Delicate texture ensures a light feeling on the skin.
- Strengthens tissue
- Activating skin metabolism
- Storing moisture
- Soothing to the skin
- Complexion refreshing
- Apricot kernel oil is extremely popular as a facial massage oil.