The Benefits of Avocado Oil in Skin and Hair Care

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Did you know that most avocados sold in the U.S. are grown in the southern part of California? That certainly explains the Golden State’s obsession with avocado-topped anything and everything. Avocados are chock full of antioxidants, good fats, and fiber that prevent cancer, maintain heart health, and lower the risk of depression—so eat up!

While these fatty fruits serve as a delicious source of nutrients when consumed, avocado-derived ingredients can be found in numerous topical formulas to nourish the body from head to toe. Avocado oil, extract, and butter are dry skin and hair saviors, known for deeply hydrating, softening, and strengthening with every use. Check out this avocado infused lineup of restorative products to keep in your beauty kit all year long.

R+Co BLEU Super Style Crème, $12

Avocado oil penetrates hair to deliver added moisture, smoothness, and shine. The Super Style Crème does exactly that with an avocado-rich formula and added vitamin E for silky, strong styles. Plus, the creme blankets hair in lightweight hydration that helps seal split ends and prevent frizz.

Indie Lee Botanical Boosting Oil, $48

Give your skin barrier a restorative boost with a cornucopia of antioxidant-rich botanicals, including (you guessed it) avocado! Specifically, the formula is made up of avocado extracts, which promote a healthy skin barrier while combating environmental stressors. Along with jojoba seed oil, rosehip seed oil, and squalane, this oil locks in moisture for glowing results without the greasiness.

Nudestix Hydra-Peptide Lip Butter, $18

Read our lips: avocado butter works wonders for some of the most delicate skin on your face. This formula from Nudestix harnesses avocado butter for soft, supple, and hydrated lips with added fullness.

SACHAJUAN Exfoliating Hand Wash, $37

Parched hands need a little exfoliation every so often, but without the added dryness. This one from Sachajuan includes finely milled pumice to buff away and cleanse dead skin cells while avocado oil offsets the drying effects of exfoliation. Hands feel softer and well moisturized - no extra lotion needed.

Cirque Colors Nail & Cuticle Oil, $12.50

Nails and cuticles often get overlooked until it’s time for your next salon visit. However, it’s super easy to care for these tiny areas with an easy-to-apply nail and cuticle oil. Twist the end of the pen to dispense the avocado oil-infused formula, and use the brush applicator to target skin and nails, then massage into fingertips. The quick-absorbing treatment keeps these areas healthy and primed for your next nail look.