It is good for all skin types, but preferred by many practitioners for prematurely aged skin and skin that is dry and/or irritated. It is a very popular body oil, since it does not leave an oil film on the skin.
A European study showed that the skin looses more water when it has low levels of Linoleic Acid (an Omega 6 essential fatty acid) present in its tissue. There also seems to be a link between low Linoleic Acid and the formation of acne. For these reasons, Apricot Kernel Oil is recommended for mature, dry and acne skin.
Aromaland adds additional plant-derived Vitamin E Oil to increase shelf life, enhance its properties and provide additional nourishment for the skin.
Apricot Kernel Oil brings to soap making the same qualities as Sweet Almond Oil - great skin nourishment and good lathering qualities.
Composition of Apricot Kernel Oil:
- Oleic Acid 58-74%
- Linoleic Acid 20-34%
- Palmitic Acid 4-7%
- Unsaponifiables 0.5-0.7%
(Quoted from S. Parker, A study of lipids. Proportions may vary due to the plant-based nature of the product).