The Buzz On Apricot Kernel Oil For Skincare

Do you have stubborn bags under your eyes? Are you struggling to find ways to deal with those wrinkles that seem to be spreading further on your face and getting deeper? Is your skin constantly dry and lifeless?

If you are dealing with any or all of these skin issues, apricot kernel oil might be the solution for you. It has recently become incredibly popular and is present everywhere from moisturizers to anti-wrinkle creams.

But what exactly is apricot kernel oil? And is it really worth all the hype?

What is apricot kernel oil?

Apricot kernel oil may be the new “it” ingredient in skincare and cosmetic products but it is far from being the new kid on the block. The extracts have been in use for centuries by cultures all over the world. 

Apricot kernel oil is derived from the hard stone pit of an apricot fruit. It has a light, runny consistency and pale yellow color. Apricot kernel oil may be odorless or bear the faint scent of apricot fruits depending on how much it has been processed and purified. 

What makes apricot kernel oil so popular is the fact that it is one of the closes exogenous oils there is to the sebum your body produces. It is also rich in skin-friendly oils and nutrients including Vitamin E, Vitamin A, and omega 3, 6, and 9 oils.

Let’s take a look at some of the benefits that these components of apricot oil have to offer. 

Anti-inflammatory effects

Apricot kernel oil also has anti-inflammatory effects. These will help if you have issues like acne, general skin irritation, cracked lips, or even puffy eyes.

Moreover, apricot kernel oil has been shown to help improve healing. So if are having issues with acne lesions or cracked lips that you want to heal promptly and with minimal scaring, this oil is ideal for you.

Apricot oil, the secret ingredient in our eye cream

The Glam 4-Step Facial Kit from IPO Cosmetics uses apricot kernel oil as the main ingredient in the eye cream. This will help firm the skin around your eyes and get rid of fine lines and wrinkles. 

You can also use it on your lips for the moisturizing and softening effects.

That way, your eyes and lips will be adequately prepared for your glorious makeup look. So grab yourself a Glam 4-Step Facial Kit today and start enjoying the benefits of apricot kernel oil.

Antiaging effect

Apricot kernel oil has antioxidant effects that help keep your skin healthy and looking as youthful and beautiful as possible. 

Furthermore, the vitamin E and vitamin A present help promote collagen production for more elastic skin. This comes in especially useful when it comes to preventing or minimizing fine lines and wrinkles. 

Improved moisture retention

One of the best things about apricot kernel oil is the fact that it provides a protective seal for moisture without being too heavy. That way, your skin stays moisturized without your pores having to pay the price. 

Emollient effects

Palmitic acid present in apricot kernel oil has a softening effect on the skin. What’s awesome is that unlike other emollients, this oil will not leave you sticky and greasy. It is therefore perfect for use on all skin types.