Sweet almonds are not exotic for us, even though Almond trees grow only in hot climate. We love its seeds for their versatile use, as a snack, to decorate cakes or create marzipan.
Sweet almond oil is also a popular imported raw material. It is obtained through cold-pressing the seeds of Almond tree. It is willingly used in cosmetics and pharmacy because it contains lots of valuable vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids.
Just say out loud its customary name (sweet almond oil) and your imagination begins to suggest the best taste and aroma. Almond oil has a very subtle, sweet and beautiful aroma, so it is often used in aromatherapy.
What does almond oil contain?
- essential fatty acids (mainly omega-9 and omega-6)
- vitamins (majority of vitamin E, but also A, D and B2),
- minerals (iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, zinc and sodium).
The wealth of nutrients affects the almond oil’s excellent properties. It is used to create various cosmetics, such as: soaps, creams, lotions, massage oils and even perfume.
Sweet almond oil – properties
In each type of cosmetic, almond oil has the same task. It is used as a moisturiser. This product is a great emollient that prevent water loss. It soothes inflammations, helps regenerate sensitive and atopic skin and protects it. Also, it improves hair and skin resilience and shields hair ends. Eliminates the roughness of the skin and adds softness to hair.
Where can you find sweet almond oil?
Of course, you can use it on its own, although it requires some specific knowledge. It works well for hair ends, however, if it is not properly matched to your hair type, it might overburden your strands. What is more, it can be applied to dry skin patches, for example to your elbows, thought applied to the facial skin can block pores. What to do?
Always make sure to choose the best products with the content of sweet almond oil. Today, we will discuss the ones designed for hair care. Do you know the number one hair care cosmetic?
NANOIL FOR HIGH POROSITY HAIR
Nanoil is a series of three oils developed on the basis of several studies on the human hair structure. After years of tests, three types of hair has been distinguished: low porosity, medium porosity and high porosity. Next, the scientists have matched three sets of oils with the amount of fatty acids that correspond to the outer layer of your hair.
Nanoil for high porosity hair contains six carefully selected oils. They complement one another and are enriched with eight additional, valuable substances, for example: keratin, silk, panthenol, vitamin E, lanolin, sunscreen and specialised components that prevent hair loss and boost hair growth. We get: almond oil which provides hydration and hydrolipidic balance; Argan oil with thermal protection properties; Evening primrose oil taking care of the processes occurring in the scalp; Avocado oil – its task is to provide shine and softness; Maracuja oil with strong antioxidant effect; Cotton seed oil to protect delicate hair tips.
This product is worth mentioning especially because of its amazing properties. It works not only on the hair surface but also penetrates hair and scalp. Moreover, it has a lightweight formula, beautiful scent and can be used in various ways.
KORRES HAIR MASK
A Hair mask with almond and linseed oil for dry hair is one of the most interesting positions from the Greek brand Korres. The brand is famous for natural cosmetics and the use of herbal active ingredients. What is more, the minimalist packaging does not mean minimalist components, which in this case, is mainly large amounts of silicones, plant extracts, vegetable butters and oils. Several dozen ingredients make a set that is necessary to regenerate damaged hair and facilitate styling. The mask gives hair elasticity and tames unruly strands.
L’OREAL MYTHIC OIL
L’Oreal’s shimmering hair and body oil is one of several oils in the Mythic Oil series. It contains gold particles that settle on the skin or hair and reflect light. The product has a light consistency that does not burden hair, and its fragrance is very nice. L’Oreal Mythic Shimmering Oil is a combination of two oils: almond oil and sesame oil. Their effects are enhanced with silicones and alcohols. This unfortunately, puts Mythic Oil’s Shimmering Oil a bit further than the natural oils on the podium.
VATIKA ALMOND HAIR OIL
Almond oil from Dabur Vatika Naturals is really a mixture of natural oils. It works well in every kind of hair care. The product is best rubbed into hair and scalp and then left in for two hours or throughout the night. Dabur Vatika Enriched Almond Hair Oil contains sesame oil, sweet almond oil, coconut oil, olive oil, palm oil, rapeseed oil and rosemary oil. They all work wonders on hair, although their combination is not well thought through.