Lipstick & Roses Ingredient
Excellent for fragile, sensitive and aging skin but great for any skin type
2 – moderately low pore-clogging
Region of Origin, Cultivation & History:
The avocado tree is a fruit plant originated in the Americas, especially Mexico and Central America, belonging to the Lauraceae family and Perseal genus.
Myristic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, Arachidic Acid, Palmitoleic Acid, Oleic Acid, Linoleic Acid, Linolenic Acid, ARACHIDONIC ACID, Carotene, Thiamine, Riboflavin, Pyridoxamine, Niacin, Pantothenic acid, Folic acid, Biotin, 2-methyl-1,4-naphtoquinone, vitamin A, Vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin E,
Health & Beauty Benefits:
Avocado oil is applied directly to the skin to soothe and heal skin and to treat thickening (sclerosis) of the skin, gum infections (pyorrhea), and arthritis. Avocado oil is used in combination with vitamin B12 for a skin condition called psoriasis. The fruit pulp is used topically to promote hair growth and speed wound healing. The seeds, leaves, and bark are used to relieve toothache.
Avocado is LIKELY SAFE for most people when the fruit is eaten in food amounts. Avocado also seems to be POSSIBLY SAFE when taken by mouth as a medicine for up to 2 years or when applied to the skin for up to 3 months. It generally has few side effects, although one person who used a specific avocado oil plus vitamin B12 cream for psoriasis reported mild itching.
Keep in mind that avocado has a lot of calories because of its fat content.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking avocado as medicine if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and stick to food amounts.
Latex allergy: People who are sensitive to latex can have an allergic reaction to avocado.
Warfarin (Coumadin) interacts with AVOCADO – Warfarin (Coumadin) is used to slow blood clotting. Avocado has been reported to decrease the effectiveness of warfarin (Coumadin). Decreasing the effectiveness of warfarin (Coumadin) might increase the risk of clotting. It is unclear why this interaction might occur. Be sure to have your blood checked regularly. The dose of your warfarin (Coumadin) might need to be changed.