Avocado oil (Persea Gratissima Oil)

Avocado oil (Persea Gratissima Oil)

Avocado or Alligator Pear is rich in selenium, vitamin E and a host of other nutrients that are beneficial to the skin. The presence of materials called triglycerides and natural sterols coupled with the excellent skin penetrating properties of this oil, make it an ideal choice for skin that is looking dull and lifeless. It has been used for the treatment of a number chronic skin conditions with proven success. .

A light, fast penetrating oil that was reported to be absorbed faster by the skin than corn, soybean, almond and olive oils. ß-sitosterol, campesterol, stigmsterol, brassicasterol, delta5-Avenastenol, tocopherols and other unidentified sterols.

Skin and eye test tolerance are excellent. Application of avocado oil to the skin caused no irritation in humans, but two cases of possible sensitization have been reported. Skin irritation and mild eye effects were seen in rabbits treated with certain avocado oils. Repeated oral administration produced some liver effects in rats. The safety of Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil has been assessed by the Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) Expert Panel. The CIR Expert Panel evaluated the scientific data and concluded that Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil was safe for use as used in cosmetics and personal care products. In 2001, as part of the scheduled re-evaluation of ingredients, the CIR Expert Panel considered available new data on Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil and reaffirmed the above conclusion.

CAS: 8024-32-6

Function: Emollient.

Source Dweck, Anthony. Handbook of Natural Ingredients (Dweck Books 4) . Dweck Data. Kindle Edition.