Remember when I mentioned I was washing my hair with avocado?
Now I’ve started slathering avocado all over my body, too. Well, kind of.
I don’t mash the fruit to a pulp and put it on my skin. Heck, if mashed avocado goes anywhere, it’s on my toast. With a sprinkle of seeds washed in olive oil. Delicious!
Nope, I’m using Avo365 Body Lotion and Hand Cream.
What Does Avocado Do For The Skin?
First things first. Both the body lotion and hand cream use avocado extract and avocado oil. There’s only a drop of the extract in both so don’t rely on that one too much. But the oil is the third ingredient in both of them, so it’ll help your skin. But, how?
- It’s moisturizing: avocado oil is rich in moisturizing fatty acids and skin-identical ingredients (those that make up your skin’s natural protective barrier), such as lecithin and squalane, that prevent water loss.
- It has antioxidant properties: avocado oil is loaded with antioxidants, such as vitamins A and E, that fight off free radicals before they can cause wrinkles.
Pretty impressive, huh? That’s not all.
Because avocado oil has a whopping 63% concentration of oleic acid, it can penetrate the skin better than other oils.
Time to put it to the test, now!
This is one of those products my dry skin laps up in summer but just ain’t moisturizing enough for winter. It makes my skin soft and smooth indeed but, after a few hours, it’s already thirsting for more.
But what drives me crazy is the texture. It’s lightweight and creamy alright but, because I have to use quite a bit to satisfy the needs of my dry skin, it leaves behind a white residue that takes me a full minute of gentle patting to make it sink in into my skin. Quite annoying!
If your skin’s oilier than mine, or even just normal, I’m sure you won’t have to deal with this.
I like the hand cream a lot more. It’s so lightweight and sinks in immediately. No white residue. Yay!
It’s very similar to the body lotion. Most of the ingredients are the same, just in a different order. Anything that’s here in less than 1% can be put in any random order, though, so that doesn’t mean much.
The main difference is sodium hyaluronate. The body lotion doesn’t have it and it’s a shame cos sodium hyaluronate is awesome. It draws water from the environment into the skin and binds it there. It’s so effective, it can bind up to 1000 times its weight in water.
Even so, the hand cream has the same problem as the body lotion. Moisturizing enough for oily skin or the summer heat, not rich enough for dry skin or the winter cold. I keep the tube on my desk and apply it every two hours to keep my mittens soft and smooth.
I just think I tried them in the wrong season. Turns out, avocado skincare is more suitable for tropical summers. 🙂