Know Your Ingredients: Apricot Kernel Oil

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apricot

What it is
Apricot Kernel Oil (Prunus armeniaca), is a light but rich, colourless oil pressed from the kernel of the apricots.

What it does
Apricot Kernel Oil is an occlusive skin conditioning agent: it creates a barrier on the skin that prevents water loss, thus helping to keep it hydrated.

Side effects
Apricot Kernel Oil is mildly comedogenic.
Allergies are very rare, but can occur.

(Source: cosmeticsinfo.org)

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