Apricot Kernel – Prunus armeniaca.
Apricot Kernel is a fine textured carrier oil that is easily absorbed by the skin without leaving it feeling oily; it is high in Vitamins A & E, oleic acid and linoleic acid making it excellent for facial massage.
This fast absorbing oil provides softening, moisturizing, nourishing and revitalizing qualities for all skin types, it promotes skin cell generation thereby helping to slow down the ageing process.
Apricot kernel oil is best known for its use in skin care, it is particularly helpful for dehydrated, delicate, mature and sensitive skin, and it helps to sooth inflammation; this oil can also help relieve skin conditions such as eczema.
Fatty acids found in Apricot Kernel Oil
A typical chemical composition of almond sweet oil is fatty acids of :- palmitic 4.28%, Palmitoleic 0.7%, stearic 1.12%, oleic, 69.62%, linoleic 21%, linoleic 23.43%, linolenic 0.22%, eicosenoic 0.1%.
Apricot Kernel is non-toxic and non-irritant as well and non-sensitizing. As it comes from the kernel of the nut it is necessary to check for nut allergy.