The Sweet variety of Almond Oil is derived from only the sweet, edible Almonds of the botanical known as Prunus amygdalus var. dulcis, which grows white flowers. The oil that is obtained from this variety is considered to be a carrier oil and is most commonly used in skin and hair care to enhance the appearance, health, and texture of both.
Sweet almond oil is rich in vitamins, including B vitamins (B1 and B6) that are known to promote hair growth. It also contains vitamin E which is an antioxidant and is also known to impact hair growth by repairing hair follicles and keeping them healthy and free of inflammation. Saturated and monounsaturated fatty acids form 71% of the fatty acids found in sweet almond oil gives it the ability to penetrate the hair shaft and moisturize hair from the inside-out. Using almond oil nourishes and strengthens your hair, and is optimal for treating hair loss and damaged hair. Sweet almond oil makes hair bright, shiny and silky looking.
Sweet almond oil is known to protect your skin from the sun as well as reverse any damage as a result of exposure to UV rays. The damage and aging that is typically caused by exposure to the sun can be drastically reduced so it not only protects your skin but also slows down the aging process. Thanks to the Vitamin E, sweet almond oil keeps your skin cells healthy, protects your skin from UV radiation damage, and helps your skin look smooth, soft, and free of fine lines. Almond oil can be used to revitalize and rejuvenate your skin when it's looking a bit dull or tired and it contains softening properties that can give you soft, supple skin. It can also even out your skin tone and improve complexion, over time, revealing a new and improved version of your skin. Almond oil can be used to rejuvenate your skin as well as reduce any irritation it might face throughout the day. As an added bonus, almond oil can also reduce the size of scars and stretch marks. Applying it to your skin is a great way to lock in moisture and keep your skin glowing all day long.