Move over coconut oil, there’s a new “it” ingredient in town! Avocado oils are intensely hydrating, rich in vitamins and fatty acids, which is especially important for dry skin that’s still recuperating from the winter months. While DIY recipes for avocado hair and beauty masks are plentiful on the Internet, it's avocado oil rather than the fleshy green fruit that is being touted as the next big thing in the beauty world.
For the purist, Neil’s Yard offers a pure Avocado oil, which, as well as being vegan, is made from 100 per cent organically produced ingredients. To soften dry skin, try rubbing a few drops of this rich, dark green oil into elbows, knees or feet for some intense moisturising. Alternatively, use to enrich a massage base oil for a facial or body massage. Kiehl's has also tapped into the trend for all things green and now offers a Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado. This product has a rich and creamy formula which helps keep the delicate skin around the eye area well hydrated. It also includes shea butter, vitamin A and E, as well as a fresh slightly fruity scent, and can be worn under make-up without leaving the face slick or sticky.
For a trusty night cream, look no further than Antipodes’ Avocado Pear Nourishing Night Cream. This facial cream restores skin with 100 per cent pure avocado oil, as well as a dash of calendula oil from marigold petals and active manuka honey to soothe and moisturise. Suited to most skin types, apply to your face, neck and decolletage after your favourite serum. Or if your skin is really in extra need of TLC, look no further than Cloud 9 Skin Solutions Tranquility - an ultra soothing cream for dry or damaged skin. With its combination of avocado oil and vitamin B12, regular application can help ease symptoms of red, irritated, scaly skin and it’s an effective natural alternative to steroid topical creams.
Don't forget your eyelashes either! MUA’s Eye Define Volume, Nourish & Care Mascara has been formulated with avocado oil to encourage lash growth and volume. And there's no better way to melt the stress of the day away with a luxurious bath, so next time you go for a soak in the tub, pop in one of Bomb Cosmetics’ Cloud Nine Massage Bars into the water. This product features skin nourishing avocado and cocoa butter to massage away your aches and pains, while also releasing a blend of soothing chamomile and lavender essential oils to leave the mind and body deeply relaxed.