Sweet Almond oil is excellent for massage. It is an excellent emollient (softening and soothing to the skin) and also helps the skin to balance its loss and absorption of moisture.
Rich in vitamins and essential fatty acids, Sweet Almond oil also makes a nutritious moisturiser for all skin types, and makes a wonderful make-up remover.
Sweet almond oil also contains vitamins A, B1, B2, B6 with small amounts of Vitamin E and D. Due to the presence of Vitamin E the oil has antioxidant capability. Antioxidants protect vital cell structures by neutralizing free radicals.
Topical vitamin E has shown to have a wide variety of skin benefits. Many studies have shown that it can help decrease the effects of psoriasis, erythema, and may help in reducing the risk of skin cancer. Vitamin E also helps in the reduction of scaring from wounds and on the appearance of stretch marks on the skin.
It has a light to medium consistency which does not leave the skin feeling oily or sticky, making it ideal as an all-purpose base oil. Suitable for all skin types, Almond Oil is light an easily absorbed into the skin, making it fantastic for soothing dry, chapped and irritated skin.