Apricot kernel oil is (surprise!) extracted from the pits of apricots. It is a rich and nourishing carrier oil, known for it’s gently moisturizing properties. Unlike other oils, apricot kernel oil does not feature a strong scent profile, it isn’t sticky and has a longer shelf life.
At our company we source high-quality apricot kernel oil that is cold-pressed , meaning the oil is extracted by using a steel press that allows it to retain its many nutritional benefits better than other extracting methods. The oil can be applied to nearly all skin types because it’s so mild, and because it’s very rich in GLA (gamma linoleic acid), it helps deliver needed EFA’s from the omega 6 family of fatty acids. EFA’s are essential for dry skin, particularly during the winter months and as our skin ages and EFA’s diminish and become more difficult to replenish from our diets.
As a bonus, apricot kernel oil also features both vitamin E and A, which assist in maintaining more youthful-looking skin, since they are both very high in antioxidants and help reduce oxidative stress and damage from free radicals.