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Apricot Kernel Oil – Incredibly gentle but highly effective for your skin

Do you struggle with dry, itchy skin? Or minor skin conditions like eczema and sunburn? Then you may benefit from the anti-inflammatory and soothing properties present in Apricot kernel oil.


Apricot Kernel Oil (Prunus Armeniaca – belongs to the rose family) comes from the apricot tree is native to East and Central Asia. Apricot kernel oil is cold-pressed from the dried seeds of apricots and is similar to peach or almond oil. Due to its light and gentle properties, it has become a popular ingredient in many skincare products including lotions, creams and exfoliators.

Skincare benefits of this oil include lubricating, nourishing and moisturizing the skin.


Apricot kernel oil is, in fact, so gentle that it can be found in many baby products. So you can rest assured that this oil is ideal for even the most sensitive of skins.



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Vitamins and Minerals found in Apricot Kernel Oil

This nourishing oil is a rich source of a variety of important
vitamins and minerals that have wondrous effects on the health of your skin. It is mainly composed of two important unsaturated fatty acids, namely linoleic and oleic acid. These healthy fats keep the skin smooth and hydrated and can help a variety of inflammatory skin sondictions such as eczema or acne due to its anti-inflammatory properties.

Apricot kernel oil contains high amounts of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, dietary fiber and potassium. Vitamin C and E function as antioxidants, protecting your skin against harmful free-radicals that can lead to lines, wrinkles, and age skin. Vitamin A is essential for smooth skin and a lack of it will result in dry, peeling skin.





 Apricot kernel oil is not only great for your skin – heat some of this oil up at home and apply to your locks once a week for a hot oil hair treatement that will stimulate the circulation of your scalp ensuring that your hair will grow long, thick and healthy!

 Fix dry, unsighly cuticles in a pinch by massaging this oil into your cuticles every night before bed!

How does Apricot Kernel Oil benefit the skin?

Highly nourishing:

GLA (gamma linoleic acid – which comes from omega-6) is highly present in organic apricot kernel oil and works to help maintain the moisture balance in skin as well as keep it firm and toned. Combined with other ingredients like CoEnzyme Q10 and Vitamin E oil in La Mav’s Antioxidant Rich Nightly Nectar, the nourishing and anti-inflammatory properties of apricot kernel oil aids in soothing the skin from conditions like eczema, psoriasis, razor burn and sunburn.


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Antioxidant Rich Nightly Repair Nectar – $49.95

This luscious nectar gives your skin long lasting visible anti-aging protection for all skin types and will provide visible benefits alone or when combined with other La Mav Wrinkle Defense Range products. 
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GLA Apricot kernel oil may help to
rehydrate dry skin, however it is definitely best used for oilier complexions due to its light texture. This oil moisturizes the skin without leaving a greasy feel which no body likes! It is especially beneficial for oily, hormone reactive or combination skin types. However – because it is so gentle, it can be used on any skin type!



Cranberry Exfoliating Scrub – $29.95

La Mav’s Cranberry Bio Exfoliating Scrub contains apricot kernel oil that helps to reveals a soft luminous, evenly-toned and smoother-looking skin. 
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