The Benefits of Avocado in Skincare

Discover the many benefits that avocados offer to the skin and body.

“The nutrients, strong antioxidant activity, and high concentration of non-saturated fat in the avocado can help the skin heal itself. It provides vitamins B5, B6, K, E, and C; copper; folate; and potassium to completely comfort and nurture. It is an all-natural product that helps the skin look younger and more supple by increasing collagen synthesis. It can be used to hydrate the skin and to improve many skin conditions, such as eczema, acne, rosacea, acne scars, and scars from surgery, rashes, and sunburns.”—Trisha Grimes, trainer and esthetician, FarmHouse Fresh

“When used in pharmaceutical formulations for topical use, avocado oil can promote increased collagen synthesis and decreased numbers of inflammatory cells during the wound-healing process and may thus be considered a new option for treating skin wounds. Studies have also found it can be used in the treatment of psoriasis, wrinkles, and stretch marks.”—Lydia Sarfati, CEO and founder, Repêchage

“Avocado oil has three main benefits for the skin: moisturizing, nourishing, and softening. Rich in vitamin E, carotenoids, and unsaturated fatty acids, avocado oil is easily absorbed by the skin. It also helps to reinforce the skin barrier and makes the skin soft. Avocado has antioxidant and regenerative properties that delay the signs of aging and bring elasticity to the skin.”—Marie Roussel, national trainer, Sothys USA

“Avocado deeply hydrates and nourishes skin, improves its elasticity and firmness, and repairs and prevents free-radical damage from UV rays and pollution to help keep skin healthy and glowing.”—Jordanna Antonoff, brand educator, Shira Esthetics