Apricot kernel oil is primarily composed of oleic acid (60%) and linoleic acid (30%). Oleic acid is known for its ability to moisturize both skin and hair and reduce appearances of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles. Linoleic acid helps aid in wound healing, has anti-inflammatory properties, clears up acne, and promotes moisture retention in the skin.
Vitamin K, which is known to reduce dark circles.
Vitamin A is well-known for being incredibly moisturizing to the skin and hair, and its antioxidant properties help to reduce signs of aging. It helps to repair scars and blemishes on the skin and soothes irritated skin.
Palmitic acid that helps to soothe and soften the skin and is a natural conditioner for the hair. Stearic acid helps to cleanse the skin, ridding it of sweat, dirt, and excess sebum. It is a wonderful natural conditioner when applied to the strands of hair.
Deeply nourishing, this oil is rich in antioxidants and vitamins A, E and C, hence, it helps reduce cellulite and stretch marks and relieve joint pain. In warmer climates, the oil should be mixed with rose water. This oil is suitable for normal to dry skin.
Apricot oil can also be used in a scrub to give you soft and glowing skin in minutes. Mix it with some olive oil or almond oil and some sugar to make a scrub that you can gently all over your face and neck, Let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes and then wash off with lukewarm water.
This oil is very mild and non-irritating and can even be used for children and infants.