I've learned pretty fast that natural skin care products are the best when they either are purchased from or in the country of origin, or in countries which still have a good connection with the roots of beauty.
That's why, after trying several things out, I've come to the conclusion that in Romania, you might find the best face cream ever! ( Gerovital ) and that getting oils from there is also a brilliant idea, especially such as Apricot Kernel Oil, which they produce.
Not to mention the fact that getting them straight from the source is always cheaper!
That is why I picked up this one. 10 ml for 2 Euro is a bargain if you ask me, especially for such a great product.And you can find this oil at pretty much every pharmacy there.
What makes it amazing?
Let's start off by saying it has a very high Vitamin E content.Vitamin E is one of your skin's favorite things.It needs it to stay in shape and glowing.
It is a very mild oil and it's often used in baby products. If baby skin likes it, there's a good chance your skin will too.
"Rich in essential fatty acids like oleic and linoleic acid, apricot
kernel oil is high in vitamin A. Since it easily penetrates the skin, it
is good oil for prematurely aged, dry or irritated skin. The excellent
softening and moisturizing properties is great for face, hands and hair.
Vitamins A & C are good for mature dry or sensitive skin. The
apricot kernel oil helps skin retain elasticity, clarity, and
suppleness. Crushed Apricot Kernels are commonly used as a facial mask
to soften the skin."
In traditional Chinese medicine, apricot oil is used to calm the skin and irritations caused by eczema or dermatitis.It also has anti-inflamatory properties, which means it reduces swelling. Not to mention that it is ideal for acne and acne prone skin as it also known for reducing said condition.
As a matter of fact, if you want to use it for acne:
Mix 1 ounce of apricot kernel oil
12 drops of lavender essential oil
drops of tea tree essential oil and
1 drop of geranium essential oil in
an amber colored clean bottle.
Then apply to the needed areas of your skin.
A great thing about it is, that because it is such a gentle oil, it penetrates your skin without leaving any fatty residue, which, if you have some patience and let it sink in, will make it a great make-up base!
From what I've tried on my face and a weird new rash on my arm, I can say it
has indeed made my face look brilliant and my rash slowly go away. All you need is a couple of drops in the palm of your hand and you're good to go!
All in all
I say you MUST give it a try and you will see that you will not be sorry!
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