Not many know, that an almost is a nut, and it is a seed of an almond pit. Compared to the other pits, almond contains more oil (about 62%).
Almond oil is received from the seeds of bitter and sweet almonds, however the oil of the first type is used in cooking purposes and is added to food, and the oil, received from the second type of almond is only used for a making cosmetic products.
At a final processing stage almond oil is a liquid with no scent, and with a shade of yellow. The oil consists of tocopherol, polysaturated fatty acids, amygdalin and other useful components, which have a positive effect on hair and skin, since they contain vitamins F, A, E and vitamins of B group.
Due to its composition, almond oil has the following properties:
- fights imflamations,
- promotes skin regeneration.
Daily use of almond oil helps to slow down aging and fading of skin, protects from UV radiation. Oil’s healing properties calm inflamed and irritated skin, minimize pores and regulate sebaceous glands secretion.
Almond oil is good for prevention and elimination of exfoliation, dryness, dandruff, plasticity and elasticity of skin.
Almond oil is effective for the treatment of vascularity spots, herpes, damaged skin and micro-wounds, helps in the treatment of burns and may be very useful for the patiences with psoriasis, ezema, dermatitis, since it accelerates skin healing.
Except for face and body skin care, it is often used in pharmaceutical and perfumery products. It is used as a base for creation of soothing and anti-inflammatory pastes and creams. Almond oil is an all-purpose product used for treatment and prevention of skin diseases and has no counterindication. Should not be used only by people with an individual intolerance of this product.
So what is a natural naphtalan? It is a thick black-brown or brown liquid with a specific smell, which in its appearance is not very different to other types of earth oils.
Naphtalan has a complicated chemical constitution. It contains:
- Cyclic saturated naphtenic hydrocarbons, which are highly different from other earth oils’ naphtenic hydrocarbons and contain cyclopentaneperhydrophenantrenes chain, which is also present in cholesterol, choleic acids, reproductive hormones, vitamin D and other biologically active substances;
- Aromatic hydrocarbons, including benzol compounds.
D-panthenol component is a synthetic analogy of vitamin B, which is often called as “the beauty vitamin”. It has two forms: a clear fluid or microcrystallitic white powder. D-panthenol is easily dissolves in water and spirit. It is stable under the exposure to light and air, but becomes unstable when heated above 50 degrees. Mainly used as a moisturizing component in cosmetology. D-panthenol has a high penetrating property, so it will “work” in deeper skin layers, compared to the other components of a cosmetic product.
It is not until the 19th century, when the scientific world learned about an organic compound called urea, when it was extracted in a form of white crystals, reminding by its appearance the white sault. Later, the scientists defined a role of this compound in human’s body and discovered its useful properties. Ever since, the urea has taken an important place in cosmetology and medicine.