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.
The birthplaces of naphtalan are small wells, located near Baku – the capital of Azerbaidzhan. Due to its origin, it was named – the blood of the Earth. Later on, a city called Naphtalan was based there.
Back in 13th century a traveller Marco Polo mentioned in his notes a healing dark oil, found on this territory. Merchants often came to this region, in order to take an advantage of the oil’s healing power. They took it and brought it home, and later on, started selling it.
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.
Triclosan is powerful antibacterial component with an antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic effect. Triclosan influences both - gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, effectively destroys mold fungi, and has anti- inflammatory properties.
Linseed oil is a very effective and useful product. Even in the old age linen was used as a healing product for wounds, cuts, and pains. In ancient Egypt, for example, the linseed oil was used as a cosmetic product, with help of which women created masks, wrappings, took care of their hair and skin. At present, linen oil is also very popular and helps to fights different diseases, and also widely used in cosmetic purposes.