Nearly half of a dried almond’s weight is oil. Ripe almonds are pressed to extract the oil with minimal heat. Almond oil is full of vitamin E, and it’s a great source of magnesium, phosphorus, and copper. The antioxidant rich oil is known for its free radical fighting abilities. It’s also anti-inflammatory and boosts immunity.
More than soothing dry skin, almond oil can improve complexion and skin tone. It’s highly emollient, which means it helps to balance the absorption of moisture and water loss. Because it is antibacterial and full of vitamin A, almond oil can be used to treat acne. Its concentration of vitamin E and zinc can also help to heal sun damage, reduce the signs of aging, and fade scars.