The avocado

Avocado is a tree species plant belonging to the Lauraceae family; the tree, with a large and leafy crown, is usually of medium size and can reach 10-15 meters in height; the leaves are oval and green in color and the flowers, very small, have a yellowish-white color. Its origins are to be found in Mexico, Guatemala and on the coasts of the Pacific Ocean, while nowadays we can also find vast crops in Colombia, Peru, Indonesia, Kenya, Chile and Brazil.

Although not loaded with sugars, avocado is a very caloric fruit and rich in Omega 3; it also contains beta-carotene, Vitamins C/E/K, folate and potassium; the latter even in higher concentration than bananas.


Rich in beneficial substances, this fruit is also a great source of choline, an anti-cholesterol substance useful for memory, and of lutein, a strong antioxidant that protects vision and more generally the eyes. In the cosmetic field, the uses of avocado are many; suitable for all skin types, this fruit has soothing, antioxidant, sebum-regulating, regenerative and elasticising properties. In case of oily skin, avocado oil is a perfect ally thanks to its sebum-normalizing power, in fact the constant use of this ointment is able to normalize the production of sebum in the skin.

Very suitable for dry skin, avocado oil is really useful for deeply hydrating the skin and restoring its original elasticity.

Able to stimulate the activity of fibroblasts, this fruit helps the synthesis of collagen and elastin thus promoting skin renewal and its tone. Excellent anti-wrinkle, healing and soothing, this oil is often used in face and hand creams or to help the parts of the body most exposed to climate change and atmospheric aggressions. For the same reasons it is also perfect as an aftershave.

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