"Avocado is the perfect base for skincare because of its vitamin and mineral profile and its ability to act as a carrier of other actives and antioxidants deep into the dermis,” explains Gow. “The avocado is among the most nutrient dense of all fruits, naturally containing 11 vitamins and 14 minerals making it an antioxidant rich, superior skin food that promotes overall skin health and vitality.”
The founders of Tropicology actually created the entire brand around the power of avocados—which they discovered have high levels of oleic acid that helps to stimulate protein chains, promote collagen production and strengthen the skin barrier. “Avocado oil can be utilised in many ways, but our intimate understanding of this powerful superfood and the way it enhances complementary actives and botanicals is what makes it such a special skincare ingredient,” says Gow.
“Avocado is one of the world’s great superfoods and you can absolutely get the same benefits by eating them. The avocado’s essential fatty acids are readily absorbed by the body and promote regenerative skin health. They also assist in supporting the protein chains that we refer to as collagen to plump the skin.”