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Why avocado oil is good for the skin... but coconut oil isn't

Let’s face it - all oils are not created equal.
When it comes to beauty there are myths and then there are flat out lies regarding oils, especially seed oils. There's a reason why avocado oil remains at the top of the superfood food chain year after year - it’s exactly why we are happy to pay a dollar extra for it on our salads and why clean beauty experts are never without this multipurpose liquid gold.

Coconut oil on the other hand is also great - but only if you like pi√Īa coladas and getting caught in the rain and not much else. Read on for a brutally honest education on both avocado oil and coconut oil.¬†

What's so darn good about avocado?
You’ve probably heard how healthy and beneficial avocado oil is for your skin, but have you actually taken the time to know why?

HYDRATES
Firstly, avocado oil is a phenomenal moisturizing oil as it is packed with high amounts of vitamins and antioxidants (notably, Vitamin E) which replenish lost lipids in your skin and helps strengthen your skin’s barrier, making your skin's water retention even stronger, bouncier and dewier.
PROTECTS
Avocado oil has high levels of antioxidants which offer protection against free radicals like damaging UV rays and other environmental stresses.
SOOTHES 
Avocado oil has also been proven to be a wonder oil for treating and soothing skin ailments like eczema, acne and even psoriasis. The anti-inflammatory elements assist in minimizing the redness, irritation and discomfort of the skin while improving its condition to a softer and smoother homeostasis without clogging pores.
FIGHTS
And if you’re fighting signs of mature skin, you’ll want Avoila Nourishing Face Oil to be next to you in battle. Fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage and discoloration are no match against avocado oil's powerful antioxidants and healthy fats like oleic acid, protein and beta carotene that help to diminish smooth lines and increase collagen metabolism. 
ABSORBS AND REPAIRS
Avoila absorbs into the deep layers of your skin, bring these hardworking nutrients to your cells stimulating skin cell growth and boosting collagen.


Now that you have a better understanding on why avocado oil has transferred its popularity over from the brunch menu to the beauty market - we are now going to debunk a few ‚Äúfacts‚ÄĚ and ‚Äúbeauty hacks‚ÄĚ that you‚Äôve been told about coconut oil and why it should be omitted from your skin care routine.¬†

Coconut oil is bad for your face skin. Read that again. 
For years, beauty bloggers and even celebrities have boasted about, claiming they love to slather on coconut oil as a moisturizer before bed. Sorry to say but they’re nuts. Coconuts, actually.

The truth of the matter is, applying coconut oil to your face can actually make your skin worse, especially if you’re already suffering from a skin ailment.

This is because the pH level of coconut oil is too alkaline for your dermis. If you have sensitive skin, you might react the same way after using harsh detergents and soaps as they too have an alkaline base. The increased level of pH irritates and disrupts the skin's natural barrier, causing more redness and irritation than before.

Leave coconut oil for your elbows, knees and feet.
We mentioned before how avocado oil has fantastic healthy fats that are great for our skin. Coconut, however, has saturated fats, meaning that it sits on top of the skin - not allowing your pores to breathe or detox which leads to more irritation and acne.

Avoila Nourishing Facial Oil contains absolutely NO traces of coconut oil. It balances organic avocado oil with other lighter plant oils to make it uber-absorbing and never greasy. So, you and your skin can feel confident that with every drop and application - you’re feeding your skin the very best oil emulsion it deserves. 

Want to read even more about face oils? Check out these posts:

Face Oil Myths and Facts

You've probably heard some negative talk about face oils¬†‚Äď maybe even from your friends. Things like: "They're only good in the winter!" "They cause breakouts!" "They can't possibly be effective!" No! No! And no! Read on for some of the myths we hear repeated all the time... it's time for us to debunk them for good!

Dry Skin vs Oily Skin

We can agree oily skin and dry skin types are very different‚ÄĒeven though sometimes they happen on the same face! So how can one product be good for both skin types? Simple. It‚Äôs all about balance. Here‚Äôs why finding the perfect balance in your skincare routine is so important ‚ÄĒ and how you can make it happen.

It's So Nice To Be Adored!

Kristy and I were recently interviewed by Adoratherapy founder, Laura McCann as part of her People We Adore series. We had such a great talk on IG Live and we wanted to share parts of it with you here. You can also see Laura's original post here.

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