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Your hands are dry, so you reach for that hand creme. You rub it in and you realize that now your hands feel sticky, greasy, and gross. What do you do now? If you are like me, I reach for a towel to wipe my hands off or I go straight for my pants. I hate that feel! What is the point of hand creme if all you are going to do is wipe it off as soon as you put it on?
Needless to say, I was never a hand creme person. I honestly didn’t see the point. I would rather have dry Yoda hands than walk around with greasy Jobba the Hut hands making gross streaks on my phone screen.
About two years ago, that actually changed! I found a hand creme that doesn’t make my hands feel greasy! Non-greasy you say? YEP! What is this sorcery you speak of? Honestly, I would not have believed it if I hadn’t actually felt it for myself (you can too….ask for a sample here).
What makes these hand cremes not feel greasy? The key ingredient is Apricot Kernel Oil.
Apricot kernel oil absorbs fast while moisturizing deep. It is full of essential fatty acids, vitamins A & E, and a number of other powerful antioxidants. Apricot oil also soothes skin faster than most other oils and it is non-comedogenic!
Where Does This Great Apricot Oil Come From?
As the name clearly suggests, apricot kernel oil comes from the kernel (seed) of an apricot. Apricots grow on trees (Prunus armeniaca if you want to be all scientific).Using a cold-press method, apricot kernel oil can be removed from the hard pit or seed in the center of the fruit. he high concentration of oil that is contained within the apricot kernels is the key ingredient in a lot of different products.
Did you know that apricot kernel oil has been in use for thousands of years and is used by the Chinese in traditional medicine?
Apricot Kernel Oil Benefits
Apricot kernel oil has many benefits. It has the ability to moisturize the skin (without feeling greasy…SCORE!), helps to reduce acne symptoms, and helps to protect your hair just to name a few.
When it is applied to the skin, the kernel’s oil has emollient properties to help moisturize the skin, as well as help exfoliate. It helps the skin retain needed moisture, which in turn helps to moisturize those pesky patches of dry skin. Many people with conditions such as psoriasis or eczema find relief from the oil, as well as people with sensitive skin. It even helps to smooth out blemishes, wrinkles, fine lines, and other symptoms of maturing skin. That is definitely a plus!!
If you are seeking soft, smooth, supple skin, than apricot kernel oil is the key! It absorbs easily and has a blend of vitamins essential to healthy skin. It will leave your hands silky smooth, without leaving a greasy residue. What is even better is when you can get an all naturally based hand creme that smells wonderful and uses this great oil! Come check out all the great scents!
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