I have a bottle of this. It's not pure (I think there are some essential oils in there to give it a good smell, though it's kept a nice green colour.)
I initially used it on my skin, alone or with essential oils (teatree, lavender, etc.) and at night it does a pretty good job as a moisturiser. I don't think it broke me out, and as long as I don't put too much it doesn't feel greasy - or maybe a little in the morning, but then I wash it off and it's fine. My skin tends to look pretty good afterwards.
It seems to work even better on hair though. I have long-ish, rather thick hair which can get frizzy, at least right after I've washed it. Now that I rub some avocado oil into my wet hair after washing it, I have rather less frizz and my hair manages to lie flat, without feeling greasy either (though of course I try not to put too much - and not on dry hair.) I've actually received compliments on my hair, and I think it is indeed shinier than before.
Great for my body as a lotion but not good for my face. Worked well at first gave me glowy soft skin, and within 3 days I broke out all over my chin and cheek area. Now I only use on my legs.
OK!! WOOOW How is this possible?? I mean first of all, I must say that I have a skin that breaks out with EVERYTHING, I usually only buy good/expensive cosmetics since I believe that good things can't bee accessible for everyone right?..... anyway
That's why I never thought AVOCADO OIL would be a good moisturizer, so I just never tried it, until last night. I thought "Oh well...... let's see" I bought organic Avocado Oil and used it as a normal moisturizer.
GUYS!! My skin is glowing!! almost perfect AND OVERNIGHT. Do u believe in miracles?? Well I don't, but this is definitely the closest to a miracle:
-All redness gone
-White heads gone
-OILY SKIN GONE (I don't know HOW but It even absorbs all the oil in my face)
Today I just look at my self and can't stop admiring my skin, Never had this results with any brand, U NAME IT. Try this!!! U have nothing to loose. I write very few reviews here, but when something is very good, I like to spread the word.
UPDATE: This is just ridiculous! I can't believe Avocado Oil has always been the answer, I now have a very beautiful skin and I get SO MANY compliments about my skin, when I tell them my secret no one believes me, I used to have very bad acne and oily skin, now I have baby skin :'D I really hope everyone tries this and see how amazing this oil is for the human skin
This is an amazing oil that I would never have discovered if it weren't for searching through all the "Unlisted Brand" products for natural remedies. Thanks, ladies! I use this at night, sometimes alone, sometimes layering over Chagrin Valley whipped shea butter, which I highly recommend as well.
I have tried numerous oils--olive, jojoba, coconut, and some others I've blocked out--and had terrible luck with all of them. My skin is very dry, very sensitive (seborrheic dermatitis), prone to clogged pores and mild breakouts, and hyperpigmented. In short, a constant frustration. This is highly moisturizing (not recommended for oily skin), and doesn't make me break out or cause irritation. It does seem to slowly even skin tone and plump it up. You can read about its composition online to get an idea of why it's so beneficial for the skin.
Do not get Aura Cacia--I totally don't trust that brand anymore--it claims on the bottle that it is "minimally refined," which is completely untrue. Avocado oil should be deep green, buttery, and have a distinctive smell. Aura Cacia's is yellow, has no smell, has a different texture, and they added Vit. E to prevent rancidity. In order to refine it to this level, it may have been heated to up to 450 degrees, winterized, and was definitely bleached, deodorized, etc. So it's sort of like eating Fritos and expecting it to be as nutritious as actual corn, you know? I got Bella Vado (cold-pressed)--they make an oil and a soap, which is also good. (I'm not affiliated with them in any way). Usually the real deal will be in the edible oils section, not the beauty section, or online.
If you've tried other oils, and they haven't worked, give this one a chance--they are all completely different in composition, which is why some are so fabulous for certain people, and terrible for others. Mountain Rose Herbs has a very informative website with a complete breakdown of all the major oils!
Edit: I noticed my skin was breaking out more, so I stopped using the soap, and then the oil. I think every day was just too much. I do miss the good qualities of the oil, though, so I think I'll try using it a few times a week to see how that goes...
(Oh, and if any oil just seems to "sit" on your skin, rather than being absorbed, it helps to apply it to damp or lightly misted skin).
I bought this for my hair, then read about its great anti-aging effects/antioxidants, so I decided to give it a try on my face (my skin is dry). I was a bit worried about it clogging my pores since I am breakout prone, but no! It's noncomedogenic (not *likely* to clog) and absorbs quite easily. Been using it overnight for about a week and will definitely continue.
*EDIT* 4/13/10: Avocado oil is breaking me out... I was so excited to have discovered this, it moisturized well, but it's back to Nivea creme for me. Guess this will end up on my hair after all!
For what it's worth, the brand I have is AromaForce.
I was brave and used this on my entire body including my face. I got several breakouts so I will not be trying this again on my face. It absorbs nicely on my body, but i think that i will stick to aveeno lotion for my daily moisturizer. I use it on my five year old (who i have to force to drink water and has some dry skin) and it worked wonderfully. best of all the natural oils, but not a hg for me.
Okay so I hate to be the one to wreck all the lovely reviews but I didn't really like avocado oil. Maybe its the brand...I currently am using the Aura Cacia brand which is slightly refined. I heard that there is a difference between refined and unrefined, maybe its the unrefined kind I need. Anyway, this does moisturize my body well but not my face. My face is really acne prone and I recently have been breaking out a lot. I slathered this stuff on at night and couldn't wait to wake up to see what results I would have...well needless to say the first night I used it, I didn't really notice a difference, my skin was a little more moisturized but fine lines, acne all that still visible. I didn't use this for just one night, I am basing my review on the 4 months I have used this every night and still I haven't had any of the miraculous results that a lot of other reviews have had. I think I am going to try the unrefined kind and see what happens.
I call this "the miracle in a bottle".For 5 years i suffer from melasma,a skin condition.I have a two huge maps(like america in one side of my face and europe in the other)(sorry i dont speak english well).I used al kinds of bleaching creams,i was devastaded,i used a lot of foundation and concealer to cover them,almost like a mask.Some day i started use Avocado oil,to moisture my skin because i live in Puerto Rico ,close to the beach and is so hot,that i need to use a lot a moisturiser and sunblock.Once my sister notice that my skin it looks different,She ask my what i was using on my skin lately,and i told her my new routine,just avocado oil, morning and night.I ask why did she ask,and she notice that my skin,looks beautiful.Well the only different was that,i run to the mirror and i said to myself "Hell yea,my skin is more radiance and youthfull,and my melasma is less noticeable"!!Wow!!!.I cant believe how good i felt after that, Im'not even wanted to look in a mirror before that.I use less makeup.even my husband notice a difference,check this page.
For all the girls who suffer from melasma or age spot,just try this,I saw a difference in a month.
Have been using this for about a week now and it makes skin more supple, but is quite greasy and i think i've broke out from it - prefer trilogys rosehil oill!
I love using this, i mix it with my body creams and it works like magic. I also replaced this with my eye cream, it works so much better than those pricey high end eye creams. It also made my eyelashes stronger, thicker and longer.