After the snow, comes the white flower: the almond tree is the first tree to bloom in Provence at the very beginning of spring, in February.
It announces the rebirth of nature. One tree produces 8 kilograms of almonds each year, which gives 1 litre of oil! Almond flowers are a great source of nectar and pollen for the bees, which in return are crucial to pollinate the flowers and make them become almonds. 300 beehives are hosted in the middle of Jean-Pierre Jaubert’s almond trees.
A true treasure of nature and rich in vitamins, it moisturises, nourishes and softens amongst its many benefits - sweet almond oil is wonderful for taking care of us from head to toe. At L'OCCITANE, we use Almond in all its textures, oil, butter, crushed cockles, protein and milk. This allows us to recover all the benefits and all the textures of this gourmet ingredient!
From Almond Protein which firm and smooths the hair fibers, boosting shine to Almond body butter that hydrates and nourish with its creamy texture.
Commonly used in face, body and hair treatments, almond oil is one of the most commonly used natural oils in the beauty world. Packed with antioxidants that help to fight free radicals, almond oil boosts the healthy appearance of both skin and hair. Almond oil also has a high level of Vitamin E, which protects the skin from sun damage and premature ageing. This is why almond oil is a key ingredient in the regeneration of new skin cells which keep the skin plumped and youthful – fighting off wrinkles and fine lines from the inside out.
And it isn’t just the face that benefits. Almond oil is known for stopping the spread of stretch marks as well as reducing any redness and itchiness. Thanks to its natural combination of vitamins, almond oils also promotes healthy hair growth, softens the tissue around the scalp, and encourages the renewal of new cells which fight against hair thinning.
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