Originally from Central America, the fruit of the Avocado tree was considered sacred by the Aztecs. Present in Europe since the 16th century, it was nicknamed the American Pear. Exceptionally rich in vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids and proteins, it is an almost perfectly balanced food. Over the years, it has also been used as a remedy for migraines, respiratory disorders and skin diseases.
Avocado unsaponifiables (the most precious part of the oil) are used in cosmetics to promote a soft, supple skin texture. Avocado extract helps purify and visibly plump the skin.