Texture: Soft, velvety and slightly grainy. If the pure almond meal is pressed onto the skin it leaves a very slight emollient film on the surface.
Benefits: Very gentle and nutritive exfoliant containing natural plant oils. This almond meal is suitable for adding to creamy cleansers or face masks to provide very gentle exfoliation while simultaneously nurturing the skin. Fresh almond meal should be kept refrigerated until use and combined with approximately 1% Natural Vitamin E to extend the shelf life in products by reducing oxidation of the nourishing oils.
Recent studies have shown that some of the phyto-nutrients found in almond can be beneficial in helping to reduce inflammation and support healthy immune function.
Helpful Tips / Homemade Recipes:
– Gentle Exfoliating Cleansing Cream:
Add 5% to Mild Cleanser – Cream – Botanical Skincare Bases and mix in thoroughly. May also add 1% Natural Vitamin E to protect the natural oils if storing for more than a few days, and additional preservative if required.
– Nutritive Face Mask:
Add a teaspoon of almond meal to a tablespoon of Green Clay Face Mask – Botanical Skincare Bases mix well and use as directed. Can be applied to face, neck, colletage, hands & forearms to cleanse and replenish necessary oils in one. The combination will also gently exfoliate while being washed off the skin.