Bella Brennan, Author at Kiindred

When we think of avocado, our minds usually go straight to smashed avo on toast. And while it’s undeniably tasty, many people might be intrigued to learn of the myriad of other ways it can be used to serve a family. 

From being a great healthy snack for breastfeeding mamas and a fail-safe option for baby-led weaning to boasting a slew of amazing properties for our skincare — avo is pretty multitalented! 

To celebrate this hard-working super fruit, we’ve partnered with Mustela to show you all the clever ways avocados can look after your family’s skin. 

So much more than smashed avo on toast 🥑 🍞

While avo on toast is indeed delicious (especially with a little Frank’s hot sauce drizzled on top, but we digress…), did you know that it has a whole host of other uses, including being an amazing property in your skincare? 

Avocado is mighty powerful for our skin thanks to its high levels of vitamin E, vitamin C, antioxidants and healthy fats. Avo helps soothe skin, prevent damage and help fight dryness. 

Avocado is also made up of lutein, a carotenoid that helps improve skin elasticity, while the chlorophyll and oleic acids in avo help fight inflammation and irritations. Yep, it really is a bit of a wizard at looking after our skin.  

Why avocado extract is perfect for your baby’s sensitive skin

A baby’s skin is notoriously sensitive because it’s still developing and is more porous than an adult’s. It can be really hard trying to choose a gentle product that will nourish your little one’s delicate skin.

As a parent, you’re constantly checking what you’re putting on your baby’s body, reading labels religiously to make sure there are no nasties they might react to. You might be scratching your head and wondering why you’re seeing avocado pop up in many of your baby’s skincare products and asking yourself if it’s safe to use on skin. Well, the answer is a resounding yes!  

Avocado oil, combined with other natural ingredients in a lotion, helps keep your baby’s skin hydrated while also nourishing their skin cells with vitamins and minerals, keeping their delicate skin healthy and hydrated. 

Avocado extracts, like Avocado Perseose, a patented ingredient present in most Mustela products, is also proven to protect your baby’s skin by preserving their cellular richness, and working like a shield of skin cells to face external stresses.

Another way to take advantage of avocado benefits for your skin and scalp is to suds up with shampoos and bath washes formulated with avocado like Mustela Gentle Cleansing Gel and Newborn Foam Shampoo.

Avo can also help with your skin issues too

Avocado oil for skin is an effective way to reduce inflammation. Whether it’s from hives, cradle cap, psoriasis or just an irritable rash or acne – avocado oil is your irritated skin’s BFF. 

Combine the benefits of avocado for your skin with the wonders of other natural ingredients (like Sunflower Oil Distillate in their  Mustela Stelatopia range), and you’ve got one great lotion on your hands for eczema-prone skin, like Mustela Stelatopia Emollient Cream.

Avocado polyphenols are also powerful natural ingredients which protect babies’ and infants’ scalp. Combined with a patented rebalancing blend of active ingredients, it can soothe babies’ scalps and help eliminate cradle cap.

What other superpowers do avocado extracts have?

Avocado extracts are packed with complementary activities for the skin:

With this in mind, Mustela has developed a new Multi-purpose Balm with 3 avocado extracts, which uses the whole avocado (pulp, skin, pit) to extract these wonderful properties.

Not only nutritious and delicious, but avocado also makes for a diverse, hardworking ingredient in your family’s skincare routine. So the next time you’re about to take a bite out of your avo toast, don’t forget it’s so much more than a delicious meal. 

The experts at Mustela understand the health benefits of avocado oil. That’s why Mustela uses avocado extracts in the majority of our products. From nappy change cream, wipes, cradle cap care, bath washes, shampoos, or baby lotions for your little one to stretch mark management or eczema natural solutions, Mustela offers a wide selection of skin care products that harness the power of avocado for you and your little one’s skin.

This is a paid partnership between Kiindred x Mustela

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