Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil



Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil at a glance

  • Non-volatile, non-fragrant plant oil
  • Used as an emollient ingredient
  • Rich source of triglycerides + fatty acids
  • Has antioxidant properties

Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil description

_Prunus amygdalus dulcis_ (sweet almond) oil is a non-volatile, non-fragrant oil extracted from the seeds of almonds and used as an emollient and to help skin retain moisture. Almond oil is a rich source of skin-replenishing ingredients including triglycerides and several fatty acids (oleic, linoleic, and myristic among them). In addition to these benefits, as with all non-fragrant plant oils, sweet almond oil has antioxidant properties. It is not known to cause sensitivity; however, it is contraindicated for use by those with nut allergies.

Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil references

  • Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, January 2022, ePublication
  • International Journal of Cosmetic Science, December 2021, ePublication
  • Cosmetics, June 2015, pages 48-65
  • ISRN Toxicology, September 2013, ePublication
  • Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, February 2010, pages 10-12
  • Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, June 2008, pages 4,096-4,10

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Ingredient ratings


Proven and supported by independent studies. Outstanding active ingredient for most skin types or concerns.


Necessary to improve a formula's texture, stability, or penetration.


Generally non-irritating but may have aesthetic, stability, or other issues that limit its usefulness.


There is a likelihood of irritation. Risk increases when combined with other problematic ingredients.


May cause irritation, inflammation, dryness, etc. May offer benefit in some capability but overall, proven to do more harm than good.


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