The beauty industry's buzziest ingredient is literally nuts.
Move over argan—beauty and grooming experts have found their latest oil du jour. Almond oil has recently been found in many new products and spa treatments for its incredibly hydrating and Vitamin-rich (E, B2, and B6 are just some of them) properties. Petra Roberts, the Group Spa Manager at Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, says that “due to all the great nutrients [almond] has, it produces a firming effect on the outmost layer of the skin, keeping it moisturized and soft.” At Mandarin Oriental’s recently opened Marrakech property, the 30-minute Precious Honey treatment uses real almond pieces (locally sourced in Morocco) to exfoliate while sweet almond oil leaves skin at its silkiest. But if you can’t make it to Morocco, head to your nearest beauty shop; many of them are stocking products that call on the power of almond to improve skin and hair quality. And according to Mandi Vance, Manager of Education at Dr. Hauschka Skin Care, the oil is good for every skin type. “The soothing, calming properties of almond make it gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin,” she says. Here, five of the best almond oil products to try.