Helps as a carrier to transport active substances into the skin. Its skin-benefiting properties include bactericidal and soothing properties. Current speculation among researchers is avocado oil may mobilize and increase the collagen of connective tissue. Avocado Oil has also demonstrated sun-screening characteristics and has been given the highest ranking by the Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology for sunscreen effectiveness when compared to other naturally derived oils such as peanut, olive and coconut. Avocado oil also contains other constituents such as; lecithin, phytosterol, carotinoids, and a high concentration of vitamins A, D and E. The oil is derived from the expression of the seed.