Avocado Persea americana

The avocado (Persea americana) tree is native to Southern Mexico. It bears a large fruit with a single seed, also called an avocado. Trees can grow to be over 66ft tall. The fruit has been used as a food source to the native populations of Mexico for thousands of years, with the earliest evidence of avocado’s use dating back to 10,000 BC.

Avocados are a great source of antioxidants carotenoids like alpha-carotene, beta carotene, beta-cryptoxanthin, zeaxanthin and lutein. These antioxidants help stave off cellular damage which can age skin and increase wrinkles and dryness. Naturally high in monounsaturated fatty acids such as omega-9, avocados help regenerate damaged skin cells and reduce facial redness and irritation.