Verse Avocado (Persea gratissima)
Oil-rich avocados are packed with vitamins A, B, C and E, proteins, lecithin and potassium which help to condition, soothe and deeply moisturise the skin and hair.
Avocado (Persea gratissima, syn. Persea americana) is the fruit of a subtropical tree, native to Mexico and South America. The name 'avocado' is derived from the Mexican name 'ahuacatl', which is a shortening of the Aztec name 'ahuacacuahatl'. The tree is a member of the laurel family (Lauraceae) and there are approximately 500 varieties, which produce fruits ranging from small and egg-like to heavy, pear-shaped fruits.
Lush purchase fresh whole avocados from a UK supplier, their origin will be the Dominican Republic, Italy or Spain depending on the season.