Pistachio is a multi-stemmed tree or shrub, reaching a height of 7 m. Pistachio contains oil and vegetable protein in combination with vitamins, minerals and amino acids. The well-known natural antioxidant rejuvenating the body, vitamin E is a part of it in large amount. Pistachio oil contains high concentrations of phytosterols and vitamin E. It has an ideal moisturizing and softening properties. It is often added to the composition of body massage oils and oil mixtures. Phytosterols help to activate the skin regeneration process, strengthening its barrier function. They affect the synthesis of collagen and restore skin elasticity. They have a pronounced anti-inflammatory effect, heal and soothe the irritated skin.
Due to high content of oleic and linoleic acids pistachio oil effectively restores the barrier function of the epidermis and reduces skin dehydration. It penetrates deeply into the skin and retains moisture. It can be used for the care of dry, flaky skin, as well as for dry hair. Pistachio oil can also be successfully used for the care of delicate baby skin. Due to the high content of tocopherols oil protects well from the negative effects of UV rays and is often used in day creams and protective means of sunscreen cosmetics.