There are two principal forms of the Almond: Sweet Almonds & Bitter Almonds. Botanically, they are considered merely variations of the one type. The Sweet Almond is cultivated more than the Bitter Almond. It is valuable as a food and for confectionery purposes, as well as in medicine, being rich in a bland oil, and sustaining as a nutriment: the staying power conferred by a meal of Almonds and raisins is well known. It is only the Bitter Almond in the use of which caution is necessary, especially with regard to children, as it possesses dangerous poisonous properties.
In this article, I found through Ask.com Almond Oil has many benefits for health and beauty purposes. It is a rich source of vitamin E and some essential minerals such as magnesium and calcium.
From Botanical.com a profile of Sweet Almond Oil has the breakdown of specifications and fatty acids and this product is for cosemetic use only.