Argan oil has been valued for its abundant cosmetic and medicinal substances for centuries by the Moroccan people. It’s been a well-kept secret known only to Berber women in Morocco who use it to nourish their skin, hair and nails.
A rich source of antioxidants and Vitamins E, A, and F, argan oil contains 80 percent unsaturated essential fatty acids including Omega 6 and Omega 9. It is produced from the kernels of the rare and ancient Moroccan argan tree. Many consider argan oil a “superfood” for the skin due to its healing, moisturizing, anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties.
Increases skin’s elasticity – Clarifies uneven tone – Non-irritating to sensitive skin – Gentle enough for babies’ delicate skin.
Moisturises skin intensely – Non comedogenic, does not clog pores – Balances over-production of Sebum in oily skin.
Balances under-production of Sebum is dry skin – Diminishes dark circles under the eyes – Calms skin and scalp irritation and Itching- Sooths chapped lips and cracked heels – Reduces scars and stretch marks – Heals skin conditions eg acne, psoriasis, eczema, rosacea, perioral dermatitis – angular cheilitis, and keratosis pilaris – Fights damage from free-radicals.
It’s been used by the Berber women of Morocco for centuries, but now it seems that argan OIL has found its place as liquid gold within Hollywood’s beauty industry. Applauded as being a celebrity’s secret weapon for red carpet radiance from head to toe. Eva Mendes has even said that “Argan oil from Morocco is my total skin secret”, adding with enthusiasm that “It’s spectacular!”.
A plant-based solution that relieves the effects of patchy skin and lackluster locks, it also is richer than olive oil in vitamin E and is packed full of fatty acids marking it as be one of nature’s most effective moisturisers.
Used by some of the catwalk’s hottest hairstylists including Orlando Pita who works behind the scenes at Carolina Herrera, the oil’s nourishing properties are fantastic for pumping vitality and a HEALTHY shine back into tired tresses.
But you needn’t be an expert to use this product at home. Traces of the ingredient are now a popular addition in many high street hair brands including Kiehl’s and Morrocanoil making it easy to select a protective haircare kit. If you have the real deal, it’s also easy to add the benefits of argan oil into YOUR daily haircare routine. You can pour some of the concentrated product into your usual hair conditioner and leave in for half an hour, focusing on the ends of your hair for a deep treatment.
Left over night this oil can work wonders, and if you suffer from a dry scalp then you work the argan oil into the roots as well. Simply wash out the NEXT day with a gentle shampoo and repeat once or twice a week for irresistibly silky smooth hair. While many women are more than happy to embrace the trend of loading up their locks and limbs with natural oils, many of us are more suspicious about using its mineral-packed properties near our faces.
But, because argan oil is incredibly lightweight, it penetrates the skin easily giving you a youthful, dewy glow without any of grease. It’s gentle enough to use on all skin types and is even believed to help with skin conditions including acne and ECZEMA. In fact, oils need less stabilisation than creams (which curdle easily), and so often contain less preservatives or additives which tend to irritate the skin’s surface.
A favourite of Marian Cotillard’s is La Sultane de Saba Argan Oil which contains 99 per cent of the essential oil alongside rose and vitamin E. For a facial routine that will leave you looking radiant like Marion you can use an intense treatment oil such as this as an night solution to massage into parched skin. Simply combine just a few drops with your usual moisturiser to awake with a hydrated and nourished glow in the morning.
- Because of its fatty acids (the essential Omega6 counts for 45% of Argan OIL, the non essential Omega 9 for 35%) , Argan OIL counts among the most effective natural moisturisers for SKIN.
Argan OIL is safe for all skin types and all ages. It is COMPLETELY natural.
Argan OIL works as an antiseptic – it eliminates microbes on the skin surface.
Argan OIL is easily absorbed by the skin leaving it smooth and glowing without being greasy. Depending on YOUR skin structure, a very light FILM may remain after half a minute – if you have to work on screens or pads just wash it off.
When APPLIED on a regular basis it can help prevent stretch marks on belly and thighs.
Watch Berber women, even old: Argan OIL protects their skin from damage from sun, dryness and wind. It protects also from smoke, pollution and other threats to YOUR skin’s HEALTH. This is due to the unrivalled high degree of Viamin E, the most effective of all tocopherols in fighting free radicals which constantly attack the skin.
Therefore Argan OIL reduces INFLAMMATION and Moroccans treat a NUMBER of skin disorders like mild cases of ECZEMA and PSORIASIS,
Argan OIL relieves dry, itchy, flaky skin
Argan OIL helps slow ageing by promoting the renewal of skin cells making skin more elastic and reducing fine LINES and WRINKLES.