Argan oil, or liquid gold as some like to call it, is an organic oil derived from the kernels of the Moroccan Argan tree. The oil contains high amounts of nutrients beneficial for both your hair and skin, such as Vitamin E, Squalene, Omega 6 and Omega 9 fatty acids.
Indigenous Moroccans have used this versatile oil over the centuries in their food, to treat bug bites, rashes and all skin ailments.
Today it is being used all over the world as a natural moisturiser and as a serum to treat damaged hair. Here are five reasons why you should start using Argan oil today:
- It's a natural moisturiser
Thanks to its composition in squalene and antioxidants, Argan oil softens and moisturises the skin naturally. Unlike many oils, it absorbs fast and can be used alone or in conjunction with your usual moisturiser, sunscreen, or primer. This makes it an easy and effective addition to any skincare regimen. 3-4 drops a day is all you need to keep your skin healthy!
- It's good for all skin types
People with dry skin will benefit from Argan’s fantastic hydrating properties, but it's also a perfect companion for acne prone skins. It Oleic to Lineoleic composition give it a zero-comedogenic factor! That means the oil works to regulate and re-balance your sebum production and won’t clog your pores. Furthermore, our pure Argan oil which is free of preservatives and fragrances is perfect for those with sensitive skin as it does not irritate the epidermis.
- It helps prevent stretch marks
Argan oil has been used for centuries by pregnant Moroccan women as a massage oil to help prevent stretch marks. The key ingredient that helps with both is Squalene. It is an unsaturated oil that is naturally produced by our body but its levels go down extensively after 30. Whilst no product on the planet can prevent stretchmarks if you are predisposed to have them, using Argan oil diligently as early as your second trimester will help with your skin elasticity and prevent excessive pigmentation so that your skin can restore to its pre-stretch mark state as quickly as possible.
- It has anti-ageing properties
Argan oil’s antioxidant capacity has been scientifically and empirically demonstrated. Its Vitamin E 80% fatty acids content make it a brilliant ointment to prevent signs of ageing naturally. By promoting skin elasticity and increase your cells’ regenerative rate, you keep wrinkles and dark spots at bay. It also key to note that there is no better substitute to natural Vitamin E which is twice more likely to be absorbed by your body than its synthetic version.
- It repairs damaged hair
While Argan oil has been shown to be highly beneficial for skin, it first gained its badge of honour in western countries as a remarkable hair product. Due to its non-greasy nature, it is perfect as a leave-in conditioner and styling oil. The same nutrients that make it a fabulous oil for the skin are the key helpers in repairing split ends, treating heat-damaged hair or just giving you that shine without weighing down your hair follicles.
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