Argan Oil: The Must Have Skin Care Product
Did you know that Argan oil is one of the best moisturisers you can use on your skin? We are blessed living here in Australia, but there is no denying that our sunny climate and outdoorsy lifestyle leaves its marks on our skin. Up to now, most Australians only know about Argan Oil as the miracle hair ingredient in Moroccanoil and other hair treatments. Read on and discover the benefits of Argan Oil for your skin. Widely used by leading European skincare companies, it is an absolute must for all Australians who want to care for their skin.
So what is so good about Argan Oil?
It makes your skin feel wonderfully soft and with regular use, improves the appearance of your skin.
Argan is very high in vitamin E and has twice the levels of olive oil (and we know that olive oil is good for us). The vitamin E levels are so high, that pure Argan oil has no need for added preservatives and has a shelf life of 2 years. Vitamin E is an anti-oxidant that neutralizes the free radicals caused by environmental factors and prevents skin damage at the cellular level.
Argan is also very high in fatty acids Omega 6 and Omega 9. Omega 6 (linoleic acid) is an essential fatty acid (EFA) that is not produced by our bodies but is necessary for healthy skin growth. EFA’s maintain the fluid lipid film that coats the skin’s surface, keeping cells moist, skin supple, protecting against the entry of harmful pathogens and preventing premature ageing.
Omega 6 also has anti-inflammatory properties. Argan Oil can be used daily to effectively relieve the itching, redness and dryness associated with skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. Argan is non-comodogenic, so can be safely used on acne prone skin to relieve irritation and will not clog pores.
Argan also contains plant phenols such as carotene and squalene that have anti-oxidant properties and maximise absorption into our skin.
Argan is wonderfully light, easily absorbed and leaves your skin feeling soft, but not greasy.