Argan oil is non-greasy and absorbs easily into the skin, it’s perfect for sensitive skin to deliver moisture and nutrients, when applied to the skin it promotes cell production. According to the University of Maryland Medical Centre, the process of cell rejuvenation is fuelled by a body that is well nourished with antioxidants, oxygen, hydration, vitamins and minerals. With Argan oil providing 4 of the 5 things needed it’s no wonder the beauty industry is taking notice of this beneficial oil. The antioxidants in Argan oil work as an anti-ageing ingredient to restore elasticity, minimise fine lines and give skin a youthful glow.
ACNE AND DAMAGED SKIN
Treating acne with oil may sound like an unusual concept. The oily substance, sebum, can cause problem skin, Argan oil is non-greasy and creates a natural balance providing moisture while also helping to heal damaged and inflamed skin. Used not just for acne, Argan can soothe other skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis. Razor bumps and burns are painful and irritating, known as an impressive treatment to heal and soothe sensitive skin after shaving, some people have also seen a reduction of ingrown hairs.
NAILS AND LIPS
Used for brittle nails for both hands and feet, this wonder oil can condition your nails, soften your cuticles and nourish dry, cracked and hard skin around the nail bed. With its vitamin and essential fatty acid content, Argan oil can help with nail fungal infections. For lips to remain soft and plump Argan can be used in lipsticks and balm applications to protect against dry, chapped lips. Dr. Stafford R. Broumand, a New York City-based plastic and cosmetic surgeon, says “It has been shown that when combining vitamin E with vitamin C, it can act as a natural form of sun protection, it has basic antioxidant properties that everyone needs. It is unavoidable that we are all suffering from environmental stress. [Vitamin E oil] protects the skin against cell mutation in the sun and pollution. It’s also an anti-inflammatory, so it calms and hydrates sensitive skin”
With its ability to produce soft, silky and shiny hair, Argan is a potent ingredient in shampoos, conditioners and hair treatments. With vitamin E promoting healthy hair growth as well as calming frizzy, tangled hair, the antioxidants in Argan can boost cells to treat split ends and help with hair loss. Adding this powerful oil to your hair care formulation can assist to restore strength and shine, while also benefiting those with damaged hair from colouring or chemicals. With its ability to nourish the hair, strengthen the hair root and leave a non-greasy feeling. Argan oil is easily absorbed through the hair follicle and scalp to add shine and can be used as a styling agent to repair hair from heat damage.