Argan oil is very appreciated in natural cosmetics, for its high concentration of nutrients and vitamins.
Among its properties is that of being a natural moisturizer for skin and hair, as well as counteracting the signs of aging and dryness, because it stimulates cell renewal.
Its great value is due to the concentration of vitamins A and E, essential fatty acids and omegas, to name only the most important.
This oil comes only from Morocco, where the extraction of argan oil in the traditional way is supported by UNESCO since 1998, through the biosphere reserve.
All the artisan knowledge of the production and cultivation of the argan, which has been maintained for centuries, is an intangible heritage of humanity.
The harvesting and production, carried out by women, is done in an artisan way to preserve their properties.
What are the benefits of argan oil?
It is not in vain that advertising labels pure and organic argan oil as liquid gold. Because of its fine texture it is able to reach the deepest areas of the skin, while leaving it free of greasy or heavy sensations.
Know some of its benefits and why you can trust argan oil to take care of your body.
Moisturizes the skin
Argan oil is composed of 80% of essential fatty acids and therefore works as a natural moisturizer for all skin types.
As it is very fine it is easy to absorb. This allows it to reach the deepest areas of the skin naturally, without the need for invasive procedures.
Hair can take advantage of all its nutrients to look healthy. As the oil is light it manages to impregnate the micropores of each strand.
The lupeol present in the pure organic argan oil provides shine and softness, restructuring each strand and naturally reducing frizz.
Vitamin A protects the hair from free radicals, restoring vitality and health.
Shampoos and conditioners add it to their formulas, but its nutrients can be taken advantage of by spreading a few drops of oil evenly from ends to roots.
Its fungicidal properties also control dandruff.
The antioxidants present in argan oil help calm the redness of the skin, relieve discomfort and reduce flaking.
While the fatty acids present improve the skin’s hydration. Squalane, one of its active ingredients, also works as a natural sunscreen.
In turn, hydrated skin is cleaned and better controls the production of oil, soothing acne.
It has anti-aging properties
Because of its high concentration of vitamin E, it protects against premature aging. As the vitamin E eliminates free radicals, the skin remains healthy.
By easily penetrating the epidermis, pure organic argan oil stimulates regeneration, and the new skin looks smoother and fresher.
Restores the skin’s hydrolipidic film
The hydrolipidic film is composed mainly of sweat, grease and water, to defend the skin from bacteria.
This protective barrier also helps maintain elasticity and makes the skin feel soft and delicate.
Argan oil stimulates this protective layer. A few drops are sufficient during the care routine.
Strengthens nails and beautifies hands
Brittle, broken or weak nails can benefit from the properties of argan oil.
The beauty ritual consists in applying a layer of argan oil on the clean and polish free nail.
It can be applied with a brush, or with a cotton, distributing a small drop on the whole nail. The nail will be strengthened by all the nutrients and vitamins present in the oil.
It can also be applied after a manicure or pedicure, on clean and polished nails, before applying the coat of nail polish, as an additional protection.
Take care of your eyelashes
Who doesn’t want to wear beautiful eyelashes? Argan oil strengthens them and makes them look beautiful.
This does not happen by miracle, but it is the unsaturated fatty acids that strengthen the eyelashes and make them look thicker. The antioxidants present also slow down aging, which makes the fall of the eyelashes decrease as well.
A few drops can be applied directly to the eyelashes, or use a clean mascara brush to apply it. The changes will be noticed in two weeks.
Reduces scars and stretch marks
Stretch marks are an aesthetic problem that appears due to weight fluctuation or other factors, but pure and organic argan oil, being a skin regenerator, manages to attenuate them, and sometimes, even disappear.
It can be applied every day to the affected area, massaging gently and allowing the skin to absorb the oil.
Pregnant bellies will feel a great relief if they use it, because in addition to improving elasticity and hydration, it relieves the itching caused by stretched skin and prevents stretch marks.
It makes the beard more robust
Argan oil can be used after shaving because of its anti-inflammatory and regenerative properties.
At the same time, it reduces irritation and inflammation of the beard and improves the appearance of the skin. It also stimulates hair growth, making it thicker and more abundant.
It is a powerful lip balm
Its natural composition contributes to restore the hydration of the skin of the lips, and eliminates the dead cells in a soft and natural way. It is very useful, especially during very cold or windy seasons, which can dry out the lips.
How to use argan oil?
Because of its fineness, argan oil is compatible with all skin types. Apply a few drops to the palm of the hand, heat and apply to the face, skin or hair.
It is applied by massaging it evenly so that it has a repairing effect, but there are also other ways to make the most of its nutrients.
In the bath water
A hot tub bath can be enriched with a few drops of oil, to take advantage of its properties in every way.
The warm water dilutes the oil while it cleans the pores. The skin takes advantage of all the nutrients of the oil, leaving it smooth and shiny.
In the daily use shampoo
A simple and effective beauty trick, to keep hair healthy, consists in mixing about 10 drops of pure and organic argan oil with the daily use shampoo. Its properties will help to restore your health and beauty.
If the scalp is affected by dandruff, it will also help calm the skin.
In the night care routine
In the night beauty care the creams are the great protagonists, but it is possible to replace them by the application of a few drops of argan oil on the face.
A very efficient trick, to take advantage of the properties of both, is to apply a few drops of oil to the night cream and continue its use.
The benefits of argan oil on the face
Pure and organic argan oil is very generous, and it is worth making an exclusive section to talk about its benefits on the face.
It is important to mention that it can be used by all types of skin: normal, mixed, oily or dry.
With the regular application of the oil, the skin improves its capacity of hydration when seeing its levels of linoleic acid stimulated, also diminishing the wrinkles and improving its elasticity.
The skin enters a process of regeneration, and becomes brighter and more uniform. This also allows for the gradual removal of blemishes.
As this oil does not clog pores, it can be used by skins affected by acne, which allows them to take advantage of its properties to reduce seborrheic production and to ease diagnosis.
Because of its concentration in vitamin E, it also works as a natural sun block. Its properties can be used on the skin of the face, lips and eyelashes.
Ways to use argan oil on the face
The benefits of pure and organic argan oil from Naturesse can be exploited in several ways.
- Anti-wrinkle mask: in a bain-marie, heat half a teaspoon of argan oil at 35°C and mix it with half a teaspoon of almond oil. When the mixture is warm, apply it and leave it on your clean face for 20 minutes. Then remove the excesses with warm water.
- Anti-acne mask: works by mixing 15 drops of argan oil with a teaspoon of powdered turmeric. Apply to clean face and leave on for 20 minutes. Then it is removed with warm water.
- Moisturizing and nourishing mask: mix two tablespoons of plain yogurt with one tablespoon of honey. As the ingredients are homogeneous, add 10 drops of argan oil and continue mixing. Apply to clean face and leave on for half an hour. Then it is removed with warm water.
- For the eye contour: pour a drop of oil in the palm of the hand, and with the index finger spread it with soft strokes in the eye contour.
Where to buy pure and organic argan oil?
Naturesse’s pure and organic argan oil is available in 100 ml, 50 ml, 30 ml and 10 ml presentations.
Since the properties of the oil are maintained for two years, Naturesse offers these options to optimize its use and prevent aging.
Its light argan nut aroma envelops the skin for a few moments, then fades. It is a safe product because parabens, phenoxyethanol, petrochemical derivatives, and chemical solvents are not used in its handmade elaboration.
For greater safety it has an Ecocert centring: this is an independent and impartial institution that evaluates and certifies the product according to environmental and social requirements.
Naturesse is also committed to fair trade, and all products in the store are free of animal cruelty.