One ingredient that you see in so many products and read about in so many skincare articles, and yet you may still not be sure what it is, how to use it and the many benefits of argan oil there are.
Argan oil is packed with omega fatty acids, vitamin E, and linoleic acids, all of which work to lightly moisturise your skin, soften dry patches, and reduce acne.
Vitamin E in argan oil acts as an anti-inflammatory and helps control your skin’s oil production by balancing out your sebum levels, so you will have fewer breakouts and less irritation. The antioxidants naturally found in argan oil are known for helping soothe eczema and fade scars.
The healing properties in argan oil are huge, it helps reduce symptoms of different inflammatory skin conditions such as psoriasis, rosacea and helps to treat acne whilst promoting a smoother, calmer complexion.
Because of its antibacterial properties, the oil helps fend off bacteria infection from the skin.
For best results, apply pure argan oil directly to patches of skin affected by the skin condition.
Helps reduce Skin Oiliness
Argan oil possesses sebum-reducing capabilities, which can help decrease total sebum and reduce the oiliness of the skin.
Insufficient hydration is the main reason for excess-oiliness, when the skin is dry, the skin tends to produce more sebum (natural oil) to hydrate the skin’s surface to normalise the skins pH.
Argan oil regulates sebum activities on the skin leading to less oiliness.
Improves Scar Healing
The oil also extends its potential to scar healing, the strong combination of antioxidants and vitamin E, help scars and cuts heal faster.
Prevents and reduces Stretch Marks
Stretch marks occur due to the break down of collagen of over-stretched skin.
Argan oil has proven to help reduce the appearance of stretch marks.
Apply the oil directly to the area twice a day to see visible results.
Nourishes and moisturises cracked and dry lips making them soft and smooth again.
Apply 1-2 drops of argan oil to your lips and rub in gently.
To see smooth lips and a shiny finish.
Cares for your eyelashes and can support their growth.
Apply the oil with a cotton swab to your cleaned eyelashes.
Resulting in nourished eyelashes.
Nails and Cuticles
Nourishes fragile nails and dry cuticles with the argan oils valuable nutrients, the nail structure is built up and nourished, the nail becomes stronger.
Rub a few drops of the oil into your nails and cuticles.
Resulting in strong and healthy nails and smooth cuticles.
Moisturises and Conditions the Hair
The oil is great as a moisturiser for the hair because it contains oleic and linoleic acids, these healthy fatty acids lubricate the hair shaft and help your hair maintain moisture.
The oil is also rich in vitamin E which moisturises your hair and scalp.
A dry scalp is the biggest enemy of healthy hair.
Just as skin, your hair also suffers from environmental damage that can cause your hair to look dry and aged before time.
Argan oil repairs dry and brittle hair thanks to its omega fatty acids and vitamin E content.
The hair structure is maintained and rebuilt and the moisture is retained.
Add the oil to dry hair before washing, leaving in your hair for approximately 30 minutes, then rinse and wash as you would normally.
Argan oil is ideal for protecting your hair from heat damage, breakage and split ends as it can withstand high temperatures.
Argan oil also protects against everyday hair damage caused by heat styling, dry weather and air conditioning exposure.
WILL ARGAN OIL CLOG YOUR PORES?
Technically, anything can clog your pores, however argan oil has a comedogenic rating of zero, and therefore is very unlikely to.
HOW SHOULD YOU USE ARGAN OIL ON YOUR FACE?
Oils are not moisturisers, oils are considered “occlusives,” meaning they act like a barrier to keep moisture from evaporating out of your skin, therefore it is best to apply oils to slightly damp skin.
As argan oil is relatively lightweight, it sinks in and absorbs rather quickly so you will be left with a subtle sheen.
It is considered safe to the skin as it has a low risk of irritation, however on rare occasions, it could cause a rash or cause acne to form, which is usually indicative of an allergy, we therefore advise you to do a patch test prior to usage to make sure that it will not irritate your skin.
Argan oil is contained in our 100% Certified Argan oil, Argan oil with 22k gold flakes, PhytoHealth Intense Serum, PhytoHealth Revitalising Serum, Soap on a rope and our Gift set.