July 29 2020 – Henrieta Haniskova
“Tree of Life", Argan Oil was originally used in traditional Berber folk medicine to treat skin conditions and rheumatism, it has recently been discovered to be an ideal cosmetic ingredient for moisturizing and beautifying. Believed to have originated in the village of Argana, this tree is well-known for the healing oil, or the “Liquid Gold,” that is derived from its fruits’ kernels.
The African explorer Leo Africanus discovered Argan Oil during his travels across Morocco in 1510, and eventually, the exclusive and exotic oil was introduced to Europe where only the wealthy could afford it. The Berber women’s legendary reputation for their exotic beauty lives on today, and it is due in large part to their cosmetic application of this “Liquid Gold.”
Moroccan Argan oil contains vitamins, minerals, fatty acids and antioxidants that bring important benefits to the skin. These include maintaining elasticity and preventing premature aging. Thanks to its nourishing properties, the skin is plumper, plumped, looks younger and radiant.
Benefits of Argan Oil:
The main chemical constituents of Argan Carrier Oil are: Oleic, Linoleic, Palmitic, Stearic, and Linolenic acids.
•Maintain the softness, suppleness, and radiance of skin and hair
•Reduce the appearance of aging, such as premature wrinkles and fine lines
•Facilitate wound healing
•Have cleansing properties that purge dirt, sweat, and excess sebum from hair and skin
•Stimulate the growth of thicker, longer, and stronger hair
•Exhibit antioxidant properties
•Promote moisture retention in skin and hair
•Soothe joint pain and ease stiffness to improve flexibility
- MEDICINAL: Anti-microbial, Anti-inflammatory, Analgesic, Stimulating, Regulating, Tonic, Detoxicant, Anti-fungal
COSMETIC: Antioxidant, Regulating, Tonic, Detoxicant, Anti-fungal
Argan Oil enhances the appearance and texture of skin and hair with its rich fatty acid and antioxidant content, easily hydrating, conditioning, and softening both without leaving a greasy residue. When applied to the skin, Argan Oil leaves it looking firmer, smoother, and softer by enhancing elasticity and reducing the appearance of wrinkles. On acne-prone skin, Argan Oil soothes inflammation and irritation while reducing the appearance of scarring and balancing skin’s natural moisture and oil production. Argan Oil is effective for diminishing blemishes such as stretch marks, as it promotes the growth of new skin while boosting its suppleness. When applied to hair, Argan Carrier Oil controls frizz, adds shine, and makes managing and styling hair easier, thus increasing hair’s attractiveness.
Medicinally, Argan Oil provides soothing relief for the damaged skin as well as conditions that leave skin feeling dehydrated, itchy, irritated, and raw. Applied to skin that has become leathery and sore from overexposure to the sun, Argan Oil soothes areas that are painful to the touch, fades sun spots, and facilitates the regeneration of skin that is healthier. With antimicrobial properties and nutrients that prevent skin from further aggravation, Argan Oil can heal skin that is cracked, sore, infected, scarred, blemished, and even burned. By balancing skin’s pH and melanin levels, it protects against the sun’s UV radiation and potential damage to the skin and hair. The anti-inflammatory properties of Argan Oil are beneficial for relieving the pain and swelling associated with arthritis as well as other joint pain and muscular aches.
Sounds perfect for a dehydrated new mama skin and a growing baby belly.