WHAT IS ARGAN OIL - AND HOW DO YOU USE IT?

Argan oil is highly valued for its cosmetic, nutritional and medicinal applications. Renowned for its healing and moisturising qualities it is naturally loaded with antioxidants, essential fatty acids like linoleic acid and also has the highest concentration of vitamin E of any natural oil on earth, making it especially famous for its anti-ageing and restorative qualities.

* Below suggestions are intended to be general in nature. For specific advice please consult your local specialist.

** Please note that argan oil derives from a nut produced by the argan tree and there for is not recommended for people with nut allergies.

ON SKIN

Argan oil will assist to alleviate:

 

stretch marks

wrinkles & fine lines

scars

acne

dry skin

eczema

red blotchy skin

psoriasis

Rosacea

 

Benefits

Squalene is a unique and natural ingredient in pure argan oil and it is involved in the process of cell growth. It is able to penetrate deeper and more readily than most other oils. Its compatibility with skin lipids can be attributed to the fact that human sebum, the skin’s own moisturizer, is comprised of 25% squalene.


Application

Use as a gentle cleanser, use as a face serum after a facial, add a few drops to a facial for calming and relaxing affect, add to moisturiser for quick hydration, dilute argan with warm water and  use on a warm towel for compression.

Massage & remedial massage

 

Benefits

Relax sore muscles, rheumatism and arthritis pain with an Argan massage
Pure Argan oil is smooth, calming and extremely absorbent, helping clients to relax.  For centuries in Morocco Argan has been traditionally used to soothe sore muscles, rheumatism and arthritis pain.  Proven to reduce the look of stretch marks, Argan oil has become a popular oil to use on pregnant women during massage or body wraps.


Application

Dilute Argan with a favourite essential oil/massage oil with relaxing aroma (as Argan is unscented). Massage into the skin to allow essential oil to be absorbed.

Compress : Add Argan oil to one litre of water. Place a soft cloth over the surface, lightly squeeze out excess moisture, and place onto the skin. It is advisable to use the appropriate water temperature for your specific concern.


Cold Water - Sprains, bruises, headaches.


Warm Water - Skin treatments.


Hot Water - Boils, arthritis, rheumatism.

ON HAIR

Argan oil will improve:

dry hair

split ends

itchy/flaky scalp

fly aways

dull lifeless hair

damage caused by colouring, straightening irons or bleach

Acne, blemished, scarred skin

 

Benefits

Pure argan oil is ideal for aggravated or blemished skin because it has antiseptic and bactericide properties. Amazingly, argan oil naturally contains a sebum regulating action for oily skin.

Its high vitamin E content reduces recovery time by healing and preventing scars left by acne or surgery.


Application

Add pure argan oil to facials, exfoliates, or creamy cleansers to affect sensitive skin, acne or dermatitis. For surgery scars rub pure oil directly on affected area.

Primer before makeup

 

Benefits

Absorbs quickly, hydrates quickly, calms aggravated skin, mixes well into most foundations without curdling


Application

Brush a thin layer of pure Argan on clean skin before applying foundation. Leave on skin for approx 30 seconds and it will absorb, and then apply makeup normally. Alternatively Argan can be mixed into a foundation on the palm of your hand to dilute makeup consistency or to create a dewy glowy affect on clean skin.

Daily use on facial area

 

Benefits

Pure Organic Argan Oil is renowned for its ability to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on the facial area (and indeed all over the body).


Application

Add one or two drops of Pure Organic Argan Oil directly onto face and rub gently across the skin. If you are more acquinted to using a favourite moisturiser, simply add a drop or two of oil into your existing cream and apply as normal.

Daily use on hair

 

Benefits

Pure Argan Oil is the one ingredient in the argan hair treatments that make them so effective and have become so popular in hairdressing salons these days.

The problem is that these products contain a range of other active ingredients such as silicones and petro-chemicals. The good news is that you can use our Pure Organic Argan Oil to perform the same function with amazing results.

Use for dry hair, split ends, fly aways and for restoration after (and before) use with your straightening iron.


Application

Apply a small amount of Pure Organic Argan Oil to the palm of your hand, then proceed to apply to fingertips and stroke through the tips of damp hair.

Psoriasis, eczema & dermatitis

 

Benefits

Pure Argan Oil improves the health and appearance of skin tissue distressed by disorders such as eczema and psoriasis. Having naturally anti-inflammatory properties, argan will relax the redness, inflammation, and moisture loss associated with dry skin.


Application

Use argan in a body wrap, use as a face serum after a facial, add to moistursier, use as a gentle cleanser, use on a warm towel for compression etc.

Brittle & weak nails

 

Benefits

Argan oil can promote nail growth, as well as reduce cracking and brittleness. If dry feet/cracked soles are a problem, argan will quickly absorb into the skin and moisturize from deep within.


Application

To strengthen weak or brittle nails, mix argan oil with water, fresh squeezed lemon juice and soak for 10 minutes to encourage the shedding of dead skin cells.  Rub pure argan oil onto nails as a luxury cuticle softener before a manicure/pedicure.

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