About Argan Oil
- What is Argan?
Argan oil is a plant oil produced from the kernels of the argan tree (Argania spinosa Kernal.) that is endemic to Morocco. It is used for nutritive and cosmetic properties. Argan tree is extremely well adapted to drought and other environmentally harsh conditions of southwestern Morocco.
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- Is the product safe for all skin types?
Yes, Argan Pure Golden Oil oil is pure, natural and organic. It is safe for all skin types. All our products are hypoallergenic. Moreover, we are registered and licensed by the Ministry Of Health Malaysia. KKM NO: NOT140604825K
- Why is argan oil known as natureâ€™s anti-ageing skin food?
The properties of argan oil such as Vitamin E, plant sterols and essential fatty acids work individually and cooperatively to enhance the skinâ€™s overall health, improve its youthful appearance and are known to help with the natural healing of some dermatological conditions.
- How does this help with acne?
Argan oil helps to balance the facial areas where over production of Sebum (the natural oil in the skin) can cause the pores to clog and trap dirt and grime leading to acne. Argan oil is Vitamin E enriched, moisturizes pore, creating a cleaner barrier while protecting the skin surface naturally.
- Wonâ€™t argan oil clog my pores and /or cause acne breakouts?
Argan oil doesnâ€™t clog your pores. In fact, it absorbs into your skin quickly without making it feel greasy. And it contains a number of anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and healing properties that actually well known for fighting acne breakouts, healing blemishes, and even erasing acne scars.
- If I have oily skin can I still use argan oil?
Yes, it is suitable for all skin types. We always suggest applying the argan oil immediately after washing your face so that the oil can be used to counter balance the skin's oil production
-I suffer with eczema/psoriasisâ€¦will this help?
Many people who have suffered a lifetime with eczema and psoriasis claim argan oil have been their savior, their miracle cure, finally providing relief from the pain, itching, and embarrassment of outbreaks. And from what science has been able to uncover so far, their success is likely due to argan oilâ€™s unique combination of anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and healing properties, along with its deep moisturizer and skin repair qualities.
- How does argan oil soothe inflamed skin?
Any injury, infection, or allergic reaction to the skin will elicit a provocative response. Interestingly, all inflammatory responses will involve free radical activity. The presence of antioxidants in argan oil helps reduce free radical activity. In addition to their antioxidant effect sterols and Vitamin E also have soothing and healing properties. Vitamin E protects essential fatty acids from breaking down. Needed fatty acids are necessary for the production of prostaglandin, a lipid compound manufactured by enzymes within the cell that is a natural anti-inflammatory.
- How does argan oil help keep skin hydrated?
Healthy barrier function is vital to maintaining proper levels of hydration. Water loss from the skin through evaporation is increased when the skinâ€™s barrier is disturbed by injury, environmental pollutants, UV radiation and stress. The ability of the top layers of the skin to resist moisture loss depends on the presence of essential fatty acids. This is water binding and enhance the outer barrier of the skin to reduce transdermal water loss. They also help regulate sebum production. Sebum is the skinâ€™s own natural oil. Its main purpose is to waterproof and protect the skin from drying out.
Argan oilâ€™s Vitamin E, squalene and sterols are important factors in moisture restoration and retention. Vitamin E protects the integrity of essential fatty acids, and both vitamin E and squalene accumulate in the epidermis.
Squalene is a nutrient-rich oil with the unique ability to anchor itself to the cell membrane and so protect against moisture loss at the site of each cell. Sterols work synergistically with human sterols to promote excellent moisture retention and play a fundamental role in aiding and maintaining optimal skin barrier function.
- How does argan oil help correct and help protect against wrinkles?
The youthful appearance of skin is directly related to the health of collagen and elastin proteins. Collagen provides strength to the skinâ€™s structure,and elastin provides the snap, or resiliency. Wrinkles seem to start in the dermis when there is a change in the elastin structure that causes the elastin to lose its snap. Essential fatty acids maintain optimal levels of hydration and healthy function of the dermis where collagen and elastin reside. Argan oilâ€™s antioxidants help prevent free radicals from damaging collagen. They also help maintain elastinâ€™s cellular anatomy. Additionally, Argan oil contains high molecular weight proteins that, when applied to the skin, construct a network of molecules that are known to provide an instant tightening effect.
- Which components of argan oil will help to support sun-damaged skin?
Essential fatty acids protect the cellular membrane and DNA from UV-induced damage. Carotenoids and squalene can deactivate the free radical known as singlet oxygen. This free radical, when exposed to the sunâ€™s radiation, becomes excited and therefore, extremely destructive. Ferulic acid is unique because exposure to UV light actually increases its antioxidant potency. Vitamin E reduces tissue damage caused by UV light and increases the rate of healing.
- How does argan oil absorb so thoroughly?
Argan oil is easily absorbed by the skin because of its unique composition. Squalene can penetrate deeper and more readily than most other oils because of its compatibility with the skinâ€™s own natural oils. Human sebum, the skinâ€™s own natural oil, is comprised of 25% squalene. Sterols found in argan oil penetrate rapidly because their structure is very similar to the human sterols that are the main component of the outermost layer of the skin. Essential fatty acids are the building blocks of the cell membrane and therefore, can be metabolized and directly assimilated into the skin.
- Will this really eliminate my stretch marks?
Argan oil includes a number of properties that help to smooth and diminish the appearance of stretch marks and scars from pregnancy, weight loss, weight gain, growth spurts, and surgery. Beginning with your skinâ€™s extracellular matrix, it works to repair skin by boosting collagen synthesis, restoring elasticity, and stopping inflammatory reactions to before stretch marks become visible, while dramatically reducing discoloration. Skin tone is evened. Striations and deep furrows are smoothed. Stretch marks fade.
-How to use Argan Oil on my skin ?
Apply 2-5 drops of Argan Pure Golden Oil oil over a clean face, neck or to the affected area once. Massage gently and allow the oil to absorb into your skin. Repeat once in the morning and before bed
- How to use argan oil on your hair?
You have a few options: argan oil can be applied to both wet and dry hair. If you suffer with particularly parched, damaged hair, or with frizzy hair or split end, you can apply it to damp hair after shampooing and leave it in for extra shine and control. Alternatively, if you have reasonably healthy hair, you can either rinse it out or just apply it to your dry, damaged ends.
- How do I use argan oil as a nail strengthener?
Apply a few drops of argan oil and massage your fingers for 15 to 20 minutes. Let it be as usual.
- Why do some companies use glass bottles while others use plastic bottles?
The attention and care that go along with providing a premium brand cannot be compromised for the sake of cost savings and profiteering. Brown glass bottles provide the best protection from light sources that may damage the oil's sensitive nature. Translucent plastic bottles may be easier to ship and handle, but the damaging exposure to plastic and harmful light can taint the product leaving it ineffective.