Benefits and Uses of Argan Oil for Skin
Argan Oil is used for its anti-aging and skin regenerating effects.
It is rich in anti oxidants, sterols and Omega fatty acids that naturally hydrate skin, boost collagen levels and stimulate skin renewal. This means firmer more supple skin with less wrinkles. Argan Oil is also naturally anti-septic, anti-inflammatory and does not block pores.
These are the reasons that Argan Oil is so great for all skin types including problem dry, mature, acne-prone or sensitive, skin.
1. Anti Aging
Argan Oil is most famous for its natural anti-aging effects on skin and hair.
It is very rich in nutrients that condition the outer layer of skin and support skin cell renewal.
This is what makes it so popular for fighting the signs of aging.
This supports repair of the our skin layers for imoroved hydration.
With regular use it gives firmer more supple and youthful looking skin with lines and wrinkles visibly reduced.
Light and non-greasy it is ideal for use on the face and neck.
For best results, apply Argan Oil and leave on as an overnight treatment.
2. Dry Skin, Moisturising & Hydrating
Skin is made up of several layers which form a barrier to prevent water loss.
Studies show that low levels of essential nutrients leads to breakdown of this protective barrier.
As hydration levels drop with age dry and cracked skin can become more of a problem.
Pure Argan Oil is rich in oleic acid, linoleic acid, stearic acid, miristic acid, lauric acid, triglycerides, tocopherols, and plant sterols.
Research tested skin hydration formulas containing these nutrients to measure any effects.
They showed that topical creams and oils containing these nutrients significantly increased skin hydration within 28 days
This is why Argan Oil makes an excellent natural emollient for dry skin or problems like Eczema.
It can be applied to dry patches or problem skin before showering. This prevents sensitive areas of skin from exposure to irritating and dehydrating soap products.
After drying skin a second lighter application will help tightening of the skin and dehydration as it dries.
This can also be applied to moist or damp skin.
3. Acne, Sensitive Skin and Blotchy Complexions
Spots, acne, blemishes, rashes, bad diet and even candida infections cause bad complexions.
These are skin problems that can lead to hard-to-shift hyperpigmentation, dark spots and permanent scars such as “pockmarks”.
The best way to a clearer complexion is simply to prevent these problems from occurring.
If your skin is spot-prone or sensitive to other commercial moisturisers then Argan Oil may be the solution.
Argan is “non comedogenic” which means that it does not clog up skin pores – a cause of Acne and spots.
The polyphenols in Argan Oil give it a natural anti-septic effect which helps to prevent spots appearing. 
Reducing inflammation and rashes is also important for a clear complexion.
This is where anti inflammatory Saponins in Argan Oil can be of help to reduces redness and skin irritation.
It is this combination of nutrients that makes Argan Oil an excellent choice for Acne-prone and blotchy skin complexions
4. Dark Marks, Hyperpigmentation & Skin Lightening
In 2013 a study was made to discover how Argan Oil might be lightening dark marks and hyper-pigmentation. 
Hyperpigmentation and dark spots whether caused by spots, injury or hormonal cause are difficult to treat.
The increase in melanin production which darkens skin is often a reaction to inflammation.
To speed up fading of marks use a treatment for reducing inflammation in your skin.
Argan Oil is ideal for this because it has a natural anti inflammatory action which also reduces redness and skin irritation.
Argan Oil is also rich in Vitamin E – a natural anti-oxidant which has been shown to have depigmenting effects on patches of melanin.
Studies found Researchers discovered that Argan Oil inhibits the conversion of enzymes called TYR and DCT – which make melanin.
Plant sterols found in culinary Argan Oil and Cosmetic Argan Oil mimic cholesterol.
This helps to prevent loss of epidermal keratinocyte membranes a natural protection against heat,UV radiation and water loss.
Regular could help protect skin from some of the effects of sunlight the biggest enemy when trying to clear dark spots and hyperpigmentation.
5. Damaged Skin & Minor Scars
The effects of natural oils and herbs for stimulating skin renewal has been the subject of many studies.
Scars caused by damage to the skin, whether from acne, surgery or photo-aging were found to benefit from treatment with natural oils.
In some cases the healing of wounds was accelerated by up to 44%!
6. Preventing & Healing Stretch Marks
Many women have found that by applying Argan Oil to skin during pregnancy that stretch marks can be reduced.
This is because it helps to keep skin firm and flexible. This fights the breakdown of collagen and elastins that are the cause of stretch marks in the skin from pregnancy.
7. Menopause & Skin
The driving factor of changes during menopause is the oestrogen hormone levels decrease.
These hormones have a powerful, natural anti oxidant effect.
As this natural anti-oxidant effect decreases it adversely affect the process of collagen and skin fibre production.
This can result in decreased skin elasticity and a loss of collagen of up to 30% in 5 years.
A study of 60 women looked into strengthening the lower anti-oxidant effect using Culinary Argan Oil dietary supplement and applying cosmetic Argan Oil topically.
They discovered that using nutrients and topical applications improved skin elasticity by the decreasing the quantity of TGFß – transforming growth factor-beta”.
Treatment with Argan Oil supplement also increased the levels of natural anti-oxidants in the bloodstream of post menopausal women.
The result is more messages to the cells fibroblasts to produce more collagen and elastic fibres.
How to Use Argan Oil for Skin Care
You can apply Argan Oil directly to dry or moist skin.
Use it on the face or the whole body as a cream or moisturise
How to Use Argan Oil on the Face
Argan has a gentle, natural action and can be applied as often as needed.
For smaller, delicate areas, such as around the eyes the best way to use Argan Oil for your face is by applying a few drops at a time to your fingertips.
Next, gently pat the oil into the areas needed and massage the oil in.
For larger areas put oil directly on the skin and gently massage.
Argan Oil is most often applied last thing after cleaning the skin as an overnight treatment.
Making Your Own Natural Skin Care Products
Argan Oil protects and nourish your skin best when used in its pure form.
However, you can also combine the benefits of Argan Oil with natural products.
Use Argan Oil as a carrier oil for making serums for skin care and hair growth.
It also makes an excellent base ingredient for making cosmetic products such as face masks, collagen boosting creams, oil serums and much more.
The Different Types of Cosmetic Argan Oil
There are two grades of genuine cosmetic Argan Oil.
The first grade of Argan Oil has a natural Argan nut smell. This is a cold-pressed oil that is passed through a single filtration process.
“Naturally scented” Argan is best grade for dry skin problems, inflamed skin and conditions such Eczema or Psoriasis.
For face and hair treatments unscented Argan Oil is the most poular choice. Unscented Argan Oil is passed through a second filtration process. This removes all sediment and some water content to produce a near odourless oil.
Why is Argan Oil Good for Skin?
- Anti Oxidants – Slow aging of your skin ageing and promote cell renewal.
- Healthy omega fatty acids – Keep skin supple.
- Triterpenoids – Promotes healing of injuries to the skin.
- Butyrospermol – Anti inflammatory action.
- Beta Amyrine – Supports skin cell renewal.
- Lupenol – Anti septic properties.
- Phytosterols – Skin regenerative.
Phytosterols are particularly effective at preventing skin aging and regulate other body systems. They are essential to include in diet and can be applied topically in oils.
When eaten they are absorbed from the intestine into plasma and transferred to skin.
Studies found that adding 30g day of plant sterols to the diet for 6 weeks it increased beta-sitosterol levels in the skin surface.
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We sell 2 types of genuine, organic and pure cosmetic Argan Oil.
The first is our “Naturally Scented”. This is made from an extra-virgin cold-pressing and a single filtration process.
This grade of cosmetic Argan oil has a natural Argan nut scent and is recommended for blotchy, acne prone or inflamed skin.
Our “Unscented” Argan Oil is the same extra-virgin oil which is filtered a second time. Unscented cosmetic Argan Oil has less sediment, less water content and no smell.
It is the best choice for face, general skin care and hair treatments.
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