Argan oil is gaining a lot of popularity worldwide and for a good reason. The legendary oil is chock full of antioxidants, fatty acids, and vitamins E and A. Argan oil is also known as “Liquid Gold” because of its restorative and natural hydrating ability.
It is among the rarest oils in the world, mainly due to localised supply in Morocco. It is 100 percent organic and offer abundant benefits to skin, hair and nails. As a skin care product, it is used for nourishing, moisturizing, soothing and anti-aging effects. Similarly, Argan oil is useful for all hair types including colour/ treated hair. It helps to strengthen the roots and restore damaged hair.
Let's read along to find out more details of Argan oil, it's benefits and what makes it so nourishing.
What is Argan Oil?
Pure argan oil is a precious oil that is harvested and extracted from the nut of the argan tree. Since ancient times, women in Mediterranean region have used argan oil in their beauty regime for vibrant and healthy looking skin and hair.
The aromatic Argan oil delivers both health and beauty benefits.
1. Night time Moisturizer
Argan oil is quickly absorbed in skin without irritating the skin or leaving any oily residue. This oil is gentle and safe to use around your eyes. Credit goes to high vitamin E and unsaturated fatty acid content present in oil.
2. Anti-Aging effect
A powerful anti-oxidant, it reduces the affect of environmental agressors and prevents signs of ageing like wrinkles and spots, making your skin look supple and soft.
3. Acne Remedy
An effective acne buster, Argan oil reduces sebum levels in individuals with oily skin. It has high linoleic acid content that help reduce inflammation caused by acne, rashes, infections and bug bites.
4. Stretch Marks Remedy
Argan oil can hydrate and improve the elasticity of the skin. The presence of vitamin A and vitamin E rejuvenates the skin, prevents and reduces the chances of formation of stretch marks.
5. Cut, bruise or Burn Treatment
Argan oil is a soothing oil for skin post shaving, for a small bruise and even burn. It can help boost cell production which results in healthier skin.
6. Whole Body Moisturizer
Argan oil is all natural moisturizer. Get rid of those lotions and moisturisers with harsh hidden chemicals. Just add a few drops of argan oil to coconut, olive, jojoba, sweet almond or sesame oil to gain its therapeutic benefits.
7. Hair Care and Conditioning
Argan oil has proved its mettle to make hair softer, silkier and shinier. Loaded with vitamins and anti-oxidants, it works as an ideal hair conditioner to treat frizzy hair and split ends.
If you are looking for complete hair nourishment and treat scalp problems, you should try Satliva’s Hemp with Argan Hair oil.
8. Hair Styling
Argan oil is also used as a hair styling agent. It makes hair more manageable and adds an attractive shine to any hair style. Just take a few drops of the oil on your palm and comb your fingers through your hair to apply.
9. Foot, Hand and Nail Treatment
The softening property of Argan oil act as a panacea for brittle nails, cuticles, dry hands and cracked feet. It moisturises and softens the hard skin, leaving hands and feet soft.
The oil will not just condition the nails, but will also keep the cuticles moisturized so that you don’t develop painful hangnails.
For dry feet and cracked heels, you may apply a couple of drops to moisturize the area. Leave it for at least 20 minutes or overnight for better results.
10. Lip Conditioner
Argan oil makes a wonderful lip balm. It can heal cracked lips, and keep them soft, smooth and conditioned.
What to look for when buying Argan oil products
You should buy premium quality oil. A low-quality oil may not offer the same benefits as it will not have the same concentration of nutrients. When selecting argan oil, look for pure argan oil that has been cold-pressed.
Satliva uses pure Argan oil that is certified organic.
Try Hemp with Argan Oil Shampoo Bar or Hemp with Argan and Activated Charcoal Shampoo Bar. Shampoo bar may be a new concept for you, but you must give it a try and switch from chemical shampoos, that you have been using from years as they have done more harm to you than good. Read more about Shampoo bars, which are the best alternative to chemical infused conventional shampoos here.
Written by Namrata Kothari, Upward Media.