Argan oil is a natural product sourced from the kernels of the Argania spinosa tree (a species native to Morocco). Rich in essential fatty acids and antioxidants(including vitamin E), argan oil is often marketed as an anti-aging aid for the skin. In addition, consumption of argan oil is said to help with certain health conditions.
This ingredient possesses a remarkable ability to nourish, moisturize and improve skin elasticity. The oil is high in lipids including the omega-9 oleic acid and the omega-6 linoleic acid. It can be effective in assisting dry skin, eczema, psoriasis, acne and sunburned skin. It is excellent for all skin types including mature skin. Its high polyphenol content makes it a strong anti-oxidant and adds to its stable shelf life. It possesses anti-inflammatory properties and is a highly beneficial addition to formulations intended to reduce swelling and ease muscular aches and pains.
Argan oil is a wonderful moisturizer. As this oil is rich in fatty acids, it is better than most moisturizers. This oil regulates sebum production to keep the skin’s natural oils at a healthy level. With its use, the skin does not look and feel oily any more. When the body's glands produce too much oil, argan oil acts as a neutralizer and brings the body’s natural oils to a normal level.
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