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Argan Oil Benefits Both Your Hair and Your Skin

Argan Seed Oil Moisturizes Your Skin and is Excellent at Penetrating Your Hair with Critical Follicle Saving Nutrients.

Argan oil is a natural oil derived from the kernels of the argan tree (Argania spinosa), which is native to Morocco. It is very well known in the hair care world for its rich nutrient profile and potential benefits, so it's probably no surprise that you can find it in our Hair Oil and Hair Serum. However, did you know that argan oil is also incredible for skin? Let's analyze the components and potential benefits of argan oil for human facial skin:

1. Oleic Acid (Omega-9, approximately 43-49% of argan oil's composition):

Benefits:

  • Moisturization: Oleic acid is an emollient, which means it can soften and condition the skin, keeping it supple.

  • Enhanced Penetration: Oleic acid can help other ingredients penetrate the skin more effectively, making it an ideal carrier for skincare formulations.

  • Restoration: It can aid in the restoration of the skin's natural barrier, promoting hydration and resilience against environmental aggressors.

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2. Linoleic Acid (Omega-6, approximately 29-36% of argan oil's composition):

Benefits:

  • Skin Barrier Strengthening: Linoleic acid is vital for the formation of ceramides, which are essential components of the skin's lipid barrier. This ensures hydration is maintained and the skin is protected against environmental stressors.

  • Acne Management: Linoleic acid can help regulate sebum production. Research suggests that acne-prone skin often has lower levels of linoleic acid in sebum, so replenishing it can help reduce breakouts.

  • Anti-inflammatory: Linoleic acid possesses anti-inflammatory properties, which can be beneficial in soothing irritated skin and reducing redness.

3. Palmitic Acid (approx. 11-15% of argan oil's composition):

Benefits:

  • Emollient Properties: Palmitic acid helps in sealing in moisture, ensuring the skin remains hydrated.

  • Texture Enhancement: In skincare formulations, palmitic acid can provide a smoother texture to products.

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4. Stearic Acid (approx. 4-7% of argan oil's composition):

Benefits:

  • Cleansing: This fatty acid can help remove dirt, sweat, and excess sebum from the skin.

  • Emollient Qualities: Like palmitic acid, stearic acid can also act as an emollient, softening the skin.

5. Linolenic Acid (Omega-3, found in trace amounts):

Benefits:

  • Soothing: Linolenic acid possesses anti-inflammatory properties, helping to soothe irritated or inflamed skin.

  • Barrier Reinforcement: It plays a role in maintaining and reinforcing the skin's natural barrier.

In addition to these fatty acids, argan oil is rich in Vitamin E, a potent antioxidant that protects the skin from oxidative stress and premature aging.

In essence, argan oil's unique profile of fatty acids combined with its antioxidant properties makes it a valuable addition to skincare, providing hydration, barrier reinforcement, and protection against environmental damage. As with all oils and skincare products, it's essential to patch-test before widespread use to ensure compatibility with your skin.

You can discover the benefits of argan oil in a variety of our products, including our Body Oil, Skin Butter, and Nourishing Serum.

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