Argan oil is said to have a nourishing and healing effect
That the caring and even healing effect of skin care with argan oil on our complexion does not originate from an old Moroccan myth, was proven by two studies from the land of the argan trees in 2014 and 2015. The later study refers primarily to the skin of women who are going through menopause. The decreasing estrogen level at this stage of life, correlates with the decrease in elasticity of the skin. Similarly, the change in hormonal balance reduces the skin’s ability to regenerate. It is precisely at this point that dual therapy (oral intake + external application) was able to remedy the situation and significantly increase skin elasticity.
However, pure argan oil can not only bring about an anti-aging effect during menopause, but it also has a general anti-inflammatory effect due to its high content of antioxidants. Thus, people who suffer from acne, for example, can also benefit from the oil. But which ingredients play a role here? One is tocopherols, a particularly antioxidant form of vitamin E, as well as two phytosterols that you would look in vain for in other types of oils.
Women swear by argan oil for treatments like cellulite
Many women swear by argan oil when it comes to treating their cellulite. And here, too, a positive effect of the oil can not be denied. Since the composition of argan oil, strongly resembles that of human skin fat, a rapid absorption is pre-programmed. The high content of omega 3 fatty acids also promotes microcirculation in the subcutaneous fatty tissue. Unlike conventional cellulite creams, argan oil, due to its special composition, is able to penetrate even deeper into the skin and thus also act more effectively. Due to this fact, argan oil is also popular after pregnancy for the treatment of stretch marks.
Ingredients that convince
In terms of ingredients such as phytosterols, squalene, ferulic acid, vitamin E and polyphenol, argan oil is also excellent for hair care. With regular use, the oil can restore shine and elasticity to damaged, brittle hair. Frequent head massages with argan oil can also boost natural hair growth and in parallel prevent hair loss. Argan oil is also used to relieve the symptoms of psoriasis patients who suffer from a very dry scalp. The substances present in the rare oil help the scalp to bind moisture better and thus keep it from drying out. The itching that often accompanies psoriasis can also be successfully relieved by argan oil. The substances tocopherols and phytostenols are mainly responsible for this.