Extremely rich in Vitamin E and antioxidants, argan oil has been shown to:
- Minimize fine lines
- Restore elasticity
- Improve skin tone
- Soothe irritation
- Neutralize free radicals that cause signs of aging
- Protect the skin from harmful environmental agents
- Strengthen weak and easily breakable nails.
One of the most amazing facts about Argan oil is that along with dry skin it is equally good for oily skin. Sebum is an oily substance secreted by sebaceous glands which keeps the skin wet and protects against dryness, but its excess secretion is bad for the skin. Argan oil regulates the secretion of sebum and keeps it to a manageable level.
Argan oil is a complex mixture of chemical compounds like fatty acids (80%), polyphenoles, antioxidants, carotenoids and other acids. Each of these components adds in a particular way to the inventory of uses of Argan oil.
Kahina Giving Beauty donates 25 percent of the profits from their products to the Berber women of Morocco who extract the oil by hand using centuries old techniques passed down through generations. The money raised is used for literacy, education, and women’s rights programmes.