Botanical Name: Argania spinosa
Comedogenic rating: 0 - 1
Description: Argan oil is derived from the kernels that grow on Argan tree native to Morocco. It can be directly applied topically and provides several benefits.
It is not too heavy not too light, making it suitable for all skin types. It’s packed with omega fatty acids, vitamin E, and linoleic acids, all of which work to lightly moisturize your skin, soften dry patches, and even reduce acne and thus is known as nature's protective, nourishing superfood for skin.
Reduce Wrinkles: Since it is rich in fatty acids and antioxidants, Argan oil is often used in skincare as an anti-aging product.
Brightens Skin Tone: It contains tocopherols (vitamin E compounds) that can inhibit the production of excess pigment from melasma or scars and thereby help in hyperpigmentation or brown spots on the skin caused by hormones, aging or exposure to sun.
Reduces Stretch marks: It also helps in reducing stretch marks by increasing elasticity of skin. The sebum reducing qualities of this oil helps in reducing oiliness of skin.
Reduces Acne: Since Argan oil is non greasy, it helps to balance skin by providing natural moisture. It also contains anti-oxidants which help to heal damaged skin cells and reduce inflammation. Apply few drops on affected areas after cleansing. It can also treat a large number of skin care ailments like eczema, psoriasis, burns and skin infections.
Thus it is an excellent ingredient in skin creams, lotions, serums, face masks, and ointments as well as massage oils.
Prevents Hair Damage: Argan oil is thought to improve hair quality by preventing damage to the exterior cuticle of the hair shaft while preserving the natural pigments (melanin) that provide hair its color.
Conditions Hair: If you're looking to make hair softer and more manageable, this is your go-to oil. It is also used to hydrate and soften your hair. With its high content of antioxidants, essential fatty acids, and vitamin E, the benefits of argan oil naturally help increase hair's elasticity and consistently restore shine to dull, lifeless hair.
Skin Type: All Skin types
According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), the average woman uses 12 products, containing 168 different chemicals daily. Most of these chemicals have been linked to significant health issues:
- 60% chemicals can act like estrogen or disrupt hormones
- 45% chemicals harmful to the reproductive system of baby’s development
- 33% chemicals linked to cancer
As a result, 80% of the ingredients we supply have a comedogenic rating of 3 and below allowing us to produce products that are safe for everyone
Carrier oils are used to dilute the essential oils and help "carry" them into the skin. Unlike essential oils, they do not evaporate. Carrier oils are assigned comedogenic rating and that is the likelihood of that ingredient/product causing or exacerbating acne prone skin. Any such ingredient that will actually "cause" acne is called a Comedogenic.
Here is the rating scale:
0 - won’t clog pores at all | 1 - very low likelihood of clogging pores | 2 - moderately low likelihood | 3 - moderate likelihood 4 - fairly high likelihood | 5 - high likelihood of clogging pores
Essential Oils "The Enhancers"
Essential oils are highly concentrated compounds extracted from plants. They have not yet been shown to be comedogenic. Essential oils cannot be used alone as hair or skincare product and must be mixed with a carrier oil. They can however be used pure for use in diffuses for aromatherapy
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Rising consumer awareness indicates that people are looking for brands that are inclusive, transparent about the ingredients in the products and honest about wellness claims. All of our ingredients are 100% natural, vegan and cruelty-free which immediately eliminates the exposure to harsh chemicals and toxins that are concerning. Additionally, our unique application allows consumers to mix and match different ingredients to create products tailored to their unique hair, skin and wellness needs.