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Argan oil for naturally gorgeous skin and hair

Tuesday, October 02, 2012 by: Danna Norek
Tags: argan oil, skin, hair

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(NaturalNews) Argan oil is pressed from the antioxidant and fatty acid-rich kernels found within the nuts of the argan tree. The oil is often called "Moroccan oil" in the ingredient list for skin and hair care products since the argan tree is native to Morocco.

It can be somewhat expensive to produce since complete mechanization has not yet been achieved to successfully extract the oil. However, the process yields almost no waste as the leftover peels from the fruity flesh and outer shells of the nut are used as a nutrient-rich feed for Moroccan cattle.

The exotic oil pressed from the heart of these nutrient-dense nuts is even more impressive. It has numerous properties which can help dramatically improve the health, strength and beauty of the skin and hair when used on a daily basis. It is a light oil that is easily absorbed so it can "go to work" on a deeper level.

High unsaturated fatty acid content

The composition of argan oil is roughly 80 percent unsaturated fatty acids which are critical in the repair and healthy functioning of the cells that make up the hair and skin. They are excellent natural moisturizers since they do not interfere with our body's own moisture balancing mechanisms but rather complement them.

The most notable of these fatty acids is linoleic acid, which you may have heard about for its numerous dietary and health benefits. It is considered an "essential" fatty acid as it is necessary for the proper functioning of our organs and internal body processes.

Linoleic acid has shown some very impressive benefits when it comes to increasing the elasticity and vibrance of the skin and hair. By supplying a highly effective protective barrier, linoleic acid greatly reduces breakage in the hair, wrinkle formation in the skin and loss of elasticity and strength due to drying and environmental damage.

The oil also contains several other oleic acids. All of these acids combined are also effective in repairing and helping protect delicate cell membranes, smoothing rough surfaces and preventing split ends. This makes it an excellent restorative agent for damaged skin and hair.

Naturally high in vitamin E

Vitamin E is of vital importance in preserving the strength and vitality of both the skin and the hair. It is a very potent antioxidant. It is favored as a topical skincare and hair care ingredient because it also has some very powerful benefits in improving their appearance and is even thought to help hair grow faster.

Vitamin E also has potent anti-inflammatory properties which is why it is often recommended for use on sunburned, scarred or otherwise traumatized skin. This vitamin also helps prevent the escape of precious moisture from the epidermis as well as the surface of each strand of hair via the cuticle.

Polyphenol and carotenoid content

In addition to the powerful, natural antioxidant vitamin E, argan oil contains high levels of phenolic compounds or polyphenols. These are a group of antioxidants that are found naturally in plants.

Since they help fight inflammation and promote healthy cell development while defeating free radical formation, they are truly a powerful weapon against aging. They can help keep the hair and skin smooth and supple by keeping the cells "younger" and healthier.

Carotenoids are also natural antioxidants. These nutrients are known to work well in promoting healthy tissues. They are also known for their natural ability to help protect against UV damage and can even help to reduce its effect on exposed areas.

Sources for this article include:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moroccan_oil
http://www.arganoilsociety.org/argan-oil-s-chemical-components/
http://www.acnemagazine.com/does-argan-oil-help-with-acne/

About the author:
Danna Norek founded AuraSensory.com. Product line includes an MSM & Vitamin C Ester Hydrating & Brightening Face Cream and all natural plumping Hyaluronic Acid Serum (greatly increases skin's moisture retention), Sulfate Free Natural Shine Enhancing Shampoo and Deep Hydration Conditioner, a very effective natural deodorant, and other body care. Visit to learn more about what chemicals & ingredients to avoid in your beauty and personal care products at AuraSensory.com .

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