Everyday Skincare Essentials: The Amazing Benefits or Argan Oil
While it technically qualifies as a plant-based elixir - painstakingly extracted from the kernels of Moroccan Argan trees - there’s a reason why many skincare experts have come to refer to argan oil as “liquid gold.”
For centuries, argan oil has been featured in cosmetic products and treatments ranging from hair conditioners to cuticle serums, and is beloved for its many beauty benefits. At Eossi Beauty, we include Moroccan argan oil in some of our favorite formulas for the body and skin, and are always in awe of the glowing results it provides.
However, the effects of argan aren’t purely magical. They’re actually backed by science. To break it down further, let’s take a closer look at some of the proven benefits:
Benefit #1: Argan Oil is intensely moisturizing for dry skin
For dry, dull, or depleted skin, argan oil is an excellent go-to ingredient. It’s lightweight, yet incredibly hydrating, and can help provide the skin with long-lasting moisture. Recent research has demonstrated that consistently applying argan oil topically was able to reduce transepidermal water loss in mature skin over a period of just sixty days.
Benefit #2: Argan Oil provides antioxidant protection
Naturally nutrient-dense, argan oil is known to contain a host of antioxidants. It’s rich in Vitamin E and polyphenol compounds, which studies say can help combat free radical damage and prevent signs of premature aging including discoloration, loss of elasticity, and fine lines.
Benefit #3: Argan Oil promotes balance and calm in struggling skin
If you struggle with an inflammatory skin condition such as acne, atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, or rosacea, argan oil can also be a great choice. Its anti-inflammatory properties have been shown to help soothe related symptoms - such as irritation, itching, or redness - and its high content of linoleic acid is also believed to help support a healthy skin barrier.
Eossi’s Favorite Products Featuring Argan Oil
For enjoying all of the beautiful benefits of argan, Eossi includes Moroccan Argan Oil in several of our bestselling blends.
You’ll find it in our Athena Brightening Body Oil, alongside other nourishing oils for your whole body, including jojoba, squalane, rosehip, and grapeseed. It’s also a key ingredient in our Facial Glow Oil, which is perfect for nurturing your skin and creating your own inspired self care rituals. We recommend treating yourself to both of these formulas daily, for radiant results.
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