What is Argan Oils™ Organic Argan Oil Face & Body Serum?
It is an organic face & body serum formulated with 100% cold pressed Argan Oil free from additives, colors, or scents. It is used as a daily beauty serum to reduce wrinkles, moisturize the skin, and care for the hair and scalp. Organic Argan Oil Face & Body Serum sooths inflammation, prevents scars, and treats many skin conditions such as eczema, and psoriasis.
Why Organic Argan Oil is Nature’s Anti-aging Skin Food?
Due to Argan Oil's unique composition of ultra-hydrating essential fatty acids (omega’s), antioxidants and nourishing vitamin E and powerhouse antioxidants, Argan oil has gained an international reputation for being nature’s anti-aging skin care oil. The properties of Argan oil work individually and cooperatively to enhance the skin’s overall health, preserve its youth, and aid in the natural healing of dermatological disease.
A glossary of each component is present at the end of this document.
What antioxidants are present in Organic Argan Oil?
Carotenoids, polyphenols, ferulic acid, squalene, and vitamin E are all powerful antioxidants present in Organic Argan Oil . The best way to protect a cell from free radical damage is for an effective antioxidant to be present both inside and outside of the cell (explanation below). Vitamin E is one of the most important antioxidants that can break the deadly chain reactions initiated by free radicals. Argan Oil's anti-aging effects are directly attributed to nature’s unique combination of these particular antioxidants.
What is a free radical?
Free radicals are unstable molecules formed when cells burn oxygen. These molecules have an unpaired electron in their outer shell. These unpaired electrons cause the molecule to be volatile. Their reactions with cells cause cellular membrane, cellular protein, and DNA damage. This leads to premature aging, wrinkling, and disease. Free radical damage is associated with oxidation damage because it is the oxygen molecule that is unstable.
What is an antioxidant? How does an antioxidant fight a free radical?
Antioxidants are molecules that can take many forms including proteins, enzymes, vitamins, and metabolites. These molecules are able to combine with free radicals and stabilize them, thus rendering them harmless. The earlier this can happen, the better for the cell, since many oxidative reactions start devastating chain reactions that result in considerable damage to each part of the cell’s anatomy.
What is inflammation and what properties of Organic Argan Oil sooth inflamed skin?
Any injury, infection, or allergic reaction to the skin will elicit an inflammatory response. Interestingly, all inflammatory responses will involve free radical activity. The presence of Argan Oil's carotenoids, polyphenols, ferulic acid, squalene, and vitamin E will neutraize free radical activity. The versatile properties of Argan Oils’ sterols, vitamin E, and polyphenols are multifaceted. These elements elicit an antioxidant as well as a soothing and healing effect, and polyphenols are also anti-inflammatory and anti-allergenic agents. Vitamin E protects essential fatty acids from breaking down. Essential fatty acids help manage inflammatory disorders and are necessary for the production of prostaglandin, a lipid compound manufactured by enzymes within the cell that is a natural anti-inflammatory.
What components of Organic Argan Oil Face & Body Serum help protect skin from damaging UV radiation?
Argan Oil's essential fatty acids and antioxidant power of carotenoids, polyphenols, squalene, ferulic acid, and vitamin E protect skin cells from the sun’s harmful rays. Essential fatty acids protect the cellular membrane and DNA from UV-induced damage. Carotenoids and squalene can deactivate the free radical known as singlet oxygen. This free radical, when exposed to the sun’s radiation, becomes excited and therefore extremely destructive. Ferulic acid is unique because exposure to UV light actually increases its antioxidant potency. Additionally, it is now well established that vitamin E reduces tissue damage caused by UV light and increases the rate of healing.
The same antioxidant properties that protect the skin from UV exposure also protect Argan oil itself from oxidizing in its glass bottle. These active properties allow Argan oil to maintain its integrity for up to 2 years.
What elements present in Organic Argan Oil Face & Body Serum protect against moisture evaporation and keep the skin hydrated?
Healthy barrier function is vital to maintaining proper levels of hydration. Water loss from the skin through evaporation is increased when the skin’s barrier is disturbed by injury, environmental pollutants, UV radiation, and stress. Studies conducted in recent years have revealed that although water plays an important role in keeping skin moist and supple, the ability of the top layers of the skin to resist moisture loss depends on the presence of essential fatty acids. These essential fatty acids are water binding and enhance the barrier of the skin to reduce transdermal water loss. They also help regulate sebum production. Sebum is the skin’s own natural oil. Its main purpose is to waterproof and protect the skin from drying out.
Argan Oils’ vitamin E, squalene, and sterols are also important factors in moisture restoration and retention. Vitamin E protects the integrity of essential fatty acids and both vitamin E and squalene accumulate in the epidermis. Squalene is a nutrient rich oil and is significant because it has the unique ability to anchor itself to the cellular membrane; therefore, protecting against moisture loss at the site of each cell. Argan Oils’ sterols work synergistically with human sterols to promote excellent moisture retention and play a fundamental role in aiding and maintaining optimal skin barrier function. These components of Organic Argan Oil work individually and together against moisture evaporation.
How does Organic Argan Oil correct and protect against wrinkles?
Argan Oil's essential fatty acids, antioxidants, sterols, and high molecular weight proteins correct and protect against wrinkles. The youthful appearance of skin is directly related to the health of collagen and elastin proteins. Collagen provides strength to the skin’s structure, and elastin provides the snap, or resiliency. Wrinkles seem to start in the dermis when there is a change in the elastin structure that causes the elastin to lose its snap. Essential fatty acids maintain optimal levels of hydration and healthy function of the dermis where collagen and elastin reside. Argan Oils’ antioxidants prevent free radicals from damaging collagen and elastin’s cellular anatomy. Additionally, Organic Argan Oil contains high molecular weight proteins that when applied to the skin, construct a network of molecules that develop an instant tightening effect.
What properties of Organic Argan Oil assist in reducing the appearance of stretch marks?
Stretch marks occur when the dermal collagen and elastin in your skin stretch beyond capacity and the fibers separate. The best defense the skin has is to maintain optimal levels of hydration and to possess effective on-site anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant agents that protect collagen and elasin cells from free radical damage.
Argan Oil's is abundant in powerful anti-oxidants and essentially fatty acids that are vital to moisture restoration and retention, and contribute to the flexibility of the cell’s membrane. Argan’s vitamin E and sterols are also excellent hydrators and anti-inflammatory agents. Accumulatively, each of these elements aid the skin cells in their fight not to separate during rapid periods of growth that cause stretch marks.
How does Organic Argan Oil absorb so thoroughly?
Organic Argan Oil is easily absorbed by the skin because of its unique composition. Squalene can penetrate deeper and more readily than most other oils because of its compatibility with the skin’s own natural oils. In fact human sebum, your skin’s own natural oils, is comprised of 25% squalene. Sterols found in Argan Oils™ penetrate rapidly because their structure is very similar to human sterols and are the main component of the outermost layer of the skin. Essential fatty acids are the building blocks of the cell membrane; therefore, the omega’s found in Argan Oil can be metabolized and directly assimilated into the skin.
Does Organic Argan Oil clog pores?
Organic Argan Oil does not clog pores because of its ability to be thoroughly absorbed and assimilated into the skin.
What components of Organic Argan Oil are known for their antiseptic properties?
Antiseptics are antimicrobial substances applied to living tissue to help reduce the possibility of infection. Argan Oil's polyphenols are known for their antiseptic properties, and squalene is a natural bactericide.
What elements found in Organic Argan Oil remedy dermatological disorders such as eczema (dermatitis) and psoriasis?
Organic Argan Oil has a significant effect on the health and appearance of skin tissue afflicted by disorders such as eczema and psoriasis. The combination of Argan Oils™ unique component successfully alleviates the inflammatory symptoms associated with these disorders by effectively treating the redness, inflammation, and moisture loss associated with dry skin.
Many of Argan Oils’ properties are multifaceted, eliciting hydrating, anti-oxidant, and anti-inflammatory effects. More specifically, essential fatty acids, vitamin E, squalene, and sterols are all important factors in moisture restoration and retention. The presence of carotenoids, polyphenols, ferulic acid, squalene, and vitamin E are anti-oxidants that the neutralize free radical activity caused by inflammation. Essential fatty acids are necessary for the production of prostaglandin, a lipid compound manufactured by enzymes within the cell that is a natural anti-inflammatory. Additionally, because eczema is often caused by an allergic reaction, Argan’s polyphenols are a key component because it is both an anti-allergic and an anti-inflammatory agent.
Is Organic Argan Oil Face tested on animals?
Argan Oil is a fairly traded, environmentally conscious company. We do not use, support or endorse animal testing.