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Argan Oil

October 27, 2020

What is argan oil?

The argan tree is native to Morocco and the golden oil extracted from its kernels has long been used as a beauty care ingredient and culinary staple. Argan oil is composed primarily of phenolic compounds and fatty acids, including linoleic acid, an omega-6 fat with anti-inflammatory properties to soothe skin, and oleic acid, which helps to protect, condition and restore hydration hair and skin.

Facetheory’s organic argan oil is extracted by hand in a women’s co-operative in Morocco and blended in the UK. It is a rich source of vitamin E, beta carotene, squalene, oleic acid and other beneficial acids recommended for treating scars, blemishes and stretch marks. 

Benefits of argan oil

1. Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory powers

The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of argan oil come from its high content of phenolic compounds and the presence of melatonin, CoQ10, vitamin C, and plant sterols. Antioxidants counteract the oxidation of skin cells, thereby enhancing skin’s resilience and overall health. Argan oil has been used for decades as a home remedy for inflammatory skin conditions, including eczema. 

2. Multitasker for skin

While argan oil is relatively lightweight, it is crammed with fatty acids and phenolic compounds that work to hydrate skin and soften dry or flaky patches while reducing acne redness and inflammation, which makes it perfect for combination skin types. Argan oil balances sebum production to prevent future breakouts and helps fade acne scars. Argan oil supports skin’s natural repair function, helps to strengthen tissue, and increases hydration and elasticity, thus helping to minimise the visible signs of ageing.

Is argan oil suitable for my skin type?

Argan oil is recommended for most skin types, including sensitive, dry, combination and acne-prone skin. 

Can argan oil be used alongside other products?

Argan oil works well in combination with other products. It is safe for use alongside other key actives. As it is rich in oleic acid, it may enhance skin’s ability to absorb other products.

How often should I apply argan oil?

You will see the best results if you regularly apply a product containing argan oil. Argan oil is gentle enough to use twice a day. 

Facetheory’s Calming Argan Oil O1, with organic Moroccan argan oil and natural vitamin E, moisturises, balances and soothes dry or inflamed skin and can be used to hydrate and condition dry or frizzy hair. Use it in the morning and at bedtime, on its own or before applying moisturiser.

Our Deeply Nourishing Cleansing Jojoba Oil O4 contains a premium blend of organic face oils to dissolve makeup and surface impurities while vitamin E nourishes and hydrates skin. This cleansing oil is recommended for most skin types, including sensitive skin, and can help balance oily or combination skin. Apply a few drops to your face and gently massage into skin. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water or remove with a warm damp cloth. This product can be used twice a day.