9 skincare benefits of ‘liquid gold’!

Extracted from the nut of the Argan tree, Argan oil is so highly prized that it is often referred to as ‘liquid gold’. With an extremely high content of beneficial minerals and nutrients, it has been used for centuries for its cosmetic properties by women in its native Morocco. So what exactly are the benefits of this super oil for the skin? Read on to find out why it should already be part of your body care routine!  

1.  A great moisturiser 

Argan oil is most widely used as a moisturiser for soft, hydrated skin. It absorbs easily without leaving a greasy residue and can be used all over the body (even on the face).   

2.  A great moisturiser for extremely dry skin

A rich and powerful moisturiser, Argan oil can be used to treat extremely dry and damaged skin. It is a great oil to use for treating very dry and cracked heels, for example.

3. A fantastic anti ageing product 

Argan oil has a high vitamin E and antioxidant content which means it works as an anti ageing agent. It helps prevent the early signs of ageing from appearing by keeping the skin firm and healthy.

4.  Skin firming action to reduce signs of ageing

As well as working as an anti ageing oil, Argan oil can restore elasticity and improve the appearance of wrinkles. It will leave your skin looking plump and healthy, glowing with a youthful shine. 

5.  Soothes skin irritation and pain

Argan oil can help calm skin irritation and rashes and is known for its pain soothing qualities. It is a good oil to use to help treat a wide range of problem skin conditions.  

6.  Helps soothe and heal burns and sun damage

The soothing powers of Argan oil combined with its moisturising, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties make it a great treatment for sun burn and all other types of burns. 

7.  Speeds up healing of wounds and rashes

Argan oil is known for its power to speed up the healing process and has long been used by Moroccans for its body care properties. 
   
8.  Protects against stretch marks

High in vitamin E, Argan oil is an effective preventer of stretch marks. Bodycare products containing it are an ideal choice to use during pregnancy to increase elasticity and protect the skin from unwanted marks. 

9. Improves the appearance of razor bumps 

The soothing and anti-inflammatory qualities of Argan oil makes it a great oil to use if you have made a mistake with the razor, also protecting against bacteria build-up in hair follicles.