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Argan Oil - Liquid Gold for Skin

Argan oil, also known as liquid gold, is made from the kernels of argan trees grown in southwestern Morocco. The kernels are grounded and pressed to extract pure, unfiltered, cold-pressed argan oil which is rich in nutrients. Argan oil is a beneficial ingredient for the skin. It moisturizes as well as protects the skin’s barrier.

The light texture and nutty aroma of argan oil make it suitable for all skin types, specifically for dry and combination skin types. Cold-pressed Argan Oil is present in various skincare and makeup products due to its nourishing, moisturizing, and conditioning properties. It helps to seal in hydration and keep skin moisturized for long hours.


Argan Oil Benefits for Skin

Argan oil is beneficial for the skin for various reasons:

  • Adds moisture
    Argan oil is suitable for all skin types. It benefits normal, dry, and combination skin types due to its nourishing and moisturizing properties. The lightweight texture of argan oil makes it suitable for oily skin types without making their skin greasy or oily. The presence of antioxidants and essential fatty acids nourish, protect and heal skin with regular usage.
  • Improves Skin's Barrier
    Argan oil has high quantities of Vitamin E that strengthen the skin's barrier. It helps skin to hold moisturize for long and prevent constant moisture loss, making it soft, supple, and healthy. The skin looks conditioned and healthier.
  • Heals Skin
    Pure, cold-pressed argan oil is recommended for the skin as it heals and reduces inflammation. The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties make it suitable for skin conditions like hyperpigmentation, psoriasis, rosacea, etc. Using cold-pressed argan oil reduces dry patches and adds moisture to affected areas.
  • Reduces Acne
    Argan oil for the skin is non-comedogenic and non-greasy, which soothes and reduces skin inflammation. The healing properties of argan oil also control sebum production and the occurrence of acne. Various studies were conducted to test the effect of argan oil on acne. Regular usage of argan oil (as a spot treatment) reduces the growth of bacteria, healing acne.
  • Protects skin from sun damage
    Argan oil has been used by Moroccan women for centuries to maintain healthy, brighter skin. It is also used to cure various skin problems like dryness, patches, acne, and sun damage. It is also known to heal skin, reduce inflammation and protect skin from sun damage. Hyperpigmentation caused due to prolonged exposure to sunlight can be reduced with regular usage of argan oil (it takes time to show visible results). The fatty acids, tocopherols, and carotenoids keep skin moisturized and protect skin from further damage.
  • Reduces signs of aging
    Skin gets older, sagging, and loses collagen with age. Argan oil has the properties to nourish the skin and reduce signs of aging. Regular usage of argan oil improves elasticity, reduces wrinkles, and keeps skin youthful. It also protects skin from oxidative damage from free radicals, formed due to prolonged exposure to dirt and pollution. It makes the skin firm and delays signs of aging.
  • Moisturizes Lips
    Lips are the most sensitive part of our face and they need moisturization. Argan oil heals dry, chapped, and pigmented lips, especially in the winter months. Massage 1-2 drops of argan oil on lips every night and see visible results within a few weeks.

How to use Argan Oil for Skin?

  • As a moisturizer
    Take a few drops of cold-pressed argan oil on your palm. Massage well on your skin, until it penetrates. Don't forget to apply sunscreen to protect skin from further damage.
  • As lip moisturizer
    Take 1-2 drops of argan oil and massage on your lips every night. It moisturizes lips, makes them soft and healthier. It also helps to reduce pigmentation on lips.
  • To reduce dark spots, pigmentation, scars, stretch marks
    Argan oil is very moisturizing for the skin and makes it healthier. Massage 2-3 drops of argan oil on each affected area twice a day. Ensure that the oil is absorbed well. This improves blood circulation, keeps skin moisturized, soft and supple.
  • For nails
    Take 2-3 drops of argan oil in a bowl. Apply it to your nails and cuticles. Massage it in the direction of nail growth every night. It makes nails healthier and improves nail growth.


JC’s products 

Juicy Chemistry’s Argan Oil is Certified Organic by Ecocert (France) in accordance with COSMOS V3 standard.

  1. JC Cold Pressed Argan Carrier Oil: It is a nourishing and moisturizing oil that helps to improve elasticity, provide hydration and strengthen skin's barrier.
  2. JC Tuscany Lemon & Green Tea Lip Scrub: This lip scrub gently exfoliates the lips. The nourishing argan oil and shea butter help nourish, moisturize and rejuvenate the lips.
  3. JC Damask Rose, Ylang Ylang Body Oil: This is a therapeutic and nourishing body oil that hydrates dry, parched skin. It also improves the texture of the skin with regular usage.
  4. JC Saffron & Red Raspberry Facial Oil: Rich in antioxidants, this facial oil protects skin from sun damage and free radicals. It also hydrates, moisturizes, and soothes skin.
  5. JC Helichrysum & Rosehip Facial Oil: This is a fast-absorbing oil that nourishes and helps improve skin's overall health. Argan, rosehip, and carrot seed oils hydrate and moisturize the skin and reduce the appearance of pigmentation and scars.
  6. JC Australian Sandalwood & Myrrh Night Cream: It is a rich, nourishing night cream that rejuvenates the skin. With regular usage, it repairs skin, fades away pigmentation, and reduces signs of aging, making the skin healthier.
  7. JC Blood Orange & Geranium Deodorant Stick: Organic deodorant sticks keep underarms fresh and free from bad odor. The nourishing ingredients along with hydrating oils, moisturize the skin, unclog the pores, and makes skin soft and smoother.
  8. JC Mango, Argan & Shea Baby Butter Cream: It is rich in nourishing butter and hydrating oils that deeply moisturize skin. It also tones, soothes, and makes skin soft and supple.
  9. JC Frankincense & Hemp Facial Oil:  This facial oil helps control acne and reduce skin blemishes. It is enriched with plant oils like argan oil, hemp seed oil, etc. which protect and moisturize the skin without clogging pores.

Argan oil is beneficial for every skin type but we highly recommend patch tests before using it for the first time. Also, use it with caution. Don’t overuse it! Take professional guidance if necessary.


References

Anti-Inflammatory and Skin Barrier Repair Effects of Topical Application of Some Plant Oils (nih.gov)
Activation of MITF by Argan Oil Leads to the Inhibition of the Tyrosinase and Dopachrome Tautomerase Expressions in B16 Murine Melanoma Cells (nih.gov)
PharmacognJ-11-1-26.pdf (phcogj.com)
Activation of MITF by Argan Oil Leads to the Inhibition of the Tyrosinase and Dopachrome Tautomerase Expressions in B16 Murine Melanoma Cells (nih.gov)