Heat and high pressure have a detrimental effect on argan oil. Thus, Saadia Organics Argan Oil is laboriously extracted by hand pressing to ensure the valuable nutrients like tocopherol (vitamin E), essential fatty acids, plant sterols, antioxidants, polyphenols and carotenoids remain intact. After pressing, it is gently filtered through a pure cotton sieve. The result is a light pure oil that has a mild nutty aroma which absorbs fairly quickly into the skin or hair. Use it once and you will understand the difference.
Note : You will find some residue at the bottom of the bottle. This is normal.
In order to remove all particulate matter, the oil would have to be heated and passed through an ultrafine screen at high pressure. This would be extremely detrimental to the nutritional benefits of our fine oil. So, it was decided to use a cotton sieve and allow the oil to filter through naturally. Some fine particles do pass through, but this has no negative implications to the quality or shelf life of our oil)
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Face and Skin
Argan Oil is known as nature’s ultimate anti-aging product. It is extremely high in Vitamin E, essential fatty acids, antioxidants, sterols, polyphenols, and carotenoids. For basic skin care, Argan Oil can be used as a daily moisturizer and as a makeup base. It is also useful for skin conditions such as: psoriasis, eczema, dry skin, contact dermatitis, inflammation, acne, wrinkles, scarring, minor burns and cracked heels. In arthritic and rheumatic conditions in which joints are damaged, Argan Oil is said to sooth and reduces pain.
Argan Oil is good for both dry and oily skin. It helps to regulate (reduce) the production of sebum from the sebaceous glands (oil producing glands), in the skin. This will result in reduction of acne. In addition, it is ideal to soothe skin after waxing, laser treatments, chemical peels and tattooing. It is also great for moisturising dry feet and heels.
Rejuvenation of Hair
Excessive washing, styling and colouring hair tends to make hair dry, wiry, and fibrillated. The exceptionally high level of Vitamin E helps to moisturise and smoothen hair that needs help. High unsaturated fatty acids help to strengthen protein bonds in the hair shaft and soften fibrils so that hair is smooth, strong and manageable. Argan Oil also regulates oil production in the sebaceous glands, aiding with issues of dry or oily scalp.
The high content of Vitamin E, F, and essential fatty acids, in Argan Oil will help improve the toughness and flexibility of nails as well as moisturise dry crinkly cuticles.
Excessive exposure to water makes nails prone to shredding when filing. Argan oil helps repel water. Detergents, nail polish remover and working in dry environments deplete nails of their natural oils, thus making them brittle. Argan Oil will penetrate into nails making them more flexible and tougher and thus, less prone to breakage.
Hint : Applying a little Argan Oil onto nail polish will reduce the chance of the nail polish chipping.
It is always good to do a patch test on the arm before using a product no matter how gentle it is (for example, the face). This is a standard precaution as it is possible to be allergic to any soap or cosmetic or skin care product. We are all different, and we may not know of any sensitivities we may have to certain ingredients. If your skin becomes irritated or develops a rash, discontinue use.