Better Nutrition "Age Defying Argan Oil"

06.03.2014

A nice article from Better Nutrition!

"Age-defying Argan Oil" By Sherrie Strausfogel

This ultra-rare oil boasts huge restorative and youth-boosting benefits

Argan oil is pressed from the nut of the argan tree, which is found almost exclusively in a small desert region in Morocco. The tree’s life span is about 150–200 years, but it doesn’t start producing fruit until it’s at least 30 years old.

Moroccans slather the oil on their skin, hair, nails, and even their babies. They eat it, too—drizzling it over salads and couscous, or using it to make amlou, a tahini-like spread with almonds and honey.

And for good reason. Rich in vitamin E, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids, argan oil can remedy dry skin, psoriasis, eczema, acne, and wrinkles. It soothes brittle or frizzy hair, helps control itchy scalp, and can moisturize flaky nails and rough cuticles.

The real appeal of the oil is that it is lightweight, yet very moisturizing, and it creates a barrier that locks moisture in and dryness out. Unlike many anti-aging products that are too hydrating for oily skin, the fatty acids in argan oil have anti-inflammatory properties that are beneficial for all skin types.

Do your lips need a little love? Eco Lips Renew Rejuvenating Lip Balm, shown here in Orange Spice, revitalizes and smooths with a blend of yummy oils, including free-radical-quenching argan oil and fair trade cocoa butter. This lip treatment is also gluten-free and non-GMO. Put simply, this balm is the bomb.

Read the full article here: http://www.betternutrition.com/argan-oil/personalcare/naturalbeauty/1508