Argan Oil: A Powerhouse Ingredient In Your Healthy Skincare Routine

Argan Oil: A Powerhouse Ingredient In Your Healthy Skincare Routine

Article Summary: Argan oil is made from the kernels of argan fruit trees that are native to Morocco. With a robust list of attributes and benefits for your skin, this oil is one to include in your daily skincare routine. Combine argan oil with other key ingredients such as grass-fed tallow, emu oil and essential oils, and you have a powerful blend of natural ingredients that hydrate, soothe, and enhance your body's natural state-of-being and skin texture. Organic, cold-pressed, unrefined argan oil can be found in Bare and Hint Good & Simple Face & Body Balms

 

WHAT IS ARGAN OIL?

Argan oil is made from the kernels of fruit that grow on the Argan tree native to Morocco. It is most frequently sold as pure oil, which can be directly applied to the skin or ingested to provide several health benefits.

Argan oil has traditionally been used both topically and orally to improve the health of skin, hair and nails. For centuries, women of Morocco have used this oil to mitigate sun damage. For today's article, we will be speaking to the benefits of applying this rare oil topically.

When sourcing the argan oil (aka. "liquid gold") for Good & Simple balms, we required the following attributes and were wow'd at the laundry list of benefits and properties this oil possessed.

 

ATTRIBUTES

  • USDA certified organic, non-gmo, cold-pressed, unrefined

 

BENEFITS & PROPERTIES

    • Antioxidant rich, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antifungal, and promotes a youthful glow
    • Non-comedogenic (will not clog pores)
    • Suitable for most skin types, even sensitive skin
    • Excellent moisturizer
    • Abundant in vitamin E (fat-soluble antioxidant) which can help soothe itchy, red skin and improve skin's water retention
    • May help reduce symptoms for various skin conditions (acne, psoriasis, rosacea)
    • Protects the skin against free radical sun damage, prevents burns and hyperpigmentation
    • May promote faster wound healing and improve skin elasticity (prevent/reduce appearance of stretch marks)
    • Referred to as "liquid gold" in its native country of Morocco; a well-known beauty remedy used for centuries
    • Find this ingredient in our Bare and Hint Face & Body Balms. Shop all products here.

     (Photo: Argan oil)

    DOWNSTREAM IMPACT

    By selecting premium, organic, cold-pressed, unrefined argan oil and combining it with other key ingredients, we create nutrient-dense balms that support healthy and balanced skin. This choice in turn supports earth-friendly and earth-healing farming practices (free of pesticides, herbicides, etc) around the world. 

    Purchase power at its finest. We can all make a difference.

    What we put on our skin is just one component of living a healthy lifestyle. Support your skin and body with healthy, nutrient-dense skin care products.

     

    PRODUCT(S) USING THIS INGREDIENT

    You will find this ingredient in our Bare and Hint face and body balms. Interested in exploring the rest of our capsule line? Shop all products here.

     

    OTHER INGREDIENTS

    Interested in learning more about other ingredients we use in our face & body balms? Please take a peek at our Ingredients page where we give a brief overview of each ingredient along with products that use them as a part of the formulation.

    We are 100% transparent and share all of the ingredients that we use in our balms. No hidden ingredients labeled as "fragrance" or "proprietary ingredients". What you see is what you get. :)

     

    ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

    If you would like to take a deeper dive into argan oil and the benefits of using this ingredient for natural skincare, below are a couple of articles to get you started:

    We always encourage you to dig in and do your own research. What your body needs and what suits you best will be unique to you  - and this may vary and even shift as you move through life. Take time to listen in and discover what it is that you need.

    Have comments or questions about this ingredient or article in general?

    Leave a comment below, we would love to hear from you.


    xoxo,

    Anne & Jen
    Owners, Good & Simple

     

    ABOUT GOOD & SIMPLE

    Good & Simple is a handcrafted line of face and body balms formulated with premium, wholesome ingredients. Our balms are nutrient-dense, nourishing for your skin, and serve as a multi-purpose solution to your skin's unique needs. Yes, it can be easy.

    Let go of complicated skin care and experience the ease of a simple, clean, nourishing skin care routine that you and your family will love. Clear your counters because in this instance, less is definitely more. 

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