Moisturizing fluid for face and body with antioxidant Argan Oil, emollient and moisturizing. Ideal as AFTER SUN, the formulation brings back to the skin stressed by the weather (solar or artificial UV rays, wind, salt or chlorinated water) the protective elements typical of the healthy hydrolipidic mantle: - sugars, amino acids, vitamins (from Argan Oil) and other hydration factors, to retain the water essential for epidermal elasticity and prevention of micro-roughness - eudermic oils to film this hydrated layer preventing further dehydration - vitamins for the necessary reconstructive vitality. To these elements is added an undoubtedly soothing, anti-reddening, anti-keratotic (the keratotic thickening of the skin exposed to the weather would inevitably lead to more pronounced roughness) with an effect as well as immediate relief in case of excessive exposure also reelasticizing anti-wrinkle for face and body. USE: tap on skin irritated by bad weather to obtain immediate relief and stop the process of skin damage. Then continue to treat the skin as often as possible more than daily to complete the reparative process. On skin that is not irritated but needs hydration and toning, massage to bring vitality to the subcutaneous muscle layers.
The Argan tree is a species endemic to western Morocco, in an area between the Atlas and the Anti-Atlas. It is unique in its kind because in addition to being a source of livelihood for the local population, it contributes to the defense of the territory from the advancement of the desert. The Argan tree represents one of the oldest trees on earth, it seems it appeared 80 million years ago in southern Morocco. The first written document dates back to 1219 and is contained in the works of the Arab doctor Ibn Al Baytar. The people of this area have always known the great virtues of the argan plant and from its fruits they make an oil rich in nutritive principles and important substances for the body and skin. This oil is also precious for its long and laborious production. Depending on whether the stones are toasted or not before use, Argan oil can be used both in cosmetics and food. The richness of compounds with antioxidant action give to this oil excellent qualities at nutritional level, together with a high stability towards oxidative processes and explain its better preservability. This precious oil also helps to keep under control the blood levels of cholesterol (LDL) and, thanks to its properties, helps to protect the body from the dreaded oxidative stress. Semi-manufactured to preserve all of its characteristics while guaranteeing quality and safety, the oil is produced with a very low yield: fifty kilos of berries and 8 hours of labor are needed to produce half a liter of oil. The hard shells of the stones are broken, the armelline (seeds inside the stones) are extracted and then crushed. A small amount of lukewarm water is added to the resulting paste in order to facilitate the extraction of the oil when the mixture is pressed in a rotating stone mill. The mixture is then mixed with cold water in order to facilitate the extraction of the oil. The resulting paste is then remixed and subjected to manual pressing which gives droplets of oil emulsified in water. Argan oil is slightly darker than olive oil, has a distinct toasted aroma and a characteristic nutty taste. The oil contains more than 80% of unsaturated fatty acids, (linoleic 34%, linolenic 0.1% and oleic 46%) while among the saturated the major components are palmitic 13% and stearic 5%. It is rich in tocopherols (vitamin E), flavonoids, carotenoids and xanthophylls, sterols and triterpenes. The analysis carried out show that the compounds with antioxidant action in which Argan oil is rich, in addition to the biological effects and nutritional benefits, give a high stability towards oxidative processes and explain the best shelf life. Argan oil is used for facial and body care: for massages, for dry, brittle and lackluster hair, for brittle nails. The use of this vegetable oil as it is for topical applications, highlights important dermatological and functional properties: rapid absorption without leaving greasiness, feeling on the skin of softness, smoothness and silkiness. The moisturizing barrier effect on the skin, is maintained high over time, providing benefit and nourishment to dehydrated skin. The emollient properties of this natural lipid, make it suitable for the prevention of skin relaxation, to mitigate redness and eczema and in the healing process of burns. Its soothing action is useful in case of sprains and contusions. Among the properties of no less importance there is the antiseptic one towards microorganisms that cause skin infections. The structure of the epidermis is constituted in great part by essential fatty acids, of which linoleic acid is the most important of all. Every day, the skin is the victim of an irreversible process: aging. Thanks to the high concentration of essential fatty acids and vitamin E, this oil protects from external aggressions by neutralizing free radicals and provides the skin with moisture and lipids. It strengthens the natural protections, promotes the oxygenation of the cells making the skin more hydrated and vital. Argan oil is therefore a valuable vegetable raw material for the development of cosmetic preparations to be used for the face and body with moisturizing, nourishing and anti-aging function.