Argan oil is a popular ingredient in skincare, and for good reason. Derived from the nuts of the argan tree, which grows in Morocco, this oil is rich in essential fatty acids, antioxidants, and vitamins that offer many benefits for the skin. In this blog, we'll explore why argan oil is so great for dry and dehydrated skin, and how we utilize this ingredient in three of our products.
The Benefits of Argan Oil
First, let's talk about why argan oil is so beneficial for the skin. In an interview with Healthline, Dr. Joshua Zeichner, a NYC-based dermatologist says, "Argan oil is rich in vitamin E, which acts as an antioxidant and protects the skin from free radical damage. It also contains essential fatty acids that help to moisturize and hydrate the skin, making it particularly beneficial for those with dry or dehydrated skin."
In addition to its moisturizing properties, a study published in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences found that argan oil has anti-inflammatory properties, which can help to reduce redness and irritation in the skin. "Argan oil contains saponins, which have anti-inflammatory properties," explains Dr. Rachel Nazarian. "This makes it a great ingredient for calming redness and irritation in the skin."
Which Blossom Products use Argan Oil?
Lotus Hydration Oil: This lightweight hair and scalp oil made with argan oil is designed to hydrate and nourish the scalp and hair while locking in moisture and calming itching and dryness.
Evie Conditioner: This conditioner is formulated with argan oil, to help add moisture, shine and bounce while preventing breakage. In addition to its moisturizing properties, argan oil can also help to reduce scalp inflammation and dandruff, making it a great ingredient for those with a dry or itchy scalp.
Total Moisture Body Wash: In addition to argan oil, this invigorating body wash contains a plethora of other skin-soothing and moisturizing ingredients like dandelion, burdock root and cucumber that help leave skin feeling clean and refreshed, without stripping away natural oils.
In conclusion, argan oil is a wonderful ingredient for skincare, particularly for those with dry or dehydrated skin. Its moisturizing and anti-inflammatory properties make it a great choice for facial oils, conditioners, and shower gels. As Dr. Zeichner notes, "Argan oil is a great ingredient to look for in skincare products, particularly if you have dry or sensitive skin." So why not give it a try? Your skin (and hair) will thank you!