Argan oil - beauty elixir like from 1001 nights
Life experience makes you beautiful from the inside. But to be honest: That doesn't mean that we don't want to look good any more... So that the skin still looks radiantly beautiful after the menopause, a good supply of moisture is the be-all and end-all. In addition to drinking plenty of water, you also need help from outside.
Argan oil is a real all-rounder. The golden-yellow Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil smoothes, makes it supple, protects against drying out and against environmental influences. No wonder it has a long tradition as a beauty elixir and remedy among sun-tested Berber tribes. And recent studies show that it gives even mature, dry skin new elasticity.
Argan oil restores moisture to mature skin
Young peach skin is like a new dress: great shape, bright colors. But wash 100 times and the fabric will fade, thin, warp. Your skin is similar. Sun, cold, wind and chemicals tug at her. The skin barrier no longer regenerates as effectively and loses moisture more quickly. The content of fatty acids such as palmitic acid, stearic acid and linoleic acid decreases over time 1 and these fatty acids form an important part of the lipid layer that makes for healthy, beautiful skin .
Now the positive: Argan oil is balance in person. The reason is the balanced composition of fatty acids. Among other things, it contains high levels of linoleic and palmitic acid, which become so rare over time. It has been proven to improve skin moisture 2 even in skin that is no longer so keen to regenerate after the menopause. The linoleic acid helps the skin to mend holes in its protective layer. The so-called transepidermal water loss (“TEWL” for short) decreases and the moisture content increases (we find this in specialist literature as WCE for water content of the epidermis).
Argan oil cares for face and body
Linoleic acid is of course not the only interesting active ingredient in argan oil. Oleic acid has a smoothing effect and makes it pleasantly distributed. Linoleic and palmitic acid strengthen the skin's own protective barrier.
My top 5 benefits of argan oil are quite clear:
Argan oil promotes regeneration of your skin by supplying it
with essential fats. Particularly important: linoleic acid for mature skin.
For added protection, it forms a light - non-sticky! – Film that reinforcesthe skin's natural barrier .
It regulates the moisture balance of the skin for new elasticity and a firm appearance.
Ceramides soothe sensitive and stressed skin and inhibit inflammation2. If your skin is irritated or itchy, this is an incredibly pleasant immediate effect.
Its special combination of phytosterols works against oxidative processes and promotes cell renewal This makes argan oil particularly suitable for mature skin.
For extra care, mix argan oil with shea butter
Argan oil and shea butter are a power duo, especially when it comes to caring for mature skin. Together they provide high levels of protective fatty acids, such as moisture-regulating linoleic acid (argan oil) and stearic acid (shea butter), which shields against environmental influences. They also form an essential part of the natural lipid layer of the skin. Due to the low spreading factor of the shea butter, your skin will enjoy this mixture for a really long time.