In the fickle world of beauty, there’s always some new miracle ingredient. Usually it involves incomprehensible chemicals and decades of research.
Argan oil is this winter’s beauty buzz, but refreshingly, it literally grows on trees. The argan tree – or Tree of Life – as it’s known locally, is only found in a tiny corner of South West Morocco. The oil is extracted from the nut and is exceptionally high in vitamin E – the highest content of any plant oil globally – and fatty acids which soften the skin. It can help to reduce wrinkles by restoring the skin’s water lipid layer and it also soothes inflammation. For the cold weather which is surely just round the corner, it’s absolutely ideal.
by Alice Smellie