Argan oil: Feed from the Tree of Life

Argan oil is good for your skin and your diet, says Jane Alexander.

Argan oil: Feed from the Tree of Life

Do you really need to spend the earth on fancy moisturisers? In a word, no. Argan oil is cheap as chips and probably the best-kept beauty secret.

Argan oil’s anti-ageing properties are due to high levels of Vitamin E and saponins, which soften the skin. It can help to reduce wrinkles by restoring the skin’s water lipid layer and it also cools and soothes inflammation. Its antioxidant properties help to neutralise free radicals. Yet it does all this quite naturally. The oils are pure – there are no synthetic chemicals that could cause irritation in sensitive skin.

Argan rescue serum by Wild Wood Groves costs just £14 (for 15ml) while the sandalwood, argan and neroli blend will set you back a mere £12.50. I dabbed one on in the morning and the other one at night and after just a few days I noticed my skin was feeling noticeably softer and smoother. After a week, I was hooked.

See the article by Jane Alexander here.